How to Choose the Shape of Your New Pool - TMC Custom Pools

After making the exciting decision to install a pool, the next step is to focus on designing it. A good place to start with your design is picking the shape you want your pool to be. Your pool builder and designer can create a pool to your exact specifications, so you are not limited to the traditional rectangle or kidney shapes. Your options for pool shapes are nearly limitless, so here are some things to consider that will help you narrow down your selection.

What size will your pool be?

Size and shape go hand in hand when designing your pool. The size of the space in which you want to put your pool could limit the shapes you can choose, and some shapes may help you maximize a small area or fill a larger space better than others. For example, a kidney-shaped pool maximizes the square footage in which you can swim, so it can be a good option if your space is limited. Rectangular pools take up a lot of room, so if you have a large yard, they can be a good option.

What do you want around your pool?

Part of your pool design will be the outside space around your pool, and the design you choose for that area can impact the shape of the pool. If you simply want a small, simple area for climbing in and out of the water, a rectangular shape may fit the bill. If you want a more elaborate space to allow for pool parties and cookouts, then a free-form shape gives you more freedom to be creative with your design.

How will you use your pool?

If you want to be able to swim laps, then a pool with straight edges, rather than curves, will be ideal. For a family pool, an L-shaped or kidney-shaped pool can be a good fit, since they create natural areas of separation that can be used for shallow, kid-friendly areas.

Let TMC Custom Pools help you pick the right shape for your swimming pool and design the perfect use for your space. Talk to our award-winning pool designers in Tucson today by calling (520) 797-0168.


Exceptional service!!! Our pool exceeds our expectations. Everyone involved was friendly, professional, skilled!!! We highly recommend TMC Pools!

- Tucson Owner

TMC Custom Pools & Renovations is a great pool service. I have used them as my pool service and have found their services to be second to none. I am very pleased with them.

- Harley R., Tucson

This company exceeded my expectations on every level. They were very courteous and showed up on time. The work was outstanding and they were priced very competitively too. They worked very quickly and did everything that was promised. Their quote beat other pool companies by a LOT and we were very pleased with the finished job. I would not hesitate to call them again in the future and most likely will. Very happy with this work.

- Diane C., Tucson

Had some cracked bricks around the edges and they did a quick repair job and didn’t get much debris in the pool at all. Definitely will call them if I need a pool contractor again. This was so pain free we’re talking about remodeling all the bricks around the edge of the pool!

- Alicia C., Tucson

Amazing customer service. I felt like we were taken care of like we were a part of their family. They went the extra mile to make my grandmother feel extra special and not pressured to make fast decisions. Always professional. I would definitely recommend to my friends and family for any pool needs.

- Max P., Tucson