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Swimming Pool Design: Different Types Of Pool

HeatForm swimming pool

A swimming pool is not just a place to cool off during hot summer days; it can also be a stunning centrepiece of your outdoor living space.

When it comes to swimming pool design, there are a plethora of types to choose from, each offering unique features and benefits. Here we will delve into different swimming pool types, helping you understand the options available and find the perfect pool design for your needs.

If you’re looking to design a swimming pool for your home in Sussex of Surrey, contact us today to discuss your requirements.

In-ground pools

In-ground pools are a popular choice for homeowners seeking a permanent, luxurious addition to their properties. They are built into the ground and offer endless customisation possibilities. In-ground pools can be constructed using various materials, such as concrete, fibreglass or vinyl. These pools can be tailored to fit any shape, size or style, making them a versatile option for creating a truly personalised swimming experience.

Outdoor swimming pool with patio

Above-ground swimming pools

Above ground swimming pool

Above-ground pools are an excellent alternative for homeowners looking for a more affordable and flexible pool option. Above ground pools are constructed above ground level and are generally made of steel, aluminium or resin. Above-ground pools come in a wide range of shapes and sizes and can be easily dismantled or relocated if needed. They offer quick installation and are ideal for properties with limited space or uneven terrain.

Plunge pools

If you’re limited in space, a plunge pool or hot tub may be the way to go. While swimming laps won’t be possible with a plunge pool, they can be an excellent addition to smaller properties and offer an easy way to cool down and relax.

Round swimming pool in a back garden with seating and a patio

Lap pools

Woman swimming front crawl with a swimming hat and goggles on

Lap pools are designed for fitness enthusiasts and those who want their own private swimming space. These pools are typically long and narrow, allowing for continuous swimming without interruptions. Lap pools can be either in-ground or above-ground and are often constructed with a single depth throughout. Their streamlined design and focus on functionality make them an excellent choice for those looking to improve their cardiovascular health and overall fitness.

Indoor pools

If you want to make use of your swimming pool year-round then an indoor swimming pool may work best for you. Although in most cases this will require an additional building to be constructed on your property in order to house the pool, indoor swimming pools enable you to swim no matter the weather.

An indoor swimming pool with bifold doors leading to a hot tub

Infinity pools

Infinity pool

If you’re dreaming of a luxurious and visually stunning swimming pool, an infinity pool might be the perfect choice. Also known as vanishing edge pools or infinity edge pools, these pools create a visually striking effect by blending seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. One or more edges of the pool are designed to spill over, giving the illusion of water merging with the horizon. Infinity pools are often built on elevated terrains to maximise any surrounding views and provide an unparalleled swimming experience.

Natural pools

For those who appreciate the beauty of nature and eco-friendly design, natural pools offer a harmonious blend of swimming and environmental conservation.

These pools use a saltwater system instead of traditional chemicals to maintain water clarity. Natural pools often incorporate features such as plants, rocks and gravel to create a visually appealing and natural look. They provide a chemical-free swimming experience while promoting sustainability.

Woman floating in a shaped outdoor swimming pool surrounded by outbuilding with sunbeds

Eco friendly pools

HeatForm swimming pool

Looking to create a more sustainable swimming pool that is environmentally friendly? Our Lighthouse HeatForm solution is the perfect swimming pool for you. Made entirely of recycled PET bottles, these insulated pool panels provide you with 50% less energy usage than traditional pools. Pair this with a ground source or air source heat pump which uses around 30-45% less energy and you can enjoy a swimming pool that’s kind to the environment and costs you less to run.

Design your dream swimming pool

When it comes to swimming pool types, there are a wide range of options to suit different budgets, preferences, spaces and needs. Each pool type can also be expanded upon with features such as decking, loungers and more to truly maximise the space.

If you want to see your dream swimming pool come to life, then please don’t hesitate to contact us, we offer a free quote at each consultation.