Swimming Pool Shapes

Swimming Pool Designs

There is a lot to consider when having an inground pool built in your backyard. You must think about how much space you have for your pool and your pool landscaping. What type of swimming pool design will you want? What will the primary functions of your pool be? Will your pool be used for activities such as volleyball or swimming laps? Universal Pool and Spa are your go-to swimming pool builders in Los Angeles. We have been in business for 10 years and we have the experience to build any size, shape, or style of swimming pool for you, along with all the accommodations that come with swimming pools and spas. We are an award winning company with many satisfied clients who put their
trust in us. Need help in choosing a pool? Here are just a few types of inground swimming pools to help you. narrow down your choices.

Diving pools are equipped with diving boards or platforms and are generally about 8 to 8 and a half feet deep. Diving pools should not be considered if having a pool built for children, but for adults who seek pool fun and exercise, diving pools can be a great choice. We built a diving pool in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles for a young couple practicing to become professional divers and they couldn’t be happier with the outcome.

Freeform pools are naturalistic looking lagoon style pools, they usually have rock features and are built to mimic an oasis. Check out the pool we built in Burbank. (picture of a freeform pool here) Play pools are usually built for cooling off and relaxing in. They are typically no deeper than 5 feet. Play pools are also good to have for playing volleyball and other water sports, including swimming laps. This is the perfect pool choice if you have children. We at Universal Pool and Spa build many play pools for families with young children in Los Angeles areas.

Lap pools are perfect for anyone needing a pool to facilitate exercise or swimming for health and fitness. Lap pools are narrow and usually 50’ long. A client of ours in Shadow Hills was so happy with the outcome of their swimming pool that they referred us to a neighbor who suffers from arthritis and we built her a lap pool which she uses for exercise and she has reported to us that not only is her new swimming pool beautiful, but her arthritis pain has gone away.

Geometric pools are typically more traditional looking. They usually have very straight lines or a consistent radius. Geometric pools are more formal and upscale looking. I can’t tell you how many of these swimming pools we have built in the Los Angeles area alone.

Spools are a combination of a spa and a pool. Spools are known as oversized spas ranging 12’ x 14’ in size. Although spools may be easier to maintain because of their size, spools are not necessarily less expensive due to construction issues. Spools are a great option for someone with a very small yard.
Here is a picture of a spool we built in Sherman Oaks. (spool picture here) Negative edge pools are also known as infinity swimming pools or infinity edge pools. They are more common and require an expert to build. Infinity pools are designed to give the appearance that the pool of water extends all the way out to the horizon. These pools are a luxury to have and we at

Universal Pool and Spa are proud of the awards we made for these pools we built. <Samsung NV3, Samsung VLUU NV3> Infinity pool in Beverly Hills, Ca. built by Universal Pool and Spa. Perimeter overflow pools are very upscale. This is a pool where the water level is the same as the decking. Around the pool perimeter is a notch or channel that the water drains into creating a visual masterpiece. Perimeter overflow pools look similar to a mirror lying on the ground. Check out one of our perimeter overflow pools we built in Calabasas, Ca. <Samsung NV3, Samsung VLUU NV3>

To hear more about different pool designs or to set up an appointment for a free consultation and
design quote, call us today. Universal Pool and Spa (818) 347-6657.