Choosing the right swimming pool design for your lifestyle is an important topic. Although it may not be summer right now, there is no reason you can’t have a backyard swimming pool on your mind. Next summer will be here before we know it, so this is the perfect time to determine the perfect style of swimming pool to complement your backyard.

And while thinking about a backyard pool in November may not be on everyone’s mind, we are here to say it should be. After all, planning is an important part of the backyard swimming pool consideration process.

Imagine yourself just lounging around the backyard pool, whether on a warm and breezy summer’s day or on a calm, balmy and peaceful evening with friends and family at your side. Life is good.

Now, close your eyes and picture what type of pool you want.  Design is an integral part of the picture, and it has to be perfect for you, your family, and your preferred lifestyle.

You have presumably done a lot of research on pools and have a pretty good idea as to how you will use your new backyard retreat. Choosing the design is also a significant part of the equation, so let’s take a peek at the exciting options and find the one best suited for you. If you like fun, you have come to the right place.

Choosing the right pool design: what makes a perfect pool?

There is no correct answer when it comes to this question. However, this is a key question you must ask yourself. A swimming pool is a considerable investment.  The style and design you choose should serve you and your family well for many years to come.

In order to help you navigate the various designs and styles, we have prepared an easy checklist to help provide a roadmap to guide you to the perfect pool for your lifestyle and needs.

How you intend to use your pool can influence the design you choose.

People use their pools for many reasons.  Some like to just lounge around on a float.  Others may prefer to swim laps and get exercise.  Others still may want to splash around with a large group, playing games and just having fun.

Consider the size of your family, too. Larger pools are ideal for families, especially if you like to invite all your friends over, too.  If your kids are small now, they will one day become teenagers…teenagers who will undoubtedly want to bring their friends over to enjoy the pool. (Pool party, anyone?) A larger pool will definitely fit the bill here, as it offers a vast range of social benefits.

On the other hand, if relaxation is at top of mind, then perhaps a plunge pool is your best bet.  Compact in size in terms of length and with increased depth, this type of pool is the perfect way to totally immerse yourself and unleash your inner peace. Rejuvenation and relaxation never felt so good.

Our incredible line of fiberglass pools has been designed with your priorities in mind: family, fun, fitness, and relaxation.

The size of your backyard can impact the design style of your backyard pool.

Every backyard has its own size and shape.  A larger, more expansive space obviously gives you more to work with. However, you will want to ensure the style of pool you get is in concert with the architectural style of your home.

The best pools blend well not only with your tastes but also with the style of your home.  When you establish a cohesive look between your home and the pool, a layer of sophistication emerges which can increase the value of your home and entice potential buyers down the road should you decide to sell.

Fiberglass swimming pools are the perfect option for those who do not have a designer’s eye and desire a pool that can be tailored to their needs and wants. Because they are fabricated in a wide range of designs and sizes, it is easy to land on a style that suits your lifestyle and property best. Fiberglass pools can also be customed with various colors and lighting options. These will allow you to give your pool its own personality and originality.

Just a note of awareness: local building codes and homes association rules may factor into your final decision.

Your overall budget will also guide you on the right type of pool design you choose for your backyard.

The will clearly have impact on what kind of pool you eventually get. No matter the type of pool you have in mind, you still have to be able to afford it. This is where the pencil meets the paper and you sit down and determine what you are able to spend on this investment, and the bottom line can then steer you to pool options in that arena.

Side note: many people choose fiberglass swimming pools as they are affordable and also offer superior quality and structural integrity.

How much time you have available to maintain your pool should be taken into consideration when choosing the right pool design.

If you have a busy life (as most of us do these days), you probably prefer to spend less time taking care of your pool and more time enjoying it.

A fiberglass swimming pool is a wonderful time saver. They are easier to maintain than concrete or vinyl liner pools. Their non-porous and smooth surfaces are also more resistant to algae and bacteria build up. Plus, they require fewer chemicals to keep them clean and healthy.

Types, designs and styles

At Imagine Pools, we have an exquisitely designed range of pools from which to select. Each of these pools will offer you everything you have dreamed of in your own backyard. With seven stunning available colors and industry-leading construction, you simply can’t go wrong with a pool from Imagine Pools.

Designed for a lifetime of enjoyment for you, your family and friends, Imagine Pools appreciates and understands what having a backyard swimming pool means to you. Discover the beauty of Imagine Pools as you explore our exciting portfolio of designs:

The Freedom by Imagine Pools

The Freedom

Finding the Right Pool Design For Family and Fun

The Celebration

If you love to swim and appreciate water exercises, this is the pool for you.  It’s spacious swimming corridor will keep you in top shape and its 8-foot deep end allows for a type 1 diving board. A ledge running along the shallow entry side is the perfect place to relax….or to allow your “fans” to cheer you on as you swim yet another lap in its luxurious waters.

The Freedom

With a large bench on one end and the option to incorporate spa jets, this pool is the perfect choice to blend playing and exercising. You can even install a swim jet system for your resistance swimming workouts.

The Inspiration

This is where form meets function.  Its curvy design attracts the eye, but its spacious swimming space captures the swimmer’s heart. It is completed with an expansive splash pad and secondary bench at the deep end.

The Marvelous

Imagine wide bench seating that covers the entire length of the pool. Simply marvelous! The well-positioned entry steps ease you into a wide swimming (or playing) corridor.  Game on!


The Illusion

You are not seeing things.  This pool design is ideal for adults and children alike. It’s elegant and modern rectangular design will complement all types of backyard settings. And for those who appreciate end-to-end swimming, you may have just met your match.

Finding the Right Pool Design For Friends and Fun

The Vision

This sleek and modern design appeals to those who appreciate the bigger picture. Imagine completing this artistic expression with the aesthetics of modern or traditional landscaping.  The choice is yours.  The Vision creates a backyard masterpiece.

The Fantasy

Like the Inspiration, the Fantasy is a work of art for its free-flowing design partnered with smooth-flowing curves. For that upscale backyard focal point, the Fantasy will make your backyard oasis dreams come true.

Finding the Right Pool Design for Family, Fitness, Friends and Fun

The Exquisite

One of our newer designs, this pool comes with a large built-in splash pad which equates to the perfect playground for kids. The adults can relax in the built-in spa for heavenly rejuvenation after swimming laps in its full-length swimming channel.

Just a few things before you jump in…

While you may fall in love with the first pool design you see, that doesn’t necessarily mean it will be the right fit for you.

Other considerations include the size of the pool you desire, the surrounding landscaping and hardscaping, any outdoor features you may want to complement your pool (fire pit, outdoor kitchen, decking, water features, for example) and how long you intend to stay in your home.

Choosing the ideal swimming pool design for your backyard all boils down to how it will look in your backyard and the experience you hope to enjoy in and around it.

If you are still undecided about which type of swimming pool is best for you and your family, let us help you. Our team of experts is more than happy to work with you in making the ideal fiberglass pool selection and providing you with the best advice and guidance.

Contact us at Imagine Pools today and let the fun begin.