Trending pool shapes in 2020

Taking a dip in a clean pool can be so refreshing. That’s why over 10.4 million Americans have pools right in their own backyards. On top of that, public swimming pools number over 309,000.

What makes a pool great? Most swimmers consider cleanliness, visual clarity, and pool design, but aesthetics are a big deal! Believe it or not, the shape of your pool can actually contribute to the visual appeal and value of your home. You should pick a shape that accentuates your home’s style and surroundings. If you want to resell your home, having modern features may be a boost.

Want to know the latest in pool designs? Here’s a list of trendy pool shapes and why you should invest in them.


Trending pool shapes in 2020

  • Rectangular
  • Round
  • Kidney shaped
  • L-shaped
  • Figure-8
  • Custom


This classic has made its way back into the limelight in 2020. Yours can get a refreshing twist with more rounded edges than the usual sharp corners.

Why choose this?

  • Conventional appeal
  • Clean lines
  • Great for swim sports.


Round pools do not have to be boring. They can take a wide of fixtures, fittings, and designs to achieve this.

Why choose a round pool?

  • Good for homeowners who want a spacious pool
  • Works well for a spa-form swimming pool and can be remodeled for a hot tub.

Kidney shaped

This free form pool is currently a popular choice. It takes the shape of kidneys (or beans) and has quite a smooth natural appeal.

This is in contrast to the stiffer nature of rectangular pools.

Why choose this?

  • Great at mimicking natural water bodies
  • Works if you’re spaced constrained.


Another shape that is considered trendy in 2020. This begins as a rectangular pool but ends in an 'L'.

Why choose this?

  • Provides a shallower safe zone for the more inexperienced swimmer
  • Great for water sports.

Figure-8 shaped

This is shaped exactly as the name says. It works great for outlining a deep end and a shallow one.

Why choose this?

  • Good for families
  • An easily noticed shallow-deep separation.
  • Allow for flexible pool designing. Both ends do not have to be the same size.

Custom pools

Customs pools are currently considered trendy. These can be modeled after just about anything, even a map. They usually have a personal backstory that explains the chosen shape.   

Why choose this?

  • Pool owners have very many choices here
  • Allows you to preserve memories of something dear
  • Custom pools can be designed to fit your space.

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