When deciding on what shape pool you would like to build in your backyard, there are a few factors to keep in mind. Rectangular vs. Freeform have different pros and cons such as cost or which one can handle an automatic cover. The factors to consider when choosing between a rectangular pool or a freeform pool is important as it’s not easy to go back.
Cost of Rectangular Pool vs. Freeform Pool
We get asked all of the time if a rectangular pool is more expensive than a freeform (any shape other than a rectangle) pool. The simple answer is “NO” because the base price of a pool is based on surface square footage. The more complicated answer is “YES” because typically if a client chooses a rectangular pool they will add the option of an automatic pool cover.
For optimal function the option of an automatic pool cover should only be added to a rectangular shaped pool. If the benefits of an automatic cover appeal to you, then we highly recommend that you build a rectangular pool.
A rectangular pool lends itself more easily to formal or cleanlined environments with maintenance; However, that isn’t to say that you can’t do a more organic, natural design around a rectangular pool. Materials, deck shape, and landscaping can allow a rectangular pool to fit into a more natural environment. A freeform pool will typically be found only in a more natural environment. It is much more difficult for a freeform pool to lend itself to a formal or cleanlined environment.
All of this to say…the choice is yours and yours alone. We can guide you and give you the pros and cons of each based on your site, needs, and wants, but the final decision is up to you, and in the end you can’t go wrong.
If you are interested in more information about pools in general or rectangular/freeform pools then do not hesitate to contact us