06th Jul 2018

Rectangle or Freeform - What's the Best Swimming Pool Shape for You?

When planning a swimming pool design to suit your style and your space, one of the most important elements to consider is the shape. Design by Guncast offers luxury swimming pool design with almost endless possibilities, giving you the freedom to choose whichever shape pool best fits your property.

Rectangular swimming pool design

A classic design, the rectangle shaped swimming pool is stylish, elegant and functional. With simple lines giving it a minimalist feel, a rectangular pool is not too fussy and complements a more ornate property and setting. For many properties, a rectangular pool makes the best use of space and is a longstanding favorite, lending itself well to swimming laps, hosting parties, or simply relaxing on a hot summer’s day.

Freeform swimming pool design

For something truly original, a freeform swimming pool is the perfect accessory for your luxury property. With Design by Guncast, your swimming pool can be designed to fit virtually any shape you can imagine. This gives you the freedom to incorporate it effectively into the property and landscape. For some, a freeform pool is a better option to maximize space or maintain a particular design aesthetic. As luxury pool builders, we can work with you to create an interesting design that follows the flow of the property and reflects the style of the landscape from LA to NY.

Building any shaped swimming pools

Building a concrete swimming pool involves spraying wet concrete onto a pre-formed cage of steel reinforcement, which can be formed to any shape. At Design by Guncast, we employ the Gunite method of construction, which results in a tough, durable pool designed and built to whatever shape you choose. Popular swimming pool shapes include rectangular, oval, round, kidney-shaped and L shaped. However, with our expertise and top-quality materials, even novelty and custom shaped pools are possible, offering more flexibility in the design and helping to optimize your available space.

Moving floor swimming pool design

For swimming pool projects where space is at a premium, for example in busy cities such as New York or Los Angeles, variable depth swimming pools with a moving floor are an excellent solution. A hidden floor pool can offer space, flexibility and luxury to any property. At Design by Guncast we have the technology and the know-how to create a moving floor swimming pool in many shapes to truly ensure the best style, design and use of space for your property.

Why wait? Whichever swimming pool shape appeals, Design by Guncast has stunning features and finishes to choose from, providing a luxurious pool experience that’s tailor-made to meet your needs. For expert advice or to request a consultation, you can contact our team via email at

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