You can have a vinyl-lined pool in any shape your heart (or your imagination) desires. That being said, there are some popular shapes that you'll hear discussed more often than others. You'll notice that a single category of pool can have several variations. You'll also notice that pool shapes can be blended (the Lazy 'L' Grecian is one example). This post includes a basic illustration of the shape, and pictures of some of the variations. Once you've got the basic lingo down, you'll be better able to identify the looks you like and talk to pool installers about them.
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Popular pool shapes with examples
Vinyl-lined pools can be made in any shape, but you’ll hear people talk about them in specific ways. Learn to speak the lingo with the examples in this post!
How to choose the right pool shape for your yard
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Vinyl-lined, fiberglass and concrete pools: We rate them all in this pros and cons chart
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How to compare swimming pool quotes: 11 things to ask
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14 inspiring pool designs your neighbours will be drooling over
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These 8 photos prove you can swim all year round
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How to choose the perfect winter pool cover
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The inside scoop: Our Hydropool review
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6 amazing above ground swimpools
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Battle of the solar covers: Solar blanket vs. liquid solar pool cover
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Cost comparison: Small pool vs. swimpool
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Can I heat a swim spa with gas and 9 more questions people ask
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11 beautiful pools for small yards
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