Which type of swimming pool would suit my garden best?

If you’re lucky enough to be in the process of buying a swimming pool, you need to get it right the first time. After all, pools are luxury investments that will bring a lot of enjoyment for many years – so it’s worth putting some thought into exactly what you’re trying to get from a pool, and which style would suit your garden the best.

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Clean and contemporary

If your garden takes the minimalist approach, boasting clean lines, neat borders and well-chosen plants, then you need a pool that fits with this sleek, contemporary look. Geometric designs introduce lots of interesting yet simple shapes into your space that draw the eye and amplify the modern look. A smaller plunge pool or hot tub can easily be paired with the main pool, too, to really help create the spa look.

Rocky and wild

Prim and perfect might not be your style. For many, the untamed look has a wild beauty of its own, with rockeries, wildflowers and living walls all contributing to this style. Freeform pools are therefore the ideal choice for those who favour a more fluid, natural look, and the flowing, often bespoke lines of this pool choice can create an almost lagoon-like appearance. Depending on what greenery and hardscaping you pair it with, this can conjure an exotic or a rustically wild garden atmosphere.

Cottage chic

Homes in rural settings often enjoy stunning natural backdrops – the perfect views to soak up from a swimming pool. Often, your garden design may be in keeping with these countryside surroundings, with lots of trees, hedges and blooming plants, and a swimming pool needs to complement this cosy, cottage feel without being jarring. Again, freeform styles can really suit this mood, though geometric will also work if coupled with rustic stone borders to soften the edges.
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Small but mighty

Having a small garden doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from your own slice of luxury. Even the smallest space can be turned into a sanctuary with smart design. For example, hot tubs and plunge pools are compact options that can fit into any garden, and some high planters or green walls can give you that extra bit of privacy. What about if your garden is very narrow? Lane or lap pools will be perfect, also enabling you to get your daily exercise in. 

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A grand statement

If you like to make a bold, elegant statement with your garden design, make sure to get a swimming pool that can match up. And if you’ve got plenty of room to spare, then paving, plants, green walls and seating areas can all work together to create an impactful space that can be enjoyed by friends and family alike. 

Here at GardenScapes, we specialise in bespoke garden design of the very highest quality. For over 20 years, we’ve transformed outdoor spaces across Surrey and Sussex. Soft landscaping, hard landscaping, fencing, decking, green walls – we provide a wide range of tailored services to suit our customers’ preferences. To discuss your ideas with an expert, simply get in touch today

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