Swimming Pool Layouts

Swimming Pool Layouts

Description
Description

Swimming pool layouts refer to the design and configuration of pools, tailored for various uses and preferences. Common types include lap pools, designed for exercise with long, straight lanes; recreational pools, often irregular in shape with areas for play and relaxation; and infinity pools, which create a visual effect of water extending to the horizon. Kiddie pools are shallow for children's safety.

Pools can be indoor or outdoor, with varying depths, sizes, and additional features like diving boards or slides. Some have adjoining hot tubs or jacuzzis. The layout is crucial for ensuring safety, functionality, and aesthetic appeal, whether it's for athletic training, leisure, family activities, or as a tranquil retreat. Landscaping and decking around the pool further enhance its use and enjoyment.

History
History

Swimming pool layouts have transformed significantly over time. Ancient civilizations, like the Greeks and Romans, had communal baths for socializing and relaxation, resembling today's public pools. In the 19th century, pools became popular for health and exercise, leading to the construction of more public swimming facilities. These early pools were simple, rectangular designs focused on functionality.

As pools became a symbol of luxury in the 20th century, private pools in homes started to appear, varying in shapes and sizes. This period saw innovation in design, with kidney-shaped pools and other aesthetic styles emerging. Over time, swimming pool layouts diversified to include various types for recreation, exercise, and aesthetic purposes.

Future
Future

The future of swimming pool layouts is likely to be marked by innovative designs and technology. Building on current trends like infinity pools and natural pools, which mimic ponds or lagoons, we might see more eco-friendly and sustainable designs. Pools could incorporate advanced filtration systems that reduce the need for chemicals, or heating systems powered by renewable energy.

Technology might enable pools to change shape or depth, accommodating different activities. Features like underwater lighting and sound systems could enhance the swimming experience. Additionally, pools may become more integrated with home automation systems, allowing for easy control of temperature, cleaning, and safety features, making them more accessible and enjoyable.

Common Questions
Common Questions
What should you consider when choosing a pool layout?

When choosing a pool layout, the first aspect to consider is size. There is a limited amount of say one has when it comes to pool size as the extent of the yard is what determines the pool’s maximum. In addition, there are building codes and safety regulations to abide by. Pool depth is a second factor to consider, especially for a family with small children. The pool can also come in a variety of shapes. Older pools most likely are rectangular in shape and can be ideal for exercising. Irregular or round shaped pools are considered to be a more relaxing shape suited for family gatherings. Placement, privacy, visibility from inside the home are also factors to consider as a pool can become a huge part of one’s everyday living.

How do you design the area around a pool?

The area around the pool can be designed with wood or stone decking, with either natural or synthetic wood or natural or tiled stone depending on the preferred style and maintenance. Stones can also be used to create a low border wall around the entire pool. Umbrellas, shade sails, and various garden furniture can be added for shade and relaxation. Landscaping is also a huge part of the design of the area around the pool. For example, increased surrounding greenery can allow for intimacy and privacy. Finally, lights can be placed to increase safety and create an ambience.

What is coping in pool design?

Coping refers to the stone or concrete material that makes a lip at the edge of a pool. It is the coping that one hangs onto when in the water and provides a non-slip surface for walking. This cap finishes the overall look of the pool while protecting the wall from harsh weather conditions.

Layouts

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3’-10’ | .9-3 m
Swimming Pool Depths
300.000
1700
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Swimming Pool Depths
12’-16’ | 3.7-4.9 m
30’-42’ | 9.1-12.8 m
354-692 ft2 | 33-64 m2
Swimming Pool - Angled Offset
490.000
1280.000
64.00
10
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Swimming Pool - Angled Offset3D model of the Swimming Pool - Angled Offset viewed in perspective3D model of the Swimming Pool - Angled Offset viewed in perspective
12’-30’ | 3.7-9.1 m (Diameter)
12’-30’ | 3.7-9.1 m (Diameter)
113-707 ft2 | 10-66 m2
Swimming Pool - Circle
910.000
910.000
66.00
1050
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Swimming Pool - CircleView of the Swimming Pool - Circle in 3D available for downloadView of the Swimming Pool - Circle in 3D available for download
16’ | 4.9 m
35’-40’ | 10.7-12.2 m
488-549 ft2 | 45-51 m2
Swimming Pool - Crescent Cove
490.000
1220.000
51.00
0
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Swimming Pool - Crescent Cove3D model of the Swimming Pool - Crescent Cove viewed in perspective3D model of the Swimming Pool - Crescent Cove viewed in perspective
15’-21’ | 4.6-6.4 m
28’-38’ | 8.5-11.6 m
323-619 ft2 | 30-58 m2
Swimming Pool - Figure Eight
640.000
1160.000
58.00
105
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Swimming Pool - Figure EightPerspective view of a 3D model of the Swimming Pool - Figure EightPerspective view of a 3D model of the Swimming Pool - Figure Eight
15’-21’ | 4.6-6.4 m
30’-42’ | 9.1-12.8 m
387-759 ft2 | 36-71 m2
Swimming Pool - Figure Eight, Flat
640.000
1280.000
71.00
105
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Swimming Pool - Figure Eight, Flat3D model of the Swimming Pool - Figure Eight, Flat viewed in perspective3D model of the Swimming Pool - Figure Eight, Flat viewed in perspective
16’-20’ | 4.9-6.1 m
30’-38’ | 9.1-11.6 m
467-727 ft2 | 43-68 m2
Swimming Pool - Gothic
610.000
1160.000
68.00
70
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Swimming Pool - Gothic3D model of the Swimming Pool - Gothic viewed in perspective3D model of the Swimming Pool - Gothic viewed in perspective
14’-23’ | 4.3-7 m
28’-44’ | 8.5-13.4 m
378-933 ft2 | 35-87 m2
Swimming Pool - Grecian
700.000
1340.000
87.00
750
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Swimming Pool - GrecianView of the Swimming Pool - Grecian in 3D available for downloadView of the Swimming Pool - Grecian in 3D available for download
24’-30’ | 7.3-9.1 m
43’-45’ | 13.1-13.7 m
810-1094 ft2 | 75-102 m2
Swimming Pool - Grecian, L-Shape
910.000
1370.000
102.00
750
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Swimming Pool - Grecian, L-ShapePerspective view of a 3D model of the Swimming Pool - Grecian, L-ShapePerspective view of a 3D model of the Swimming Pool - Grecian, L-Shape
22’-26’ | 6.7-7.9 m
37’-44’ | 11.3-13.4 m
616-853 ft2 | 57-79 m2
Swimming Pool - Grecian, Lazy L
790.000
1340.000
79.00
750
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Swimming Pool - Grecian, Lazy L3D model of the Swimming Pool - Grecian, Lazy L viewed in perspective3D model of the Swimming Pool - Grecian, Lazy L viewed in perspective
15’-21’ | 4.6-6.4 m
28’-37’ | 8.5-11.3 m
351-649 ft2 | 33-60 m2
Swimming Pool - Keyhole
640.000
1130.000
60.00
30
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Swimming Pool - KeyholeView of the Swimming Pool - Keyhole in 3D available for downloadView of the Swimming Pool - Keyhole in 3D available for download
15’-21’ | 4.6-6.4 m
28’-37’ | 8.5-11.3 m
347-658 ft2 | 32-61 m2
Swimming Pool - Keyhole, Offset
640.000
1130.000
61.00
30
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Swimming Pool - Keyhole, OffsetPerspective view of a 3D model of the Swimming Pool - Keyhole, OffsetPerspective view of a 3D model of the Swimming Pool - Keyhole, Offset
15’-21’ | 4.6-6.4 m
26’-36’ | 7.9-11 m
306-600 ft2 | 28-56 m2
Swimming Pool - Kidney
640.000
1100.000
56.00
730
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Swimming Pool - Kidney3D model of the Swimming Pool - Kidney viewed in perspective3D model of the Swimming Pool - Kidney viewed in perspective
15’-21’ | 4.6-6.4 m
26’-40’ | 7.9-12.2 m
309-667 ft2 | 29-62 m2
Swimming Pool - Kidney, Flat
640.000
1220.000
62.00
730
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24’-30’ | 7.3-9.1 m
38’-44’ | 11.6-13.4 m
735-1077 ft2 | 68-100 m2
Swimming Pool - L-Shape
910.000
1340.000
100.00
5
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Swimming Pool - L-ShapePerspective view of a 3D model of the Swimming Pool - L-ShapePerspective view of a 3D model of the Swimming Pool - L-Shape
25’-33’ | 7.6-10 m
34’-44’6” | 10.4-13.6 m
577-994 ft2 | 54-92 m2
Swimming Pool - Lagoon
1000.000
1360.000
92.00
3000
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Swimming Pool - LagoonView of the Swimming Pool - Lagoon in 3D available for downloadView of the Swimming Pool - Lagoon in 3D available for download
10’ | 3 m
30’-50’ | 9.1-15.2 m
294-491 ft2 | 27-46 m2
Swimming Pool - Lap
300.000
1520.000
46.00
12350
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Swimming Pool - Lap3D model of the Swimming Pool - Lap viewed in perspective3D model of the Swimming Pool - Lap viewed in perspective
16’-24’ | 4.9-7.3 m
32’-43’ | 9.7-13.1 m
421-791 ft2 | 39-73 m2
Swimming Pool - Lazy L
730.000
1310.000
73.00
205
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Swimming Pool - Lazy LView of the Swimming Pool - Lazy L in 3D available for downloadView of the Swimming Pool - Lazy L in 3D available for download
18’-24’ | 5.5-7.3 m
30’-40’ | 9.1-12.2 m
385-685 ft2 | 36-64 m2
Swimming Pool - Mountain Lake
730.000
1220.000
64.00
220
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Swimming Pool - Mountain LakePerspective view of a 3D model of the Swimming Pool - Mountain LakePerspective view of a 3D model of the Swimming Pool - Mountain Lake
18’-24’ | 5.5-7.3 m
30’-40’ | 9.1-12.2 m
413-734 ft2 | 38-68 m2
Swimming Pool - Mountain Pond
730.000
1220.000
68.00
105
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Swimming Pool - Mountain Pond3D model of the Swimming Pool - Mountain Pond viewed in perspective3D model of the Swimming Pool - Mountain Pond viewed in perspective
15’-24’ | 4.6-7.3 m
15’-24’ | 4.6-7.3 m
186-477 ft2 | 17-44 m2
Swimming Pool - Octagon
730.000
730.000
44.00
160
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Swimming Pool - OctagonPerspective view of a 3D model of the Swimming Pool - OctagonPerspective view of a 3D model of the Swimming Pool - Octagon
12’-22’ | 3.7-6.7 m
26’-39’6” | 7.9-12 m
281-765 ft2 | 26-71 m2
Swimming Pool - Oval
670.000
1200.000
71.00
6300
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Swimming Pool - Oval3D model of the Swimming Pool - Oval viewed in perspective3D model of the Swimming Pool - Oval viewed in perspective
12’-22’ | 3.7-6.7 m
24’-44’ | 7.3-13.4 m
287-965 ft2 | 27-90 m2
Swimming Pool - Rectangle
670.000
1340.000
90.00
18500
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Swimming Pool - RectangleView of the Swimming Pool - Rectangle in 3D available for downloadView of the Swimming Pool - Rectangle in 3D available for download
13’-18’ | 4-5.5 m
30’-42’ | 9.1-12.8 m
398-779 ft2 | 37-72 m2
Swimming Pool - Rectangle, Offset
550.000
1280.000
72.00
5
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Swimming Pool - Rectangle, OffsetPerspective view of a 3D model of the Swimming Pool - Rectangle, OffsetPerspective view of a 3D model of the Swimming Pool - Rectangle, Offset
16’-20’ | 4.9-6.1 m
32’-40’ | 9.8-12.2 m
498-729 ft2 | 46-68 m2
Swimming Pool - Roman
610.000
1220.000
68.00
950
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Swimming Pool - RomanView of the Swimming Pool - Roman in 3D available for downloadView of the Swimming Pool - Roman in 3D available for download
30’-36’ | 9.1-11 m
30’-42’ | 9.1-12.8 m
674-1194 ft2 | 63-111 m2
Swimming Pool - T-Shape
1100.000
1280.000
111.00
0
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Swimming Pool - T-Shape3D model of the Swimming Pool - T-Shape viewed in perspective3D model of the Swimming Pool - T-Shape viewed in perspective
Swimming Pool - Keyhole
Plan drawing of a Keyhole Swimming Pool with a man floating on a raft for scale

Keyhole swimming pool layouts merge a rectilinear (straight-edged) and a circular pool, overlapping to form a shape reminiscent of a classic keyhole. This design cleverly combines the long, straight section of the rectangle, ideal for lap swimming or exercise, with the rounded, more leisure-oriented circular end. This configuration creates distinct zones within the pool for different activities, catering to both fitness enthusiasts and those seeking relaxation or play.

The keyhole shape is not only functional but also adds a unique, decorative element to any backyard. Customization options include various depths, finishes, and features like integrated spas or waterfalls, making it a versatile and visually appealing choice for diverse needs and styles.

Keyhole Swimming Pool layouts have typical lengths between 28’-37’ (8.5-11.3 m), widths of 15’-21’ (4.6-6.4 m), and overall areas in the range of 351-649 ft2 (33-60 m2).

Trio of Keyhole Swimming Pool layouts with dimensions and options for pool step designs
Keyhole swimming pool layouts merge a rectilinear (straight-edged) and a circular pool, overlapping to form a shape reminiscent of a classic keyhole. This design cleverly combines the long, straight section of the rectangle, with the rounded, more leisure-oriented end.

Keyhole Swimming Pool layouts have typical lengths between 28’-37’ (8.5-11.3 m), widths of 15’-21’ (4.6-6.4 m), and overall areas in the range of 351-649 ft2 (33-60 m2).

Trio of Keyhole Swimming Pool layouts with dimensions and options for pool step designs
Swimming Pool - Keyhole
Height:
Width:
15’-21’ | 4.6-6.4 m
Length:
28’-37’ | 8.5-11.3 m
Depth:
Weight:
Area:
351-649 ft2 | 33-60 m2

Sizes:
Small: 15’ x 28’ | 4.6m x 8.5m
Medium: 18’ x 33’ | 5.5m x 10.1m
Large: 21’ x 37’ | 6.4m x 11.3m

Drawings include:
Keyhole Swimming Pools plans (inward steps), plans (outward steps), plan (person), sections

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Swimming Pool - Grecian, L-Shape
Illustration of a Grecian L-Shaped Swimming Pool from above with a man floating for scale

Grecian L-shape swimming pool layouts combine the elegance of Grecian design with the practicality of an L-shape. This style features a rectangular pool with an extended L-shaped section, and truncated corners that soften the overall look and add a classical touch. The design is ideal for separating different pool activities: one area can be dedicated to lap swimming and exercise, while the other can cater to relaxation or play.

The truncated corners often serve as natural spaces for steps or seating. Customization options include a range of sizes, depths, and finishes, making it adaptable to various landscape styles and functional needs. This layout is perfect for those who desire a pool that is both aesthetically pleasing and versatile for different uses.

L-Shape Grecian Swimming Pool layouts have typical lengths between 43’-45’ (13.1-13.7 m), widths of 24’-30’ (7.3-9.1 m), and overall areas in the range of 810-1094 ft2 (75-102 m2).

Plan illustrations of an assortment of Grecian L-Shaped Swimming Pools with size measurements
Grecian L-shape swimming pool layouts combine the elegance of Grecian design with the practicality of an L-shape. This style features a rectangular pool with an extended L-shaped section, and truncated corners that soften the overall look and add a classical touch.

L-Shape Grecian Swimming Pool layouts have typical lengths between 43’-45’ (13.1-13.7 m), widths of 24’-30’ (7.3-9.1 m), and overall areas in the range of 810-1094 ft2 (75-102 m2).

Plan illustrations of an assortment of Grecian L-Shaped Swimming Pools with size measurements
Swimming Pool - Grecian, L-Shape
Height:
Width:
24’-30’ | 7.3-9.1 m
Length:
43’-45’ | 13.1-13.7 m
Depth:
Weight:
Area:
810-1094 ft2 | 75-102 m2

Sizes:
Small: 17’ x 24’ x 43’ | 5.2m x 7.3m x 13.1m
Medium: 19’ x 27’ x 44’ | 5.8m x 8.2m x 13.4m
Large: 21’ x 30’ x 45’ | 6.4m x 9.1m x 13.7m

Drawings include:
Grecian L-Shaped Swimming Pools plans (inward steps), plans (outward steps), plan (person), sections

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Swimming Pool - Angled Offset
Aerial illustration of a woman relaxing on a circular pool float in an Angled Offset Swimming Pool

Angled Offset swimming pool layouts consist of two rectilinear (straight-edged) pools that overlap with an angular offset, forming a larger and more dynamic shape. This innovative design creates a striking visual impact, blending straight lines with an unconventional angular intersection. The angled offset allows for distinct pool areas, each suitable for different activities: one part can be dedicated to lap swimming or exercise, while the other might be ideal for relaxation, play, or shallow water activities.

This layout is not only functional but also adds an architectural element to the landscape. Customization options include various sizes, depths, finishes, and additional features like integrated spas, diving boards, or waterfalls. Angled Offset pools are perfect for those seeking a unique, modern pool design that offers both aesthetic appeal and versatile functionality.

Angled Offset Swimming Pool layouts have typical lengths between 30’-42’ (9.1-12.8 m), widths of 12’-16’ (3.7-4.9 m), and overall areas in the range of 354-692 ft2 (33-64 m2).

Dimensioned collection of designs for Angled Offset Swimming Pools with dimensions and pool step variations
Angled Offset swimming pool layouts consist of two rectilinear (straight-edged) pools that overlap with an angular offset, forming a larger and more dynamic shape. This innovative design creates a striking visual impact, blending straight lines with an unconventional angular intersection.

Angled Offset Swimming Pool layouts have typical lengths between 30’-42’ (9.1-12.8 m), widths of 12’-16’ (3.7-4.9 m), and overall areas in the range of 354-692 ft2 (33-64 m2).

Dimensioned collection of designs for Angled Offset Swimming Pools with dimensions and pool step variations
Swimming Pool - Angled Offset
Height:
Width:
12’-16’ | 3.7-4.9 m
Length:
30’-42’ | 9.1-12.8 m
Depth:
Weight:
Area:
354-692 ft2 | 33-64 m2

Sizes:
Small: 11’6” x 30’ | 3.5m x 9.1m
Medium: 13’9” x 36’ | 4.2m x 11m
Large: 16' x 42’ | 4.9m x 12.8m

Drawings include:
Angled Offset Swimming Pools plans (inward steps), plans (outward steps), plan (person), sections

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Swimming Pool - Figure Eight
Plan drawing of a Figure Eight Swimming Pool with a woman relaxing on a pool float for scale

Figure Eight swimming pools are designed with a shape that resembles the number eight, featuring two rounded lobes connected in the middle. This layout creates a visually appealing, flowing design that adds a playful and organic touch to any backyard. The central connection point often acts as a natural divider, allowing for different pool depths or activities in each lobe, such as a shallow end for lounging and a deeper end for swimming.

The curves of the pool provide a relaxed and natural feel, contrasting with the more rigid lines of traditional pool shapes. Customization options for Figure Eight pools include various sizes, depths, finishes, and additional features like integrated spas or waterfalls, making them a versatile choice for those seeking a pool that's both aesthetically pleasing and functionally diverse.

Figure Eight Swimming Pool layouts have typical lengths between 28’-38’ (8.5-11.6 m), widths of 15’-21’ (4.6-6.4 m), and overall areas in the range of 323-619 ft2 (30-58 m2).

Collection of plan drawings of Figure Eight Swimming Pool sizes with dimensions for length and width
Figure Eight swimming pools are designed with a shape that resembles the number eight, featuring two rounded lobes connected in the middle. This layout creates a visually appealing, flowing design that adds a playful and organic touch to any backyard.

Figure Eight Swimming Pool layouts have typical lengths between 28’-38’ (8.5-11.6 m), widths of 15’-21’ (4.6-6.4 m), and overall areas in the range of 323-619 ft2 (30-58 m2).

Collection of plan drawings of Figure Eight Swimming Pool sizes with dimensions for length and width
Swimming Pool - Figure Eight
Height:
Width:
15’-21’ | 4.6-6.4 m
Length:
28’-38’ | 8.5-11.6 m
Depth:
Weight:
Area:
323-619 ft2 | 30-58 m2

Sizes:
Small: 15’ x 28’ | 4.6m x 8.5m
Medium: 18’ x 34’ | 5.5m x 10.4m
Large: 21’ x 38’ | 6.4m x 11.6m

Drawings include:
Figure Eight Swimming Pools plans (inward steps), plans (outward steps), plan (person), sections

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Swimming Pool - Rectangle
Plan view of a Rectangular Swimming Pool with a person floating for scale

Rectangular swimming pools are the epitome of classic pool design, known for their straightforward, clean lines and efficient use of space. This shape is highly versatile, fitting seamlessly into both modern and traditional landscapes. The rectangular layout is ideal for lap swimming and exercise due to its long, straight stretches.

Additionally, it's well-suited for games, relaxation, and social gatherings. Rectangular pools can be customized in various ways, with options for different depths, steps, diving boards, and finishes. This shape is also conducive to incorporating additional features like built-in spas or vanishing edges, making it a popular choice for its simplicity and adaptability.

Rectangle Swimming Pool layouts have typical lengths between 24’-44’ (7.3-13.4 m), widths of 12’-22’ (3.7-6.7 m), and overall areas in the range of 287-965 ft2 (27-90 m2).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Rectangular Swimming Pools in various sizes with inward oriented steps
Rectangular swimming pools are the epitome of classic pool design, known for their straightforward, clean lines and efficient use of space. This shape is highly versatile, fitting seamlessly into both modern and traditional landscapes. The rectangular layout is ideal for lap swimming and exercise.

Rectangle Swimming Pool layouts have typical lengths between 24’-44’ (7.3-13.4 m), widths of 12’-22’ (3.7-6.7 m), and overall areas in the range of 287-965 ft2 (27-90 m2).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Rectangular Swimming Pools in various sizes with inward oriented steps
Swimming Pool - Rectangle
Height:
Width:
12’-22’ | 3.7-6.7 m
Length:
24’-44’ | 7.3-13.4 m
Depth:
Weight:
Area:
287-965 ft2 | 27-90 m2

Sizes:
12’ x 24’ | 3.7m x 7.3m
14’ x 28’ | 4.3m x 8.5m
16’ x 32’ | 4.9m x 9.8m
18’ x 36’ | 5.5m x 11m
20’ x 40’ | 6.1m x 12.2m
22’ x 44’ | 6.7m x 13.4m

Drawings include:
Rectangular Swimming Pools plans (inward steps), plans (outward steps), plan (person), sections

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