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Freeform Fiberglass Pools: Comparisons and Ratings

By: Holly Jender on November 25th, 2017

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Freeform Fiberglass Pools: Comparisons and Ratings

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Are you in the market for a freeform fiberglass pool and looking for the perfect model for your family? You aren't alone. As manufacturers and installers of inground fiberglass swimming pools, we at River Pools have a unique determination to help homeowners (like you!) to find your perfect pool—whether that means choosing us or not.

We think you're awesome, and we want you to have all the information. But not only that, we want you to feel like you've made the right choice as you look out at your backyard and enjoy your swimming pool for years to come.

Choosing a freeform pool isn't necessarily easy. For example, it can be hard to gauge simply by looking at plans on a paper. Depending on the shape and size, it can also be difficult to conform your patio and landscaping to the pool.

All that to say, being informed matters. Hence this article.

Today we'll explain and show some of the top freeform shapes from a handful of the main manufacturers in the industry. At the end, we'll show you some of our freeform shapes as well.

This way, you'll know all your options and choose the perfect pool to make you and your family happy for years to come.


What to look for in a freeform fiberglass pool

In this article we'll rate and compare freeform models according to the following categories:

  • Play: The amount of play area as well as the depth of the pool
  • Exercise: How the pool works with lap swimming
  • Socializing: Layout and size of the seating area
  • Open swim space: In terms of value, how much actual pool you're getting for your money
  • Tanning ledge: Whether each model has one or not
  • "Curve" appeal: The design aesthetic

Now let’s see how these models stack up!


Viking Pools

Laguna/Cancun/Caribbean

This line of freeform pools from Viking has been a staple in the fiberglass market for years.

These three pools are effectively different sizes of the same design, so we’ll evaluate them all together.

Size

The Laguna is 30 ft. long and 14 ft. wide. It's 3 ft. 6 in. deep in the shallow end and 6 ft. in the deep end.

The Cancun is 35 ft. long and 16 ft. wide. It's 3 ft. 6 in. deep in the shallow end and 6 ft. 6 in. in the deep end.

The Caribbean is 40 ft. long and 16 ft. wide. It's 3 ft. 6 in. deep in the shallow end and 6 ft. 6 in. in the deep end.

Shape specs

Viking Laguna pool blueprint/specsViking Cancun pool blueprint/specsViking Caribbean pool blueprint/specs

None of these models include a tanning ledge.

How they rate

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Trilogy Pools

Trilogy Pools has several sets of similar designs in their modern freeform fiberglass pools.

Picasso/Gemini

The Picasso model is a smaller version of the Gemini.

Size

The Picasso is 24 ft. long and 12 ft. wide.

The Gemini is 32 ft. long and 16 ft. wide.

Both models are 3 ft. 9 in. deep in the shallow end and 5 ft. 4 in. in the deep end.

Shape specs

Trilogy Picasso pool blueprint/specsTrilogy Gemini pool blueprint/specs

Both models have a large first step, but only the Gemini’s is big enough to work as a tanning ledge—and it's still very small for a ledge.

How they rate

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Eclipse/Nebula/Axiom

Size

The Eclipse model from Trilogy Pools is 26 ft. long and 12 ft. wide. It's 4 ft. deep in the shallow end and 5 ft. in the deep end.

The Nebula is 30 ft. long and 14 ft. wide. It's 4 ft. 6 in. deep in the shallow end and 6 ft. in the deep end.

The Axiom is 35 ft. long and 16 ft. wide. It's 4 ft. 6 in. deep in the shallow end and 6 ft. 6 in. in the deep end.

Shape specs

Trilogy Eclipse pool blueprint/specs

Trilogy Nebula pool blueprint/specs

Trilogy Axiom pool blueprint/specs

All three models have a tanning ledge.

How they rate

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Synergy/Genesis

Size

Both the Synergy and the Genesis are 40 ft. 2 in. long and 16 ft. wide.

The Synergy is 3 ft. 10 in. deep in the shallow end and 6 ft. 3 in. in the deep end.

The Genesis is 3 ft. 10 in. deep in the shallow end and 8 ft. 6 in. in the deep end.

Shape specs

Trilogy Synergy pool blueprint/specsTrilogy Genesis pool blueprint/specs

Neither model has a tanning ledge.

How they rate

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Leisure Pools

Eclipse

The Eclipse model from Leisure Pools comes in 3 different sizes.

Size

The smallest is 30 ft. long and 14 ft. 9 in. wide. It's 4 ft. 9 in. deep in the shallow end and 6 ft. 1 in. in the deep end.

The medium size is 35 ft. long and 14 ft. 9 in. wide. It's 4 ft. 9 in. deep in the shallow end and 6 ft. 4 in. in the deep end.

The largest is 40 ft. long and 14 ft. 9 in. wide. It's 4 ft. 9 in. deep in the shallow end and 6 ft. 8 in. in the deep end.

Shape specs

Leisure Eclipse pool blueprint/specs

All sizes include a tanning ledge.

How it rates

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Riviera

The Riviera model comes in 3 different sizes.

Size

The smallest is 26 ft. 7 in. long and 12 ft. 4 in. wide. It's 3 ft. 11 in. deep in the shallow end and 5 ft. 5 in. in the deep end.

The medium size is 30 ft. 3 in. long and 13 ft. 11 in. wide. It's 3 ft. 10 in. deep in the shallow end and 5 ft. 7 in. in the deep end.

The largest is 34 ft. 1 in. long and 14 ft. 6 in. wide. It's 3 ft. 11 in. deep in the shallow end and 5 ft. 10 in. in the deep end.

Shape specs

Leisure Riviera pool blueprint/specs

This model doesn't have a tanning ledge in any size.

How it rates

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Barrier Reef Fiberglass Pools

Coral Sea/Coral Sea Lounger

The Coral Sea is the original model, but the Coral Sea Lounger model is now available as well. The Lounger options are the small and medium sizes of the Coral Sea, but they also include a tanning ledge.

Size

The Coral Sea model comes in 3 different sizes:

  • The smallest is 31 ft. 2 in. long and 15 ft. 2 in. wide. It's 4 ft. deep in the shallow end and 6 ft. 4 in. in the deep end.
  • The medium is 35 ft. 5 in. long and 15 ft. 2 in. wide. It's 3 ft. 7 in. deep in the shallow end and 6 ft. 4 in. in the deep end.
  • The largest is 40 ft. long and 15 ft. 2 in. wide. It's 3 ft. 7 in. deep in the shallow end and 6 ft. 9.5 in. in the deep end.

The Coral Sea Lounger model comes in 2:

  • The smaller is 31 ft. 2 in. long and 15 ft. 2 in. wide. It's 4 ft. deep in the shallow end and 6 ft. 4 in. in the deep end.
  • The larger is 35 ft. 5 in. long and 15 ft. 2 in. wide. It's 3 ft. 7 in. deep in the shallow end and 6 ft. 4 in. in the deep end.

Shape specs

Barrier Reef Coral Sea pool blueprint/specs

Barrier Reef Coral Sea Lounger pool blueprint/specs

The Coral Sea Lounger has a tanning ledge, but the Coral Sea itself does not.

How it rates

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Thursday Pools

Wellspring

Size

The Wellspring model comes in 2 different sizes:

  • The smaller is 36 ft. long and 15 ft. 11 in. wide. It's 4 ft. deep in the shallow end and 6 ft. 4 in. in the deep end.
  • The larger is 40 ft. long and 15 ft. 11 in. wide. It's 3 ft. 7 in. deep in the shallow end and 6 ft. 4 in. in the deep end.

Both sizes are 3 ft. 8 in. deep in the shallow end and 5 ft. 10 in. in the deep end.

Shape specs

Thursday Wellspring36 pool blueprint/specs

Thursday Wellspring40 pool blueprint/specs

Both sizes have a tanning ledge.

How it rates

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Other options for fiberglass pools

If these freeform pool models interest you and you’d like to see more, you can also take a look at our designs here at River Pools. The C and O designs merge “curve appeal” with open swim space. The C line has a spacious tanning ledge, and both models include seats in the deep end.

On the other hand, you may decide that freeform doesn’t suit you as well as a linear design… and that’s fine! Fiberglass pools offer plenty of shapes and sizes, and you’ll likely be able to find one that fits you just right. Our D line, L36, R line, or G36 designs might be more up your alley.

At River Pools we manufacture both freeform and linear fiberglass pools which are available through our nationwide dealer network. We also install pools in Virginia and Maryland.

Want even more awesome information? If so, read through our comprehensive ebook about fiberglass pools, and get in touch with us to see if this might be the right choice for you.

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Editor's note: This blog article was updated on October 17, 2018.