Pools: 4 models for you to choose from

Looking for the perfect pool for your home? So be sure to check out this small guide with all the information you need when building or installing your pool.

There are many models on the market, variations in size, depth and material.

In addition, you will also find in this guide a little about construction, maintenance and products to keep your pool always perfect.

So be sure to check it out!

What is the best type of pool?

Let's see what types of pool are available so that you can freely choose what suits you best and fits your budget.

1. Fiber Pool

The fiberglass pool is a popular type known for its ease of installation, making it a convenient option for many. It also stands out for its ease of cleaning and maintenance.

2. Vinyl Pool


The vinyl pool offers an excellent opportunity for customization, thanks to its variety of shapes and prints, which allows it to be adapted to the most diverse tastes and spaces.

Furthermore, it is known for its quick and practical installation, making it an attractive choice for those looking for convenience and style in swimming pools.

3. Masonry Pools

masonry pool

Ideal for personalized projects in buildings and large spaces, masonry pools offer unparalleled versatility, despite not being the most affordable.

They allow total freedom in shape and covering, adapting perfectly to your space and style.

4. Canvas, Frame and Inflatable Pools

inflatable spa for 2 people

Inflatable pools are ideal for casual and temporary use, standing out for their easy and quick assembly.

Made from reinforced PVC, they are available in different colors and sizes, including options for babies. Some models also include filtration systems.

Canvas and frame pools are more robust and suitable for semi-permanent use.
With plastic, metal or aluminum support structures, these pools offer greater stability and are often available in square or rectangular shapes.

They are a good option for those looking for durability without the costs of fixed construction.

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4. Armada Manta Pools

sodramar armed-manta-poolArmed blanket pools are known for their robustness and flexibility. Made with polyvinyl chloride (PVC-P) and reinforced with polyester mesh, these blankets adapt to any shape, guaranteeing watertightness and durability.

They offer quick installation and are highly effective, with a five-year waterproof guarantee. Equipped with protection against ultraviolet rays and scratches, they are an economical and long-lasting option.

What is the best shape and size for a pool?

As for the shapes of pools, they can be rectangular, round, small or large, they are directly linked to the valuation of the property, not just the aesthetics of the house, buildings or clubs.

How to build a pool?

First of all, you need to focus on the shape of your pool, make a small project, design the desired model and then define the place where it will be built.

It's nice that you have a small project, with all the necessary costs and materials, in a very detailed way to make your dream come true.

From there, analyze the soil, define the depth and proceed with all the necessary documentation for its construction, if necessary.

Prepare for the foundation and then structure the pool. Proceed with waterproofing your masonry pool and place the desired coating. These are the basic steps for building your pool.

What is the ideal size of a swimming pool?

Pool sizes may vary depending on where they are installed or built. There is a variation between residential and commercial pools.

For residential pools, there is a standard size of 6×3 meters, 7×3 meters, 8×4, 9×4 and 10×4. These sizes may vary slightly depending on the size of the surface to be installed.

When talking about swimming pools for homes, there is much greater variability in terms of depth, size, material and format. But when it comes to buildings, the measures need to follow a protocol.

The height of masonry pools for buildings must be between 1.30 and 1.40 meters in relation to the deepest part, and the shallowest part where children usually stay, between 0.30 and 0.40 meters.

In addition, the location and position that the pool should be installed must be taken seriously. Engineers should check for the presence of water table, pipes, stones and if there is possibility of digging to build.

What is the best shape for a pool?

Choosing the shape of the pool is a crucial step in planning your leisure space, directly impacting the style, functionality and integration with the environment. 

Let's explore the most common formats and their particularities to help you decide which is best for your needs:

  • Rectangular: Classic and timeless, the rectangular shape is ideal for swimming and water exercises, offering simple lines that harmonize easily with any style of landscaping or architecture.
  • Square: Perfect for smaller spaces, the square shape provides a modern and functional design. It is an excellent choice for compact leisure areas, where space is a limiting factor.
  • Round: The round shape is synonymous with sociability, favoring interaction between people. It adapts well to different garden styles and creates a welcoming atmosphere for relaxation and enjoyment.
  • Oval: Combining the elegance of rectangular and the softness of round, the oval shape is versatile and aesthetically pleasing, ideal for families looking for a space for play and relaxation.
  • Free Form: Inspired by nature, the free-form format allows total creativity in design, being able to imitate natural lakes or adapt uniquely to your garden. It is perfect for those who want a completely personalized pool.
  • Bean: Reminiscent of the shape of a bean, this shape is soft and inviting, providing an organic look that blends harmoniously into the garden's landscaping.
  • L Shape: The L-shape is ideal for those looking to define distinct areas within the pool, such as a shallow part for children and a deeper part for swimming. It offers a practical solution for families with diverse needs.
  • Infinite: The infinity edge creates an optical illusion that the water extends to the horizon, ideal for pools located in areas with panoramic views. This format is synonymous with luxury and sophistication.

Choosing the ideal format depends on the intended use, the size of the available space and the aesthetic preferences of each person. 

When deciding on the shape, consider how the pool will complement your lifestyle and the surrounding environment, ensuring the end result brings joy and relaxation to every moment.

How long does a pool last?

Regarding the duration of the pools, we can make a comparison between masonry and fiberglass pools.

Of course, it all depends on the maintenance and care that the owner will have with each one of them.

  • Masonry Pools: Masonry pools are the most durable, between 20 and 30 years. But as we said, this will depend on essential care and good maintenance.
  • Fiberglass Pools: Fiberglass pools can last up to 30 years as well. And the advantage is that you won't need to keep changing the inserts like in masonry, for example. But as a reinforcement, everything will depend on care.

What is the best cost-benefit among pool types?

Now, let's complement the previous topic. After what we said about costs and issues involving the duration of pools, it's time to say which one is more worthwhile: fiberglass or masonry?

Both have high durability, that is, around 30 years of life, with good maintenance and periodic cleaning.

With regard to the cost of each of them, fiberglass pools, in addition to being easy to install, cost much less than masonry pools.

So made the considerations we can say that fiberglass pools are more cost-effective than masonry.

Pool Accessories

About pool accessories, they go far beyond aesthetics. It is essential to maintain hygiene and maintain pools correctly.

So see below a list of pool accessories that you can find in our pool store:

  • Swimming pool heaters;
  • Complete cleaning kits for swimming pools;
  • cleaning robots;
  • Swimming pool pump;
  • Steps;
  • Brushes;
  • Sieves;
  • Skimmer;
  • filters;
  • showers;
  • thermal covers;
  • Hydrojet;
  • Tables and benches;
  • I pool.

All these accessories and much more are available from our pool shop.

We work with the best brands on the market in pool accessories and ours. Be sure to check it out on our website.

Swimming Pool Products

Do you know which products to use to clean your pool?

So stay tuned for this topic. There is a list of essential products for the maintenance of your pool.

Therefore, we are going to list each one of them, in order, so that you can maintain them correctly.

  • Flocculant: Also known as clarifier, this product is responsible for the solidification of impurities at the bottom of the pool. It is the first to be used. It facilitates the removal of larger and heavier dirt.
  • Bromine, Chlorine or Salt: In this second stage, it is important to use one of these three products to disinfect the water, killing microbes and germs that we cannot see. Chlorine is the most common to be found, in addition to being cheaper than other products. It can be tablet, powder or liquid.
  • The use of salt at the time of disinfection solves the problem of germs and bacteria through the electrolysis process, that is, the salt is converted into chlorine thanks to the electrodes. The use of salt in this process is excellent for not irritating the skin. The use of bromine is a little more delicate.
  • In addition to being more difficult to find, they tend to be more expensive as well. Also, he can suffer a little from pool water temperature variations. Even the slower dissolution, it fulfills its function more than the other products.
  • Algaecide: The third product to be used is algaecide, to prevent the formation and proliferation of algae inside your pool that cause a greenish color.
  • PH reducer and elevator: The fourth step is the use of reducers and soda ash, because for the water to reach the ideal pH, it should be between 7 and 7,4. So with the help of a tester you should measure the PH of your water. If it's above, apply more reducer, and if it's below, apply lift.

pool supplies

Undoubtedly, the best materials for swimming pools are among maintenance items, such as brushes, pool vacuums, sieves, filters and much more.

Among all the devices for sanitizing swimming pools, vacuum cleaners are the best.

Capable of capturing the dirt most embedded in the bottom, they guarantee a more beautiful appearance for your home pool.

You can find the best products and materials for your pool here at Sodramar. Brand and store number one in reference for swimming pool products.

Sodramar Pool Shop

Get to know our pool shop and check out all our products, materials, accessories and with the best prices, promotions and products on the market.

Our mission is to guarantee the quality of our products, in addition to offering excellent service to our customers.

A sodramar has years of experience in the pool market and offers the best. Far beyond aesthetics, our commitment is to the quality, comfort, health and leisure of our customers.

Be sure to visit our website and check out our catalog and prices, as well as the best parts for building your pool.