One of the biggest decisions when shopping for an above ground pool is choosing which shape and size works best for you. On one hand you have the traditional round pool. On the other hand you have the option to go with an oval shaped pool. We will go over some of the benefits and disadvantages below regarding both types. One thing worth mentioning before you read any further is that round pools are significantly less expensive than oval pools. This applies both to the pools themselves as well as the installation of the pool. We will detail the reason why there is such a difference in price below. If you are interested in oval pools or your yard size and shape dictates that only an oval will work in your situation, then please read below for advice on selecting your oval pool.
Round vs. Oval Comparison
The more popular choice: Round
Here at Krossber Brothers we see families choosing round pools over oval more frequently than not. The advantages of a round pool over an oval are just to significant. The only time we see the oval as an advantage over round is when the customer's yard is longer than wide, or when only an oval shaped pool could fit due to property line set backs, garages, septic systems, and home layout. All of the pools we sell come with the option of being round or oval. The end result between the two will result in a happy family either way, its just that the round pool tends to offer quite a bit more for your money.
Oval Pool Tip
Visible and Invisible Oval pool Supports
Oval pools require side supports to handle the pressure from the water pushing out on the pool wall. Traditionally most oval pools had the triangular support brackets just like in the first picture to the left. Nowadays "invisible" supports on oval pools are becoming more available. These "invisible" support type ovals offer more room on the sides and have a much cleaner look overall.