A "linear" or "geometric" pool tends to produce a neat, clean look. This is usually accomplished with some combination of the following design styles and features:
- Clean, straight lines and/or geometric shapes
- Paving tiles around the perimeter
- Brick or tiled decking, stamped concrete
- Ceramic, Glass or Mosiac tiles at the waterline
- Classic water features, such as deck jets, scuppers or waterfalls
A "Zero Edge" or “Perimeter Overflow” design will also tend to add a formal, sophisticated look to any pool design. (A "zero edge" occurs when the pool water and the deck are at the same height, with a nearly invisible overflow slot to catch any spillover.) A lighter pool interior will tend to give any swimming pool a more traditional look, where as a darker pool interior can lean towards a more contemporary look. A formal/traditional pool will tend to look more appropriate if your landscaping choices stay with a relatively clean and formal style.
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