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When it comes to swimming pool designs, a wide selection of shapes and sizes is available. On this page, the Summerhill Pool Team looks at lagoon pools. Here, you’ll learn what a lagoon pool is, how you can complement it with other features, and some of its positive and negative elements. Lagoon pools are a great option for those looking for something different. With a lagoon pool, you can bring a little slice of paradise to Dallas.

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What is a Lagoon Pool?

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A lagoon pool is a free form pool designed to resemble a natural body of water. These pools often have a plaster in a natural color, such as green, teal, blue, or sand. To enhance the look, lagoon pools are typically surrounded by stones and other natural landscaping. 

What Are the Best Lagoon Pool Shapes?

The typical shape of a lagoon pool is free form with plenty of curves. This helps create the illusion of a natural body of water. Square and rectangular pools can look more artificial.

In the following sections, you’ll find a number of popular water features typically used in conjunction with lagoon pools. Some of them contribute to the illusion that lagoon pools are a natural body of water, while some add to the enjoyment of a lagoon pool. 

Beach Entry Access

A beach entry access pool, or a zero point entrance pool, is a type of pool designed to capture the feeling of entering a natural body of water. It does this by giving the impression of a beach-like entry point with a gentle slope, stairs, or steps, depending on the design. This provides a luxurious alternative to using a ladder to get in and out.


A bubbler creates a small bubbling geyser that not only adds visual interest but also offers a fun way to beat the heat. Bubblers are a great way to treat yourself to a relaxing experience if your pool has a shallow end or sun shelf.


A great way to enhance the natural look of a lagoon pool is installing a waterfall as a water feature. It can help bring home the sights and sounds of a gorgeous tropical escape.


Adding a firebowl beside the pool is a great way to add an eye-catching and dramatic feature. The fire provides a unique contrast to the water.

Built-In Spa

A built-in heated spa provides a great place to relax and enjoy the beauty of a lagoon pool. It’s also a great way to make a luxury pool feel even more luxurious.

What Are the Benefits of a Lagoon Pool?

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A lagoon pool offers a number of benefits. In the following section, we’ll look at a couple of them.

Unique Look

Few things say luxury like a natural-looking pool. It offers a little slice of paradise right in your backyard.


Depending on how the landscape around your lagoon pool is laid out, it may make it harder to see the pool area from the outside—providing privacy and enhancing the feeling of escape.

What to Keep In Mind for a Lagoon Pool Build?

While there are many benefits to having a lagoon pool, there are a number of drawbacks to be aware of as well. Below, we’ve included several of them. 

Requires More Space

Because of the unconventional shape of a lagoon pool, it takes up more space in a less uniform way than a conventional pool. 

Not Always Good for Pool Exercise

A lagoon’s unique shape is not ideal for swimming laps. The often shorter pool distance of a lagoon pool means your workout could feature many turnarounds. However, some lagoon pools may have swim lanes.

Jump Into Your Custom Lagoon Pool

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If you are in the greater Dallas, Texas, area, the professionals at Summerhill Pools can create the one-of-a-kind lagoon pool of your dreams. Guided by our decades of experience, we will deliver a unique backyard escape that you will love for years to come. Along with designing and constructing high-quality in-ground pools, we also build eye-catching outdoor living features.

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