June 5, 2009, Newsletter Issue #118: The Size and Shape Of Your Garden Pool

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If you’re designing your own garden pool, you’ll have the freedom to give it any size and shape within the restraints of the land. What size and shape your garden pool ends up being will be based on your budget and the limits of your site. While larger pools require a greater expense and work to build, they can also provide you with more enjoyment and a more stable ecosystem in the long run. We’ve provided some ideas for your overall fountain configuration below:

For limited space, you can still create something that’s of visual interest. A kidney-shaped pool surrounded by landscape doesn’t have to be large, but can have a big impact on its surroundings.Your garden pool doesn’t have to be any specific shape. In fact, it can take on a very organic form. It can be a stream meandering through the landscape that culminates into a natural looking pond.Conversely, your garden pool can make a big design statement with a very fixed shape. It can be a clearly man-made pool with a slick slate surface, running linearly through a landscaped area.Your garden pool can have the addition of steps and bridges to divide its appearance. The placement of a wood bridge and several stepping stones into a semi-circular fountain can make an attractive statement.

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