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Discover Your Pool Personality

Quiz: What’s Your Pool Personality?

If you’re looking to realize your dream of having a pool in your own backyard, the decision-making process can be a little overwhelming at first. The vast array of options can be dizzying—and the more research you do, the more ideas you’ll find.

The solution? Finding your pool personality!

Take our quiz below to help figure out the best type of pool for your needs: above-ground, recessed or in-ground. Let’s get started!

1. Your day-to-day schedule can best be described as:

A. Hectic
B. Fast-paced, but manageable
C. Leisurely

2. On a scale of 1 to Bill Gates, your swimming pool budget is:

A. On the smaller side (1 – 3)
B. A little limited, but with some wiggle room (4 – 7)
C. Large—or even boundless (8 – Bill Gates)

3. All swimming pools require some maintenance. How much time do you have each week to devote to the upkeep?

A. Not much—my schedule is jam-packed
B. Some—I can work it in around my other responsibilities
C. Plenty—I have a good amount of spare time each week

4. How might you describe your overall decorating aesthetic?

A. Funky chic—I like a quirky, eclectic look and often think outside the box
B. Practical—I like things in their place, and value function as much as form
C. Sleek and modern—I like clean lines and smooth edges

5. What is your pool installation time frame?

A. Summer’s almost here, and I want a pool NOW!
B. I have a little time but would like my pool installed sooner rather than later.
C. Swimming pool season is a ways away, and I can be patient.

6. How much do you want to customize your pool’s shape?

A. I’m ok with a traditional rectangle or oval.
B. A typical shape is fine, but I’d love some landscaping or a deck around it.
C. A lot—I have a dream of a pool shaped like a fish. Or a rocketship. Or my favorite handbag.

If you answered…

Mostly A’s:

An above ground pool is the ideal option for you. With your busy schedule, you’ll be grateful for the lack of prep work involved in the installation, and the relatively low cost and hassle-free upkeep will be a perfect fit for you and your family.

Mostly B’s:

A recessed pool is the pool for you! These pools offer many of the aesthetic benefits of their in-ground counterparts, but without the extra cost and upkeep.

Mostly C’s:

Go for the in-ground pool. Since you have a bit of extra time on your hands and some room in your budget, this is a great option that will provide you and your family with fun and enjoyment for years to come.

WANT TO LEARN MORE? Check out our guide for Choosing the Right Pool to learn about pool budget, maintenance and how it affects the value of your home.