Plain Jane Pool Ideas
Can I see your “Plain Jane” pools??? Ours is under construction and is just a standard rectangular shallow- 8f!! Everyone else has all the fancy!!
kath: 1960s plainest of the plain here… we just adore her!
holle: love the shape! She gets the job done right.
kath: Holle, heck yeah! We’ve had some great parties!
joyce: About as plain as they get. The previous owners put it in and didn’t even use pool coping around the edges!
holle: Joyce, do y’all just hop in or are there stairs I don’t see?
kim: Still under construction.
holle: Kim are those bench stairs? That is our only upgrade to our plain Jane pool that is still under construction.
kim: I have stadium stairs as u walk in the shallow. And then a bench in the far left corner.
canda: 14×28 3-6ft. Getting ready to close it for the winter.
donna: Nothing fancy with ours. Just a rectangle object that makes our hearts happy.
veronika: Don’t have a pic, but we have plain rectangular one, just like your pic. We love it! We love clean and simple, that is never out of style.
helen: I don’t have a good pic, as it needs a bit if TLC, and I have pool shame, but at 7x3m rectangular pool, it small but perfectly functional and cheaper to run than large pools t’boot.
michele: Ours is a lazy L. It’s closed for the year, but I took this from inside it because of my new chaise lounges to post on an Aldi group on I’m in (snagged those lounges for $40 each over the summer at Aldi!).
holle: we got the same loungers thanks to a post on here about them! Was it you that posted? I sent my husband immediately to Aldi and we got 4! Still in the shed because our pool is still under construction. Are you happy with them?
michele: I probably did!! We love the loungers!
stephane: We finished our rectangular pool this summer and I love it’s clean, simple and classic look. Sometimes less is more!
nikki: I love everything about this. where did you get your chairs and umbrellas.
stephane: chairs are from Costco. Highly recommend them. They are way more expensive online though. You can get them in store usually starting April. They sell fast. The umbrellas are Better Homes and Garden from Walmart online.
lori: What coloris is your liner?
laura: how many feet of concrete on each side? This is similar to what we are doing!
stephane: it’s GLI Caribbean Gray. They have now changed the name to Gray Bonair. Laura, we have 10ft of concrete on each side.
cassie: Really can’t get much plainer lol just a 10,000 gallon fiberglass pool with 2 sitting edges at the deep end lol. I would love to put a slide and heater in though!
chry: I can’t wait to get my pool enclosed. These mosquitoes try to carry me away during the day time in my pool.
cassi: Chry, honestly it’s been an expensive upkeep we have a 1900 sq ft enclosure every time screens need to be replaced it costs a lot we had to re-screen just the bottom panels it cost $700 we spent another $200 on a dog door and then another $300 on just a couple big screens we have the most expensive screen type though it’s the finest mesh to keep out no-see-ums.
cynt: Rectangular 24×50 with slide, diving board and hot tub. Pretty plain pool. Nothing fancy. Since we self built this it is all we can afford. Feel lucky to have a pool.
debo: cynt:what kind of pool is it? How deep & where? I am am wanting to build almost the same thing in Montana.
cynt: Debo, 9 ft ordered from Royal swimming in Nashville. The pool walls are 42 inch.
jaime: Mine is just an 18 x 32 rectangle. It’s very plain and not the prettiest but I love it. It was built in the 1950’s. So as you can imagine pools have improved a lot in 70 years.
karey: Mind is like yours. Plain rectangle. 18×36 – 3 1/2 – 8’
sarah: I hate our pool. Love having a pool, hate how boring it is and just blah. No extra features or ledges or anything. Just a basic rectangle saltwater pool.
rebecca: This isn’t blah. This is a lovely pool with a lovely private backyard. I really am not into all the fancy pools. The surroundings is what does it for me. The only think I would add is some really great seating. In this back left hand corner a great big sectional. In the corner with the umbrella a trim the tree a bit and tuck in seating with a small firepit. What’s up with the shed? Can you make that a opening window and build a teeny attached table top? Add a great awning, 2 chairs, and it’s a great little bar. Add some plant pots?
sarah: Rebecca the shed houses the pool equipment. My husband is putting a fire pit to the far right of the pool outside the gate though. So it’ll be a big fire pit with tons of seating.
My concern with potted plants is them dying. I’ve tried so many plants and can never keep them alive in the house or on my front or back porch 🤦🏻♀️
And we usually have a ton of lounge chairs because all the people. I just can’t figure out how to still accommodate everyone and make it look nice so I’m trying to convince my hubby to fill the pool.
Our property is gorgeous. We have 4 private acres. A farm behind us and woods on the other 3 sides so from that aspect, it’s AMAZING to be by the pool in the middle of the nowhere and just enjoying the wildlife. And the other box in the corner by the tree is all the pool toys, rafts, etc. then along the back fence in the summer are those tAll tropical looking grasses that grow up along the fence where the diving board is. Otherwise that’s it.
rebecca: Really – the surroundings does it for me!
emily: I love this! What size is it?
nadia: Emily, 15×34.
krista: Still under construction, I only wanted a “plain Jane” pool. We like a classic look. I highly recommend the color changing lights, kids love them (there’s an all white setting too thankfully).
stacy: Mine is a rectangle 16×44 shallow to 8’ fiberglass (9’ of it is tanning ledge) with lights and bubblers.. nothing too fancy!
kim: stacy, that’s a great size.