The Inground Pool Planning Process

Planning an inground swimming pool as part of your dream backyard is a fun and exciting journey. Latham is here to guide you through the pool-planning process and help you explore pool shape options, compare different design ideas and create a budget in order to build your dream pool. Use these pool planning resources to research, imagine and save your ideas all in one place as you layout your dream backyard.

Pool Planning Ideas: Find The Right Pool Shape

Choosing the best pool shape can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. At Latham, we want you to have the resources and confidence to choose the one that’s right for you. Whether you’re just starting your pool budget or already have a design in mind, this guide can help you find the ideal shape for your budget, family, backyard, and lifestyle.

The Pool Buying Process

The Pool Buying Process: How to Build a Pool on a Budget

A backyard swimming pool is the ultimate addition to transform any backyard into your own little slice of paradise. No matter what type of pool you dream of building, Latham is here to help you understand all your options and purchase a pool you’ll love.


Fiberglass Pool Price Guide

This fiberglass pool pricing guide will help you map out a budget, explore financing options and make your dream pool a reality.

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Vinyl Pool Price Guide

In this guide, we’ll help you understand all the options and considerations that go into planning so you can turn your vinyl liner pool dreams into reality.

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Automatic Safety Cover Price Guide

The price range for a Coverstar autocover can vary based on your overall pool design, but the benefits will give you back more time to enjoy your backyard oasis with friends and family.

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Fiberglass vs. Concrete vs. Vinyl Liner Pools

Whether it’s fiberglass, vinyl liner or concrete, each type of pool offers its own pros and cons.

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Pool-Planning Tools: Seeing is believing…

Latham’s enhanced visualization and budget preparation tools help you build your dream pool and transform your backyard into the ultimate sanctuary.

AR Visualizer

The Pool Visualizer App

Bring your dream backyard to life! You can see a Latham pool right in your own backyard with the Latham Pool Visualizer App, which features our most popular fiberglass pool models in a n assortment of colors.

Download the AR Pool Visualizer Application

The Latham Liner Visualizer

The Latham Liner Visualizer makes the liner selection process easier by making it possible for you to see a variety of patterns applied to a pool similar to your own. You can select three different styles of homes, choose from three popular swimming pool designs and apply the pattern of your choice to visualize the look and feel of your pool.

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Pool Cost Estimator

To get an idea of what the pool of your dreams may cost, check out the Latham pool cost estimator. Select your pool style and the accessories that matter most to you to get an estimate of what you can expect to spend.

While you may want to save for a pool, we make financing easy. Learn more about Latham’s financing options today.

Design and price your dream pool

Create a My Latham Account and Plan Your Dream Pool

Get the tools you need to design and plan your ultimate backyard pool experience. Create a My Latham account to:

  • Save and share your pool cost estimator results
  • Plan your backyard wishlist
  • Easily share your designs with dealers to get started