Imagine yourself lounging in a tropical paradise, surrounded by crystal-clear waters and lush greenery. This dreamy setting often includes an enticing feature—the lagoon pool. 

In this blog post, we will dive into the world of lagoon pools, exploring their pros and cons to help you decide if they are the right fit for your slice of paradise.

The lagoon pool concept

The lagoon pool is designed to mimic the natural beauty of a tropical paradise. Utilizing materials such as natural stone, sand, and rock, it is designed to blend harmoniously into the surrounding landscape. This turquoise-blue water color, which is reminiscent of the turquoise waters of paradise lagoons, is achieved by applying a special coating. Additionally, these pools are usually enhanced by features such as waterfalls, submerged beaches, and lush vegetation to create an exotic environment.

Main features of a lagoon pool

One of the key features of lagoon pools is their natural appearance, without being a natural pool. In this section, we will delve into the various elements that contribute to achieving an authentic and organic look. From incorporating rock formations and waterfalls to selecting the right plant life and landscaping, we will explore techniques that mimic the beauty of a natural lagoon.

The shape

The lagoon pool is a marvel of design inspired by the natural beauty of tropical lagoons. The most common design is free-form with a curved shape. However, free-form does not imply improvisation. No matter how the pool is shaped, it is essential to design it in a way that is appropriate for the available space and to determine the best location. The entrance to the pool as well as the depth of the pool are both important considerations. As with any pool project, each decision has a significant impact on the overall aesthetics and functionality of the lagoon pool.

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The water circulation

Lagoon pools provide large areas of shallow water where you may enjoy the sun’s rays while splashing around. However, shallower water heats up faster in the sun, making it easier for microorganisms to grow. As a result, you require efficient water circulation to prevent algae growth, which is promoted by high water temperatures.

Water flow can be improved by precise design and careful equipment selection; a large number of return inlets, for example, improves water mixing.

The pool surface

Pour imiter la couleur turquoise des lagons naturels, un revêtement de couleur beige — sable est conseillé.  Les couleurs de l’eau de la piscine seront, comme dans un lagon, changeant selon la profondeur de l’eau.

Les matériaux minéraux de type silico-marbreux . Ils doivent être antidérapants pour la sécurité. L’utilisation de galets ou de billes de verre rehausse la couleur et le scintillement de l’eau . On évite les carrelages, les mosaïques à cause des joints et les PVC tels que liner ou membrane armée pour leur aspect peu naturel.

The access

In accordance with the natural slope of a lagoon, entry into a lagoon pool is generally not through stairs or a ladder, but via a gentle slope, a submerged deck. Young children and people who wish to relax in the sun enjoy this shallow part of the beach. The facility is also a place of relaxation and conviviality.


To make a lagoon pool feel more like a natural lagoon, various enhancements can be implemented. These may include:

  • Natural stone pool edges
  • Natural rocks incorporation
  • Water features such as waterfalls and water curtains.
  • Plants, bushes, trees, etc.

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Finishing is important

A lagoon pool’s appeal lies in its finish details. A pool’s surface, decorative elements, plants, etc., must be carefully chosen to blend in with the surrounding landscape.

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Lagoon pools appear to be constructed without regard to any specific rules. However, this is not the case! There is a great deal of importance to the shape, the design of the hydraulic circuits, and the choice of equipment and materials.


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The lagoon pool benefits

Lagoon pools offer a unique swimming experience that blends the beauty of nature with the luxury of a private oasis. However, like any other design choice, lagoon pools come with their set of advantages and disadvantages. 

Here, we will delve into the pros and cons of lagoon pools, allowing you to make an informed decision when considering this stunning addition to your backyard.

A lagoon pool pros

One of the major advantages of lagoon pools is their visually appealing design. Unlike traditional rectangular pools, lagoon pools mimic the irregular shapes found in nature, giving them a more organic and harmonious feel.

The integration of natural elements like rocks, pebbles, and plants further enhances this aesthetic appeal, making the pool blend seamlessly with its surroundings.

Lagoon pools offer endless possibilities for creative landscaping. With their irregular shape and natural features, you have the chance to design a unique and personalized oasis. From incorporating a sandy beach area to creating a mini island in the middle of the pool, the opportunities are limited only by your imagination.

Additionally, the surrounding landscaping can be tailored to complement the lagoon pool, further enhancing the overall design.

Lagoon infinity pools are not only stunning to look at, but also can significantly enhance the appeal of a residential or commercial property. They add a touch of luxury and sophistication, making the property stand out and attracting potential buyers or guests.

Lagoon pools are perfect for families of all ages. Their gradual sloping entries mimic the gentle slope of a beach, making them safe and accessible for children and elderly individuals.

Additionally, the incorporation of underwater benches and shallow lounging areas provides ample space for relaxation and socializing.

Lagoon swimming pool's weak spots

If you enjoy swimming laps for exercise, a lagoon pool may not be the ideal choice. Due to their irregular shape and often limited length, lagoon pools are not designed with lap swimming in mind. While they offer ample space for relaxation and leisurely swimming, those seeking a dedicated space for exercise may find a traditional rectangular pool more suitable.

What's the best filtration for a lagoon pool?

There is a general belief that lagoon pools must have biological filtration using plants as part of their filtration system. There appears to be some confusion between natural pools and lagoon pools.

It is perfectly suited for this type of pool to use mechanical filtration. An ecological approach can also be achieved by using a bio-filtration system. However, the cost of this equipment is significantly higher.

Lagoon infinity pool

A lagoon infinity pool is a stunning and unique swimming pool design that combines the beauty of a lagoon with the infinity edge concept. This pool offers both relaxation and an exhilarating experience, making it a popular choice among homeowners and resort owners alike.

The infinity pool creates the illusion that there is no visible boundary between the pool and its surroundings. In the case of a lagoon pool, the addition of a peripheral overflow, instead of coping stones, gives the illusion of infinity. This edgeless design gives the impression of an endless body of water, creating a striking visual effect.



Think seriously about adding a lagoon pool to your outdoor space. As well as adding a touch of paradise to your garden, it will also provide a tranquil, relaxing environment for the whole family. Make your dream of a unique, rejuvenating outdoor space a reality today by contacting expertise professionals.