Freeform Swimming Pool Designs

As Central North Carolina’s premier custom freeform swimming pool designers, Blue Haven Raleigh is proud to offer a range of pool styles to fit your unique wants and needs. Our limitless design and construction capabilities allow us to turn nearly any vision into a reality.

Freeform swimming pools are anything but ordinary. Our beautiful, custom freeform pools are designed with smooth, flowing curves that lack hard angles and linear lines typical of standard round or rectangular shaped pools. Freeform pools can be designed in a naturalistic or irregular configuration that best fits your space and imagination.



Freeform pools were first introduced in California in the early 20th century by pool construction pioneers Philip Ilsley and Pascal Paddock. These custom freeform pools were first built into irregular shapes but soon began being constructed into naturalistic shapes and styles with specialty water elements inspired by nature. Ilsley later built a pool in the Hollywood Hills in the shape of a hepatica leaf that is known as one of the most iconic freeform swimming pools in history. Since the 1920’s, freeform swimming pools have continued to be a popular choice as they offer boundless beauty and creative design options.