Pools should be shaped like:
traditional Grecian rectangles.
free form - aka EXPENSIVE.
big ol' oval because. *shrug*
The following are necessary additions, Stoney, omg!
tanning ledge (omg want)
"grotto" so you can freak out about your kids necking when they're teens. If you pick this, you FAIL.
metal railing to haul tired bodies out
float-up BAR - HOLY CRAP! Yes. Pick this one.
The look of the pool:
suck it up, tell the kids they're not going to college, and put in a natural stone surround
be wise and get the ugly pebbled concrete stuff
be smart and get that concrete stuff but STAINED to look good
wooden decking that will splinter (I hate children, and want them all to get splinters, muah ah ah)
things to talk the Mister into:
a pergola with a fan so you can sit outside for EVER
a built-in BBQ so the pool parties we will have will be the most awesome ever
a threeway with JackDav (the "Devil's Threeway" but gratifying to me)
doing any of the above.
aren't fun unless there are leis and cheap plastic tiki torches!
are fun when it's all adults
Fish out of water?
will happen, and everyone is invited, and oh my gosh POOL!!
I don't swim. I'm ... not a strong swimmer.
Guys, I have wanted a pool my WHOLE LIFE. Community pools and apartment complex pools are not the same. You can't skinny dip! You can't crank your tunes and bop all by your self! You can't casually shove the kids in the water and not get the stink eye from a 16 year old lifeguard! You can't have a POOL BOY. Oh. My. God.
Favorite time in a pool stories GO GO GO!! *bouncing with JOY*
ETA: I forgot to mention that I changed my LJ name based on this bit from Patton Oswald. Ahahahahaha.