This forum has been so helpful already! We are about to start the pool build we've been talking about for 4 years since we moved into this house. We're going with an inground, vinyl, freeform shape approx 36 by 23 with a gold pebble liner. The plan sheet the pb sent us looks like a Goldfish cracker so he is working on tweaking that to look less like a snack cracker and more like the 3 radius lagoon shape we prefer.
I'm hoping 36 long x 23(shallow end) x 15 ("deep" end) wide will be large enough. My husband just wants to be able to do a few laps. I want enough room so that the pool floats don't cover the entire surface and am worried about size. Hopefully the pb has a good solution that will work with the existing patio, slope, and set backs.
This is the pool outline with pool towels as floats to help gauge size.