At Majestic Pools, we emphasize oval pools over rectangular ones because of their structural superiority. An arch or radius circle is structurally stronger than a straight wall. Any engineer will attest to this fact. That is why there are arched bridges, domes and large free-span buildings, such as the Niagara Falls Convention Center, Astrodome, Rogers Centre, Superdome, etc.
A rectangle has two long and two short straight walls; an oblong has two short straight walls. An oblong pool stays cleaner because there are no corners and the water moves in a circular pattern when the inlets are adjusted properly.
Most of all, liner problems occur in the corners of rectangular pools. Ovals have no corners, so they are not plagued with these problems. Oval liners fit perfectly, and 99% of all our pools are wrinkle free. Oval pools are much more fashionable and pleasing to the eye, accenting any yard or setting.
Our competition will try to justify their rectangular pools by saying that an oval pool has less swim area because of the lack of corners. This loss is minute and does not justify the disadvantages. An oval pool has approximately the same square footage as an emerald or elongated octagon of the same dimensions, but again, it is structurally superior.