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13 Useful Small Swimming Pools for Your Family

You will definitely love these small swimming pools that give you the freedom and fun you're looking for, without taking up your whole yard.

Swimming pools can be a whole lot of fun, but not everyone has the space that they need for a large pool. When this happens, you need to start looking at your other options. Small swimming pools may not be what you have in mind, but they can be a great addition to your backyard.

A small pool can help you get a decent amount of space in your yard but still a decent amount of swimming area. The key is choosing something that has a great shape and a decent size even though you don’t have a lot of space and that’s not always as easy as it seems. 

Choosing the Size and Shape

Make sure you have at least a couple feet on each side of the pool that you choose so you can get around it easily. You’ll likely want more than that so you still have some space to run around or gather with friends and family. You don’t want the pool to take up all of your available space.

Think about what else you’re going to need in that yard and try to plan around those things. You may find that you don’t even have the room you need for a decent sized pool. Maybe you want something smaller, like a Jacuzzi or small spa instead. Only you can really decide.

Look at shapes that will provide an interesting style for your backyard or something that really shows off your own personal style. You’ll definitely be happy with something that isn’t just like what everyone else has. We have a variety of different ones for you to look at.

Cost of Small Swimming Pools

The price of your pool is going to depend on size and shape as well as materials as well, so keep these factors in mind when you get started. You want something that you can actually afford. Different shapes could be different rates because of how easy (or difficult) they are to put together. Different materials are also going to be different rates, but you want something that you’ll really enjoy having in your backyard for years to come.

In general, small swimming pools are going to be smaller than 14ft.  x 28 ft. (since this is considered average). At this size, it’s going to cost somewhere around $10,000 for an in-ground pool. For an above ground pool, you’re likely going to have no problem getting something for a few hundred dollars at a store. Which version you’re interested in will be up to you.

What it Means for You

At a size of less than 14 feet x 28 feet you aren’t going to have a lot of space for swimming, though you will still have some. You’re also not going to have space for diving because these types of small swimming pools are only 6 ½ feet deep or less. Diving isn’t recommended unless the pool is at least 9 feet deep. So make sure you’re careful and check out these options for your next pool.

 

This small circle pool fits great with the slightly larger pool. If you have more space for a larger pool the smaller one can be an added relaxation space instead of anything you want for real swimming.

This small circle pool fits great with the slightly larger pool. If you have more space for a larger pool the smaller one can be an added relaxation space instead of anything you want for real swimming.

 

Who says a small pool needs to be boring? This small pool actually has an infinity edge that overlooks the cliffs and that's really going to be a great experience.

Who says a small pool needs to be boring? This small pool actually has an infinity edge that overlooks the cliffs and that’s really going to be a great experience.

 

This small pool has its very own waterfall and who doesn't love that? You're definitely going to have some fun here and it's small enough to fit wherever you want.

This small pool has its very own waterfall and who doesn’t love that? You’re definitely going to have some fun here and it’s small enough to fit wherever you want.

 

This square pool definitely fits with the small swimming pools, but it's still large enough that you can have a little fun and swim around even as an adult. The stone sides make it more stylish and it's still the right size.

This square pool definitely fits with the small swimming pools, but it’s still large enough that you can have a little fun and swim around even as an adult. The stone sides make it more stylish and it’s still the right size.

 

This small circle pool is just the right size for relaxing after a long day. The stylish stone around the outside and the nearly level surface to the edge is just like your own personal spring.

This small circle pool is just the right size for relaxing after a long day. The stylish stone around the outside and the nearly level surface to the edge is just like your own personal spring.

 

With this pool you get a somewhat square shape with flattened corners so everyone can easily relax but it's just large enough that you may be able to get a few strokes in across too.

With this pool you get a somewhat square shape with flattened corners so everyone can easily relax but it’s just large enough that you may be able to get a few strokes in across too.

 

This octagonal pool has plenty of sides and it's made with a wood casing that makes it more rustic and cabin-like. You'll love hanging out in this one and you'll love how it adds to your style.

This octagonal pool has plenty of sides and it’s made with a wood casing that makes it more rustic and cabin-like. You’ll love hanging out in this one and you’ll love how it adds to your style.

 

This is what you get for a few hundred dollars at the store. The above ground pool can be great for some and the rectangular shape gives you much more space to swim, so don't discount it right off the bat.

This is what you get for a few hundred dollars at the store. The above ground pool can be great for some and the rectangular shape gives you much more space to swim, so don’t discount it right off the bat.

 

An oblong pool can let you get a few laps in even with a smaller square footage pool. It's definitely a unique look too so you get two things all at the same time.

An oblong pool can let you get a few laps in even with a smaller square footage pool. It’s definitely a unique look too so you get two things all at the same time.

 

The top pool is somewhat small on its own, but the little one is definitely smaller but still has a great option, a hot tub. Who wouldn't love a great hot tub on their porch, right next to their own personal pool and waterfall?

The top pool is somewhat small on its own, but the little one is definitely smaller but still has a great option, a hot tub. Who wouldn’t love a great hot tub on their porch, right next to their own personal pool and waterfall?

 

This is going to be your own personal oasis with the beach feel it's got going on. Walk right over the sand and into your own slice of paradise, with beautiful water and a waterfall too.

This is going to be your own personal oasis with the beach feel it’s got going on. Walk right over the sand and into your own slice of paradise, with beautiful water and a waterfall too.

 

If you're really low on space and you want something unique this pool actually closes right up for you, so you can get as much space as possible at all times. Plus it's a pretty great little pool.

If you’re really low on space and you want something unique this pool actually closes right up for you, so you can get as much space as possible at all times. Plus it’s a pretty great little pool.

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