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.