Building a Small Pool

Would you like to build a pool in your backyard, but have limited landscaping?  There are options to put swimming pools in even the smallest of locations.  With a little creativity and a lot of planning, you can put a pool in your backyard too.  

Types of Small Pools

Rectangle Pools

If you’d like to reap the benefits of a lap pool but don’t have the space, get a small rectangle pool for your yard, and just do multiple repetitions, or install jets to your pool to add resistance to your workout.  A rectangle pool is modern and will fit right into the feel of your home.  A typical small rectangle pool is 9 by 18 feet.  

Freeform Pools

If you aren’t a fan of the classic rectangle, your backyard is oddly shaped, or you have landscaping goals for your backyard (like a firepit and outdoor shower), then the freeform pool is for you.  You can design a pool that will naturally weave through your backyard like a river.  The nicest feature about a freeform pool is that it can become anything that you want it to be.

Plunge Pools

Plunge pools, sometimes known as wading pools, are small pools meant for lounging and wading instead of exercising.  Their small size makes them perfect for tight spaces or families with small children.  Most of them are a little bit bigger than a hot tub or spa

Above Ground Pools

Above ground pools can instantly transform your backyard without the commitment of an in-ground pool.  You can get a 16 foot round pool that takes up hardly any space.  

Benefits of Small Pools

Easy to heat

If you live in a cooler area but you would like to have a heated pool, small pools cost less to heat.  They also warm up faster, as there is less water to heat.  Smaller pools are easier to keep heated year round, allowing you to take a plunge even if there is snow on the ground!

Less grass to mow

Pools take up space in your yard, naturally decreasing the amount of grass that you will have to mow!  

Less Expensive

Small pools naturally cost less than large pools.  They make being a pool owner more affordable than ever.  The savings not only come from the initial cost to build the pool, but in the amount of chemicals that you have to buy to maintain it, the electricity it takes to keep your pool warm and clean, and more.  

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