Pool designs have come a long way over the past couple of decades. One of the benefits of this is the fact that more homeowners are able to install a pool. In Florida, many residents do not have large backyards and yet more people than ever own pools. Thanks to modern design options, it’s possible to fit a pool into small backyard spaces. Here is a look at the best pool designs for a small backyard.
What are the Best Pool Designs for Small Backyards?
While there’s no clear-cut answer as to which type of design is best for backyard pools, there are some important things to consider. First, you should be mindful of what your pool will be used for. If you are looking for an extravagant pool with a diving board and water slide for children, this may not be feasible. Be realistic about your expectations for a backyard pool.
With that being said, if you are looking to use your pool just as a place to take a quick dip, lay in the sun, or get some exercise, a basic rectangular design may do the trick. Pools can be designed to mimic the water flow of swimming, so it’s possible to “swim laps” in a pool that is no more than a few feet in length.
It’s also important to remember that pools with curves will take away from your water space, but can create more decking and landscaping place. If you are in search of a place to set up lawn chairs or a grill, having a larger decking area may be in your best interest.
Communicating With Your Pool Contractor
Your pool contractor should be able to come up with a freeform pool design that fits into your small backyard, but it’s important that you communicate clearly with him. When designing pools for small backyards, every inch counts. Being clear about your budget and your vision for how the pool will be used will allow your contractor to draw up the perfect plan for your backyard.