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Swimming Pools in Small Yards

Do you have a small yard, and want an in-ground swimming pool? Have people told you that there’s no way you can add a pool? The truth is, you probably can add an in-ground pool to your small yard. Not only that, but you may be quite surprised at the possibilities.

Size of the Pool

The size of your pool is only limited by the size of your yard. As long as you have enough space to walk around enough of the pool to tend to it, you should be okay. It’s up to you to decide how much of your yard you want as pool, and how much you want for other uses.

Location of the Pool

Even a small yard will afford you the choice of where the pool should be located. Do you want it to be in the center of your yard? Alternatively, maybe tucked into a corner up against some foliage?

Your landscaper will work with you and help you decide how to fit your in-ground pool into your yard. You may want a small covered patio off the house with the pool to the side. Perhaps you wish to keep a grassy area for children or pets. A pool landscape designer is familiar with how to make these things work. They know how to terrace a yard and fit things that most people didn’t imagine would be possible.

Shape of the Pool

Deciding the shape of your pool is part of the fun. Of course, the size and shape of your yard will help determine the shape of the pool. Some popular pool shapes are

  • Rectangular Shaped
  • Kidney Shaped
  • Oval Shaped
  • L-Shaped
  • Lagoon Shaped
  • Pear Shaped
  • Roman Shaped
  • Crescent Shaped

Keep in mind that rectangle can be quite long and narrow if that works best in your yard. There will surely be a shape that suits your yard.

Add a Spa

If you can fit a pool, chances are you can have a spa too. Spas can be incorporated into the pool space or can be attached. A spa that cascades into the pool adds to the ambiance with its waterfall-like effect.

Consider your wants and needs, and if a spa is something you think you’ll enjoy then it’s worth talking about. Once again, you may be pleasantly surprised at how well small spaces can be used.

The fact that your yard is small affords you some nice benefits. Small pools are less expensive and easier to maintain than large pools. Talk to a professional like Yandle’s Splash Time Pools for more information.