Small Inground Pools

Small Inground Pools

What is the Best Small Pool for a Small Yard?

From River Pools

Let’s face it, not everyone has a sprawling 10 acre lot on which to install a residential waterpark.  Most people’s lots are just enough to have a wonderful home and a decent sized backayard for grilling, a playset, and perhaps some green grass for tossing the baseball around with the kids.  What most people fail to understand about swimming pools is that one doesn’t need a sprawling estate in order to enjoy all of the benefits of a custom inground swimming pool.  This post from River Pools talks about ways to maximize one’s space and have the best possible outdoor living experience regardless of lot size.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

With real-estate a premium even in difficult economies, many back yards today simply don’t have a whole lot of space. This being said, just because you have a small backyard doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider installing an inground swimming pool. This article will discuss some of the common questions associated with this important topic.

What is the best type of pool for a small backyard? (Concrete, vinyl, or fiberglass)

When considering which type of pool is best for your small backyard, there really isn’t a strong advantage one way or the other, assuming you find the size/shape you’re looking for. In other words, let’s assume that you are only have a 7’x21′ area for the actual pool. Because fiberglass is limited in certain sizes, and depending on who the fiberglass manufacturer is, it is possible that fiberglass wouldn’t be an available option in this case. (Note**Some manufacturers do make models this size.)

On the other hand, vinyl liner and concrete inground pools can be whatever shape you would like, with very few limitations.

Occasionally, homeowners wonder if fiberglass pools will fit around their house because of size. In cases like this where the pool is too big to enter the back yard on the left or right side of the house, it is not uncommon to simply crane the pool over the house, which is rather easy to do in most cases.

Which pool will offer the least amount of maintenance/work?

It’s generally accepted in the swimming pool industry that among the 3 types of pools, concrete will be the most difficult to maintain on a seasonal and long-term basis. Vinyl liners are easier than concrete on a seasonal basis (in terms of chemicals and cleaning) but also must have their liner replaced on average every 8-11 years. Of the 3, fiberglass will certainly be the least amount of maintenance on a seasonal and long-term level.

What shape is best for a small backyard?

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