Choose The Right Pool Size

Choose The Right Pool Size


From River Pools

When it comes to sizing a swimming pool, is bigger always better?  Should I stick to a standard proportional rectangle or should I have a freeform shape?  These are incredibly important and common questions when designing a custom inground swimming pool, but often mishandled to the consumer’s detriment.  Knowing the right questions to ask and getting the right answers pertaining to pool size, shape and depth is the cornerstone to having a functional, useable, and carefree pool.  This post from River Pools addresses this subject in this post with a systematic and intelligent approach.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

 Well to start, I suggest you always ask yourself the following questions:

Who are the pool’s main users and how often will they likely be using the pool?

-This is one of the most important questions one can ask. I’ve had Dads, who only have 1 or 2 kids, tell me, “I want a really big pool.” Naturally, my next question is: Why? I’m not inferring that ‘big’ pools are bad, I just want people to think about why they choose what they choose when it comes to their pool. The fact is that most kids, although they might say they want a ‘big’ pool will end up using a 25′ long pool as much as they would use a 35′ pool. Kids just want to swim, and no child has EVER boycotted a swimming pool because it was too small.

Does anyone plan on doing laps in the pool?

-Although there are tether systems that allow any pool to be a lap pool, for the person that wants to truly ‘swim’ laps I suggest at least 30′ in length.

How much patio would I like to have around the pool and what are the objects (grills, furniture, etc) that I’d like to fit on the patio?

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