What size pool is best? 


You’ve decided to install a custom pool in your backyard – congratulations! The fun is just beginning. While you’re probably excited to finish your pool construction and take your first dip, first, you’ll need to make some important decisions. This includes choosing the perfect size for your new pool.

If you’re not quite sure where to start, you’re in the right place. This quick guide provides a look at five important questions that will help you determine your pool-size needs. Let’s dive right in! 

1. How Much Space Do You Have?

One of the first things you’ll need to consider is how much room you have in your backyard. Be sure to consider the space you need for the pool itself and leave additional room for your patio, landscaping, and any other features you want to add, such as an outdoor kitchen, hot tub, or fire pit.  

Also consider any restrictions that may limit where you can put your pool, such as fences, property lines, overhead electrical wires, or existing landscaping you want to keep. 

2. How  Many People Will Use Your Pool? 

Consider the number of people in your household as well as the number of guests you think you’ll have. Generally, if you’ll have three or fewer people in your pool at one time, you can get away with a pool that is as small as 14’ x 25’ and still have enough room to float, relax, and use pool toys. 

If you believe you’ll have five or fewer people using your pool, consider a pool that is at least 16’ x 32’. This will ensure you have enough room for everyone to swim and float. For groups of 6 to 8 people, you’ll need a pool that is at least 18’ x 36 to ensure there’s plenty of room for everyone to swim, splash, and play games. 

3. How Do You Plan to Use Your Pool?

Next, take some time to think about why you want to build a pool in the first place. Are you looking for a fun place for the kids to play? Or do you primarily plan to have adult pool parties? Do you think you’ll use your pool to swim laps or play water sports?

Not only will these questions impact the swimming pool styles you’ll consider, but they can also influence your ideal pool size. For example, if you want a pool primarily for aesthetics and entertaining, you may choose a smaller pool size so you have extra room for a large patio, lounge furniture, a fire pit, and/or a bar. On the other hand, if you’re planning to exercise and swim laps, you’ll likely want a pool that is rectangular in shape and at least 30 feet long.

4. Will Your Pool Be Used by Adults, Kids, or Both?

If your pool is primarily going to be used by adults, you’ll have a lot of leeway in choosing the size. However, if you have small kids, you definitely want a pool with a shallow end. In this case, you may want to choose a larger pool with both a shallow and a deep end so they can jump, dive, and play as they get older. 

5. What’s Your Pool Construction Budget? 

Finally, consider how much you want to spend on your pool construction. Larger pools cost more to build and may also increase costs for decorative and safety features and your patio construction. 

If budget constraints are keeping you from getting the pool size you really want, keep in mind that you may be able to get affordable pool financing, which will allow you to pay for your pool construction over time.  

Consult with Our Pool Construction Experts 

If you’re still not sure what size pool is right for you, don’t worry! Our pool construction specialists are happy to help you weigh your options. Schedule a consultation today to get started. 

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