Can you have a pool if you have a small yard?
Maryland, Virginia & DC pool contractors explain how to have a pool if you have a small yard
If you have a small yard, does that mean you can’t have a swimming pool? The swimming pool contractors from Town & Country Pools say the answer is a resounding, “no.” If you have a small back yard but want to own a swimming pool, there are many ways in which to make that happen without sacrificing your entire yard to a pool. Here are some items to consider:
- Have the pool abut a wall or fence. You will sacrifice a portion of your pool deck if you do this, but you will also be able to have space for the pool without having it set in the middle of the yard. There may be regulations in your area that state how close you can build to a wall or fence, but your pool contractor will have the answers.
- Choose a shape that will use the space wisely. Don’t feel you have to drop a rectangle pool shape in your back yard. If your yard has a unique shape, consider a pool that flows along with that shape. This will likely mean you will need to have a gunite pool project as this is the most flexible pool building material.
- Invest in a lap pool. These pools are a single “lane” of swimming pool and are ideal if you want to swim laps but they can also work for families with children who want to swim.
- If you truly want a pool for workout reasons alone, invest in a pool that has jets installed that will help amp up your workout because you will be swimming against the current.
- Don’t feel you have to remove your current landscaping to accommodate the pool. Incorporate the pool into the existing yard space and have a more natural pool look.
If, because you’re going to have a small pool and you may have money left over for amenities, invest in items that amp up the aesthetics of the pool, whether it’s a fountain or a waterfall or even a stunning deck and outdoor living space.