Especially in metropolitan areas, real estate has become a premium. Most backyards in suburbs closer to the city centre are simply too small. They do not have any space. That being said, if a person has a small backyard, it does not mean that they cannot have a swimming pool. Giving an in-ground swimming pool a consideration can make you small backyard actually flourish. This statement does not mean that an above ground pool cannot be installed in a small backyard. Above ground pools can create illusions of the pool being deeper. A small pool with a great design can improve the look of your small backyard. An in-ground swimming pool is the most common choice for people who have smaller spaces. This article will help any readers understand what kinds of considerations and other factors one needs to know in order to have their swimming pool installed in a small backyard and still be functional and stylish.
A concrete pool and a vinyl liner pool tend to be very customizable. They can be installed and constructed into any shape that best works for your backyard. On the other hand, fibreglass pools are limited to the existing molds when they are manufactured. However, these pools require the least amount of maintenance. Additionally, freeform designs will allow for linear shapes which will maximize the water space and more space for the patio. The swimming pool will be the focal point of your small yard, so ensure your design is not only eye-catching but it should work with the overall exterior décor and your architecture. Any type of accessories and any other options will work in small pools just as their counterparts the bigger swimming pools.
Type of pool
When making a consideration or planning for a small pool in your small backyard, the type of pool design and swimming pool that best meets your preference does not really have a strong advantage whichever way you decide to look at it. This is assuming you find the best shape and size for your pool that meets your needs. An example is if your pool area is 7’x21’, then a fibreglass pool will be limited. Fibreglass comes in particular sizes depending on the company that is manufacturing it. An option of fibreglass with the dimensions mentioned above would not be available. However, concrete and vinyl liner in-ground pools will take whichever shape meets your preference. These pools will meet your needs with very little limitations. If a client really wants a fibreglass pool, and they are wondering if it will fit into their home’s backyard due to their size, a crane would ease matters. If your backyard is too small from both the left and right side, then a crane can lift the pool and lower it into the small backyard from above.
It is an assumption that people make that when a pool is small then it requires very little maintenance than the large pools. However, there are numerous variables that come into play. Variables like what type of pool the small pool is, the kind of landscaping around the pool and if the owner of the pool has an automatic swimming pool cleaner. According to most experts in the swimming pool business, the hardest pool to maintain among the three types is concrete. This is true especially on a long-term or seasonal basis. Compared to concrete pools, vinyl liner pools are much easier to maintain. This maintenance is in terms of cleaning and the chemicals that are going to be used. It’s important to note that the vinyl liner in these pools have to be replaced every ten years. Of the three types of pool, fibreglass pools require the least amount of maintenance on a long-term basis or seasonal level.
The shape of a pool
Determining the best shape of a swimming for a small backyard can be difficult but it all depends on the backyard. Every backyard, even though it’s small, is different. If you want a pool then you have to work with what you have. It is vital to understand that curvy pools, or pools with a curvy shape like a kidney pool, tend to lose water space due to their freeform characteristic. On the flip side, these pools allow or give a potential for more decking space. For those people who are looking to have lounge chairs in the small backyards next to their pool patio then they will need at least seven feet of decking for the chairs. Furthermore, for the people who love entertaining guests’ next to their pools, they will require tables with their lounge chairs meaning even more space than the seven feet. Due to this preference, many people prefer to have freeform pools to better utilize their small backyards.
Swimming pool trends and features
Fibreglass pools are gaining popularity and they have become a popular option for many home owners. This is despite the fact that backyards in these areas are typically quite small. Concrete pools are still the most popular due to their customizable ability but the other types of pools are gaining in popularity. We are used to the beautiful features in the large pools like waterfalls and fountains. People who want small pools in their small backyards should not despair because small pools can also have these features. The increase in creativity in small pool designs has allowed the incorporation of special features into the small pools. This makes some of them stand out even more than the larger pools. Features like pool lights, pool heaters, pool covers, and waterfalls are just a few examples of what can be incorporated into a small pool. Plants can be an important feature around a small pool. Plants create a feeling of an oasis and can create an organic feel to an otherwise angular swimming pool. If anyone wants to integrate a Baja shelf or a tanning ledge nest to their small pool, then they have the freedom of doing it and creating an even more creative design.