Pools are sometimes on a homeowner’s wish list of additions to their home. Building a pool can be a process, and most aren’t sure how much outdoor space they will need to dedicate to it. Pools can add an extra element of design and luxury. Swimming pools can be built in common dimensions, but there are custom options that make pools a possibility for many. Professionals like Hilltop Pools and Spas, recommend using about 25 percent of your backyard space for a pool.
Evaluate the Purpose of Your Pool
To decide how much space you will need to set aside for your pool, you’ll need to know what you’re using it for. If you expect to exercise and swim laps, you’ll need a pool that is longer than wide which can easily be implemented in narrow backgrounds with small space. Those that are wanting to lounge wouldn’t need nearly as big of a space as those who want to install diving boards or water features. Figure out what the purpose of your pool is, and this can give you a good idea of how much space you will need.
Who is Using Your Pool?
Think about the people who will be using your pool and what needs must be considered for them. Kids may need a shallow area to wade in so you’ll need to account for extra space that is needed for a shallow end with steps or a beach entry. Adults can manage with more depth which means you have less length and width you need to worry about.
In addition, consider the number of people who will be using the pool. Large families, or people who expect to host often, will obviously need more space than someone who lives on their own or with a few others.
Other factors will play into the space of the pool. The amount of time and resources you want to dedicate to it, as well as other plans you have for your yard space. A larger pool requires more time to maintain and more money to build. If you’re trying to save on either, you’ll want a pool that takes up less space.
Backyards are also used for entertaining and play. If you have pets or kids, you may want to keep more grass around the pool so they have a place to roam. Those who love being outdoors may also want to a build fire pit, set up grills and outdoor dining, or grow a garden. These are all additional considerations that limit the space you have for your pool.
Contact the experts at Hilltop Pools and Spas in Atlanta, Georgia to speak with professional swimming pool contractors with years of experience. Visit our website, or call (770) 471-3889. Located in Jonesboro, we serve the entire Metro Atlanta area within a 100-mile radius.