Kid-Friendly Pool Designs

Those of us that have kids know how great pools are for family time. Having a backyard pool makes for memorable experiences for everyone especially our little ones who can spend all summer splashing around. When it comes to building a pool that’s ready for your kids, there are extra considerations to take into account. You want to create a space that is safe and fun for them and we’re here to offer some suggestions for a kid-friendly pool.

Slides and Diving Boards

Slides and diving boards can add an extra level of fun to time in the pool. Kids are naturally attracted to these pool add-ons and they usually end up being a good time for adults as well. Be sure to account for the extra space that will be needed for those waiting to get on the slide and extra depth for those that are jumping off the diving board.

Pool Toy Storage

With kids and pools, you just know that there will be plenty of pools toys to account for. From kicking boards to water guns to inflatables, having a good place to store everything after they’re done being played with is key.

Sports Pools

If you’re looking for other add-ons that make use of the shallow end, consider adding a basketball hoop or a volleyball net. These simple additions are easy ways to engage the entire family and any friends that visit. Pool games are a popular way to pass the time and make for exciting pool sessions.

Shallow Ends and Steps

Most pools will have a shallow end, but some don’t and that’s something to think about with kids. If they are younger or just learning to swim, the shallow end is the ideal place in the pool to keep them safe. It is also a great place for multiple children to play in at once. In addition, steps are great to incorporate for those that are younger. This feature is a great way for children to ease themselves into the water at their own pace and also makes for a great resting spot once they get tired of swimming.

Water Features

There are plenty of water features that look great and take aquatic entertainment to the next level. Consider incorporating waterfalls, splash pads, sun decks, or jets into your pool design. These can be created in a way that keeps your pool looking aesthetically pleasing while also giving your kids the option to run around and have fun.

Contact Hilltop Pools in Atlanta, Georgia to speak with our professional swimming pool contractors with years of experience. Visit our website, or call us at (770) 471-3889. We serve the entire metro Atlanta area within a 100-mile radius.


We have had the privilege of being awarded more than 60 Design Awards in every award category, including custom residential concrete pools, commercial concrete pools, in-ground vinyl liner pools, and major renovations. Hilltop was named one of the “Top 50 Pool Builders in the USA” by Pool and Spa News in 2013-2017. Pool builders across the United States were evaluated in several areas, including the total number of pools built, customer service, certifications, industry involvement, employee retention, as well as advertising and social media presence. Our company was also nationally recognized for customer service and social media. We were the only Georgia company on the list in 2016 and 2017!

We would consider it a privilege to design and construct your project and have you as a member of our “Hilltop Family.”