You’ve decided to fulfill your lifelong dream of owning your very own pool, but the journey doesn’t end there. Here’s where the important decisions begin.

Adding an in-ground pool to your backyard alters your outdoor living space considerably, so it’s crucial to consider every factor before finalizing your design. What materials should be used? Who will be using your pool? How much space is enough?

Whether you are looking for a smaller 14ft. x 25ft. pool for personal use, a medium 16ft. x 32ft. pool for entertainment or a larger 18ft. x 36ft. pool for sports and swimming laps, there are a number of questions you need to ask yourself before committing to your final choice.

Here are a 3 things to consider when finding your perfect pool size:

  1. Who Is Your Pool For: Think back to when you first decided to add an outdoor pool to your home — what went into that decision? Did you envision yourself lounging with a glass of wine on a sunny afternoon? Or did you picture your kids learning to swim and inviting their friends over for pool parties? Will you need a shallow end for the younger kids? While you can use your pool for different occasions, you’ll want to factor who will be using your pool the most before you decide on size. If your pool will be used mostly for sport or entertainment, a medium to larger pool would be your best option. If you want your swimming area as a place to unwind, a smaller pool would be the perfect fit.

  2. Determine Your Space: Once you’ve decided who the pool is for, it’s important to decide on how much space you are willing to designate for your new addition so you and your family can still move around comfortably. As well as deciding on the patio space surrounding your pool, you’ll want to consider other backyard elements you have or plan to have in the future such as a garden or grilling station. Ensuring your pool is the right size for your yard will help it to blend nicely into your landscape’s overall atmosphere.

  3. How Often Will You Use It: When you’re investing in a new feature for your home, you want to make sure it’s going to be used. That’s why before breaking ground on your new pool, you should ask yourself how often you plan on using it. If it’s going to be used frequently by family and friends, a medium-sized pool is going to be a great investment for guests to enjoy during the summer. However, if you don’t plan on having many gatherings, a smaller pool would be more ideal.

For more tips on determining the perfect pool size from the experts at Outdoor Essentials, please contact us here or call us directly at 616.560.0904.