Finding the ideal size of backyard swimming pool: a blog post by Nexus Pools

Determining the Ideal Size for Your Backyard Pool

So, you have decided to take the plunge and invest in an inground backyard fibreglass swimming pool. However, you are not quite certain as to the exact size to get. Think of it like this, then. When it comes to selecting the best swimming pool size for you and your family, pool sizes are more like shoe sizes. What works for you may not necessarily be the ideal selection for someone else. It has to fit you, your family, your needs, your lifestyle, and your budget.

There are a few points to ponder when determining the best pool size for your outdoor oasis. We have put together a simple guide to help you through the process.

Things to Consider When Selecting the Size of Your New Fibreglass Pool

  1. What will you use your pool for? Do you see yourself swimming laps as part of a fitness routine? Or will your family enjoy lazy days in the water, lounging under the warm sun or perhaps showcasing your cannonball prowess? The overall purpose for which you intend to use your inground fibreglass swimming pool will steer you in the right direction when it comes to selecting the right pool for you and your needs. Additionally, do you have a large family who will frequently use the pool together or is this more of a solo endeavor where you simply plan to use the pool to cool off after sunbathing? For the latter, opting for a smaller pool can save on yard space and make maintenance a bit easier than it would be with a larger pool.
  2. How big is your backyard space? If you have a lot of land to spare, a larger pool will most likely be the ideal choice. Conversely, if you have a smaller backyard, then a smaller pool would be the obvious route to go. Further, you should take into consideration how you will use the other spaces in your yard. Will you want some green space for landscaping or a place for the kids to play? Do you envision a patio and/or deck as part of the environment? Are you thinking of entertaining and desire an outdoor kitchen? The trick is to plan your overall outdoor space and how you desire to use it. From there, you can determine the size of pool that will accommodate that vision.
  3. What is your overall budget? While this may not be the fun part of the equation, it is a necessary one. It is time to crunch some numbers before you make your decision. In addition to the cost of the inground fibreglass swimming pool, you have to factor in other potential features to add. These may include the surrounding deck area, a spa, landscaping, and more. Next, you have to factor in cleaning and maintenance costs. This will require the right chemicals, treatments, and tools. Finally, you may also want to consider getting a pool cover. A pool cover helps to minimize evaporation save on heating costs and is an effective way to keep your pool from accumulating excess dirt and debris.

Final Thoughts Before Selecting the Ideal Size of an Inground Backyard Fibreglass Swimming Pool

When you are determining the best backyard pool size for you and your family, just remember for what purpose the pool will primarily be used, who will be using the pool, and how often it will be used. Next, factor in your budget and the size of your backyard. Remember, too, you may want to upgrade other spaces in your yard. From outdoor kitchens to fire pits to landscaping and more, the sky is the limit.

When you are ready to create the backyard oasis of which you have been dreaming, Nexus Pools is ready to bring that vision to life. Contact us today and let’s get together to discuss backyard pool options that will work for you. As always, we invite you to live in the moment and stay for the memory.