If you’re an avid swimmer, or your family loves hanging out by the pool, you’ve probably fantasized about someday having a pool to call your own. But when your backyard is on the small side, a swimming pool can seem like an impossible dream. Not so with these petite pools. Before planning any pool project, remember to get informed about swimming pool safety and check local codes for pool fencing and other requirements. But first check out these 10 fabulous small-scale pools.
Courtyard pool. This 9- by 18-foot pool is nestled into an antique French limestone patio. Flowering bougainvillea arching over an expanse of French doors provides a beautiful connection between pool and house.
Classic pool. A rectangular inground pool is the backyard classic. This one is a modest 12 by 30 feet, providing ample room for playing or doing laps without overtaking the backyard.
Curvy pool. This lagoon-style pool with curved steps is the centerpiece of this Dallas yard. The wide, shallow entrance makes this pool ideal for families.