Small Backyard With Pool

Everyone Can Have a Swimming Pool

In Ask the Pool Experts by Platinum Pools

Recently, a customer gave us a 5-Star review.  She commented that she thought her backyard was too small and inaccessible to add an in-ground pool to her backyard.  After hearing great things about Platinum Pools, they proceeded to set up an appointment to see what the possibilities of adding a pool to their home in Houston, TX were.  The rest is history.  Three months after, they were enjoying their pool; after the pool was completed the customer said “we could NOT be more satisfied. It’s beautiful, exactly what we wanted and SUPER easy to maintain.”

How Big Should Your Yard Be For A Pool?

Many people still believe that it’s necessary to have a spacious backyard in order to have a swimming pool.  Well, that is all fine and dandy, but that is not necessarily the case.  Our experience with our customers is that each one has its own specific needs and wants, and it is the responsibility of our designer to understand what the customer wants.  It is essential for the customer to provide a list of what they want in the swimming pool. 

With all the amenities available to choose, a customer may want it all: the gushers, the beach entry, the spa or even the waterfall with the slide.  Apart from the amenities, there are also other factors to take into consideration including land measurement.

Position And Shape Of Pool

The position of the swimming pool must be relative to your home.  If the oasis is close to the house, go with sharper edges or a geometrical shape to match the style of your home.   Curved corners or free-form designs are excellent for a standalone feature, making it more natural and blending into the scenery.

Say you want the pool for exercising, or for the children, or to have something beautiful to look at; those factors will help define what shape your pool will be.  An example, if you want to swim just a few laps per day, usually a long and deep pool goes well.  If the children will be spending a lot of time in the water, a small and not so deep pool goes well.  Now, if it is for luxury, think about a free-form swimming pool with a striking aesthetic appeal.

Different Shapes of Swimming Pools


In case you have a very tight space, then a hybrid between a swimming pool and a spa is in order.  The spool (a combination of swimming pool and spa) measures between 10 to 16 feet long and 6 to 8 feet wide, which makes it larger than a spa and smaller than a pool.  The spool also has powerful jets, creating a current against which to swim.

Before you make a final decision, consult with a swimming pool construction company, and find out what is the right choice for you.  Remember that once you build your decision, there is no turning back.  That means you cannot pull, stretch, or shrink a swimming pool’s shape and size after it is in the ground.


Don’t forget that Platinum Pools is your place where we custom-build the pool and backyard of your dreams.  Call us at 281.870.1600 (Houston), 409.898.4994 (Beaumont), or 361.576.0183 (Victoria).  You can also visit our website for a free quote.