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How Big Does My Backyard Need to be to Get a Swimming Pool?

Dec 01, 2020

Have you been imagining all the things you would do if you had your own backyard pool? If only your yard wasn’t so small. While you may not have that sprawling outdoor space that your best friend across town has, there may still be enough room for a pool. If you’ve been asking yourself, “How big does my backyard need to be to get a swimming pool?” – we have the answers.

Fiberglass pools come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some are long and narrow. Others are large and asymmetrical. Still, others are small and square. There is probably a much larger variety than you’ve imagined. Many fiberglass pool designs come in several sizes, so you select the style you like and then choose the size that fits your yard. 

Assess What You’re Working With

Not every fiberglass pool design will work in every yard. If you have an unusually shaped backyard space, your choices may be narrowed down to only one or two designs. Heading out to measure your space is a good idea. Once you have an idea of the space you have to work with, you’ll know what to tell the experts when you give them a call.

Call a Builder

No one can quite assess your swimming pool potential like an experienced pool builder. Calling in an expert will give you a really good picture of what your options are. You may have a range of choices or your options might be limited, but at least you’ll have a definitive answer about whether or not a pool will fit in your yard.

Let’s Talk Numbers

A small backyard can mean many things. You could have a small, square shaped yard, a narrow, but long yard, or a wide, but short yard. The design you choose may end up being heavily influenced by your yard shape. Some designs in the Narellan Pools range that work well in smaller spaces are the Eden, Panama, and Nirvana

The Eden pool comes in 3.5, 4.5, 5.5 and slimline sizes. The smallest of these, the 3.5, is 10’ long, 9’ 11” wide and has a uniform depth of 5’ 4”. The Eden design works well in yards that are more of a square shape. If your yard is narrow but long, you may want to go with one of the designs that are similarly shaped. The Panama design comes in three sizes—5, 8, and 11. The smallest, 5, has a length of 15’ 9”, width of 6’ 8”, and a uniform depth of 4’ 9”. The Nirvana design comes in three sizes—5, 6, and 7. The smallest of these, 5, has a length of 16’ 1”, and a width of 7’ 11”.

Call In the Pros

We know there are a lot of questions that come to mind when you’re planning a pool installation. That’s why we’re always available to help. At Narellan Pools we love to help prospective pool owners plan out their dream backyard space. Get in touch to get your planning started and achieve your pool dreams no matter the size of your backyard.

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