Even if you have a very compact back yard, you may still have plenty of room for a new swimming pool. There will be a few design limitations imposed by the size of your yard but nothing that you cannot work around if you really have your heart set on a new pool this year. To help you choose a style and size that is suitable for your property, we have listed a few ideas for you to consider in the section below. If, after reading through them, you still have unanswered questions, please feel free to get in touch with the team here at Seabreeze Pools and we will do our very best to answer them for you.
Small Back Yards: The Low Down from Our Pool Builders
So, you want a nice cool pool in which to escape the humid Toronto summer this year but you are not sure if your yard is big enough to accommodate one? As you will see from the suggestions that follow, there are plenty of pool options for those with smaller yards: all you need to do is to choose one.
- A Pool by the Side of Your House – If you want to minimize the amount of space that your new pool takes up in your yard, you can install it right next to your house. The ability to open your sliding patio doors and leap straight into a pool is something that you and your family are sure to enjoy in the summer months. The only note of caution our pool builders would like to sound with regard to this option is that it might not be the best choice for households that include very young children in their number, owing to safety concerns. However, if your children are teenagers already this could be the perfect choice for you.
- A Narrow, Long Pool, Running Along the Back of Your Yard – Another good choice for Toronto homeowners who only have a small space to work with, especially those with yards that are much wider than they are long, is a narrow channel that runs the entire width of the yards in question. With a decent-sized patio in front, in between the house and the pool, you will have yourself a great back yard for the summer months this year. Our highly skilled team of pool builders can recommend the best materials to build your new patio with and the ideal dimensions for your pool too if you desire.
- A Small Plunge Pool – All many people really want in the hot summer months is a pool they can jump into and cool down in for a few minutes. They are not too concerned with being able to swim endless laps or having the space to hold a game of water polo at the weekend. For such people, our pool builders recommend a small plunge pool, perhaps surrounded by attractive wooden decking with some pot plants dotted around the area.
- Lap Pools – On the other hand, if swimming laps is what you really want to do with your new pool, you can go for a lap pool, i.e. one that is much longer than it is wider, and install it wherever you fancy. Close to your house, along the far end of the back yard, or right in the middle: the choice is yours.
Call Seabreeze Pools today for further information on the options available to owners of homes with small back yards. Our experienced and friendly pool builders will be delighted to provide you with a detailed quotation covering all labour and materials.