The process of installing a pool in your backyard requires careful planning and consideration to ensure that the final result meets all of your goals and needs. The first step in this process is to start with your vision of how you see your backyard with the new pool addition. It is important to think about the space that the pool will take up and whether there will be room left over for any other outdoor features, such as a patio or grill.

While your pool can ultimately be as big as your yard and budget allows, there are a few key points that you should consider to ensure that the space created meets all of your goals. Some of these considerations are pool-specific, such as the goal of purchasing the pool and who will use it. Other thoughts are more focused on the entire backyard space, such as how much patio space you would like to have around the pool and what other outdoor items you would like to incorporate.

When thinking about the goal of purchasing your pool, it is important to consider your specific vision. Perhaps you envision yourself lounging beside a beautiful oasis with trickling waterfall sounds while you soak up the sun and sip on a refreshing beverage. In this case, you may not necessarily need a large pool, and the extra money saved by going with a smaller pool can be put towards other fancy features.

Alternatively, if you envision your kids learning how to swim and splashing about in a shallow end until they are old enough to play water volleyball, you may want to consider a larger pool with a combination of depths. This will allow both younger and advanced swimmers to enjoy the pool and will also provide enough space for family races.

If your backyard is going to be the neighborhood hangout, you may want to consider a larger pool to meet this goal. However, keep in mind that most people who hang out at a pool never actually take a full dip, and the bulk of their time is spent on the patio. If you have a diving board or waterslide, your pool will have to meet certain minimum length requirements to ensure safety.

If your pool will be used for the betterment of you and your family’s overall health, laps and gentle exercises are perfect for both athletes and more seasoned swimmers. The pool size can be long and slender, taking up much less space in your yard while still serving its purpose.


When considering who will be using the pool, it is important to think about the number of people that will be using it and their specific needs. If you have children or plan on having children in the future, a shallow end will be necessary. Similarly, if you have older friends or family members with mobility concerns, the pool’s accessibility should be taken into consideration.

Once you have determined the size of your pool, it is important to think about how much deck or patio space you would like to have around the pool. Most people spend the majority of their time on their patio when compared to the pool, so it is important to ensure that you have enough space to enjoy being poolside.

Additionally, when considering what other items you would like to fit on the patio or in the yard, it is important to remember that extra patio space will be necessary to accommodate them and still have room to move. Rather than trying to fit as many items as possible without any extra space, it is important to think of your yard as a game of Perfection, fitting everything properly with plenty of board (patio) space around it.

Finally, it is important to consider any physical restraints that currently exist in your backyard, such as the amount of space that is readily available, property lines, and landscaping features that you want to keep. Your pool will either have to be sized accordingly or be shaped to go around these features. It is also important to remember that patio space is crucial and should be included around the perimeter of your pool. By carefully considering all of these factors, you can create the perfect pool oasis in your backyard that meets all of your needs and goals.

Contact our team today for more help with determining the ratio of the pool size into your property.