The Best Way to Determine the Pool Shape, Depth, And Size for Your Backyard
If you are planning to construct a backyard swimming pool in the near future, you need to decide the size, depth and shape you would like it to have. In this blog post, we will share the crucial factors you need to consider while determining these parameters. Let’s dive in right away.
Backyard size and shape
You first all need to consider the area of your backyard and make sure the dimensions of the pool perfectly fit this size. For the best look, it would be best for the swimming pool to be symmetrical to your backyard’s shape.
How Many People will use the Swimming Pool
Unless you intend to use the pool alone, but if you have family, you need to have them at the back of your mind before determining the different dimensions of your pool. For instance, if you have children, you need to make sure the shallow end of the pool is shallow enough to accommodate them. You may also consider creating a smaller swimming pool for the little ones if you have enough space in the backyard.
The number of people in your family will also determine how big you would want your swimming to be. There are those days when you would want to have your entire family swimming along with you, so you need one that is big enough to accommodate all of them. These are some of the size recommendations based on the number of people in your family;
- For a family of six to eight members, an 18 foot by 36-foot swimming pool would be big enough
- If you are less than six, a 16 foot by 32-foot swimming pool is big enough.
What is Your Budget for Your New Pool
Besides your backyard’s size, the dimensions and shape of the swimming pool you construct will largely depend on your budget. Of course, a large and deep swimming pool with a complex profile will cost way more than one that is a little shallower and small. So, sit down with your architects/engineers and agree on the ideal dimensions that suit your budget for this project.
Maintenance of the swimming pool
One of the key factors you don’t have to forget is the maintenance of the pool. The pool needs to be kept in the best possible conditions if you want it to last many years. If you choose to construct a large pool, you need to be ready to handle the maintenance costs involved.
Materials to be used
Do you intend to use concrete or fiberglass? The decision between these two will largely depend on your budget and the size of the swimming. Fiberglass is a more durable and fancier material, but it costs more than concrete. You can have a way bigger pool at the same cost if you use concrete instead of fiberglass.
To some people, it is better to have a smaller pool with fiberglass than to have a bigger one with concrete. If you have budget constraints, take time and think of what matters to you the most regarding material and size.