What Size of Inground Swimming Pool Should You Choose?

This blog post by Jones Pools goes over the considerations you should have when choosing a side for your inground swimming pool

You might have planned and saved for years to install that inground swimming pool you’ve always wanted. But the final decision to actually ‘take the plunge’ might be the easiest decision of all. Now, a whole host of other considerations and decisions await you.

Where will the pool go? Should you choose a concrete, fibreglass or vinyl pool? What pool accessories do you want?

In the end, the best anyone can do to help you answer these questions is offer their advice. The final answer is entirely up to you.

Considerations for Choosing the Size of Your Inground Swimming Pool

One of the problems in making all the different decisions surrounding the installation of a swimming pool is the sheer number of options you have. And there is no decision that has more options than the size of your pool. Here are just a few suggestions to help you make the right decision.

  1. The Size of Your Yard – This one might seem obvious, but it’s anything but. Even if you have a smaller yard, you might want to use most of the yard space for your pool. If you want to keep a bit of landscaping around the pool, then you’ll need to reduce the size of pool you choose accordingly.
  2. The Purpose of the Pool – Whether your pool is to be part of the overall landscape and features of your yard, or if the pool is mainly for the kids, or if you just want a pool for exercise or rehabilitation or some combination of factors, they all will all affect the size of pool you choose.
  3. Balance & Proportion – If nothing else gives you a direction for the size of the pool, think of creating ‘balance’ in your yard. Some people just want to get the largest or smallest pool possible. But that often ends up with a pool that looks out of place; either too big or too small for the space. Look at the existing elements in your yard, think about the other uses you have for your yard and find a pool size to accommodate them all.

If you need any help to choose the right-sized inground pool, contact us here at Jones Pools.

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