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The Best Small Backyard Pool Ideas
April 12, 2023
The Best Small Backyard Pool Ideas

Just because you have a small backyard doesn’t mean you have to give up your dream of installing a pool! There are several options for smaller backyards out there — use this article as inspiration!

Looking for small backyard pool ideas? We’ve got you covered! It is possible to install a small swimming pool in your compact backyard with ease.

Picture this: you’re finally a homeowner! That means you can live out your dream of walking outside to your backyard to take a quick dip in your private swimming pool. But, what if your backyard is on the smaller size? 

Don’t give up your dreams just yet: there are plenty of pool ideas for a small backyard, no matter how tiny and compact yours may be. You may have to get a bit creative, but that’s half the fun. If you have a small backyard and are wondering whether or not you can install a pool, this article is full of the best small backyard pool ideas! 

Idea #1: Reconsider the Size and Shape

Who says that all pools need to be large and rectangular and circular? Well, the truth is, nobody! If you rethink the size and shape of your swimming pool, you could fit one almost anywhere. If your yard is long and narrow, opt for a long and narrow pool. If your yard has a lot of funky angles, you could custom-design a pool to fit exactly where you envision it.

Don’t be afraid to think outside of the proverbial box — or should we say, the proverbial pool.

Idea #2: Go for a Plunge Pool

Plunge pools are ideal for small spaces, making them one of the best pool ideas for a small backyard. You won’t be able to do laps, but you can cool off or do water aerobics if you’d like! You could also add fountains or even a pool waterfall to make it the focal point of your backyard decor. 

These types of pools are also great places for beginner swimmers to learn how to swim!

Idea #3: Make the Most of Your Space

This also goes back to tossing out your preconceived notions about the size and shape of a swimming pool. Take a good hard look at your small backyard and try to imagine where it could fit. If it has to sit up against a wall, so be it! If you have to squeeze it into a corner, why not? Don’t feel pressure to place your pool in the middle of your yard. Instead, make the most of what you have!

Idea #4: Use of Your Deck

If you already have a deck that takes up most of your backyard, consider incorporating your pool into it. One of our favorite small backyard pool ideas involves cutting a hole in your deck and then slipping a swimming pool inside it. 

Yes, you will have to give up some of your precious deck space. But, there are also heavy-duty pool covers (platform pool covers) out there that you can place on top of the pool when you aren’t using it. You could even install a sliding deck pool cover made of wood!

Idea #5: Customize Your Small Swimming Pool

If you’ve settled on the shape and size of your small backyard pool, you can also take things one step further and install custom lighting or tiles. Not only will the pool fit in your tiny space, you’ll be able to let your style shine through!

There is a myriad of options when it comes to swimming pool lights and tiles. Will you keep things natural and install stone-like tiles and white lights? Or do you prefer something a bit moodier? The sky is the limit!


These small backyard pool ideas are just the beginning of what you could do with a tiny space. The key? A little bit of creativity!


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