Although the Hubby and I want a pool, we don't want it to take over the whole backyard. We want to maintain grassy areas and a spacious area for the outdoor kitchen and dining area.
We have had a pool guy come to the house and give us an estimate and when I told him that we wanted a small pool in one corner of the backyard, he told me,"it's not advisable and we won't be able to enjoy it." What?!?! (I always get the most negative people to work with..remember my realtor, who didn't want to sell us our house..but I digress.)
I thanked him for his time and told him I wanted a solutions oriented pool person and we'd keep looking. BUH BYE!!
So, on to the interwebs I went because I was more than certain that there HAD to be an option for someone like me, that wanted a SMOOL. I mean we don't need an Olympic size pool, we more than likely will just lounge in the pool, take a quick dip on a hot day and it would be cool to have when our little family members came to visit.
I did find many small inground pool options and I'm thrilled.
These smallest options are called Patio Pools and they are kinda perfect. They are also called DIY pools because for the most part, you can excavate the hole yourself and have the pool manufacturer just drop the pool in and fill with water, then complete the surround. Although, my Husband wants no part of this particular kind of DIY, it's a great option for those who want to go that route.
If we chose this kind of pool, we'd try not to have too much concrete around it, because we like our grass.
|Isn't the water so pretty?|
|This would take up more space because of it's shape but I like it.. just not for our backyard.|
|Another great option sans the pavers.|