Designing Pools that Work for Small Yards

You might think that you can’t get a pool since you have a small yard. Where would the pool even go? Would you have any yard left after the pool was built? You don’t want to yard to feel cramped, and you don’t want the pool to look silly in the smaller space.

Fortunately, there are many options for great pools in even the smallest of yards. You just need to work with the right Chandler custom pool builder to get the perfect look for the space.

Pools that Work for Small Yards

Here are a few ideas that your Chandler custom swimming pool contractor might have for your Arizona home:

Narrow Pool

Your pool doesn’t need to be long and wide to offer you a refreshing space to lounge and cool off during the hot, Arizona summer. It even offers enough room for the kids to splash around. A narrow, rectangular pool can fit in many smaller yards, and it has a sophisticated look that will elevate the profile of even the most mundane of yards.

Give your narrow pool the “wow” factor with thoughtful design with the help of your custom pool builder near Chandler. You can do things like build up one end with a waterfall or rock formation or put in beautiful lighting that shows off the artfully placed plants around the pool. Your choice of decking or pavers around the pool can also complement the design nicely.

Rectangular Pool<

A small rectangular pool can fit into most yards, and it has a classic design that will complement any aesthetic. Typically, a 9-by-18 feet pool is what will fit in a smaller yard, but your Chandler swimming pool contractor may offer a different recommendation for your space.

Really dress up your smaller pool with features like a hammock or lounging area, gorgeous pavers and flowering shrubs, or even a fire pit. Your pool should be beautiful and functional, giving you some options for relaxing yourself or for entertaining guests. The materials you choose for the pool and the pavers will also have a big impact on the overall look of the space.

Garden Pool

Don’t underestimate the power of landscaping to make your pool look larger than life, no matter the size of your yard. You can choose gorgeous shrubs, flowers, and decorative plants in a variety of colors, sizes, and textures to create an interesting backdrop and border for your pool. Use uniform trees to create privacy and to create a visual border for the pool area. Add lounge chairs or small tables to create areas where you can relax or entertain. With the right configuration of details, you can create the feel of a secret garden around your pool.

Chandler Pool Remodeling With True Blue Pools

Sure, you can choose a small, round pool for this setup, similar to a pond. However, the square or rectangular shape works best to make a pool look larger. A circle with the same height and width of a square would still be smaller because it loses that space in the corners. Stick with the square and rectangular designs to make the pool look larger without actually taking up more room.

You may be amazed to learn what you can accomplish in your smaller backyard when you work with an experienced Chandler custom pool builder. You can get a new pool installation plus landscaping design, a patio for entertaining, and many other fun features that will let you and your guests enjoy spending more time in your backyard, no matter the time of year. Plus, you’ll be really happy to have that space to cool off when the Arizona summer is in full swing.

True Blue Pools is ready to help with your new pool installation or pool makeover. We are a custom pool builder that can create your dream pool in almost any space. We offer a range of options, including water features like waterfalls and fountains, fire features, colorful LED lighting, tile mosaics, and more. We can also help you choose the right stones or other materials for the area surrounding the pool to create the perfect design. You don’t need a lot of space to make a big impact. Contact us in Arizona today to talk with a swimming pool contractor and start designing your pool.


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5235 S. Kyrene Rd. Ste 102
Tempe, AZ 85283
Office: 480-820-9495