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Is My Backyard Big Enough For a Pool?

Will a pool fit in my yard?

How do I know if a swimming pool will fit in my yard? If you just are considering buying a new home, have just moved into one or perhaps your yard has been vacant of a pool for many years, you may be wondering if a pool will even fit in your yard.   There are few things to consider to determine whether or not you can have a pool installed.

Is there enough space?

The short answer is yes because even a small backyard can house a small pool however it’s a bit more complicated than that. You likely have an idea of the size you desire. You need to make sure that the space in the backyard will be enough. Other features should be considered as well such as the decking surrounding your pool and the fact that the pool must be a certain amount of feet away from your home. It’s best to consult with a professional to look at the current space you have and determine what your options are regarding a pool. You may not have enough room for all of the features you wish for. However, in consulting with a designer you will be able to maximize your space.

Additional amenities

Don’t forget about the additional outdoor features that you may want. Make sure there’s room for patio furniture and additional seating areas. You may also want a fire pit or an outdoor kitchen. Adding these features will enhance the usage of the yard but could take away from the size of the pool.


Keep in mind that when the pool is built, construction vehicles need to enter your yard. Do you have anything in the way such as trees, a neighbor’s fence or a retaining wall that could prevent construction vehicles such as a small bobcat or excavator? You need to have enough space for these items to get from the road to the pool area and also to move around to perform their job. Keep in mind that you will also have to follow local zoning and codes when the pool is built. Knowing where underground pipes, wires, and any other items are extremely important before digging begins. The soil condition could also be a factor in construction. With all that said pools have still been known to be built in the poorest of conditions. It just will take more time and effort to complete the job.

If you are looking to enhance your bear yard with a new pool and decking keep in mind these factors. When you are ready to consult the experts call City Beach Pools. We can help you determine the best size and shape pool for your yard.


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