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Consider These Affordable Small Pool Ideas That Won’t Break Your Bank

With summer days ahead, it’s time to start thinking about how to cool off and create a relaxing oasis in your own backyard. A pool is an obvious choice when it comes to a fun way to enjoy the hottest of days, but with that comes cost, maintenance, and upkeep. But having a pool in your backyard doesn’t have to be a hassle. Below, are top ideas for small pools, from stock tank pools to modular ones, that will help you stay within budget and will have you enjoying the pool more than maintaining it.

Private Pool Area

This above-ground pool features wood decking and a built-in privacy fence that works double duty as a place to lean back and rest while dipping your feet in the pool. An inflatable pool like this one can start around $200.

Deck Surround for In-Ground Look

This may look like an in-ground pool, but it’s really above ground and features an expansive deck built around it. Even though the deck and fence are costly, it’ll still save you the hassle of installing an in-ground pool yet you still get the look. An above-ground lap pool like this one can start around $15,000.

Sleek Plunge Pool

This beautiful plunge pool is surrounded by a large deck that extends to the house. The deck features areas for sunbathing, as well as shady spots for when you need a break from the sun. A plunge pool like this one can start around $20,000.

Pool With a Gazebo

With an above-ground pool like this, you can host summertime gatherings for your friends and family. The deck has plenty of space for people to enjoy food and drinks, and the adjacent gazebo is the perfect place to lounge during summer days. A pool like this is a little more costly since it’s in-ground; a concrete plunge pool like this one can start around $20,000.

Small Dip Pool

Not only are smaller pools more affordable because of less materials needed to build, but less water means less maintenance which saves on costs. This small pool has plenty of room to sit and soak in the pool without the major costs that come with a deep diving pool. An in-ground pool like this one can start around $40,000.

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Type of Small Pool

A pool is an enjoyable addition to your backyard, but it also comes with responsibilities, cost, and maintenance. Before purchasing a pool, consider how much space you have and what shape of pool best fits your backyard. Think about what you want your pool for, whether it be exercise or a spot to lounge and sunbathe. You’ll also want to check your local regulations to make sure your pool is up to code and safety standards. Lastly, don’t forget to consider maintenance time and costs.

Text by Farima Ferguson | Photo credits on thespruce.com | Read More Here 

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