Not every home owner can afford to have a swimming pool in their backyard (both in terms of money and also in terms of space available), but in case you are planning for such an amenity in your garden this article will be helpful.
Building a swimming pool in your garden is a project every owner should put a lot of thought in. Regardless of what type of pool you want, the fact is that this feature will probably be the most visible and decorative feature of your garden and it’s more or less long-term if not permanent.
There are various types of backyard pool options available, most common ones being:
- Inground pool,
- Above ground pool,
- Jacuzzi pool
For the best option, first evaluate the size available for the pool. The type of terrain of your property is also very important, because it can benefit or take away the charm of the swimming pool design.
For example, if your garden is in a row of semi-detached houses, you probably won’t have the luxury to install the amazing infinity edge whereas if your garden is located on top of a hill and you have a fabulous view over the city, the infinity inground pool is probably your preferred option.
Inground Backyard Pool
Inground pools also take much more time and money to be built and they are the more permanent features of your garden. Be sure that you hire the best workers for the job, as bad construction can result in future maintenance problems and higher costs. Also decide the purpose of your swimming pool prior to the construction so that you will easily determine the appropriate style.
If you intend to spend a lot of time inside exercising and perhaps playing with your kids, it should probably have different design than if you are going to mainly use it for relaxing and entertaining your friends at garden parties. Don’t forget to design the patio area around your pool as you don’t want to have dirt and mud around when using it.
Above the ground backyard pool
If you are not sure if inground installation is the best idea, why not go for the above ground pool. This one is much more flexible and you can easily get rid of it in case you get tired of it later on.
With the above ground swimming pool again make sure what is the purpose of it as there are various offers on the market. If you are building it for your children, consider what depth is most appropriate and safe for them. How many people will be using it etc.
Jacuzzi backyard pool
Many people with large backyards, combine inground and jacuzzi pools for obvious reasons. Each one has a completely different function and provides different user experience. However a large inground pool with Jacuzzi functionality will cost a lot.
If your garden is small and you have no intention in using the pool for recreational reasons, a small jacuzzi pool is definitely for you. These small Jacuzzi pools are also called whirlpools or hot tubs. They incorporate massaging jet streams with warm water for hydrotherapy or relaxation.
Not necessarily the cheapest version of outdoor pools, but in a sense of user experience surely the most satisfying one.
Below, you will also find a gallery of various swimming pool images to get some ideas for your own home as well.
This swimming pool fascinates with a curvy outline and a private jacuzzi area. It it is tiled with mixed blue mosaic on the inside and pool deck is laid with stone. The whole pool area has a see-through roof above.
Here is another irregularly shaped swimming pool. With water so blue that it’s mesmerizing, it certainly looks nice and alluring. The landscape design around the pool is another nice touch to the whole setting.
This swimming pool feels so close to nature with its pool deck set in stone. It features a small water slide that is a nice fun touch to the design.
An above the ground pool is a neat and low-budget alternative to a regular swimming pool. It may not look as fancy but it certainly is just as fun. With some proper landscape design around, it can be a pretty good-looking addition to any backyard.
Here is a fancy swimming pool with a cool feature that makes a great point of interest. A decorative water certainly takes this pool design to the next level making it more fun and unique.
Here is a nice looking swimming pool with an irregular shape and a round jacuzzi on one end. It also has a decorative feature made of stone with a tiny little waterfall on the other end.
This covered backyard pool is finished with terracotta tiles and features a raised jacuzzi and a wide pool deck area. The glazed roof is a nice feature – with it the pool area can be enjoyed all year round.
Here is another private pool with a small round jacuzzi area. This one is also fully enveloped by clear glass wall and roof panels on a metal frame. It has a beautiful view of the lush green landscape that’s around.
This octagonal swimming pool rests in the middle of a nice green lawn, and is surrounded by trees. It feels really private and refreshing. There’s plenty of room available for chaise lounge chairs and other seating options.
This private backyard swimming pool is simple in design but it has a lot of fun to offer. It features a nice little waterslide that will certainly provide endless hours of fun for the whole family and especially the kids.
This mosaic-laid kidney-shaped swimming pool is built in the backyard of a private countryside home. It has a stone-laid pool deck from which you can bask in the sun and enjoy the beautiful environment.
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Afton Jackson says
I loved your example of using a backyard pool as a jacuzzi and as a means for relaxation or hydrotherapy. My brother has recently gotten into spa treatments as his favorite way of relaxing, and now that he’s busier at work, he has less time for going to treatments and professional services. Now that I remember that he has an unused swimming pool in his backyard, it might be best for him to look for a spa service that can help him convert it into a jacuzzi or home-spa so he can enjoy the same treatment at home.