Small pool garden charms with its trendy, contemporary style [Design: Jeffrey Erb Landscape Design]

Size is relative and because of this, what may appear as a large home to one person may seem small to another. The same goes for backyard swimming pools; while some people prefer large pools, others are drawn to small swimming pools. If you have a small backyard, you should find it easy to add a petite pool. Needless to say, you will be pretty amazed by the results too.

Space is never a constraint when you have a bit of creativity! [Design: Hunter Architecture]

More urban home homeowners are now incorporating small pools into their backyards. As long as you have just enough space in your backyard to fit a small pool, then you should definitely go for it! However, because of the space constraints, you need smart planning to fit in the pool perfectly. As you will soon realize, there are multiple benefits that can be reaped from these small pools, ranging from health benefits to recreational benefits.

An Extension of the Home

Your small backyard pool should seem like an extension of your home. Most urban and modern homes use simple and clean designs in the design of the interior space. Similarly, your small backyard pool should have a simple design. One classic idea that never goes out of date is the rectangular in-ground pool. There are no limits to the size of the pool and you can go with whatever size fits in your backyard.

Shape a stunning backyard with the ideal small pool[Design: Apex landscapes]

Small pool garden charms with its trendy, contemporary style [Design: Jeffrey Erb Landscape Design]

Narrow pool plays to the dimensions of the modern house [Design: Anthony Wilder Design]

A tiny pool in the small urban backyard is all you need to beat the summer heat [Design: Molly Wood Garden Design]

Water feature elevates the aesthetic appeal of the gorgeous pool [Design: The Pool Craft Company]

A modest pool design for the small yard [Design: Wettling Architects]

Curvy Pools

Circular pools, semi-circular pools and irregularly shaped pools with curves are also becoming popular. These types of pools have the ability to create a relaxing environment and mood associated with tropical regions, when paired with canopies, lighting and natural stone.

Ingenious pool with twin water features and a fire pit [Design: Bluewater Construction Group]

Maybe what you need is a spa with water feature [Design: The Matheson Team RE/MAX Fine Properties]

Small pool with Jacuzzi steals the show [Photography: Andrea Calo]

Style and size of the pool make it an absolute delight! [Design: Lewis Aquatech]

Cool off this summer in your small backyard pool [Design: Alka Pool Construction]

Depth is Important

For homeowners with extremely small backyards, plunge pools are the perfect idea. Plunge pools rely more on depth and require little square footage. Dipping pools are easy to maintain and let you relax in style too, not to mention the health and therapeutic benefits they offer users.

A plunge pool takes up little space indeed! [Design: Clayton&Little Architects]

Beach style small pool with a view to match! [Design: Randy Theme Design]

Smart pool and deck design makes use of available space [Design: Blazemakoid-Architecture]

Perfect petite pool for the small backyard [Design: Kirk Wood Homes]

Plunge pool turns into an aesthetic delight in this contemporary landscape [Design: BLADE Landscape Design]


When designing your small pool, there are many different dimensions to think about. You need to think about how the pool suits your lifestyle, the space you will be left with and how the pool fits in the overall design of your home. Also design a patio and deck area to match your small pool.

Gorgeous pool is 8 feet by 16 feet and fits in with the appeal of the courtyard [Design: Allison Ramsey Architects]

Lovely pool stretches across just 10 feet! [Design: Platinum Poolcare]

Small oceanview pool on the deck shapes a relaxing retreat [Design: Habitat Post & Beam]

Make sure the style of the pool matches with your home [Design: Robert Kaner Interior Design]

Small pool leaves plenty of space out for hosting a garden party [From: Lisa Borgnes Giramonti]

Pool design that keeps things simple and understated [Design: Lost West Landscape Architects]