How To Choose a Custom Pool Size That Suits Your Lifestyle

Photo courtesy of Patrick Brickman.

Whether designing your dream home or a luxurious commercial project, a custom pool is a must-have to elevate the space. These unique architectural features offer relaxation and recreation for all to enjoy, and choosing the right pool size is as vital to the functionality and aesthetics of your outdoor oasis as the style.

What pool size is right for me?

From lap pools to smaller plunge pools and everything in between, the size of your Aqua Blue oasis plays a significant role in your experience. When choosing your pool size, consider the following questions:

  1. How much available space do I have?
  2. What will be the pool’s primary use?
  3. How many people will be using the pool regularly?
  4. What activities and features do I envision for the pool?
  5. What is my available budget?
  6. What are the local regulations or building codes to adhere to?
  7. How do I anticipate my future needs and lifestyle to change?

These questions may seem daunting at first, but you do not have to go it alone. Your custom pool designer/builder can guide you through making an informed decision and choosing the optimal pool size for your space, needs and preferences.

What are the benefits of different pool sizes?

The custom nature of an Aqua Blue Pools oasis is where its beauty lies. Each aquatic haven is designed to meet your unique needs, ensuring your pool exudes individuality with optimized functionality. Different pool sizes offer various benefits depending on their dimensions and intended use. 

Large Pool: If you want to incorporate more recreation and social activities into your pool time, a bigger pool is your best bet. Large pools offer more space to swim, play and host gatherings. Larger pools also allow more space for unique design features, such as water features, swim-up pool bars, a beach entry design, built-in seating, jetted spas, etc., which create a versatile and inviting space for entertaining. 

Medium Pool: A medium-sized pool is perfect for empty nesters or smaller families. A 14×28-foot pool, for example, provides plenty of space for swimming, exercise and relaxation without taking up too much space. While offering less space to entertain, medium-sized pools can provide most benefits of a larger pool, but with less upkeep and a less significant investment. 

Small Pool: The perfect fit for those with limited outdoor space, small pools offer plenty of recreational and exercise opportunities without compromising style. A plunge pool, typically measuring from 6 ½ to 10 feet wide and 10 to 22 feet long, provides the perfect place for cooling off on hot summer days and lounging poolside. These smaller pools are ideal for a refreshing swim with reduced maintenance and expense.

Are certain pool styles better for an active lifestyle?

While any pool accommodates a refreshing dip, some are better suited for relaxation or recreation. Lap pools are a particularly excellent choice for owners prioritizing physical activity as their pool’s primary use.

Lap pools are long, narrow and rectangular in shape and ideally a minimum length of 45 feet. If limited space is an issue to accommodate this length, you can opt for adding swim-in-place jets to your pool design. Not only is swimming in a lap pool an efficient way to build cardio endurance, but it also provides low-impact workout benefits and boosts mental health.

Let’s build the perfect pool for you!

You deserve a pool as unique and stunning as yourself! As the Lowcountry’s premier custom pool builder, Aqua Blue Pools is ready to help you realize the pool of your dreams. Since 1991, our team has built pools in a range of styles for residential and commercial clients from South Carolina’s Lowcountry to Savannah. We are proud to work closely with our clients to create and execute impressive custom projects built to last. Contact us today to begin planning your oasis!


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