How To Fit a Pool into a Small Backyard

How To Fit a Pool into a Small Backyard

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Nancy Mitchell
Jul 27, 2015
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You don't have to have a big backyard to fit in a pool — and if you do have a big backyard, the pool doesn't have to take up the entire thing. We've got plenty of examples of less-than-enormous backyards where homeowners have squeezed in a pool — and lots of other things, too.

Above: A small-ish pool by Piscine Desjoyaux, via Plumetis Magazine.

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A small pool doesn't have to be any less refreshing. This cast concrete plunge pool is by Australian Plunge Pools.

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This pool, spotted on Coastal Living, buts right up to the side of the house, and is actually located in a side yard.

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In this design by Bestor Architecture, a lap pool runs across the back of a small backyard, leaving room for a patio for entertaining.

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This backyard pool from My Paradissi is just big enough to jump in and splash around a little. The outdoor shower is a nice touch.

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Lap pools are also a great solution for long, narrow city backyards. This is the pool at Cynthia Rowley's Manhattan townhouse, from Elle Decor via Mimi + Meg.

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This lap pool spotted on Arch Daily wraps around two sides of a small yard.

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This design by Secret Gardens makes the very most of a small backyard, with a narrow pool, a deck for entertaining, and a little room to roam.

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Here's another cast concrete pool, from Desire to Inspire. Who knew an above ground pool could look so good?

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Here's another pool by Secret Gardens, tucked into a backyard nook.

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A plunge pool in a city backyard from Decormag.

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This backyard pool from Houzz might be the smallest of all — but it still looks like a wonderful spot to sit with a drink in your hand. And really, what more could you ask for?

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(Image credit: Australian Plunge Pools; Desire to Inspire)
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