How big should your swimming pool be? It’s a question the swimming pool contractors from Seahorse Pools & Spas in Fort Worth, Texas get asked all the time. There is no one-size-fits-all answer because each pool owner, each family and each parcel of the yard is different and unique. How do you choose the pool size? We have put together a checklist to help you determine the best pool size for your family.

How do you choose a pool size?

Because we have answered this question so frequently we have put together this list of questions you need to ask yourself and answer before you contract for a pool project.

  1. How many people will usually be using the swimming pool? Do you have a large family? Is your family going to expand? Will you be looking at an empty nest soon? Do you plan to host large parties all the time?
  2. Will the pool be used for exercise only or for playing games or both?
  3. Do you want to devote all available space to the pool or do you want an outdoor living space as well? You will need to allocate space for both uses.
  4. Are you willing to give up all of your yard space to just house a pool? Do you have children who will want a grassy yard in which to play?
  5. What are the requirements for setbacks for construction where you live?
  6. What kind of accessories do you want in your swimming pool? There are size requirements if you want to have a diving board or a slide.
  7. If you’re looking for a pool with a beach entry or a shallow to deep end, you will need to devote more space to it.
  8. What is your budget for the project? This will play a major factor.
  9. What construction material do you want?

This is a short list of question to consider before taking the plunge and becoming a pool owner in 2020. Give us a call and we can go over this list with you and answer any other construction questions you may have.