Seahorse Pools & Spas in Fort Worth, Texas explain. When they talk with families and individuals who want a swimming pool the really always wonder what size should your pool be? There is no magic formula but there is a way to determine its size and one in which you will likely be happy in knowing and you will get a pool that you can live with and that can potentially grow with your family, if necessary.

What size should your pool be?

There is no one-size-fits all when it comes to the “proper” pool size. It is a matter of both personal preference and knowing how you will use the pool, how many people will be in the pool and how much yard space you have to devote to a swimming pool project.

  1. How many people will be using the pool? Do you want a swimming pool that will mostly accommodate family or do you want one large enough to accommodate dozens of people at your pool parties?
  2. Do you anticipate size changes in your family? Growing? Shrinking?
  3. Is the pool mainly for exercise?
  4. Do you anticipate playing games in the pool? Basketball or volleyball or the like?
  5. How much deck will you want around the pool? This will be a factor in how much yard space you want to devote to the pool and deck. Will you be constructing an outdoor living area to surround the pool?
  6. How much yard do you want to devote to the pool? What are the dimensions of the yard and what are the setbacks required for construction?
  7. For some pool accessories such as a diving board the pool needs to be a specific length, width and depth so you need to determine accesories before you can settle on a size.

Put together a budget and let’s talk about what you can have incorporated into your swimming pool project.