Whether designing your dream home or a luxurious commercial project, a custom pool is necessary 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 Emerald oasis plays a significant role in your experience. When choosing your pool size, consider the following questions:

How much available space do I have?

What will be the pool’s primary use?

How many people will be using the pool regularly?

What activities and features do I envision for the pool?

What is my available budget?

What are the local regulations or building codes to adhere to?

How do I anticipate changing my future needs and lifestyle?

These questions may seem daunting initially, but you’re not alone in this process. Your custom pool designer/builder, with their wealth of experience and knowledge, can expertly 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 beauty of an Emerald Custom Pool lies in its custom nature. 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: A more extensive pool is not just a pool; it’s a hub for incorporating more recreation and social activities into your pool time. Large pools offer a wealth of space to swim, play, and host gatherings. They also provide ample room 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, sparking your imagination for endless possibilities. 

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 of the benefits of a larger pool but with less upkeep and a less significant investment. There is still plenty of space to host your friends and family.

Small Pool: Small pools are perfect for those with limited outdoor space. They offer plenty of recreational and exercise opportunities without compromising style. A plunge pool is perfect for cooling off on hot summer days and lounging poolside. These smaller pools are ideal for a refreshing swim with reduced maintenance and expense. However, it’s important to note that while the initial cost and maintenance of a small pool are generally lower, the ongoing costs of chemicals and water can be similar to those of larger pools.

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. They are, ideally, a minimum length of 45 feet. If limited space is an issue to accommodate this length, you can add swim-in-place jets to your pool design. Our exclusive Bandu swim jets create a current in the water, allowing you to swim in place without moving forward. This is an efficient way to build cardio endurance, provides low-impact workout benefits, and boosts mental health.

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