# How much space is needed for an inground pool?

Author: Ryleigh Lockman  |  Last update: Sunday, April 17, 2022

This will depend on the size of your yard and the size of the pool that you want. For example, you should probably have a minimum of 1,200 square feet of space to install a small inground pool that's around 12 feet by 24 feet (this includes around ten feet on all sides to account for setbacks and patio).

## How big of a lot do you need for a pool?

However, in general, you'll want to add at least 1 foot of space to the total width of the pool and 3 feet of space to the total length of the pool. If your indoor pool is 10 by 20 feet, you'll need 11 by 23 feet or 3.4 by 7 meters of space inside the room.

## How much space do you need around an inground pool?

How much patio space do I need for my inground swimming pool? Most people need between 600 and 900 square ft. of patio around a pool. That's enough room for a table and chair set, some chaise lounges, and a comfortable walking space around the perimeter of the pool.

## How far away should a pool be from a house?

There is a national standard that requires that all swimming pools must be at least 10 feet away from the house walls. As mentioned, this will protect electrical wiring from leaks, floods, and splashes.

## What is the average size of an inground pool?

What is the average inground pool size? The average size of an inground pool depends on many different factors, such as pool shape. A rectangular pool typically measures anywhere from 10 by 20 feet to 20 by 40 feet. Therapy pools tend to be smaller pools than pools with other uses, measuring about 7.5 by 17.5 feet.

## Is a 10x20 pool too small?

10 x 20 is considered a small in-ground pool, while a 20 x 40-foot pool is on the larger side of things.

## How small is too small for a pool?

Any swimming pool smaller than 12 by 14 feet will probably be too small for swimming, playing, and exercising. Some tiny pools are made specifically for relaxing and cooling off in the summer, but you won't get the traditional inground pool experience with anything smaller than 12x14 (or 400 square feet).

## How close to a house can an inground pool be?

Distance from The House and Other Structures

Most municipalities require swimming pools to be as much as 25 feet away from the house, property line or other structures.

## How close to your house can an above ground pool be?

National Requirements

National building codes, as outlined by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), require an outdoor aboveground pool to be at least 10 feet away from the walls of a house. This helps ensure that leaking or splashed water cannot contact any electrical wiring and cause a short.

## How do I know if I can put a pool in my yard?

The long answer: It depends on your property and local regulations. The most critical issues to look at first are your setback rules and easements. Setbacks determine how far away from the property line and the house the pool needs to be, and knowing this can help you decide whether getting a pool is feasible.

## How much space should be between pool and fence?

If the distance between the tops of the horizontal members is more than 45 inches, the horizontal members can be on the side of the fence facing away from the pool. The spacing between vertical members should not exceed 4 inches.

## What size pool do I need for a family of 5?

It's recommended having a depth fewer than six feet to meet most pool needs. For a family of six to eight people, an 18 foot by 36-foot pool is recommended. This should be sufficient to avoid crowding and allow for the playing of games. Rectangle shaped pools look best for this size.

## Do I have enough space for a pool?

As a general rule of thumb, you want your pool and pool surround to occupy about 25% of the total available area. So, if your yard is either small or medium size (approx. 150 square meters), consider building a small pool of about 20-28 square meters with a suitable small pool surround area.

## Is a 7m pool big enough?

A rectangular 7m or 8m is the most common size families with up to 4 kids go for and is plenty big enough. If the kids have flown the coop, think of future grandkids who will love a shallow end at first and deep end as they grow older. Keep in mind the future buyer of your home should you sell.

## Where should you not put an above ground pool?

You will also want to avoid underground cables, pipes, and roots, as well as overhead power lines, trees, and eaves.

## Where should I put my pool?

The Pool placement should be where it gets most of the sunlight. It helps keep the right temperature and allows swimmers to stay in the water for a longer time. In most cases, pointing a pool south or west is best.

## Is a fence required around an above ground pool?

Typically, a pool fence is required if the body of water is at least 18 inches deep. If there is a deck around the above ground pool, that may affect the requirements in some states, so you need to check your local laws. But, many do stick with the four feet pool fence rule.

## Do pools add value to a home?

Does an inground pool add value to a home? An inground pool will make an attractive home more valuable, especially if the home is higher priced and in a neighbourhood with a large number of backyard pools. On average, a pool will add a six percent increase to the resale value of a home.

## Can you put a pool on the side of your house?

Depending on your property and fence layout, you may be able to section off part of the backyard, and connect a 2-sided internal fence to two sides of your property perimeter fence. Your local building and zoning will have very precise requirements for pool fencing, which they may call a barrier.

## How far does a pool have to be from a well head?

How far should my pool be from the water? In most cases, we recommend building your pool at least 100 feet from any body of water.

## What is the smallest size inground pool?

Most of the smallest in-ground pools across all pool types, on average, are around 12' by 24', 10' by 15', or even a 10' x 10' Spool/Cocktail pool! In-ground pools can be even smaller.

## What is a cocktail pool?

Cocktail pools tend to be less than 400 square feet and provide an ideal solution for homeowners with limited outdoor spaces. Sometimes called "spools" for a small pool that combines a pool and a spa, these cocktail pools often include heaters, jets, and benches.

## What is the most popular pool size?

In general, the most common inground pool sizes are: 5-10 ft long (spa size) 10-15 ft.

## How deep should a backyard pool be?

The depth and length of the swimming pool should be 5 feet and 25 feet if you want to have swim laps in it. Most people are satisfied with the standard depths of 3-5 feet in a pool with multiple depths but it cannot be a right decision if you and your spouse's height are not suitable to those pool depths.

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