Cocktail pools come in various shapes, sizes and depths. In average, cocktail pools have a depth of around 4-5 feet which makes them great for hosting small gatherings or just relaxing by yourself with the water as your own personal oasis.
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.
A plunge pool, at the most basic level, is a smaller pool that's still deep enough to “plunge” into. Cocktail pools might be three or four feet deep. A plunge pool could be six feet deep, or even deeper if you wanted it to be -- but most plunge pools tend to have between four and five feet of depth.
These spools have two sections: an isolated sitting section for spa relaxation and a larger swim chamber that is 50 inches deep. Overall sizes range from about 8 by 18 feet to 8 to 20 feet.
Spools, on average, measure around 10 to 15 feet long by six to eight feet wide. If you entertain a lot (spools are sometimes referred to as “cocktail pools”), a larger spool pool will give your guests plenty of room to splash around.
The small size of a typical spool — 5,000 to 10,000 gallons — with sides that might range from 10 to 15 feet, means clients can often afford to upgrade to more expensive materials compared to larger pools.
Essentially a spool is a smaller size swimming pool with added spa-like features. Typically measuring 10 – 16 feet long and 6 – 8 feet wide, spools are ideal for restricted spaces or oldy shaped backyards.
A spool pool costs $22,650 on average nationally. A budget of $25,000 puts you above that with a standard-size spool and gives you the ability to add spa jets, LED lighting, built-in seating, or a water feature.
While the sizes and dimensions of pools vary, anything that's about 10 feet by 10 feet or smaller is typically considered a small pool. In terms of depth, three feet is standard for soaking and floating, and four to five feet and above is the best depth for lap pools. From there, it's up to you.
You can add elements such as spa or hot tub features (such as seating, jets, and heaters) to your cocktail pool. You can also spice up a cocktail pool with other water features. The adaptability of these compact pools makes them every bit as versatile as larger pools.
For example, the smallest fiberglass pool we currently offer is the R20, which is 10 feet wide and 20 feet long. This swimming pool has bench seats on both ends and a spacious open interior. The next smallest size that we offer is a 12x24 foot swimming pool, the R24.
A cocktail pool, also called a “spool” (spa + pool), is a combination of a spa and a pool; the perfect solution to getting the most out of your limited space. It's smaller than a standard pool, usually having a surface area smaller than 400 square feet. This type of pool is essentially an oversized spa.
For a family of 8 people, a pool size of 18 by 36 feet is adequate. Even if you all decide to swim at the same time, there will be enough space for everyone. A rectangular shape is the best choice for this size of the pool. If there are six or less in your family, a pool size of 16 by 32 feet will be sufficient.
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.
However, the average size for a smaller in-ground pool can range from 10 feet by 20 feet, and a larger pool is about 20 feet by 40 feet.
Aurora Plunge Pool: The Aurora is the smallest Plunge Pool available in our rectangle pool range. Measuring 2.6m x 1.24m x 1.49m the Aurora is perfect for those either limited on space, or just want something to cool off in.
Most of the smallest inground pools across all pool types, on average, are around 12 feet by 24 feet,10 feet by 20 feet, or 12 feet by 14 feet. Inground pools can be even smaller than 12 feet by 14 feet, but you might not be able to swim laps very effectively or host as many people at pool parties.
In a nutshell, the smallest size of the above ground pool that you can find in the market is around 12 feet of measurement. The rectangle above ground pools are a bit suitable for sport swimming, and the smallest of it is 12-16 feet while the oval pools feature 12-16 feet standard size.
Swimming pools that are in ground, completely or partially, must be enclosed by a fence. Above ground pool installations may need fencing, depending on water depth. (Check exact depth per your local code. It's usually a minimum of 18-24 inches.)
Fiberglass Pools in Cold Climates
Freezing and thawing won't strain or crack a fiberglass pool like it might with a concrete pool, so you shouldn't have to worry as much about your pool cracking or breaking.
The axles are installed in the snout, which is splined to accept the axle shafts. The spool's ring flange bolts onto the ring gear. So, the ring and pinion do their job, redirecting torque 90 degrees from the driveshaft to the wheels but the housing has lost its ability to differentiate wheel speeds between the wheels.
Master Spas dual temperature swim spas are 19 feet long and 8 feet wide. While these have the largest footprint of any Master Spas swim spas, they can be a pool alternative for people with smaller backyards. A traditional swimming pool and hot tub combo can take up a lot of real estate in your backyard.
“Spool” is engineering shorthand for the combination of an engine compressor and high-pressure turbine that drives it using a connecting drive shaft. In a single-spool engine, the high-pressure turbine drives the entire compressor.