Spruce Up Your Small Backyard With A Swimming Pool – 19 Design Ideas

Trying to find a way to make your backyard more attractive and interesting? Try adding a swimming pool. It’s the perfect feature to turn a boring backyard into a major attraction for the whole family. It’ll always be great for entertaining guests. And don’t give up the idea just because your backyard is small. There are also small swimming pools and lots of great shapes and designs to take into consideration.

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Take this small backyard for example. The pool completely transforms it. Although the space is small, it’s very inviting and it accommodates the pool, a lounge area and even has some room for some greenery.

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Depending on the shape and size of your backyard, the pool can be customized. This one, for example, is rectangular and actually quite tiny. It’s more like a tub. But simple designs and shapes are often the best choice for small spaces.

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Here’s a beautiful example of a modern backyard swimming pool. It glows at night and it’s beautifully surrounded by trees and vegetation. The mood lighting gives the backyard a magical look.

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If you have a little more space at your disposal, try something with a dramatic look. This pool, for example stands out with its robust and old-school design. The rectangular shape gives it that classical look.

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Of course, you can also choose to have a pool with a more unusual shape. Take this one for example. It definitely stands out with its shape. Another interesting thing about it is the surrounding landscape. The eclectic mix of small trees, plants and sculptures makes the pool resemble an exotic oasis.

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Swimming pools with organic shapes like this one are great if you try to create a simple yet interesting design for your backyard. It’s a more natural approach and the pool resembles a small lake.

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You can add interesting features to traditional pools to make them stand out as well. This simple pool has a waterfall. The whole backyard looks like a beautiful outdoor spa. It has a relaxing and serene design and atmosphere.

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Mediterranean architecture is always impressive and easy to distinguish. This beautiful walk-in pool has an elegant shape and the water features make it even more interesting. It’s a very nice combination of simplicity and sophistication.

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Here’s another interesting swimming pool. It also has an unusual shape. The pool is the focal point of the backyard and its main landscape feature. It’s somewhere in between modern and traditional.

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Even if you have a small backyard you can still fit in a small pool. If you plan everything correctly, you’ll even have room for an outdoor living area, a lounge area and a small outdoor dining space.

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A pool is the backyard is a very welcome feature. It allows you to relax and have fun and it doesn’t need to be very large in order to do that. Ideally, you’d also have a patio with a lunge area.

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A modern pool with a simple but exquisite design. The spill water goes into a hidden trough under the pebble and then into an underground tank where it’s recycled back into the pool’s filtration system.

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Spruce up a traditional home with a free form pool in the backyard. Unusual shapes are great for small pools. It makes them stand out and the viewers focus on the shape instead of the size. The additional water features also help.

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This small sunken pool is built into the deck and raised above ground level. It thus offers views of the backyard and the surrounding landscape. Such a pool is, however, a little pricey to install.

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If you’ve decided to make the pool the star and the center of attention in the backyard, then make it as big as possible. This pool occupies almost the entire backyard but there’s no need for anything else anyway.

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Depending on the size and shape of your backyard, you can decide where the pool should go and how it should be shaped. This one fits nicely in the corner. It saves space with its form and there’s plenty of space left for an outdoor dining area.

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Simple shapes with clean, straight lines are often associated with modern and contemporary homes. This pool has a symmetrical shape, it’s long and narrow with an extension to the side.

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If you wish to turn your backyard into a whimsical and magical space surrounded by nature, try using natural materials such as stone for the pool. Also, give it an organic shape and maintain the same characteristics for the rest of the landscape.

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This pool has one of the most unusual shapes we’ve seen so far. The pool is built into the deck and a drain prevents the water from collecting. The deck is made of a tropical hardwood.

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