Does My Small Backyard Still Have Room For a Beautiful Swimming Pool?

November 10, 2023

When thinking of installing a fibreglass swimming pool in your back yard, sometimes you might think that there is no way your backyard could ever accomodate a brand new Fibreglass Pool. If you have found yourself in this situation take into consideration a few things before writing it off completely. The results may shock you.

First of all think about the reason for your new pool.  You may be looking at a recreational pool particularly for your children and their friends. With this in mind a pool that has large steps or a reasonably shallow end may be for you. Generally wider backyards are best for this.

If you see yourself as athletic and love to swim laps, then a longer, and more narrow pool will suit you. Keep in mind It should be at least 1 – 1.5 metres deep so that you don’t touch the bottom and can safely turn at the ends while swimming.

If you are just looking to have a pool as a relaxation and entertaining area for you and friends, a smaller and perhaps more square shaped pool would be for you. This allows plenty of edge space to sit back and relax on while not having to be too crowded in the pool.

Things to think about

Have a look at the layout of your backyard and ask yourself some of these questions. Is my backyard a square, rectangle or oval shape? Do I have anything in the centre of my backyard that I could relocate to increase size? Will I have enough room around the edge of my pool to landscape the desired effect I would like?These questions will help you to decide on which shape of pool you may prefer.

When you find the answers to these questions you can start to measure out the desired location of your pool. When doing this you can think about such factors as when you would like the sun to hit the pool, in the morning or afternoon. Another thought to keep in mind is falling leaves and twigs, depending on your level of dedication to cleaning your pool this may become a factor in your decision making process.

Lastly, keep in mind the council regulations for your area and also the mains for your property. Council regulations may require the location of your pool to be a certain distance from a location point on your property so best to get this checked. The specific regulations for safety fences are also something worth investigating. As for the mains on your property you may be able to move them with or you may not. If you are able to move them this may incur an additional cost so keep this in mind.

Whatever you decide to do in your backyard remember that My Fibreglass Pool Easy is only a phone call or email away. If you would like to talk through your decision with a professional please feel free to call us on 1300 30 60 11 or email us at