For many people, the hardest part of getting a swimming pool is finding a spot for it. Most of us simply don’t have an excess of space in the backyard. When you consider that you need a level stretch of land to install a pool, the challenge becomes even greater.
So, what to do when your pool placement options are limited? There are a lot of ideas for making the most of a small space, but sometimes the obvious choice is the right one. And the obvious choice is to – say it with us – get a smaller pool.
With that in mind, here are three of the best small above ground pools for small yards. Of course, while the absolute size of the pool is important, so is the shape. Depending on the space you have to work with, a rectangular, oval, or round pool might make the most sense.
Note that this is a metal frame pool with a soft liner, so it’s relatively easy to assemble, disassemble, and store. It comes with a filter pump, ground cloth, ladder, and notably, a pool cover.
You can easily imagine this sturdy pool being attached to a deck for easier access, and potentially, additional space-saving. It comes with a replaceable vinyl liner, sand filter, and pool ladder.
If you’re looking for a small round above ground pool, there are more than a few options to choose from. We picked this Bestway metal frame pool because it gets outstanding customer reviews and comes at a very affordable price. If you’ve never owned a pool before and are squeamish about spending a lot of money, this is a great first pool to “get your feet wet.”
The dimensions listed here are for the smallest version of this model – if you have the room, you can always go for a larger one. The pool set includes a filter pump and repair patch.
Of course, sometimes the best small above ground pool is the one you can easily stow away. If you still find yourself balking at committing backyard space to a pool, consider getting an easy set pool that you can take down as needed. These so-called “ring pools” are a breeze to set up, and as far as size goes, they run the gamut.
Having a small yard is no longer a deal-breaker when it comes to owning a pool. With all the amazing above ground pools on the market these days, the odds of finding one that fits in your backyard are definitely in your favor – provided, of course, that you take the time to look around at the options.