Updated: Aug 2, 2021
We just recently finished building a pool and it got me thinking that anyone can have a pool. We had to make a lot of adjustments due to the size our our yard, electrical wires, etc. but in the end, anything can be done. The latest trend in pools are smaller versions. I think people are a bit tired of the upkeep and realize that a smaller, relaxing pool is the way to go. Also, less worrisome with kids.
I am calling my pool a cocktail sized pool. Just big enough to lounge with some friends and have cocktails.
I started searching the internet and found these swoon worthy small pools!
First -- Moroccan Style
This one is my all time favorite.
The green tile is to die for!
Luscious landscape makes a space.
Also know as a hillbilly swimming pool, this pool was made popular by the DIYer who can make anything beautiful and Instagram worthy. A stock pool is made of galvanized steel and is traditionally used to hold water and feed livestock.
Paint it a pretty color or add a cool design.
You can add bamboo around it for tropical feel.
Or completely trick it out!
Above Ground Pool
Living up north, most people have no other choice then an above ground pool. You can definitely make it into something on a next level. It thought it was genius to add a bit of a shelf and bar stools.
Again, you can hide it with bamboo.
This pool gave me a cool midcentury modern vibe.
Plunge/Cocktail Sized Pool
Back to the plunge/cocktail pool. I love the decking around this one.
Another great new option on pools is a sun shelf. Perfect for relaxing and watching the kids.
This is my finished pool. It has a small sun shelf with a bubbler and a sitting bench with jacuzzi jets.
Now might be a good time to think about your pool for next year and get a heads-start on it. Whatever you decide, just make it your own!