What Pool Size is Right For You?

Above Ground Pool

What Pool Size is Right For You?

We are only a few short months away from Summer, so now is the time to start planning the installation of your new above ground pool. One of the most common questions we are asked is “what size should I get.” So, to get you started, here are the things you should consider when picking which pool size is right for you.

What is the purpose of the new pool?

Is this pool just for adults? Or, are the kids screaming “we want a pool?” Do you plan on floating around with a frosty beverage, hosting pool parties or maybe a little of both?

Once you figure out the main purpose of the pool, then you can get a better idea of what size you should be looking at. A general rule of thumb is you should give every swimmer about 15 square feet.


What does your future look like?

For small families with young children, a smaller pool may seem perfect. However, when the kids get a little older and start having their friends over, will you be happy with the smaller pool? Or, will you wish you had a slightly larger pool? An above ground pool can last for many years.  That is why it is important to consider the future before purchasing your new above ground pool from Smith Pools.

What size entertaining space do you have?

When you are planning out where to put your new above ground pool, there are probably a few details that may get overlooked. A big, beautiful pool is wonderful. However, if there is no place to enjoy the area around the pool, then you may not get as much enjoyment out of it as you could.

When planning your pool, it is important to consider what size social spaces such as a deck or patio area your family needs. Does your backyard have enough room for the the trampoline and the 44’ pool? Where are you going to put the grill?


Our friendly staff of experience professionals will be happy to assist you in choosing the perfect pool for your backyard. After your pool installation, our loyal, knowledgeable store staff will make caring for your pool simple and easy. Come by any of our locations today to learn more about your above ground pool options.

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