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Small Backyard Pool Design Specialists in Phoenix, AZ & Beyond

Just because you have a small backyard doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t install a beautiful in-ground swimming pool for your family to enjoy. Tribal Waters Custom Pools & Spas specializes in small backyard pool designs in the Greater Phoenix Area. Our experienced pool designers have squeezed small-to-medium swimming pools and acrylic spas in the tiniest of spaces without compromising pool aesthetics. All it takes is a creative vision and a willingness to see the project through from start to finish. Contact us today to get started with our licensed, insured team!

What’s the Best Small Pool Design for My Backyard?

While there isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” formula for determining the best custom pool design for your small backyard, there are recommendations we can make. We can customize pool shapes to accommodate any space without overwhelming other features of your backyard. While many pools may be square or rectangle-shaped, circular or oval-shaped pools can help you free up more space for a patio, outdoor kitchen, or mini pool house. A smart pool builder will follow your yard’s contours for an idea of what pool shape will work best in your space. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box with an irregular-shaped pool. We’ve even seen people wanting their pool shaped in their first or last initial. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and every pool can be a beautiful oasis of relaxation!

Is There a Way to Add Depth or Dimension to a Small Pool?

Some people are concerned about installing a small backyard pool because they’re worried it will be too shallow. However, not all swimming pools are 10 feet deep with a diving board. You can still get hours of enjoyment from a pool with a five-foot deep end. Adding a retaining wall or coping around your pool can help you create more depth and dimension to make a small pool appear more substantial. This design type usually works best when putting the pool in a corner or along the edge of your backyard. A raised wall can give you more privacy while also creating a distinct boundary between you and your neighbors. A strategically placed fire pit or stone fireplace can give your swimming pool even more rustic charm. Tribal Waters can complete any hardscaping elements you wish to incorporate into your design, from patios to gravel paths, walkways, retaining walls, fire pits, and other decorative stonework.

Water Features Can Enhance Any Swimming Pool Construction

Working with minimal space allows our custom pool builders to get more creative. Building upwards with water features, such as fountains, waterfalls, and curved jets, adds more depth to your swimming pool construction without the need for more horizontal space. Tanning ledges are a luxury many pool owners also ask for when accommodating small backyard pool designs. A tanning ledge occupies the first step inside a pool and is a sunbather’s dream for keeping cool while basking in the sun. While it may take up quite a bit of room, it’s not an impossible task, depending on the size of your yard and pool.

Take the Plunge with More Depth or Reflect in Shallow Waters

We’ve built swimming pools of all depths, depending on our customers’ preferences. If you enjoy deeper depths but have a small backyard, consider building a smaller plunge pool that goes straight down without occupying much horizontal space. If you’re not bothered by shallow waters, we might suggest installing a reflecting pool with an elongated design, LED lighting, and Zen-like elements for relaxation and reflection. If your design allows it, you could also consider adding a small spa or hot tub occupying a corner of your pool’s interior. Lush landscaping all around your pool can also give it a more serene look and feel while adding extra privacy.

What Building Materials Work Best with Small In-Ground Pools?

Small in-ground pools can be constructed using concrete, building materials. Tribal Waters has over a decade’s worth of experience in swimming pool construction in Phoenix and surrounding areas, including Scottsdale and Chandler. We also specialize in pool remodels and pool resurfacing to help you keep your new residential swimming pool in pristine condition over the years.

Contact Our Residential Pool Builders to Discuss Your Project

If you could use swimming pool ideas, our residential pool builders would be happy to help. We urge you to reach out today and request a consultation. You may also view our photo gallery for ideas!

Call Us Today To Bring Your Yard To Life. (623) 587-8500.