## What is the smallest size for an inground pool?

How small can an in-ground pool be? Most of the smallest in-ground pools across all pool types, on average, are around 12′ by 24′, 10′ by 15′, or even a 10′ x 10′ Spool/Cocktail pool!

How much width do you need for a lap pool?

six to 10 ft.
As the name suggests, a lap pool is designed for swimming laps, so they need to be long. Lap pools are typically about 40 feet long, but they can reach up to 75 feet. Their width ranges from six to 10 ft. Experts recommend a minimum depth of 3-1/2 feet so swimmers don’t scrape their hands or feet on the bottom.

Is my yard big enough for a pool?

For the pools mentioned above, we recommend you have a yard at least 3 times bigger than their square footage. However, if you want to ‘stuff’ your pool in no matter the size constraints, we recommend you have at least 40 feet spare after the pool is installed to meet code requirements.

### Can you do laps in a 25 foot pool?

At a public or community facility, a true lap or competition pool is 25 meters (82 feet). But shorter pools—around 40 feet in length—are also considered lap pools. The point here is that lap pools provide a clear path so you can freely swim without obstacles.

What is the shortest length for a lap pool?

No minimum size exists for a lap pool, though the lap pools found in colleges and recreational facilities tend to range in length from 15 to 50 meters or approximately 45 to 165 feet.

Is 12×24 inground pool too small?

A 12×24 foot pool has a surface area that covers 288 feet, so it should be big enough for your needs based on this rough calculation.

#### What size should a backyard pool be?

It’s recommended having a depth fewer than six feet to meet most pool needs. For a family of six to eight people, an 18 foot by 36-foot pool is recommended. This should be sufficient to avoid crowding and allow for the playing of games. Rectangle shaped pools look best for this size.