One of the factors you ought to consider when building a pool is the size. Of course, the pool size depends on your space, budget and preference. But most homeowners tend to go for the most popular pool size.
First, they have to decide the type of pool they will construct, whether above ground or inground. Afterwards, homeowners can identify the pool size based on the space and finances they wish to use. In this article, we offer a little insight into the most popular pool size for both types of pools.
Above Ground Swimming Pools #
Let’s first understand the meaning of an above ground pool. Unlike inground pools, pool builders place these pools above the ground. They contain a non-porous layer on both their exterior and interior surface to firmly accommodate the capacity of the water. Mostly, their material is steel or polymer.
During construction of these pools, most homeowners tend to lean towards a specific size. The most popular size for round above ground is 24 by 52 inches. Pool owners will spend about $1,000 for this pool size. Some of the other pool sizes for above ground pools are:
- 21 x 52 inches for round pools.
- If the above ground pool is oval, the most popular pool size is 15 by 30 inches. It goes for about $1,800.
- During installation, it is always best for pool contractors to estimate an extra two feet so that the pool fits perfectly.
Inground Swimming Pools #
The most popular size for inground pools varies depending on the type of pool. However, most homeowners tend to construct vinyl pools due to their affordability. So, below are the most popular sizes for vinyl pools.
Often, vinyl pools have a rectangular shape. The most common size for this is 16 by 32 inches. The costs for these pools can go up to $17,000. But on average, their costs inclusive of installation can go up to $60,000.
- Another popular size for a rectangular vinyl is 18 by 36 inches.
- The next popular size is 20 by 40 inches for a rectangular vinyl.
Concrete most popular pool size #
Concrete pools with a kidney shape have a standard size of 16 by 32 inches
Fiberglass pools preferred size #
For fiberglass pools, their most popular size for freeform shapes is 12 by 24 inches.
The bottom line #
According to statistics, most homeowners went for the above pool sizes. But your pool size does not have to conform to the most popular pool size. It all depends on your taste and preference. Also, it depends on the pool space you wish to sacrifice. The best thing is to be creative and transform your backyard into a serene haven.