Published by Matt Fichera on Nov 22 2019
Small Fiberglass Pools
Small fiberglass pools help to maximize tight spaces and reduce costs, allowing you to focus on that one thing that you really want…a pool in your own backyard.
Typical small pool dimensions will range up to 26 feet in length and up to 13 feet wide. From there medium fiberglass pools come in up to 36-40 feet length and up to 14-16 feet wide. Size is a limiting factor as they must be transported to backyards via truck with a trailer. The fact that fiberglass pools are completely installed in as little as 15 to 20 days makes them attractive to many pool customers.
If you’re considering the shape of a small sized fiberglass pool, think about the space that you have available to work with. Fiberglass pools come in either a linear shape or a freeform design. A freeform pool has curved walls which give a pleasing visual look, while a pool that is linear provides for the maximum amount of pool within that same space. If you are thinking about integrating your pool into a small backyard landscape complete with decking, tables, and chairs, then those curved spaces may provide that extra poolside room you desire.
After the initial purchasing and installation costs of the pool itself, there’s also the cost of ownership over time. Factors and costs to consider for smaller pools are chemical usage (less water to treat), power consumption, equipment, accessories, cleaning (less pool surface to clean), and your own time that you’ll need to dedicate to upkeep and maintenance. A small sized fiberglass pool will not only cost less to purchase and install, but also will reduce the cost of ownership over time when compared to a larger pool.
Deciding on a small pool doesn’t mean forfeiting the fun, enjoyment, and socialization aspects in any way. A smaller sized fiberglass pool provides more space than a spa or a hot tub while retaining a sense of intimacy with family and friends or during parties and gatherings. Small pools may still have many of the same features of “large” pools such as bench seats and tanning ledges, eliminating the need to stand or actively swim while still enjoying the water.
Remember that just because you’ve elected to go with a smaller sized pool, there’s still plenty of room for add-ins like: auto cover, deck jets, cascades, mood lighting, salt water chlorinators, decking, hardscapes and more. Do you want your small pool to be functional all year round? How about a pool party on New Year’s Eve or a quick dip before watching the Super Bowl? Select a heat pump and/or an auto cover and you can make these things happen.
Our Top 10 Best-Selling Fiberglass Pools in New England broken down by size are as follows:
Small: Ariel, Sirius, Picasso, Hubble
Medium: Polaris, Gemini, Calypso
Large: Atlas, Gravity, Synergy
At E-Z Test Pool Supplies, we are your trusted fiberglass pool advisors. We would be happy to answer any questions and get the pool conversation started today.