16 of the best small pools for small patios

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16 of the best small pools for small patios

Chloe Hines Chloe Hines
 Pool by A.As, Arquitectos Associados, Lda, Modern
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A lot of homeowners would truly love to have a pool, but the rumours and concerns tend to guide them in the opposite direction.  Most assume that pools are expensive, high-maintenance, dangerous for younger children and might even decrease the value of their home over time.

Of course, extra safety concerns will have to be taken into consideration, but the rest of those assumptions and statements are simply not true. As long as pools are maintained and designed with attention to detail they can not only increase your property value, but can be an enjoyable asset for your family and friends for years to come! Check out some of the best…

1. An above-ground, round pool is just enough to get the job done in this green and luscious backyard!

2. Dark wood, blue water, white exterior walls and a stone feature wall make this patio modern and fantastic.

3. Small enough for a few people, this small-scale pool has a wild and natural feel being surrounded by greenery and stone tiles.

4. Traditional and rectangular, this pool offers a medium size for families and great privacy!

5. Water features, tropical plants and a high wall, this small patio and pool are perfect for those who like to entertain and have fun!

6. Smaller pools can still work even with larger yards—the contrasting blues and greens actually make for a stunning visual environment!

7. Blue tiles are a classic in outdoor pools and always make sure the water looks as blue as the ocean.

8. Minimalist, clean and open this patio has everything you need for small gatherings and private pool time.

 Pool by Engel & Völkers Bodrum, Modern
Engel & Völkers Bodrum

Engel & Völkers Bodrum

Engel & Völkers Bodrum

9. Wow! Check out the materials used here to create such a dynamic and small patio/pool area! Combine bold colours and different textures for the most appealing look!

10. Mies van der Rohe? No, but close enough! A flat roof always plays perfectly with the horizontal nature of pools, minimalist glass and patios!

11. Looking for a more Asian and modern look? Stick with horizontal lines and a neutral colour palette!

12.​ Romantic and warm in nature, this small patio is topped off with stone murals, potted plants and tea lights!

13. What can be just as good as a small pool, yet on-land? A hammock, as seen here, with wonderful lighting and tropical flowers.

14. For a more traditional home, smaller pools are still possible! Consider different shape and linings for a cool design and surround the pool with large-scale tropical plants and greenery.

15. As traditional and normal as you can get, this square pool has everything you need and even includes a great waterfall feature!

16. City views can be the best when it comes to small patio pools. If a lengthy pool is all that will work for your space, then go with it! With a view like this, don't worry about accessorising!

Want to see more? Check out these five helpful ideas that will make your garden gorgeous!

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