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Granite Pools Specializes in

Swimming pools for small backyards

A small backyard doesn’t eliminate the possibility of having a stunning swimming pool. Granite Pools specializes in designing extraordinary swimming pools for compact areas, transforming ordinary backyards into personal retreats. Learn more below or contact us today for a FREE Pool Consultation!

Or call us at  916-539-2255 today.


At Granite Pools, we believe that everyone deserves to have their dream swimming pool, regardless of the size of their backyard. That’s why we specialize in creating swimming pools specifically designed for small spaces. See some amazing examples of small backyard swimming pools for inspiration.


Having a small backyard doesn’t mean that you have limited options for your swimming pool design. Our team at Granite Pools will work closely with you to come up with creative and innovative solutions to maximize the space available, while still creating a visually stunning and functional pool.

Some of our options for small backyards include:

  • Plunge pools: These are smaller sized pools that are perfect for relaxation and soaking. They can also be equipped with jets for a spa-like experience.
  • Lap pools: If you’re someone who loves to swim for fitness, a lap pool is the perfect option for your small backyard. These long and narrow pools provide ample space for swimming laps while still fitting into compact areas.
  • Custom designs: Our team of experienced designers can come up with a unique and customized design for your small backyard, incorporating features such as waterfalls, fountains, or even a built-in hot tub.
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Whether you’re interested in our basic swimming pool package or desire a highly customized luxury swimming pool with all the features, we can construct either in a small backyard.

How we design a smaller swimming pool

At Granite Pools, we follow a step-by-step process to ensure that your backyard is transformed into the swimming pool of your dreams.

Designing Swimming Pool in Small Backyards

Even if you have a smaller backyard we can help and our design process takes you from nothing to something amazing!

  1. Initial Consultation: We will meet with you to discuss your vision, budget, and any specific requirements for your pool.
  2. Site Visit: Our team will visit your backyard to measures the yard, assess the space and determine the best location for the pool. We emphasize functionality and effectiveness of the space to maximize return.
  3. Design Phase: Our team of designers will create a 3D rendering of your pool design, taking into consideration the size and limitations of your backyard.
  4. Material Selection: We offer a wide range of materials for you to choose from swimming pool finishes, hardscapings, equipment andtile. All of these selection will be walkthrough with you to ensure the swimming pool is a featured as a primarly part of your backyard.
  5. Final Estimation and Contract: Once the design have been finalized, we will provide you with a final rendering of your pool along a proposal and final estimate of the project. After reviewing and signing the contract, we can begin construction.

Now you’re onto CONSTRUCTION! See exactly how our swimming pools come to life on our construction process page.

Important Things to Think About
When Building a Swimming Pool in a Small Backyard

Do you have a specific pool shape in mind?

If you have a small backyard, it’s crucial to consider the shape of your pool due to space constraints. A rectangular pool is typically the simplest solution, as it can fit into most small backyards. However, if your backyard has a unique layout, an L-shaped pool that wraps around the space can maximize its use. It’s important to think about your preferred shapes before consulting with a designer.

Do you want a spa?

Having a spa attached to your pool can be a great addition for relaxation and hydrotherapy. However, it’s important to keep in mind that adding a spa will decrease the available space for swimming. If you have a small backyard, you may need to compromise on the size of your pool or consider an alternative solution such as a separate hot tub or spa feature.

Are you thinking about landscpaing?

Landscaping can significantly enhance the overall aesthetic of your pool and backyard area. However, it’s crucial to consider the available space for landscaping, particularly in relation to the swimming pool and decking. The shape and size of the pool can help organize your yard and inspire ideas for features like border plants or expansive lawn areas. Don’t forget to consult with our designers about landscaping—we can assist with that too!

Have you thought about decking?

The decking or area surrounding your swimming pool (aka hardscpaes) is a crucial design element. For smaller backyards, it’s important to balance the amount of decking needed for safety with the existing or planned landscaping. Ensure there is adequate decking for safety without compromising on the aesthetics and functionality of your outdoor space.

“We had Granite Pools install our pool late last year and they did a wonderful job I would highly recommend them. They did everything in a timely matter and everything was done in approximately six weeks and on time from start to finish.”

- Raul
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