Is a 24 ft pool big enough for your family? This is just one of the questions that families ask when considering adding a swimming pool to their home. Here at Gold Coast Swimming Pools, we get asked plenty of questions by families interested in new pools, so today we want to answer a few of those for you right here on our blog!
Q: Is a 24 ft pool x 12 foot pool big enough for my home?
A: 12×24 is the smallest standard size for an in ground pool and many people wonder if it is going to be big enough for their needs. The answer to this question really depends on the size of your family.
The surface area of a 12×24 ft pool is 288 square feet. The general rule of thumb is that there should be fifteen square feet of space for each person in the pool. So, a 12×24 ft pool will work well for a family of 19 people. Of course, most people want a little more room to splash around and swim, so take that into consideration!
Q: Are swimming pools a waste of money?
A: The answer to this question depends on who you ask! If you spend a lot of time outdoors or at the pool, then a swimming pool is a great investment for you! A pool is also a great investment if you are interested in getting healthier by increasing your physical activity because it gives you no excuses for missing workouts!
Q: What sizes do swimming pools come in?
A: The average rectangle backyard swimming pool is either 10 x 20, 15 x 30, or 20 x 40. There are other sizes (and shapes) available, but for the most part, a pool will always be twice as long as it is wide. The average depth of a backyard pool is 5.5 ft.
Q: What is the most beautiful swimming pool?
A: The answer to this question also depends on who you ask! Everyone has their own ideal when it comes to the perfect swimming pool, but ultimately, the most beautiful swimming pool is going to be the one that best suits your space. For example, if you have a huge backyard, a tiny pool is not going to be the best choice for you because it will look ridiculous!
The most beautiful pool for you should be one that meets your needs, that fits your space, and that has plenty of landscaping and decor to create your own oasis!
Q: What is the most efficient way to heat a swimming pool?
A: For most people, the most efficient way to heat a swimming pool is through solar power! A solar cover is also a great investment to help to keep your pool warm during hotter months!
Q: What is the smallest size for inground swimming pool?
A: Some people will invest in what is called a “cocktail pool” this measures 10×10. Other smaller size pools include 10×15 and 12×24.
Q: Where is the best place to put a swimming pool?
A: The best place to put your swimming pool will depend on your backyard. The best way to determine the right spot for your pool is to talk to your contractors and have them survey your land. This will allow them to look over the land and identify any areas that could cause problems – for example, soil that collects water because it has improper drainage. If your backyard does not have a suitable spot, often your pool contractors will come in and create a safe, reinforced space that will safely support your pool.
Q: What is the cheapest way to build a swimming pool?
A: The cheapest way to build a swimming pool is to do it correctly the first time around! This may seem like a trite response, but it is the truth. When it comes to any major investment, the cheapest way to get the job done is to do it right the first time! Otherwise you will wind up having to redo everything and spend more money than you would have in the first place!
Are you interested in adding a pool to your home or renovating the pool you already have? Our team here at Gold Coast Swimming Pools can help! Just give us a call today at (516) 759-3000 and let’s get started on adding a new pool to your home!