Buying a pool is not as easy as it seems at first glance. A number of specifics are not standard

A pool in the garden seems to be something that is quite common nowadays. However, buying a pool may not be as easy as it first appears. We all have different requirements, and if we don’t want to just splash around on a sun lounger, we may already have stumbled upon one.

Basic Backyard Swimming Pool

The shape is the key, with the length of the pool being the key to swimming, not the width. The general consensus is that for a pool to be usable for swimming, its length should be at least 6 metres, ideally from 15 metres upwards. It all depends on your capabilities and also the size of your garden.

When it comes to the width of the swimming pool, we have already mentioned that it is marginal in this case, depending on the length of the pool, it should not exceed 5 m to maintain its elongated shape.



When it comes to possible materials, you have a variety of options, in particular:

  • shell pool, which will be delivered to you as a single unit, made of polyester, but count on the fact that you must entrust the installation to professionals
  • concrete pool, where you can choose the technology of shotcrete or poured concrete, or reinforced concrete, in this case it is also necessary to carry out the lining and installation by professionals
  • stainless steel basin, which has a virtually unlimited lifetime, but its acquisition is very expensive.


Swimming pools can also be suitably accessorized, especially with steps, ideally located outside the pool so that they do not interfere with the swim lane. Furthermore, the pool can be equipped with, for example, coloured reflectors or massage elements, etc.

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Of course, it is also advisable to roof the pool. The advantage of roofing is especially the cleanliness of the water and the protection of the entire pool structure from the weather, but also the ecological way of heating the pool water by almost 10 °C.


Professional swimmers, as well as casual or recreational swimmers, will surely give a thumbs up to a pool equipped with a counter-current that allows them to perform regular fitness training without requiring a large space for installation. The water current is usually deeper than the swimmer’s reach and wider than his or her body, and the strength of the current is usually adjustable via a remote control designed for use underwater.