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Small Pools

A small pool, otherwise known as a “spool,” is a pool that is smaller than a typical pool but flexible enough to enjoy similarly and year-round. Your yard size shouldn’t get in the way of owning a pool. With a spool, you can enjoy the luxuries of a regular pool with the benefits of a spa!

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Pros & Cons of Small Pools

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Save Space

One significant advantage is the capability to install a pool in areas where space constraints would typically hinder a full-sized option. Because of this, spools are often favored for vacation homes and locations with limited space availability.

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Reduced Costs

If you’re working with a limited budget, opting for a smaller pool could be an ideal strategy without compromising quality. Utilize those additional savings to incorporate water features, invest in a pool cover, or allocate funds for ongoing maintenance.

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Lower Maintenance

Due to their smaller size, less debris can make its way into the pool. So if you ever have to clean out leaves or any other accumulated mess, a manual vacuum and scoop net will likely suffice.

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Spools Are Perfect For Small Spaces

Your yard size shouldn’t get in the way of owning a pool. Spools offer the same amount of tranquility and beauty as a normal pool, all while fitting comfortably in your backyard. It is their versatility that makes them the perfect choice for many.

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  • Small Fiberglass Pool

    Small fiberglass pools are a great choice for homeowners with limited backyard space or for those who want a pool that is more affordable than larger options. Fiberglass pools come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you can choose the one that best fits your needs.

  • Small Gunite Pool

    Gunite pools are highly customizable and can be designed in a variety of shapes and sizes, making them a great option for homeowners who want to create a spool that fits their specific needs and preferences. They can also be finished with a variety of materials, such as tile or plaster, to give them a customized look.

  • Small Vinyl Pool

    Vinyl pools are a popular option for homeowners who want a small pool that is affordable, customizable, and easy to maintain. Vinyl pools are constructed using a flexible liner made of vinyl material, which is attached to a frame made of steel or polymer.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a spool?

A spool is essentially a compact swimming pool with spa-like characteristics. Its dimensions typically fall within the range of 10 to 16 feet in length and 6 to 8 feet in width, making it an ideal fit for constrained spaces or irregularly-shaped backyards.

How small can a spool be?

Spools, created initially as a space–saving solution for small yards, have quickly become the must–have item for yards of any size and for small families. Though they can be customized to fit many dimensions, they usually measure 10–16 feet long and 6 to 8 feet wide.

Can a spool be gunite, vinyl, or fiberglass?

Spools are available in gunite, vinyl, and fiberglass options.

What is the difference between a spool & Cocktail pool?

They’re the same thing. A cocktail pool – a “spool”– is the perfect way to maximize your outdoor space. Combining the elements of a spa and a pool, with a surface area usually around 400 square feet or less. Spools are essentially larger spas (or smaller pools), offering the best of both worlds in a compact design.

The exact installation time depends on the project’s scope. Still, with its quick installation time, a vinyl pool can be completed in as little as four weeks!

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