Is a 9.5' x 30' pool too small?
We are planning a new house on a 1/3 acre lot with an odd shape and some slope from front to back. We have one small child (1+ yr) at this point, and we live in Texas. To leave enough room in the back to also have a flat yard for play, if we are going to build a pool it will be relatively small. Our current design is a simple rectangle at 9.5x30 feet. At one end there will be 3' tanning shelf bump out to add some area for the kiddo to play, and for adults to lounge. The shelf is actually pretty long (wraps about half of the length of the pool, 15 ft, plus wraps around the corner by another 3ft).
So, my question: Too small? I understand it all varies depending on how we plan to use it. I originally was hoping to do some laps, but 30ft is not long enough for that. So most likely intended use is just a place to cool off with the kid(s) during the hot summer months. We also have a neighborhood pool with diving board full competitive lap lanes, so we can go to that when we need something bigger. Perhaps we can use it for volleyball matches?
If we needed more, I think we add a 1-2 ft in width and around 3 ft in length. Or we could scrap the design and try again. Very interested in your thoughts.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.