Mini Pools: Advantages and Disadvantages

Discover the advantages and disadvantages of having a mini pool at home. In this article, we'll also delve into the design options that you can draw inspiration from.
Mini Pools: Advantages and Disadvantages

Last update: 29 March, 2022

Having limited outdoor space isn’t an impediment to having a pool at home. Nowadays we have the option of installing mini pools for homes that don’t have a lot of space. Equally, they’re much more affordable than traditional pools, easier to maintain, and are ideal for modern homes with reduced living space.

Given this scenario, we’re going to share some information surrounding the advantages and disadvantages of mini pools. We’ll also discover the available types so that you can choose the one that best suits your home and your needs. Ready? You won’t want to miss this!

The advantages of mini pools

Advantages of mini pools

We’re going to start by reviewing the advantages that mini pools have so that your decision to buy can be based on firm facts.

  • They don’t need a lot of space: the advantage is in the name! Being mini, these types of pools adapt brilliantly to small spaces. However, you must have a designated space to install them, such as a terrace, a patio or a garden.
  • They’re easy to maintain: with few cleaning and maintenance products required, the time it takes to keep your mini pool clean and ready to use is minimal.

The disadvantages of mini pools

The disadvantages of mini pools are few, but you should know what they are before you buy so that you can avoid any unexpected surprises. If these disadvantages aren’t redeemable factors, you can seek out other options, such as pre-fab pools.

  • Mini pools aren’t suitable for everyone: depending on the measurements, they’ll only comfortably accommodate between three and ten people at any one time.
  • They’re not intended for training: if you’re looking to have a pool for fitness and training, this type of pool isn’t recommended because you can’t complete wide strokes or swim for any distance.

Types of mini pools

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Just like traditional pools, mini pools are available in different types. The idea is that you choose the one that best suits your budget, the limitations of your space, and according to your personal tastes. Among them are the following:

  • Built-in pools: these are the most common and have a classical style.
  • Pre-made mini pools: among which are fiberglass, prefabricated, removable and whirlpool.

Constructed pools that are round, rectangular or half moon shaped

Construction can be at ground level or above ground, depending on the conditions of your available land and plot size. The main advantage of this type of constructed mini pool is that it can be manufactured to suit your needs and to take full advantage of the space that you have.

Round-shaped mini pools encourage communication and mingling since the whole family will be able to see one another from all angles and without any obstructions. Rectangular or square-shaped mini pools take more advantage of even spaces, while half-moon shapes are better suited to uneven or abstract spaces.

The good thing about these pools, in either their mini or traditional versions, is that you can add the finishes you want. For example, in the area surrounding your pool, you can have wooden decking, tiles, or waterproof paint, especially for wet areas.

Which type is best suited to you: prefabricated, fiberglass, or hydromassage?


Prefabricated pools are becoming increasingly popular since they’re inexpensive and their installation is simple. Adapting them is simple too. They can be elevated and even decorated in a wooden finish to create an environment similar to that of a sauna.

Now, if you want to go further and enjoy a superior experience, mini whirlpools are ideal. Their use has crossed the barriers of interiors and they’re also perfect for the outdoors. They provide the opportunity to enjoy a luxurious massage with amazing health benefits.

Although of course, whirlpools are more expensive than fiberglass, due to the internal systems that are required.

Removable pools

Some people think that having a pool during the winter months is a waste, regardless of whether or not it’s heatedMore so, if the outdoor space is considerably reduced.

If you feel the same, why not consider having a removable pool? This can be installed when you want and then removed and easily stored whenever you need it. To clarify, we’re not talking about inflatable pools, but about modern and sophisticated models.

Do you think mini pools are for you?

As you can see, mini pools have their advantages and disadvantages. In addition, and despite their small size, they have some interesting options in terms of shape, design, and finish.

If you think that this type of pool is suitable for you and that it’ll fit into the space you have at home, what are you waiting for?  Go ahead and install one, you won’t regret it!