I thought I’d kick off my first outdoor post of the year with a splash.
Not many know this, but I have a close affinitive to swimming pools. My older daughter Liv is a swimmer – and let’s just say we spend a lot of time poolside (are there any other swimming parents out there? If so, you’ll know exactly what I mean!). Even so, I still dream of sitting by a pool with a cocktail and page-turner all summer long.
And lately, I’ve noticed a surge in popularity in small pools here in Sweden. Generally, anything around 3 square metres (10 square feet) or less is considered a small pool and depth-wise, you’re looking at 90 cm (3 feet) for a plunge pool and 120 cm – 150 cm (4 -5 feet) for a lap pool. The beauty of this smaller size is that there’s a pool out there for almost every budget and outdoor space.
Ready to feel inspired? Let’s dive in…..
Square/ rectangle pools
4.There’s something wonderfully fuss-free about this square plunge pool – dip in, cool off, return to whatever you were doing! Or pour yourself a drink and hang out for a while.
6. Simple steps lead down to this minimalist plunge pool. I love the shower area which has been built-in to the wall too.
7. Sometimes the best things come in small packages – and I can totally imagine coming home after a long day and enjoying a soak surrounded by vertical greenery in this lush townhouse garden.
The thin pool
9. Just wide enough for a breaststroke glide (although you might struggle with butterfly), this lush, long pool idea is perfect for narrow spaces. Plus, the raised succulent bed adds shade.
10. No garden? No problem! This rooftop ledge in France has been transformed into a small pool overlooking the rooftops.
What do you think, could you imagine installing a small pool at home? Or perhaps you have first-hand experience of owning a pool – if so, please do share your thoughts below!
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I have to admit, we woke up to snow here in Malmö this morning – so summer is feeling very far away. It doesn’t stop me dreaming though!
Har det så fint!