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How Much Pool Patio Do You Need?

An amazing fact is that a person spends around 90% of their time on their pool patio rather than in their pool. It may not seem like it sine the average pool owner isn’t keeping track of time, but it emphasizes why the patio is such an important part of pool construction. In fact, you want to pay a great deal of attention to the patio materials, what you want on the patio, and how much space is comfortable to you.

One of the biggest regrets of those seeking pool remodels is that they didn’t initially choose to have a larger patio. As they grew into their pool and outdoor living space,they discovered they didn’t have the room to do all of the things they wanted to do. This sometimes leads to a plan for patio expansion later.

Guidelines for Your Patio

There are some guidelines that can be followed when determining how large you want your patio to be. Those guidelines are:

  • 3 to 6 people need at least a 10’x10′ space.
  • If you plan on having a dining area on your patio, you need 10’x10′ of space.
  • If you wish to use a chase lounge, it needs a 4′ x 7′ area. In case you want two, the area needs to be at least 7’x7′.
  • You need at least 30 inches of space between the pool edge and patio furniture.
  • If you have a deck with steps coming from it, you will need at least 6 feet from the bottom of the steps to the edge of the pool.
  • Paths and traffic areas need to be at least 3 feet wide.
  • A small table and chairs require a 6’x6′ area.
  • A hot tub requires a space of 10’x10′.
  • An outdoor shower requires a space of 5’x5′.
  • Diving boards require at least an area of 8 feet long and 6 feet wide.
  • A fire pit requires at least 30 inches between it and any furniture in the area.
  • Allow at least two feet between the edge of the patio and a water feature.
  • If you want a pool deck, consider that they can be as large as 900 square feet or as large as you want it to be.

Think about everything that you need and tally up the number so that you can see how large your patio has to be. If your yard won’t accommodate everything that you want, you can talk to your pool designer about how to create a space that works with your wants and needs.

Talk to an Expert Pool Patio Designer

To see what you can and can’t do with your backyard when it comes to your pool patio, it is best to talk to an experienced pool designer and builder. This conversation will give you the information that you need to make informed decisions. To learn more, call Shane LeBlanc at 678-519-1501 or email info@georgiaaquatics.com

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My wife and I wanted to create a perfect place for our kids to play outdoors, and for us to entertain. Georgia Pools helped us design the perfect custom pool and patio combination. We absolutely LOVE it! Their team was very knowledgeable about the design and build process, and were very patient with us when we had any questions. It seems like their team was in and out! Now our family never leaves the back yard! Thanks Georgia Pools!


Grant M
Atlanta - Georgia

We have used one of Georgia Pools’ sister companies in the past to redesign our landscape. We decided that we were ready to incorporate a swimming pool to complete our back yard. Georgia Pools, working with their sister company, created the perfect pool design to fit right in with some of our existing hardscapes and water features. We absolutely love our back yard. Georgia Pools did an excellent job and made our backyard feel complete!

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Atlanta - Georgia

Britt helped us create the perfect pool for our back yard! They had ideas that I had never even considered. They came in, designed the project and completed it all very quickly. Their team was very professional and the construction didn’t totally disrupt our day to day activities! Shane, Britt and their team were amazing to work with. I do and will continue to recommend Georgia Pools to all of my friends and neighbors!


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Atlanta - Georgia
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