Why Are They Trending?
According to Aqua Magazine, demand for tiny pools is growing big-time. The reason? Folks these days are spending more on their outdoor spaces overall. They want alfresco living rooms. And pizza ovens. And firepits and surround sound systems and elevated landscaping. By putting in a pocket-sized pool, homeowners save major initial buckage, which can then be put toward other amenities. (Or, for the more fiscally responsible, saved.)
What Do They Cost?
It depends on your materials and specifications, but generally, you can expect one to run you 40 percent less than a full-size pool (which averages out nationally at $21K). But the real draw here is the easy upkeep. Tiny footprint = less work, less money and less chemicals to keep it up and running.
Image: A turquoise cocktail pool in a backyard paradise by Molly Wood Garden Design.