For over the limit fun, fitness, and relaxation, cocktail pools serve up a sizable wow factor. Everything about these small pools (from features to extreme function) far outweigh the perks of a full-sized swimming pool.
Whatever you want to call these small pools – cocktail pool, swim spa, fitness pool – this raging trend is loaded for action. A refreshing take on the backyard pool, this pool choice is good for your home, your wallet, and your lifestyle.
Cocktail pools are small. This mean less water, fewer chemicals, and less out-of-pocket expenses. Small pools costs less money to heat, especially if you keep the pool covered when not in use. Some small fiberglass pools are insulated with a solid wood core for better temperature retention and strength, making them extremely cost effective.
Do you want your cocktail pool inside or outside? Either option works. With a smaller footprint, you have more installation options and less construction for a more budget friendly install. These pools can fit in spaces as small as 12’ x 20’. Some can even be delivered in sections and assembled on-site for tight access spaces. In addition, due to their small size, there’s no need for costly dehumidification systems.
Cocktail pools generate a smaller carbon footprint than their full-sized counterparts. They require less water, fewer chemicals, and less electricity to run. From the initial fill to topping off your pool to draining it for cleaning, you’ll use significantly less water. You can even heat this small pool with solar panels, eliminating other heat sources all together, a win-win for the environment and your wallet.
It’s much easier to drain a cocktail pool for cleaning. Once drained, their small size makes them easier to clean. Look for a fiberglass pool with a Gelcoat finish. It’s hard for algae to adhere to this surface and wiping down the tile line and smooth interior walls is a snap.
While they are small, don’t let this pool’s size fool you into thinking they aren’t functional. You can achieve the same activities in one of these that you can in a large pool, especially if you get one with a water current. Swim, exercise, get a full body workout, rehabilitate, or relax against the resistance current. Cocktail pools typically start around 12′ x 14′ in size. They can accommodate one, two or up to 10 people comfortably. Here are some of the benefits to getting a cocktail pool with a current.
Bottom line – Cocktail pools take up less space, are extremely functional, more efficient and cost less to run. So take a shot and jump into your own cocktail pool. You’ll be glad you did.