Landscaping Challenge: Swimming Pools on Slopes

Go Small

If extreme earthwork is beyond the scope of your project, installing a smaller pool can be a low-impact alternative.

In this No-Mow Forest Backyard, several patio areas were integrated into the hillside without totally regrading the yard. Nestled into one of these terraces is a plunge pool, a small shallow pool built for lounging, wading, and cooling off. Some homeowners prefer them because of their lower costs to build, smaller sizes, easier maintenance, and reduced water requirements.