So, you want a swimming pool but you want it indoors, not outdoors. If you have intentions to have one installed inside a home that’s already been built and you have an idea where it can go, then kudos to you for having the space to do so.

Now, how are you going to go about it? Are you needing to jackhammer the basement floor to have such a pool installed or do you have a room so tall you can get away with building an above-ground pool and simply build a deck around it? Yes, we thought of that possibility too.

However, if you intend to build a new room or an atrium of some kind with every intention to install a swimming pool, you certainly have a few more options to work with.

Either way, however, you don’t intend to have an Olympic-sized pool but rather something that suits the purpose of having an indoor swimming pool. In all honesty, investing in an endless pool is your best ticket when it comes to a small pool that can do the job of a larger-sized design.

Small indoor swimming pool ideas & plans

The fitness value alone is worth it. However, there are other pool ideas that are also great if you’re more into fun rather than focusing strictly on a workout.

1. 2 in 1 Luxury

Maybe you want more than just an indoor swimming pool. Maybe you have a jacuzzi in mind too. If this is the case, this design allows you to do both. This is a wave pool, which means when programmed you can get a good swimming workout that feels like you’re in an Olympic-sized pool when in reality you’re not. This is great as it is above ground. If you have an atrium or an add-on room in mind and don’t wish to dig into the ground to install a pool, this is a great way to go about it.

2. Aesthetics

As an above-ground endless pool, the design of this room to accommodate it is fantastic. It doesn’t have to be a big room but when there are aesthetics involved to make it visually appealing it makes the experience even better.

3. Dual Lane

This dual-lane pool also has the wave feature that can have you swim in one place, taking away the need to build something so large. For small spaces and a simple above-ground design, this works.

4. Endless Pool

They’re called Endless pools because it gives you the kind of workout Olympic pools are known for. For lane swimmers, this is great. If you’re looking for a small pool for fitness reasons, this is the way to go about it.

5. Fun & Functional

Simple enough but with a hint of fun as each end has the corners are slightly rounded off and the ends are half ovals, taking away what would otherwise be a rectangular shape. For something simple enough to do, along with some rocky aesthetics to add a bit of ambiance to the room and you have yourself a nice little setup you and the family can enjoy.

6. Hallway Swim

This is simple enough with its singular lane design that doesn’t care for anything fancy. It’s just like a long hallway in the house but with water to get from one end to the other.

7. Indoor Family Fun

Indoor Family Fun

This above-ground pool is a perfect size for a nice little swim, especially for kids. When you see the pic it looks like it’s partially above ground while the rest is below deck. This is actually a pretty cool setup where the atrium and the pool seemed to be built at the same time so they could accommodate each other perfectly.

8. Indoor Oasis

Just because it’s an indoor pool doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Turn it into a personal oasis by doing more than simply installing a pool. A mural across the ceiling, plus something like the clamshell at the end gives the possibility to turn this into a wave pool if that is your wish.

9. Single Lane

Although the length of the pool may be Olympic-sized, the width is perfect for a singular swimmer to make the most out of this simple design. There is even enough room for two swimmers here when you think about it. This is a great idea if you’re into fitness, wanting a pool to stay in shape, but without needing to take up so much space or do anything fancy.

10. Small Wave Pool

Partially above ground with a base built around it, this small pool quickly became a trend for swimmers who wanted a pool but didn’t have the room to build something grand. The bar located at the end of this pool gives you something to hold onto as you kick up your feet for a good, watery workout.

11. Sort Of Oval

It kind of looks like a kidney with its shape but for a small pool it works. If small is what you want without it looking like a boring square or rectangle, this should take care of that problem.

12. Wedged

Wedge this just right in the right room and you have yourself a pretty cool pool that’s out the way. This is a wave pool, which means if you want a good swimming workout this can be arranged with ease.

Design & Other Considerations

Keeping your indoor pool clean

If you have a small indoor pool, you may be wondering how to keep it clean. There are a few things you can do to make sure your pool stays clean and inviting.

First, you’ll want to make sure that you’re using the right size filter for your pool. A smaller filter won’t be able to trap all of the dirt and debris that can get into your pool. Second, you’ll want to vacuum your pool regularly. This will help remove any dirt or debris that has settled on the bottom of the pool.

Third, you’ll want to shock your pool on a regular basis. This will kill any bacteria or algae that may be growing in the water. Fourth, you’ll want to test the pH levels of your pool water regularly. This will ensure that the water is safe for swimming.

By following these simple tips, you can keep your small indoor pool clean and inviting all year long!

Installation considerations

two gray sofas beside pool in room

While many homeowners opt for an above ground outdoor pool, there are several reasons why an indoor pool can make more sense. Small indoor pools take up much less space than their outdoor counterparts and can be installed in a variety of locations.

When considering installing a small indoor pool, one of the most important things to keep in mind is the type of flooring you have.

Indoor pools can be installed on concrete, tile, or vinyl floors. Each type of flooring has its own set of installation considerations.

Concrete floors are the most popular choice for indoor pools. They are durable and easy to maintain. However, concrete floors can be cold and slippery.

Tile floors are a good alternative to concrete. They are warmer and less slippery. However, tile can be more difficult to install than concrete. Vinyl floors are the easiest to install but can be less durable than concrete or tile.

white and green swimming pool

Once you have decided on the type of flooring you want, you will need to choose a location for your pool. Small indoor pools can be installed in basements, sunrooms, or even in garages. The most important thing to consider when choosing a location is the amount of natural light the space gets. Indoor pools need to be well-lit in order to prevent algae growth.

Once you have chosen a location and flooring, you will need to choose a pool liner. Pool liners come in a variety of colors and patterns. You will also need to choose a filter system for your pool. There are a variety of filter systems available, so you will need to consult with a professional to find the best one for your needs.

Installing a small indoor pool like building an attic master bedroom can be a great way to add value to your home. By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your pool is installed correctly and will provide years of swimming fun!