What You Should Know About Cocktail Pools

When many people think of an in-ground pool, a large pool with a big concrete pool deck comes to mind. But that doesn’t have to be the case! Cocktail pools—also known as compact pools—are typically less than 400 square feet and are very trendy right now in the pool community. Continue reading to learn a little bit more about unique cocktail pools in Los Angeles, CA.

Who can benefit from a cocktail pool?

Technically, any customer could benefit from installing a cocktail pool in their yard, but cocktail pools are more suited for some of our clients than others.

Homeowners with limited backyard space are ideal candidates for a new cocktail pool. Because they’re so small, the pool can fit perfectly in the yard while still allowing room for a patio or other entertainment space.

Cocktail pools are also ideal for folks who just want to take a dip to cool off once in a while. These clients are typically older homeowners who don’t have kids that want to spend hours swimming and playing in the water.

How much does a cocktail pool cost?

Because they’re a fraction of the size of a regular pool, it stands to reason that cocktail pools can be installed at a fraction of the price. In fact, you can install a cocktail pool for as little as $5,000 if you perform some of the labor yourself and use cheaper materials. But on average, a cocktail pool costs about $25,000 all in.

That price tag may seem high for some folks, but it’s worth noting that a full-size in-ground pool starts at about $50,000, so a cocktail pool is also an excellent investment for anyone looking to go for a swim on a budget.

How can I elevate a cocktail pool?

Nobody said cocktail pools in Los Angeles, CA have to be boring, little dipping pools. Here are a few ways you can upgrade your pool without breaking the bank:

  • Jet and heaters: You can easily turn your cocktail pool into a spa by installing jets and/or heaters. In addition to relieving those sore muscles, this option allows you to utilize your cocktail pool on chilly evenings.
  • Water features: Waterfalls, fountains or bubblers are common water features found in upscale pools—there’s nothing stopping you from installing those same features in a cocktail pool! They’ll elevate the pool’s appearance while providing a soothing atmosphere.
  • Swimming machines: A swimming machine creates a current in the water, much like swimming upstream in a river. This machine essentially allows swimmers to swim for miles, so your cocktail pool can be transformed into an Olympic-sized pool with the flip of a switch!

Start designing your cocktail pool today

Beat the heat this summer by putting in a cocktail pool. At Avanti Pools, Inc., we specialize in installing all sorts of pools, from Olympic-sized pools to cocktail pools in Los Angeles, CA. Give us a call today to start planning your new pool—we look forward to working with you!