Swimming Pool Options for Sloping Backyards

Sloping backyards can present an interesting challenge when it comes to designing and installing a swimming pool. If your property or backyard is designed around a hill you may be worried that a swimming pool is out of the question. While it’s true slopes sometimes present a challenge, there are ways to work with sloped yards. 

A sloped yard does sometimes mean a swimming pool installation will be more expensive than installing it on flat ground, but options are still available for customers with a wide variety of budgets. 

The Best Type of Pool for Sloping Backyards 

Finding the best type of swimming pool for your sloped backyard will largely depend on the amount of space and budget you have available. If space is particularly limited and you have the budget, an in-ground pool built into the slope with a retaining wall can be an excellent option. For most homeowners, though, an above-ground pool will offer the best compromise between style, function, space, and cost. 

Options to Consider 

When it comes time to have your new swimming pool designed and installed in your sloped backyard, there are a few important options you should consider. 


Decking is an essential part of any swimming pool, but the design and amount of decking can vary greatly. One option when it comes to sloping pools is to minimise the amount of decking in an attempt to minimise the visual impact of the pool as it sticks out from the slope. Another option to consider, though, is going the opposite direction and making the decking a central feature surrounding the pool. A large decking space is ideal to offer an additional area for sitting and relaxing with a great view of your garden and the surrounding area. 

Infinity Pools 

A beautiful option for a swimming pool in a sloping backyard is an infinity pool. An infinity pool creates the illusion that the water goes on forever by having little or no barrier at the edge of the pool descending the slope. It not only creates a visually stunning effect but is also a great way to expand the space and make the pool feel more spacious without requiring more physical space. As an additional feature, you can add-on an overflow feature to allow the water to flow over the infinity edge and be recycled and pumped back into the pool. 

Narellan Pools’ Freestanding/Above-Ground Pools

With over 35 Narellan Pools designs available in freestanding above-ground versions, you truly get plenty of choice for your vision. Our exclusive freestanding above-ground pools are intended to work with complex terrain, so if your backyard is rocky or sloped, you don’t have to give up on your dream. We’ll work closely with you to find a solution!

How Narellan Pools Can Help 

Narellan Pools has almost 50 years of combined experience in the design, construction, and installation of high-quality fibreglass swimming pools. Our network of local pool builders are highly skilled at delivering stunning results to clients whatever their requirements or space. The Narellan Pools range includes a wide variety of designs that can be constructed as free-standing above-ground pools. These pools offer a great solution if you have a sloped yard, and will take your backyard space to the next level.

Contact the team at Narellan Pools to find out how we can assist you in adding a swimming pool to your sloped backyard.

We offer a lifetime structural warranty on our inground pools!