We live on the outside of a corner, so our lot is narrow in the front yard, but 180 feet across the back yard. It's technically about .35 acres. The problem is we have a shallow back yard, and then add a 7.5 foot easement, we're looking at a relatively narrow pool.
So I got out stakes and marking paint this morning, and marked where the inside of the pool would be (7.5 feet + 12" of gunite) from the easement, since we want to use every bit of real estate on that side. Then I marked out a fairly decent size patio area against the house (large enough that two people could pass with no problem), and we're looking at a pool that's easily 40+ feet long, but 18 feet wide at the deep end and only 11 feet wide at the shallow end.
For a family of two boys (8 and 11) in a neighborhood with other boys, I want to maximize the water surface for activities like basketball and lots of jumping/diving. From the collective experience here, is that size too small? Too narrow? Or a good size?