The wife and I have been having some constructive debate over the size of our next pool. We learned two things at the old house. 1. More is better when it comes to deck and gathering area around the pool. 2. Our 16 x 32 free form felt small when the rest of the family came over (5kids, 5 adults). I think the decking is solved, we'll have around 600sqft of covered patio and around 750-800sqft of uncovered deck. My question is about the pool size. We plan to do a rectangular pool she wants 20 x 40, I feel that is overkill. I want something smaller perhaps 18 x 32. What has worked for others? Space is not an issue. The home is new construction to be built at the same time as the pool, our lot is 1.23 acres and the general pool area is at least 100' from the back of the lot and 150' from the far side with home and garage buffering the near sides. I want enough room that everyone can use the pool together. I realize this is a very subjective question but I appreciate learning from the collective experience of the group. What size was too small? How much was too much therefore a poor use of your money? I just want to be Goldie Locks.