When it comes to adding a swimming pool to your backyard, there are a surprising number of options. The way you build your pool should always be determined by your own personal preferences and those of your family. How you want to enjoy your pool is the most important deciding factor. After all, it's your relaxing retreat and it ought to be built to help you relax in the best way possible. However, sometimes the land makes decisions for us. Because a pool is such a large addition to your yard, certain aspects of your backyard are going to determine what kind of pool you can install.