One of our neighbors in suburban Dundrum, Dublin, Ireland had a small pool in the courtyard of her bungalow. We purchased our bungalow in 1969. It was one of 5 structures in a growing suburb in South Dublin, at he foot of the Dublin mountains. Each one of the five blocks consisted of 2 bungalows. The 2 bungalows were divided by a low wall between the interior courtyards. The wall between our bungalow an our neighbors had an extra row of bricks because my husband Ian was so tall (6’3).
Two driveways divided each block. Our neighbor Letitia had a small pool feature in her courtyard nd every so often a heron would come along and capture a fish from Letitia’s pool feature. This annoyed Letitia but I don’t know if she ever did anything to try to prevent this from happening. She is a very keen gardener and conservationist. Actually she is not the original owner. She bought the bungalow from the original owners in about 1980. I’m quite sure it was she who at some point added the pool feature to the courtyard.