5 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Pool Depth
Pools offer many options and are often custom tailored for each particular family. In many cases, swimming pools are designed with a specific feature or option in mind. One of the choices that many people struggle with is the pool depth. While the average, residential, in-ground pool has a depth of 8 feet, some people are not comfortable with this depth. Here are 5 things to consider when choosing the proper depth for your swimming pool.
1. What are your plans for this pool?
If you are simply looking for a pool to swim laps in then you are not going to need a pool that is very deep. 8 feet will not only cost more, but it will be a waste of resources.
2. Are you planning on using any type of diving apparatus?
If so then you will definitely need a pool that has a minimum depth of 8 feet. Diving is fun but it can also be dangerous if the pool is too shallow.
3. Have you considered the ground in your yard?
All yards are different, so what works at one home may not work at another. If there are any issues with your soil, such as over saturation, then you might not be able to use a deeper pool.
4. Can every member of your family swim?
This may sound odd, but it needs to be addressed. A deeper pool will require a stronger swimmer. If your family members cannot swim, or if they cannot swim well, you might need to consider a uniform depth for the safety of all.
5. Is it affordable to care for a pool that is extremely deep?
Deeper pools will require more water and more chemicals. Also, keep in mind that the majority of the time you spend in a pool is going to be in the more shallow areas.
Pool depth is important to consider when installing a pool. You need to consider your kids and what other activities you will be doing. Check out our blog for more tips and ideas on pool installation and design.
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