Inground Pool Sizes

Inground Pool Sizes

Inground Pool Sizes: Three Questions to Ask Yourself

From Pool Pricer

Once one has decided to purchase an inground swimming pool, the next question is “How big of a pool should we get?”.  This is a more complicated question than it seems initially, which is why this post from Pool Pricer is so helpful.  The post helps guide the consumer through the process by asking three key questions to help ascertain the proper pool size for one’s family.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

 1. What’s the point?

Think about how you plan to use your new swimming pool. If you’re just planning to lay around the pool and maybe take a dip once in awhile to cool off, then you obviously don’t need a large pool. On the other hand, if you’re planning to spend a lot of time in the water, it makes more sense to have extra space to move around.

If you swim for exercise, there are two routes to take. One is to get a more elongated shape, or even a lap pool. The other is to get a smaller pool or even a swim spa, with water jets installed that allow you to swim in place. Either way, you will want the pool to be deep enough that you don’t scrape your hands on the bottom.

Finally, do you plan to install a diving board? If so you will not only require a deeper pool, but also a wider one so that people can’t accidentally dive into a wall. In fact, the minimum size for a pool with diving board installed may be a matter of law in your area.

2. Who will be using the pool?

If only adults will be using the pool, you may want to go with a greater average depth to maximize the amount of swimming area. For kids, you will likely want a shallow wading area where they can splash around. Also consider accessibility and whether everyone will be able to climb in and out of the pool via a ladder – if not, plan on a shallow end with steps or even a beach entry.

Besides who will be using the pool, think about how many. If you have a large family, you will obviously want a larger pool where everyone can spread out and do their own thing. Don’t forget that in addition to your family, you may have visitors dropping by to use the pool – in fact, you may find that a new pool attracts friends you never knew you had!

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