Ideal Size of a Swimming Pool

Ideal Size of a Swimming Pool

We already talked about the different pool shape but, another concern when we are thinking on build a swimming pool is it size. So, what is a good size swimming pool?

When we think of building a swimming pool in our backyard, or remodeling the one we already have, a big question is what is the Ideal size we should choose?

When it comes to swimming pool remodeling into a perfect area to fully enjoy it throughout the year, we would have to take into account the surface area (the visible surface of the water layer) and the depth.Regarding the surface area, it must be known that:

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Pools of 193,75 ft2 of surface area or smaller: Could only be classified as splash pools or “soaking” not being suitable for swimming. The Construction of a this size pool, have the advantage that maintenance is very low due to the low water volume. They are only advisable when the conditions of space are imposed.

Ideal Size of a Pool

Pools of 204.51 to 344.45 ft2 of surface area: This is the ideal pool size for second homes or small families, counting the “extras” that are added to a family, such as friends, neighbors, relatives, etc …), this size It is one of the most common measures, and the maintenance is quite low, so there should be no impediment for the most modest pockets. It does not allow swimming with ease, but it is an ideal size to take a good bath with comfortable exercises.

Pools of 355.21 ft2 to 538.19 ft2 of surface area: This are the pool size that are imposed more every day. These constructions already allow a good stretch of swimming (if the length is 10 meters), being a “sport” for the delight of the owners (and the usual “extras” we mentioned before).

Swimming Pools with more than 538.19 ft2 of surface area: This construction provides innumerable advantages when the house is occupied by enough people, or in the case of aquatics who want to enjoy and train in their own home. In our case, Pool Construction of more than 50m2 are usually requested by owners of high purchasing power, in whose farms a smaller pool would not be well integrated.

The second factor to evaluate is the depth of the pool, which will be determined from personal tastes to special conditions such as medical ones. Sometimes the practical depths of a pool occur as with shoes: you have to choose the right pool size

There are some general guidelines to help you determine what size would work best for you. Check out these tips:

  • Shallow areas, which are essential for young children are typically 36 inches deep at minimum.
  • For lap pools, which swimmers use for training or exercise, are at least 4-5 feet deep throughout.
  • Lap pools are usually25 yards long.

Always keep in mind that the factor size/depth, apart from making the price of the construction or renovation of the pool vary, will also affect the long-term costs of maintaining it.

You have to evaluate all the pros and cons before deciding on one pool size or another. In the end, it is you, who decides which depths are more practical for your case.

Finally, whenever you have any questions go to a professional who will guide you, he should advise you in addition to other factors, such as the costs of excavation or groundwater levels.

At Urban Pool Services, we specialize in custom residential swimming pool design and inground pool construction for homes across Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Let our experienced team design and build the swimming pool of your dreams, contact us.

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