There are many factors to consider when building an in-ground swimming pool here in Central Florida. As with the size and shape of your new swimming pool, the depth is an important component.
Standard Pool Depth
Custom swimming pools are by no means one size fits all. The traditional pool has a shallow end, which is typically three feet. Then it gently slopes, transitioning into a depth of six feet. A shallow area for children to play and a deeper side for adults.
Transition of Depth
A slow slope is the most common transition from shallow to deep, but there are a few exceptions. A sun shelf is when the entrance to the pool is very shallow, similar to a beach entry, then there is a drop into the deep end. The sun shelf is perfect for young children to play and to put a few lounge chairs.
An alternative could be a shallow end at both ends, beach entry, or an L shaped pool for a separate deep area.
There are also pools with just one depth (usually five feet), instead of multiple depths. While less common, it is great for swimming laps and exercising.
If you plan on doing any diving, with or without a diving board, the pool should be at least eight feet deep. Make sure you consult your swimming pool company, they can ensure all your needs are taken care of.
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