How Deep Should the Water be in Your Inground Pool?

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Inground Pool If you’ve decided to let us at Lake Norman Signature Pools & Patios design an inground pool in your backyard, one of the main things you need to figure out is how deep to make the water in your new pool. Although there are many different factors that can affect this decision, the depth of your inground pool should mainly be impacted by how you intend to use it.

  • Children’s Play Areas- If you’re designing an inground pool for your family to use, you may want to include a spot where your children can play. In children’s play areas, it is usually best for the water to be less than three feet deep.
  • Lounging- If you want to use your pool for relaxation purposes, the water should come up to your waist. A good guideline to follow in these types of situations is to not let the water in the lounging area be more than four feet deep.
  • Swimming- When you swim, the water needs to be deep enough for you to fully extend your body without hitting your hands on the bottom of the pool. If you plan to use your pool to swim, we recommend making the water anywhere from 3.5 feet to 5 feet deep.
  • Diving- It’s critical that your pool’s water is deep enough if you want to have a diving board in order to ensure your safety and the safety of those who swim in your pool. If you plan to have a diving board, it’s best for the water in your pool to be at least nine feet deep.