how deep should my pool be

Are you thinking about building a pool but aren’t sure how deep it should be? Many first-time pool owners struggle with this question and are unsure how to resolve it. The pool building experts at Gold Medal Pools can help answer this and many more common questions. So if you are thinking of building a pool and have asked yourself, how deep should my pool be, you have come to the right place! 

What Is The Purpose Of Your New Pool?

Do you want to swim? Do you want to relax and soak up the sun? Will you use the pool for recreational activities? Many homeowners are happy with a shallow pool that lets them cool off in the hot Texas sun. But for swimming laps, you’ll want it to be a little deeper.

Some water activities require different depths as well. For instance, if you want to use a pool for diving, it’ll need to be at least eight feet deep. The same goes for water sports, such as polo or volleyball. Will your pool have a slide? For slides, you will need at least a depth of five feet, as a general rule, which ensures there’s enough water to propel the person down the slide and provide a safe landing. However, depending on the slide design you choose or the slide height, you may require more depth. 

The pool building experts at Gold Medal Pools have built hundreds of residential pools for homeowners across Texas. When working with our expert team, we will help you decide how you want to use your pool, which will help us craft a pool design that works for you. 

Local Pool Building Regulations

Cities across North Texas can have varying regulations regarding building a pool. An added benefit to working with an experienced pool builder is having someone who knows your city’s building codes. We can discuss these building codes with you ahead of time, so your pool can be designed with these regulations in mind.  

How Deep Is A Typical Residential Pool?

The average pool depth of a residential pool is five feet. This size provides enough depth to swim laps but is comfortable enough to enjoy while standing. Homes with smaller children might require a depth of two or three feet to allow them to play more comfortably. During the design phase of the pool build, we can incorporate several depths into the pool, allowing for various activities and age groups, or we can create a pool with one depth if the homeowner knows precisely how they plan to use their new pool.   

Contact Gold Medal Pools

Gold Medal Pools is here to help make your pool-building experience easier. Our experts will work with you side-by-side, from the design phase to the completion of your pool. How deep should my pool be, is just one of the many questions we answer for our customers every day. When you choose Gold Medal Pools, you have an experienced team that not only builds award-winning custom pools but is also here for you to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to learn more.