This question arises from time to time. Some pools now run just shallow ends. Being 4.5 feet to 5 feet, some a little deeper at 6 feet and most still have a deep end which measures 8 feet.
Here are some of the risks and benefits:
- You can dive with a 8 ft pool,
- Some people will dive anyways, and won’t ask the depth, that’s risky,
- Everyone can swim or float, so the depth of 8ft or 6ft, doesn’t matter,
- The shallow end is good for non-swimmers,
- Purchasers who want pools , will pass on a 6ft pool.
The most popular pool divides into shallow and deep ends with a minimum of 8 feet for the deep end.
If someone is looking for a house with a pool, they will expect a “deep end”.
Brian Madigan LL.B., Broker