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Lap pool or regulation size pool? How to decide

Maryland, DC and Virginia pool builders construct lap pools

In some areas of the country backyard space is at a premium and if that’s the situation you find yourself in, but you also find you want access to your own family swimming pool, talk with the pool builders from Town & Country Pools about installing a lap pool rather than a regulation size swimming pool. Why? You can get the same enjoyment of a full sized swimming pool while not having to give up your entire lap poolbackyard to accomplish it.

A lap pool may also be ideal if you don’t plan on hosting large pool parties or need it to accommodate a houseful of playful children. While a lap pool can accommodate party goers or children, it will have its limitations. A lap pool is most usually prized by those who want a pool but don’t want to give up their entire backyard to accommodate it. Most often a lap pool is chosen by individuals for whom fitness takes precedence over recreational swimming.

Lap pools require less water than recreational pools — this may make it a great choice in those area of the country that experience water bans. Their simple, elegant design complements most architectural styles and they more easily blend into existing landscaping. Although a lap pool is a simple design there is no reason you can’t add a waterfall or other items to spice it up a bit. Ask your Virginia, Maryland or DC pool contractor for ideas on how to add to the aesthetic appeal of your elegant lap pool.

A lap pool measures between 40-75 feet in length and are typically eight to ten feet wide. You can choose your depth. If you have the room and don’t want to give up valuable swimming space for pool stairs, ask your contractor about constructing it in a L-shape so you can enter the pool from the L. Having an L-shape may also offer a place for children to play in shallower water.

Don’t count yourself out of becoming a swimming pool owner simply because you don’t have a large back yard space to hold one — a lap pool might be just the solution!

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