Many Tampa pool owners are retirees who are simply looking for a relaxing, basic pool design. They do not need extravagant features, opting instead for something practical. If this sounds familiar, one of the best pool options you can consider is a sports pool. Sports pools do not have a deep end and are designed for anyone looking to use a pool for physical activity. They have become increasingly popular among Florida retirees and families.
What Is A Sports Swimming Pool?
A sports swimming pool is a long, rectangular pool that is designed for physical activity. Many people opt for a sports pool because the pool’s shape is perfect for swimming laps.
Families interested in a sports swimming pool will often have to decide if they prefer a deep end or not. Having a deep end will take up much more space, but it can be used for diving boards. Sports pools, on the other hand, do not take up as much space and can be used for games like pool volleyball and basketball.
If your family is interested in having a pool constructed in the backyard, it may be beneficial to discuss the pool design among one another. The family can provide input about which pool design they would prefer more, and which would get more use.
Some pool contractors will modify a sports pool design so that it has a slightly deeper end in the middle, which can be used for slides. Whether your contractor can complete a design like this will depend on your budget and the space you have to work with.
Sports Swimming Pool Safety
Because they don’t have a deep end, you cannot dive into a sports pool. Even if your contractor designs a slightly deeper center, it will likely not be deep enough for diving. If you do dive into a sports pool, you’ll risk serious injury such as paralysis. If you children that will be using the pool, it’s important to stress safety. You should consider putting up a fence around your sports pool to help keep everyone safe.