Well, I have been lurking for over a year and now it looks like I may be on my way to being a pool owner. DH says we can wait another year or 2 and get the BIG pool I have talked about with a diving board or we can scale it back and do it this fall. We talked about doing a deep end still but with a jumping rock instead of the diving board. What I need to know is what (if any) are the regulations for a deep end (depth, slope) for an area like this. A simplistic way to explain our idea is doing a 18'x25' free form sports pool with a large 16' circle (6'-7' ft deep) attached to the side as the deep end. Would this area be big enough?? There will be NO head first jumps/dives into the pool so I just want to make sure we have a large enough space for jumping and playing. Thank you for any input you can offer and I look forward to your words of wisdom!! If anyone has picture of their deeps ends with jumping rocks, we would love to see them.