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    Pool Slope Questions

    I am trying to determine if I should go with a 6 feet or 8 1/2 feet deep pool. It will only be 33 feet long and 22 feet wide. My preference is to go 8 1/2 if I can. Will the slope on the pool be to much if I start it out at 3 1/2 feet? How many feet can I have in the 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 feet range then start to drop? I'm sure that there is some ratio to determine the drop. For some reason most builders do not want to go in between 6 feet and 8 1/2.

    I have 2 boys 6 and 8. I don't plan to get a diving board. But would let them jump off a jumping rock that will be 3 feet off the water.
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    Re: Pool Slope Questions

    Your state will have some building codes that will dictate what you can build. I will say that a pool that size going to 8.5 feet will not have much of a shallow end.
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    Re: Pool Slope Questions

    In a pool 33' long, you're either going to have a very small deep end (which defeats the purpose) or a very small shallow end. There's a guideline for the max slope a transition can be, so that's pretty much set.

    To me the ideal pool is shallow on each end and about 6' deep in the middle with rolling slopes.
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    Re: Pool Slope Questions

    I believe the legal ratio is 12" of drop for every 36" of distance.
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    Re: Pool Slope Questions

    msujohn, are you having a diving board in the deep end? that's the only thing i'd want to go that deep for. i am having a 18x36 pool installed right now and it goes from 3.5-7ft and i think it's just right. i have no diving board just a small jump rock in the deep end.

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    I am not having a diving board - I am having a jump rock as well. But the builders will only build a 6 feet or 8 1/2 feet deep pool. For some reason, they will not go to 7 feet deep. I was hoping that I would be able to have some room to play volleyball as well, but that doesn't look like I can do that.
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    Re: Pool Slope Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by msujohn
    I am not having a diving board - I am having a jump rock as well. But the builders will only build a 6 feet or 8 1/2 feet deep pool. For some reason, they will not go to 7 feet deep. I was hoping that I would be able to have some room to play volleyball as well, but that doesn't look like I can do that.
    just reread your original post. with a 3 foot high jump rock you might want to go that deep. it would make the slope much less if you could lengthen the pool a few more feet.

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    Re: Pool Slope Questions

    I just had a 32X16 installed, the slope is a 14. It left 8 Feet of shallow and the rest is into the deep end.
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    I originally was gonna get a 16x32 with a 8 ft deep and but ended up with a 15x30 6 ft deep and Im glad I did.I can still bounce around in the deep end with a drink.

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    I don't have the ability to go any longer than 33 feet (my yard is limited). So trying to decide if I can live with very little shallow end or just go with a 6 feet deep pool.
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    Re: Pool Slope Questions

    Those 6 & 8 year old's are gonna spend the next few years mostly in the shallow end. I'd go less deep and more of a shallow end.
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    Re: Pool Slope Questions

    Also remember if your deep end is in the middle, both ends will have a steeper slope to the middle and might be less comfortable to stand on. If your deep end is on one end, the slope will be more gradual and give you more usable space for the kids.

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