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    New 16x32 In-ground pool - help

    Hello...
    We are ready to take the plunge and install an in-ground pool. We are looking at a 16x32 sport type pool...2 shallow ends and deeper in the middle. Anyone have any suggestions, comments on what we should expect? Is this a good size? Sport pool ok? Deep in the middle? How deep for shallow ends? Etc. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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    Re: New 16x32 In-ground pool - help

    Generally a sport pool is something like 3.5'/5'/4'. That's how mine is, and I wish I had a bigger pool...it all depends on what you expect to be doing in it I guess. Nobody ever feels like playing volleyball (maybe I need less lazy friends), and I wish I had a deep end.
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    Re: New 16x32 In-ground pool - help

    Thanks for the input. We are now thinking of going with an L-shaped pool. Lshape=8x11x24 - 3-1/2' deep then a 21' section sloped down to 7' deep. No diving board but deep enough to jump in etc. Any thoughts? Is it worth it to do the L-Shape...my thought is it will create a shallow area for playing and a deeper end for jumping...
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    Re: New 16x32 In-ground pool - help

    If I were building a pool, it would be an L-shape. There's no right answer though!
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    Re: New 16x32 In-ground pool - help

    If it was me I would build the largest rectangle ranther than an L hard to cover and uncover and you cant put an auto cover on an L without major expense.
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