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Thread: Opinion on deep end!

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    Jan 2014
    North/West Ohio

    Opinion on deep end!

    We will be installing a 16 x 28 oval pool. Do most oval pools have a deep end or not? We would only go about 1.5ft deep. Just wondering if most people like a deep end or not?


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    Jun 2012
    DFW, Texas

    Re: Opinion on deep end!

    I've seen about an even split around here. Having/not having a deep end is more of a personal preference. In hot climates, a deep end will help keep the water a bit cooler than it would otherwise be. A common configuration around here is a "Play Pool" - a pool with a very gradually sloped V-shaped bottom with the deepest part (usually about 5' deep) in the middle of the pool and about 3.5' to 4' deep on either end. This configuration is favored by those who frequently play pool volleyball.

    Quote Originally Posted by srk
    We would only go about 1.5ft deep.
    Is this right? 1.5 ft doesn't sound very deep even for a shallow end. Or are you saying that the deep end would be about 1.5' deeper than the shallow end?
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    Re: Opinion on deep end!

    We just had a 28 ft round ABG put in with a deep end. We were undecided about the deep end at first (I post here asking opinions as well). We went with the deep end and love it! It makes the pool. Kids (almost 10, 7 and 5) have a lot of fun in it. Ours is 6ft of water depth (52" pool wall height, water is about 6" from top so I guess they had to dig deep end to a depth of about 26"). It's a big pool, so it still feels like we have enough shallow end.
    28 ft round ABG with ~6ft deep end, approx. 20,000 gal, 2 spd 2 HP pump, sand filter

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    Re: Opinion on deep end!

    If my AGP was buried 2' and had a +1.5' deep end I would be set! As of now I'm wishing I could do it over again.
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