New Pool build need some help in depth

faustg

Member
Aug 21, 2019
5
Bakersfield, CA
Hi All,

Building a freeform pool. It is 40 feet across, going from 3.5' to 8'. We have a pretty big play pad at 18". What do you think I should balance for depth along the 40 feet?

Our kids are all young (7,3,.1) my wife is 5 foot, I am 6 foot. So I want a deep end for diving and cannonballing but I keep thinking I want more of the pool to be in the 4 foot range and then a bunch in the 5 foot range?

Thoughts?
 

Newdude

Well-known member
Jun 16, 2019
1,678
NY
I always vote for more pool. You will have 2 teens and a tween soon, each with a friend or two over, and there always will be congestion in the diving area.
 

Newdude

Well-known member
Jun 16, 2019
1,678
NY
Budget, personal taste, and yard size wil determine alot. But i can promise you if you have a playdate/party, there will be a line of kids waiting their turn at the diving board.
 

JJ_Tex

Bronze Supporter
Jul 17, 2019
617
Prosper, TX (DFW)
40' is a lot of pool to work with. Can you make a gradual slope in the wading area (4'-5') then quickly slope it to your desired depth so you avoid too much in between wasted space that is too deep to stand but too shallow to jump?
 

d_red1

Well-known member
Jul 21, 2016
59
Keller, TX
Most bubblers are rated for a max depth of 12" if you are planning on using them in your play pad you may want to reconsider your depth.
Also, there are minimum requirements for the "diving envelope". I had found this when I was designing my pool (although we did not go with a diving depth):