Huh, that might explain the mystery. I've been reading your temp posts elsewhere, and couldn't figure out why your pool was so much warmer than mine (I used to live in your neck of the woods, now I'm in Central CA). So maybe that's something about a sports pool I've not considered.We have, and still enjoy our sport pool. Like Chefwej ours is also 3.5-5-4 foot depth. I think the shallow water makes the pool warmer in coastal, sometimes foggy, California - therefore there is no need for a heater for us.
Deep/shallow for sure!!
My brothers!!If we want to play a game involving a net, we set up badminton on the lawn, along with cornhole and whatever else is around.
So here's a vote for deep end/shallow end.
Joe, your contribution raises a dilemma for my poll, and a verdict. The tally is what you'd want, not necessarily what you have. So far everyone's vote matches their current pool. If room wasn't an issue, which type of pool would you want?I enjoy all sorts of pools but my challenge was that I didn't really have great choices. My pool is basically 24x14 (water). Hard for me to picture a shallow/deep pool in that confine. Then there is the fact my wife's family tops out at about 5'2"!
To me, the only reason to go deep is to dive and to dive safely, my entire pool would probably have to be deep. I know my family can enjoy a shallow pool -- all the HOA pools are shallow around here and we always have a blast so I'm going with a 4-5-4 configuration and hoping 5' is enough for the young kids to jump (not dive) in with some degree of safety. Not what I "want", but I don't see a way to get what I want in such limited space.
What I really need is one of those retractable floors so that I could dynamically set the depth! Make the pool a good 10-12' deep but with a floor that can raise to arbitrary heights (including all the way up so that it acts as a 'safety cover'. I'm joking of course, although there are a few companies that offer such contraptions if you have an extra $100-200K...
Anyway, it's always fun to hear other people's thinking...thanks everyone for contributing!