Lap Swimming Pools

in Phoenix, AZ and surrounding areas

Designs and Uses

Lap pools are often considered competition pools, but they make a fantastic addition to any home in Arizona. They are long, narrow, in-ground swimming pools that are ideal for exercise and recreation. Swimmers appreciate that the length of this style of pool makes it ideal for swimming multiple laps with ease.


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Lap pools are generally long and rectangular, but some feature an L-shaped configuration. Depending on the available yard space, a rectangular pool is preferred. However, it is often desirable to have an uninterrupted swimming span of 25 yards for lap swimming, if possible. This dimension should be considered when planning a pool’s shape and length.

Pools designed for swimming laps are available at multiple depths. In order to provide enough depth for a flip turn, it is recommended that the main swimming area be at least 4 feet deep. Personal preference will dictate the depth of an individual pool, as some swimmers prefer a deeper pool of approximately 6 feet in depth.

Lap swimming is an excellent activity as it builds muscle and endurance, yet is gentle on the swimmer’s joints. Lap pools are used for exercise as well as recreation. They can be used just as one would a regular swimming pool, for family fun and enjoyment.

Pools with lap swimming layouts can sport features found in high-end designer pools. Features include waterfalls or fountains, automatic covers, built-in lighting, and intricately designed bottoms. The sky is the limit when it comes to creating a unique and beautiful space.

Who Uses Lap Swimming Pools?

Swimmers of all ages benefit from lap swimming. Competitive swimmers can swim long distances easily, and recreational swimmers enjoy the long expanse of open water. Lap pools are ideal for elderly swimmers or those rehabilitating an injury because the extra length of the pool requires fewer flips or turns than a shorter or irregularly shaped pool. Longer pools are becoming increasingly popular with homeowners who enjoy regular lap swimming but not the inconvenience of traveling to a health club or public pool to get their laps in. A lap swimming pool is an ideal investment that will provide maximum enjoyment.

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