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Lap Pools: The Perfect Fit for Fitness and Fun in a Compact Space

For many, a backyard swimming pool symbolises a haven for exercise and relaxation. But what if your space or budget doesn’t quite accommodate a sprawling, traditional pool? Enter the lap pool – a long, narrow rectangle designed specifically for swimming laps and aquatic fitness.

What is a Lap Pool?

Lap pools are typically 40 to 75 feet long, with widths ranging from 6 to 10 feet. Unlike expansive rectangular or free-form pools, lap pools prioritise length over width, allowing for efficient swimming laps without turning frequently. Their depth usually falls between 4 and 6 feet, deep enough for streamlined swimming but not excessive for smaller backyards.

Benefits of a Lap Pool

Lap pools offer a multitude of advantages, making them a great choice for homeowners seeking a functional and stylish aquatic addition:

Fitness-focused: Lap pools are ideal for dedicated swimmers who want to exercise in the privacy of their own backyard. The long, uninterrupted stretch allows for efficient lap swimming, improving cardiovascular health, building endurance, and toning muscles.

Space-saving: For those with limited backyards, lap pools offer a fantastic solution. Their narrow design allows them to fit comfortably into smaller spaces, leaving room for patios, decks, and landscaping.

Cost-effective: Compared to traditional pools, lap pools require less material and excavation, translating to lower installation costs. Additionally, their smaller size means reduced water use and energy consumption for heating or cooling, leading to long-term savings.

Low maintenance: With a smaller surface area, lap pools require less cleaning and maintenance compared to larger pools. This is ideal for busy homeowners who may not have the time or resources for extensive pool upkeep.

Aesthetics: Lap pools can add a touch of modern elegance to any backyard. Their sleek lines and minimalist design create a visually appealing focal point, complementing various architectural styles.

Versatility: While primarily designed for exercise, lap pools can also be used for leisure activities like water aerobics, aqua jogging, or simply cooling off on a hot day.

Things to Consider Before Installing a Lap Pool

Like any major home improvement, installing a lap pool requires careful consideration:

Usage: Evaluate your primary purpose for the pool. If you have a large family or prioritise recreational swimming with friends, a lap pool might not be ideal. However, if you’re an avid swimmer seeking a dedicated workout space, it’s perfect.

Regulations: Local building codes and regulations may dictate specific requirements for pool installation. Ensure you understand and comply with these regulations before proceeding.

Budget: Obtain quotes from reputable pool builders to determine the total cost of installation, including materials, labour, and permits. Factor in additional costs for ongoing maintenance and potential upgrades.

Maintenance: Even with a smaller size, regular cleaning and chemical balancing are crucial for a healthy and enjoyable pool experience. Research the maintenance requirements and ensure you’re prepared to dedicate the necessary time and effort.

Design: Lap pools offer a surprising amount of design flexibility. Consider features like counter currents for endless swimming, built-in seating areas for relaxation, or underwater lighting to create a luxurious ambience.

Lap pools are a fantastic option for homeowners seeking a functional and stylish way to integrate fitness and leisure into their backyard space. With their space-saving design, cost-effectiveness, and low maintenance requirements, lap pools offer a compelling alternative to traditional pools. By carefully considering your needs and exploring design possibilities, you can create a lap pool that perfectly complements your lifestyle and turns your backyard into a personal fitness haven.

Testimonials From Our Customers

Explore client testimonials and discover why ZGRADA Pools in creating exceptional pool and spa solutions.

Contact us now to create your own remarkable aquatic oasis with Custom Pool and Spa Contractors. Experience the difference today.

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My experience with a company in creating a custom premium pool was outstanding.

The craftsmanship and attention to detail were exceptional. The team’s expertise and professionalism surpassed my expectations. Their customer service was excellent, providing regular updates and addressing concerns promptly. Highly recommended for top-notch custom pools and exceptional service.

Easter Hicks Australia, Canberra
Pool Builder Sydney
I am very pleased with the quality of service that our pool contractor provided to us.

Our premium pool exceeded all our expectations – it is absolutely unique and exceeds all expectations, both in appearance and functionality. Every detail was thought out with great care and all work was done in a quality and professional manner. The staff that worked on our project was friendly and responsible, and we felt comfortable throughout the entire construction process. I recommend this contractor to anyone who wants a unique, upscale pool and quality service!

Carol Briggs Australia, Sydney
I would like to share my impression of the company that built a pool in my house.

I was pleasantly surprised by the professionalism of the team and meeting deadlines. The work was inconspicuous and did not cause any inconvenience. Now I just have a great pool that is very easy to care for. I would recommend this company to anyone who appreciates high quality and professionalism.

Timothy Robertson Australia, Ballarat
Collaborating with a company to design and build a custom premium pool was a privilege.

The level of luxury and elegance in their designs was unmatched. Flawless execution and attention to detail created a breathtaking pool. The team’s expertise and creativity were evident, and their customer service was exceptional. For custom pools exuding luxury and elegance, they are the perfect choice.

Justin Wade Australia, Ballarat
Our experience with the pool company was fantastic.

The entire process was very smooth and professional. The team that worked on our site was very friendly and attentive to our needs. They also provided lots of helpful tips and advice so that we could get the most out of our new pool. The result has been amazing: the pool not only looks great, but also works perfectly and provides a great place for us to relax and exercise. We recommend this company to anyone looking for quality pool complex construction services.

Byron Haynes Australia, Sydney
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I had the pleasure of collaborating with a remarkable company to bring my dream of a custom pool to life.

Every detail was meticulously considered, resulting in a pool that perfectly harmonized with my outdoor space. From the choice of materials to the flawless execution, their commitment to superior design was remarkable. The end result exceeded my expectations and transformed my backyard into a luxurious oasis.

Alison Bell Australia, Canberra

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the process for building a custom pool
Our custom pool building process begins with an initial consultation to understand your vision and requirements. We then design the pool, obtain necessary permits, and prepare the site. Construction follows, including excavation, plumbing, and electrical work. Finally, we install finishes, conduct inspections, and ensure your dream pool becomes a reality
What types of custom pool features can you offer
We offer a wide range of custom pool features to enhance your pool experience. Some of the features we can provide include waterfalls, spa jets, LED lighting, integrated seating, swim-up bars, fire features, automation systems, and advanced filtration options. We tailor these features to suit your preferences and create a truly unique and luxurious pool environment.
Can you provide landscaping services to complement the pool design
We have established strong relationships with high-end landscaping companies. We can collaborate with these trusted partners to ensure that your pool design seamlessly integrates with the landscaping elements, resulting in a stunning and cohesive outdoor oasis. Together, we can create the perfect balance between your dream pool and the surrounding landscape.
How long does it take to build a custom pool
The timeline for building a custom pool can vary depending on several factors, including the pool's complexity, size, site conditions, and any additional features. On average, the construction process typically takes anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks from start to finish. However, it's important to note that this is just a general estimate, and the actual duration may vary based on the specific project requirements. During the initial consultation, we can provide you with a more accurate timeline tailored to your custom pool design.
What is the cost of building a custom pool
The cost of building a custom pool can vary significantly depending on various factors such as the size, design complexity, materials used, additional features, and local market conditions. As each project is unique, it's best to discuss your specific requirements with us to obtain an accurate cost estimate. We take pride in offering transparent pricing and will work closely with you to understand your budget and design goals, ensuring that we deliver a customized pool solution that aligns with your financial expectations. Contact us for a personalized consultation and detailed cost analysis for your dream pool project.
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