Lap Pools - Just What Are They?

by Pool Builders on 07-01-2007 in Articles

Swimming pools have been around for a long time, and you have probably seen many different types of them. One kind of pool, however, has been making a splash lately - the lap pool. I lap pool in unique in that it is designed to be ideal for health and fitness exercises rather than for pure recreation and leisure. Lap pools are much smaller than recreational swimming pools, usually about 5 feet long with a narrower width. This small size, combined with the fact that they can be either above ground or in ground, makes lap pools ideal for those living duplexes or townhouses where space may be very limited.

Lap pools work by creating a current in the water for you to swim against. This provides an invigorating, low impact exercise similar to what an Olympic athlete would get. In addition to being small and compact, most lap pools are generally low maintenance as well.

Lap pools can be custom designed to fit in with the look and style of your yard. They can be an elegant and highly decorative addition to any environment.

In order to determine price, you will most likely need to have a professional pool installer measure the area and determine what size you would like your pool to be. The pool can be made larger or smaller in order to fit your budget. Pricing for above ground lap pools is a bit simpler, as the size of each pool is generally fixed.

If you're looking for a fun and relaxing way to improve your health but you have limited space available for traditional equipment, a lap pool may be perfect to suit your needs.

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