Why do most pools have rounded edges and other questions...

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Why do most pools have rounded edges and other questions...

Postby Abmanu5 » Wed 28 Nov, 2007 09:06

Hi, I am new to this forum. I am starting to look at having a permanent dug-in concrete pool and I have numerous questions that I hope the forumers here can help. They are:

1) Why do most private pools have rounded edges rather than the rectangularish design of public pools? What are the advantages of the former over the latter? The latter will always result in a bigger pool in the space available, right?

2) I am thinking of building an indoor pool that has glass and brick walls, sort of like the one in the Cocoon I and II movies. My reasons are to keep the pool more private and to negate the need to clean away leaves. Why are most pools not put indoors? Are there problems with having indoor pools?

3) An Olympic size swimming pool is 50 x 25 metres (1 metre = 3.3 ft). I would like my pool to be long enought to allow proper laps around the pool, but not be too large to be costly and under-used. Is a 25 x 12.5 metre pool a good size?

4) How deep should a typical private pool be? I am worried for little children.

Any help is much appreciated.

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