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How deep should a pool be, and what is the recommended pool excavation depth?

The depth of your ceramic pool should be determined based on your specific needs and preferences, as well as local building regulations. However, here are some general guidelines:

Shallow End: The shallow end of a pool is typically designed to be around 3 to 4 feet deep. This depth is suitable for activities like wading, playing games, and sunbathing. It’s a comfortable depth for children and adults to stand and enjoy the pool without the need for swimming.

Deep End: The depth of the deep end can vary widely. For a standard residential pool, the deep end is often between 5 to 8 feet deep. This depth allows for diving and more advanced swimming activities. If you plan to include a diving board, be sure to check local regulations and ensure that the depth meets safety standards for diving.

Recommended Pool Excavation Depth: The recommended excavation depth for a ceramic pool will depend on the desired pool depth, plus the thickness of the pool shell and the depth required for the plumbing and equipment. The excavation depth typically exceeds the final pool depth to accommodate these factors. For example, if you want a pool with a deep end of 6 feet, the excavation depth may need to be 7 to 8 feet to account for the thickness of the shell and equipment installation.

Work with us and we can help you design, excavate and build the pool to meet your specific requirements while adhering to local building codes and safety standards. We can ensure that the depth and design of your pool are not only functional and aesthetically pleasing but also safe and compliant with regulations.

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