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Do all pools have a deep end?

While a 7- or 8-foot depth was common among backyard pools built years ago, the trend today is a pool that foregoes the deep end. In fact, most new residential pools are being built with a deepest area that ranges only 4-1/2 to 5-1/2 feet. This increasingly popular design is called a play pool or sports pool.

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How deep ends form in pools?

A traditional pool has a shallow end on one side, about 3.5′ deep and eventually drops to 5′ or deeper. A pool that has a diving board requires at least an 8′ deep end. Years ago, about 90% of swimming pools that where installed had diving boards.

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Do above ground pools have deep ends?

Your above-ground swimming pool can have a deep end! This is also commonly referred to as a deep swimming area. Imagine this: Your Doughboy Pool's outer structure is assembled. Now, the liner is ready to go in.

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Can you dive into a 6 foot pool?

Diving Safety Recommendations:

The American Red Cross recommends a minimum of 9 feet of water depth for head first dives including dives from pool decks.

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What is the deepest part of a pool called?

Main Drain. Usually located in the floor of the pool's deep end, the main drain's name may be a little misleading. While it can be used to drain the pool, it's seldom used that way. Normally, it performs the same function as the skimmers.

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Can you remove deep end from pool?

The pool company will drain your pool to adjust the depth. To make a pool shallower or deeper, workers will first remove the bottom either with machinery or by hand. Then, they'll add or remove fill to reach the desired depth. A new bottom will replace the old one and will be made to match perfectly.

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Is it harder to swim in the deep end?

Firstly it is important to understand that the human body behaves the same in deep water as in shallow water. In other words, how your body floats and your ability to swim in deep water is the same as in more shallow water. The actual depth of the water makes no difference.

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Should the end of the pool be deep or shallow?

The shallow end of a classic backyard pool is 3.5 deep and transits to a deep end of 5 feet or deeper. You can alternatively get a pool with shallow both ends and deeper middle. L-shaped pools are used to separate deep parts of pools with their discrete nook.

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Is 4 feet deep enough for a pool?

Safe pool depth for adults

This usually means 3 feet depth in one end and 5 feet depth at the other end – alternatively, if you don't wish to have a transition built in, opt for 4 feet to suit both needs.

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Can you swim 200 feet underwater?

In short: most of the body can handle any pressure, but if we're breathing air the maximum safe depth is about 60 meters (190 feet), the feasible maximum with current technical capabilities (and special breathing gases) is about 500 meters (but, for safety reasons, those depths have only been simulated).

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