Lap pool size - How long (and wide) is long enough?

12 years ago

Hello all,

We are in the final stages of planning before the build starts, and I cannot for the life of me decide on how long and wide to make our pool.

Our lot slopes down quite a bit from left to right.

The two primary uses are:

swimming laps for exercise


We don't have kids.

I am so worried we are going to make it too short or too narrow. I've read that too narrow increases the chop a lot, and too short is, well, too short.

Could I please get input on what widths and lengths people

recommend for their lap pool?

The current plan is for it to be 15' x 45'. Is that too wide? Wide enough? Is that long enough or should we look at 50'?


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