Space is often at a premium in today’s housing market, especially when it comes to backyards, which are endlessly shrinking in pursuit of bigger and better homes. Even when space is limited, homeowners love the idea of having a swimming pool on their property, but it can be hard to figure out where to put it. That is why more and more homeowners throughout Australia are turning to lap pools as the ideal solution to pool ownership.
In this article, we’ll tell you what a lap pool is and how it can benefit you; and what sort of work is involved in keeping it in the best condition.
A lap pool is very similar to a traditional swimming pool in many ways. The key difference is found when we take a look at the dimensions. Whereas traditional swimming pools come in a variety of shapes, configurations, and sizes, lap pools are characterised by their unique long and narrow shape—a shape perfectly designed and suited for swimming laps. Whatever the length, they are generally only a couple of metres wide and 1.5 metres deep, although other dimensions are sometimes available.
A lap pool is a great option if you have limited space in your backyard, but its benefits are more than just in the space-saving category. Their trademark long narrow design makes them the perfect solution for exercise, whether for gentle activity at the end of the day or an intense workout. Of course, while they are optimised for swimming laps you can use them for many of the same uses as a traditional pool—relaxing, entertaining, playing with the kids—but with the added benefit of lower prices and less maintenance.
All swimming pools require some form of care and maintenance to keep the water clean and fresh. Lap pools require much the same care and maintenance regime as their larger counterparts, but with the advantage of everything being much quicker and easier due to the reduced size and water quantity. The smaller size also makes lap pools much cheaper to keep clean and maintain each month, with fewer chemicals and water required. As with larger swimming pools, if you want to spend the extra and save yourself some time, a number of automated cleaning and maintenance options are available.
With regular maintenance and care, your fibreglass lap pool will last you and your family for decades, making them a worthwhile investment.
Narellan Pools’ range of high-quality fibreglass swimming pools includes the incredible Panama Lap Pool, which is available in a range of lengths to work with different properties.