Before diving into size, depths and shapes, it is important to note that there is no perfect swimming pool. It is all subject to unique factors – your unique factors. To make your perfect high-end pool choice, let’s look at some averages and important factors for Ontario pools.
High-End Pool Running Costs
The bigger the pool, the bigger the budget required, including the monthly operating budget. Add water heating to that, and size becomes a critical factor. Using a variable speed pool pump can help reduce running costs, but heating is extremely expensive.
The Law Of High-End Pool Averages
Let’s look at some averages as a point of departure for your decisions:
Average in-ground and above-ground pool size in Ontario: 16’x32′ is the average size, and it considers efficiencies, contemporary plot sizes and costs of operation. Pools are also shallower nowadays, with deep ends between 5′ and 6′. However, for a family of six to eight people, you would need an 18’x36’ pool to avoid feeling cramped and allow for games.
Above-ground pools are generally smaller and with less volume than inground pools. Their size is, on average, about 15’x30′. There is usually a single depth of 4′.
What is the average pool size in gallons? 17,280 gallons – based on a 16’x32′ size, a 3.5′ shallow end and a 5.5′ deep end. A boutique hotel swimming pool could be as large as a 20’x40′ pool with a 9′ deep end resulting in 36,000 gallons of water. Both of these pool sizes will look big when you stand next to them. 16’x32’ is not small.
An above-ground pool volume is approximately 13,500 gallons.
How is the average pool depth? – 4′ deep is the average for an above-ground pool, and inground pools tend to have a 3.5′ deep shallow end and a 5’-6’ deep end.
Good Sizes For High-End Pools
Do you want a lap pool? – A recommended minimum length for a lap pool is 30′, but 40′ is a better length. A recommended minimum width is 8′, but in an inner-city, tight plot, you can get away with a 6′ width, side to side. If you can’t accommodate 30′ in length, consider installing a swim jet system or tether system.
Do you want a games pool?– A recommended minimum size for playing games is 16’x32′. A rectangle is a great shape for games. By keeping the deep end at 5′ or shallower, you allow for more game-playing space.
How to choose the high end swimming pool size for your Ontario property comes down to:
- Property size
- Initial budget
- Operations budget
- Pool usage.
Remember to consider decking space around your pool and in your budget, as well as landscaping adjustments.
Give our pool and design team a call with any high end pools questions you may have in Ontario and benefit from their experience.