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Pool Size and Depth Remodeling FAQs

You might think that pool remodeling mainly refers to changing the material of your pool’s surface or adding features to it. However, pool remodeling also includes making changes to the size and depth of your pool. You might find that you would be better off with a pool that is larger or smaller, or you might decide that you want your pool to be deeper or shallower. At Summerhill Pools, our team of pool professionals in the Dallas area can take care of making these changes for you so that you can have your ideal swimming pool.

Since these changes can affect your overall swimming experience and the look of your pool, it’s important for you to understand more about these types of projects. The experts at Summerhill Pools are here to provide you with answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about swimming pool size and depth changes.

What Are the Benefits of Changing My Pool’s Depth?

This depends on the needs of your family. You might decide that you would like a deeper pool if you currently have a shallow one that only reaches to 4 or 6 feet. For example, if your pool was originally designed with your kids in mind, you might decide to make it deeper as they get older and learn how to swim. If you’ll be having a diving board added to your pool, this is another reason to consider making it deeper. You’ll need to make sure that your pool is deep enough to dive in for safety purposes.

On the other hand, you may want to make your pool shallower if you have younger children. Making your pool shallower provides a safer swimming environment for your kids and allows them to enjoy a larger area of your pool. When you have a deeper pool, your kids end up being confined to a small area and may be tempted to swim out to the deeper parts of the pool. Making a larger portion of your pool shallow gives your children more room and a safer area to learn how to swim or just have fun splashing around.

Another reason you may want your pool to be shallower is if you want a cocktail pool. These pools can be equipped with jets that let you swim in place so that you can enjoy the same benefits of a larger pool. On the other hand, these pools are shallow enough to allow you and a few friends sit and enjoy some cocktails right inside your pool. These pools are like a pool and spa all in one.

construction of a backyard poolHow Deep Can You Make My Pool?

Our team at Summerhill Pools can make your pool as deep as 8’6”. This provides plenty of depth for you to swim in or dive into. Whether or not your swimming pool needs to be this deep will depend on certain factors. Our pool experts in the Dallas area can help you determine the ideal depth for your swimming pool.

What Are the Benefits of Changing My Pool’s Shape?

When you have a growing family or when you plan on having more friends over during summer, you might benefit from a larger pool. Having a larger pool provides everyone with plenty of space for swimming without worrying about bumping into each other. How much larger your pool should be will depend on how many people will be using it on a regular basis.

Making your pool smaller makes sense when you expect to have fewer people using it regularly. For example, if you have family that has moved away or if you bought a house with a pool that’s too large for your needs, you may benefit from making it smaller. Changing your pool’s size to a smaller one means that you’ll have more yard space available for outdoor living features, gardens, and more.

You may also want to change your pool’s size if you want a cocktail pool.

Can You Change My Pool’s Style/Design?

Yes, we can make changes to your swimming pool’s style or design! In addition to changing pool sizes and depths, we offer some notable options for changing pool designs and styles. If you have a traditional rectangular or oval pool that you’ve grown bored with, we can remodel it into a more dynamic, geometric design. We can also turn your classic pool into one that has a more modern or contemporary design, which can give it an updated and refreshed look to be enjoyed day and night . If you’re interested in having a pool with a more unconventional style, we can design a freeform pool. These pools have softer edges and a shape that resembles a natural pond or other body of water.

If you’re interested in making changes to the size or depth of your swimming pool, give the experts at Summerhill Pools in Dallas a call. We can guide you through the planning process for this project and take care of making these changes to your pool based on your needs. We’re also available to answer any other questions that you may have regarding your pool size and depth change options.