How to Select the Proper Wall Height for Your Pool

Pool design is a crucial aspect of pool installation. Whether you’re installing a simple pool or have an intricate design that includes waterfalls and rock formations, you need to determine an appropriate pool height. At American Pools and Spas, we work with homeowners to figure out the best pool height for their needs. Check out these quick tips for choosing pool height:

  • Decide who is using the pool: A taller pool means more opportunities for fun, but it’s not always ideal for small children. Shorter pool heights around 48 inches are often the safer option.
  • Decide on a budget: As the pool height gets taller, the price goes up. What are you able to afford? Let this guide you to decide on a pool height that you’re comfortable with physically and financially.
  • Pay attention to the actual pool height: Most pools a four-inch lip around the pool top. The lip is where the water line stops because you don’t fill a pool to the top. Both of these add height to the pool, but don’t affect the water levels. It might affect deck or other type of hardscape construction though. Work with your pool installer to make sure the height chosen is best for the overall pool design.

Why Choose American Pools and Spas?

Every one of our customers is unique and it’s our goal to make sure your backyard pool reflects your one-of-a-kind style. At American Pools and Spas, we work closely with our customers to design a pool that’s safe, functional, and adds value to your home. We use 3D pool drawing to provide our customers with the best visual of what the finished product will look like and always use the highest quality of materials. If you’re ready to take the plunge and install a backyard pool, contact us today at 407-847-9322 to schedule a consultation.