Unlike traditional swimming pools which are designed for leisure and water play, lap pools have a design tailored specifically to swimming laps. Typically, lap pools are long and narrow, allowing people to swim back and forth for as many laps of exercise as they desire. Sometimes, a pool will have a slightly unusual shape, but the classic and basic design is a simple rectangle. The water is usually of a uniform depth as well, which can make them dangerous for children and pets, who might have difficulty getting out if they fall in. Lap pools may be heated or unheated, depending on the region, and they are usually very easy to maintain. In cases where people have very limited space for the installation, an “endless” pool may be installed. Endless pools have a steady resistance current that swimmers can work against for exercise. Essentially, they work like treadmills, as the swimmer stays in the same place in the water, but gets a great deal of exercise thanks to the current.
Having a lap pool may be one of the wisest choices that one can make when it comes to fitness equipment and getting into shape, as there are countless benefits. For instance, lap pools are easy to find a place for in your yard. There are both in ground pool options as well as above ground options that make it easy for you and your budget.