There’s nothing like a quick dip to cool off on a hot day. Having a pool in your backyard is an absolute necessity in the mid-summer heat in Australia. Not only is it a lot of fun to have, but it can help cut through the severe temperatures and make summer a lot more bearable. If you’re looking to install a pool in your backyard, you may be wondering how to go about choosing the right pool for you and your home. A lap pool could be your answer.

Take a look to see if a lap pool is a suitable choice for you.

What is a lap pool?

A lap pool is similar to a traditional pool, but it differs in many important ways. Rather than the standard square or circular pools you are used to seeing in someone’s backyard, a lap pool is long and thin in shape. This narrow, long shape makes them perfect for a backyard that might not offer much room. The length makes it ideal for swimming laps while not taking up the entire backyard like a standard pool tends to do.

How much do lap pools cost?

The cost of purchasing and installing a lap pool is comparable to that of a regular pool. There is a common misconception that due to them seeming smaller than a traditional pool, that they will be cheaper. However, this isn’t always the case. Many different factors contribute to how much your pool will cost you, from the width, length, depth, extra customisation, and design. However, as a general rule of thumb, you can expect a lap pool to cost anywhere from $40,000 to $70,000.

Lap pools for fitness

If you’re a keen swimmer and someone who loves to get a lap or two in, a lap pool is a great way to do this. Getting your daily exercise in by swimming laps in your lap pool is a fantastic way to get the most out of your pool while staying fit and healthy. Considering that swimming is one of the best whole-body workouts you can do for yourself, a lap pool is a great way to ensure that you can jump in for a quick swim whenever you want to.

Lap pools are also beautiful pools just to relax in and soak up some rays, especially if you have put in some effort to customise and decorate the area surrounding your pool.

So, what are you waiting for?

Choosing the right kind of pool for your lifestyle and backyard can be difficult. There are so many possible choices that it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. If you’re looking for a pool that you can customise to fit into many different backyard shapes and sizes, then a lap pool could be an excellent choice for you. A lap pool is infinitely customisable, can be used for relaxing in and cooling down or getting some laps in and upping your fitness game.

If you’re considering installing a lap pool in your home, why not give us a call? Evoke Pools specialise in providing you with beautiful pools from concept to luxurious finished products. Take a look at our lap pools and see how we can help make your dream pool a reality.