The Benefits Of Lap Pools And Their Distinctive Designs

There are numerous types of swimming pools, each with their own distinctive characteristics. Lap pools are built and used for fitness and offer numerous health benefits. Their designs are long and narrow and they’re often more than 50 feet in length.

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Typically, lap pools are rectangular in shape although other designs exist as well. Its their defining shape that makes then ideal for narrow or shallow lots. They’re a great way to stay fit and among the many health benefits they offer the most well-known include hydrotherapy.

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Having and using a lap pool helps decrease anxiety and depression and improve mood. These pools are also used for recreational swimming. They allow one to get a good and pleasant workout and also relax plus they help improve posture and flexibility.

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Being long and narrow, lap pools can fit in tight space on lots where there would normally not be enough space for such a feature. This is one of the great advantages of having such a distinctive shape.{found on ashleycoledesign}.

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A lap pool can fit in a small backyard and it can be an extension of the outdoor relaxation area, next to the deck. Though the pool, the outdoor dining space and the lounge area seem a bit too close together here, they fit nicely on the lot.{found on chiocodesign}.

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This is indeed a tight fit but having the pool so close to the house has its advantages too. For example, one can touch the water from inside the house by opening the window, relax in the reading corner and find serenity.{found on dwell}.

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A lap pool is perfect for early morning swims. Start the day on a high note by exercising a little bit and you’ll be fresh and reinvigorated in no time. A wonderful way to combine relaxation and workout.{found on cculpphoto}.

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Surround the lap pool with a grassy area and frame it with a row of beautiful flowers. This pool also has a lovely view, being surrounded by nature. It’s one of the reasons why privacy is not an issue.{found on apdarchitects}.

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The design, size and shape of the house allow the lap pool to sit parallel to it and keep the whole design clean, with straight and simple lines. A Jacuzzi is placed in the continuation of the pool, completing it.{found on abramsonteiger}.

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This is a combination between a lap pool and a spa which is basically just a rectangular extension similar to a jacuzzi. There’s a wall between so the two are separate and can function independently.

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The backyard is a really great spot for a lap pool. Even if the space is small, the pool can still fit in there given how slender it is. This even leaves enough space for an adjacent lounge area.{found on abramsonteiger}.

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The simplicity of the lap pool is complemented by a variety of strategically placed elements that form the landscape. For example, the planter and concave fountain both complement and soften the clean, sharp lines and angles of the pool.{found on creativeoutdoorsolutions}.

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A lateral lap pool is a smart addition to the house. The grassy area on the side creates a serene and relaxing ambiance and the small garden has a similar effect. The large tree is a really wonderful feature as well.{found on emcarquitectura}.

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This is a really interesting lap pool which is not built into the ground. Instead, it stands on the deck. The row of bamboo plants placed along the wall are a really nice detail and so are the uplights.{found on secretgardens}.

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This modern family home was designed by HYLA Architects and it too has a lap pool, discreetly and nicely placed along the house, framing the indoor social area. The interior spaces open onto the pool and narrow deck through a sliding wall.

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The OM House designed by Studio Guilherme Torres has a minimalist and modern lap pool that seamlessly fits into the terrace without standing out. It’s almost like a mirror that reflects the sky and the features around it.

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The pool that Patkau Architects built for the Shaw House in Vancouver is quite unique and unusual. It’s a cantilevered lap pool with glass bottom which filters the light and transmits magical ripples onto the entry area underneath.

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When A-001 Taller de Arquitectura designed the Block House project in Mexico City, they wanted the indoor and outdoor spaces to communicate and to share a strong connection. So the lap pool was designed to connect with the indoor social spaces in a natural way.

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Although most of the times lap pools and narrow in order to fit in small spaces, that’s not always the case. The Picture Frame House by DSDG Inc. Architects has a lap pool that impresses with its size and which is a focal point for the entire residence.

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In Melbourne, Australia, there’s something called the Pamela Anderson Home. It’s a contemporary residence which features a wonderful balance of open and private space. It also has a lap pool that naturally blends in.

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Because of their shape, lap pools often sit parallel to the house, from end to end. This means they usually have custom lengths in order to create a sort of symmetry with the house so everything can fall into place perfectly.{found on Dowling Studios}.

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Bayden Goddard Architects designed the Amalfi Residence, a contemporary riverside residence in Australia which has a lovely lap pool that’s directly connected to it. This makes the transition between indoor and outdoor spaces seamless and easy.

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They may share certain basic characteristics, but not all lap pool are the same. Some, like the one designed by Doblado Arquitectos for this contemporary residence, stand out. This one is partially designed to be a part of the house itself.

Indoor lap pools.

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Not all lap pools are situated outdoors. In fact, indoor lap pools are just as wonderful if the circumstances allow it to be placed inside the house. Large windows let light in, creating a sunny and bright atmosphere.{found on benvenutiandstein}.

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The wood creates a warm and pleasant ambiance in here, the windows let in light and the strip lighting emphasizes the design of the lap pool and the shape of this whole space.{found on ctagroup}.

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An indoor lap pool could be a wonderful feature for someone who enjoys working out and staying healthy. It could have ad adjacent gym and it would be a perfect combo.

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If the pool is designed as a relaxation feature used for recreational purposes, then the décor should be a little different. A spa-like ambiance is needed and it can be achieved by using wood, stone and mood lighting.{found on nwks}.

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If space allows it, the lap pool and the whole indoor area around it could feature elements such as a hot tub and a lounge zone. It’s a way of making swimming both a healthy and a pleasant and relaxing activity.{found on bluestoneconstruction}.