What is the ideal water level in a swimming pool?


We don’t necessarily know it, but a swimming pool needs to be filled continuously. When you bathe in summer, it is perfectly normal for the water level in your pool to drop gradually. This is mainly due to the evaporation which increases due to the hot outside temperatures, as well as the splash of water which escapes when you play and swim in the basin. But what some don’t know is that the pool also loses water during the regeneration process through the pool filter. In order to keep the water level constant, your swimming pool must therefore be filled again and again.

Make sure the water level in the pool is constant

During the hot summer months, the water level in the swimming pool gradually drops. This happens by evaporation and also by play and splashing. To keep the water level constant, your swimming pool must therefore be filled very often.

What is the ideal water level in a swimming pool?

Dirt and impurities inevitably accumulate on the surface of the water. Using the filter system cleans the water and circulates it optimally. Water is directed into the filter system through an opening in the pool called the pool skimmer. This skimmer must always be 2/3 full for the filtering circuit to be fully functional. If the skimmer is properly installed, dirt can enter the filter system more easily.

Check the contents of the pool with a level regulator

You can very easily install a suspended or overhanging skimmer at the edge of your swimming pool. The water level can thus be easily adjusted. An external level controller that controls the water level can be mounted on an existing built-in skimmer or in the vacuum cleaner. In practice, however, this variant is rarely found because the installation is quite complex.

Install an overflow lock for your pool

This is what we usually find in public outdoor swimming pools. A small tank serves as an overflow lock. In this way, the surface of the water is cleaned and the water is then introduced into the filtration system. The cleaned pool water returns to the pool through its inlet nozzles. If the water level in the pool rises, whether it is a round, oval or eight-shaped pool, whether due to an increased number of visitors or due to rain, l excess water is channeled into an overflow which is directly coupled to the overflow lock. If the water level drops again, filling with fresh water occurs.

What if the water level is too low?

In order for the filtration system to continue to operate, the water level must always be checked and maintained. It doesn’t matter what system you use. If the water level is too low, the pool pump will run dry and there is a high risk of damage. The mechanical seal, which prevents water from reaching the motor, is located between the housing and the motor of the swimming pool pump. It usually consists of two surfaces pressed against each other by axial forces. The sliding ring rotates with it, while the counter ring is firmly fixed in the housing. A thin film of water between the two surfaces provides the necessary cooling. However, if the pool pump runs dry it will destroy the seal. As a result, water enters the engine. So preserve your filtration system by maintaining the correct water level in your pool.

What is the ideal depth for a swimming pool?

For many, having a swimming pool in their own garden is synonymous with a little paradise. In summer, cool water not only provides a welcome refreshment, but a sufficiently large pool is also suitable for water aerobics, for example. The prerequisite for this, however, is that the pool is of an appropriate size. The depth of the pool also plays a major role in how the pool can be used, but also in the complexity of pool maintenance. Would you like a pool to swim in, to have fun? Do you have young children?

Depth of pool for babies

Even the little ones will enjoy splashing around in the water. It is a welcome activity to cool off in the summer when the temperatures are very hot. Babies and water are always sensitive topics as toddlers should never be left unattended in water. Even shallow water can pose a threat to them. The depth of water in babies should therefore be limited to a few centimeters. The water level should be well below 10cm and even then babies should never be alone in the pool.

Pool depth for older children

With older children, your pool may have a slightly greater depth. However, a distinction should be made as to whether your children can already swim on their own or if they still need assistance with swimming. If the pool is only meant to let off steam, it doesn’t need to be particularly deep. A depth of up to 60 cm is enough to be able to play and splash around. Children should always be able to stand on it, and most of their upper body should come out of the water. This also applies if the children are still in a phase where your children need help with swimming. Because the fact that they can have their feet at any time and can easily extract themselves out of the water gives them confidence in learning to swim.

Swimming pool depth for water aerobics

If you want to play sports in your pool, you need to pay attention to a minimum depth. If you want to use the pool for gymnastics in the water, an average depth of 1.20 to 1.50 m seems ideal.