Depth of pool for playing volleyball?
Hi, we are building a long rectangular pool and spa with a couple of main objectives in mind. The pool will be 18 feet wide and 56 feet long---which will be perfect for lap swimming. We also want to use the pool for volleyball and basketball, but primarily volleyball. The deep end of the pool is going to be 7 feet. The shallow end is going to be either 3.5 feet or 4 feet.
For the center area of the pool, we were thinking of what depth we should have to play volleyball? Since we have so much length to work with, our designer suggested dropping from 3.5 to 5 feet on the shallow end, then rising back up to 4 feet in depth for a length of 20 feet or so, then dropping off to the 7 foot deep end. He would put in two sets of drains if we did this.
1. What is the perfect depth for a volleyball play area in a pool? 4 feet? 4.5 feet?
2. Should we just have a straight shelf area (long extension of 4 or 4.5 foot depth) rather than this approach he recommended?
Thanks for any suggestions and thoughts.