Lap Pools

Lap Pools

Offering lap pool designs in Sydney

Whether you’re serious about your exercise or simply want a beautiful, streamlined pool design in your backyard, a lap pool is the perfect addition to any property. Increasingly popular both for family entertaining and for the health and wellness benefits they offer, an elegant, space-saving lap pool design will provide years of outdoor enjoyment.

At Wisdom Pools and Landscapes, we’ve been building pools in Sydney for over 10 years, including lap pools. We can create lap pool designs to suit every backyard including concrete lap pools, fibreglass lap pools and even design-statement infinity lap pools. Due to their shape, they’re ideal for narrow areas that can offer an unobstructed swimming corridor.

We’ll build your lap pool ensuring it suits your exact needs, home, lifestyle and budget. Our philosophy is to provide our clients with an inspiring and modern lap pool design that integrates perfectly into their home and gives them years of enjoyment.


Lap pools are long, narrow swimming pools with the primary design function of allowing you to swim longer, unobstructed laps. Designed for those who love a serious swim, they’re also popular because of their narrow design that allows them to fit along the edge of buildings or across the back of gardens. They can be ideal for large backyards that don’t want the pool to take up the whole space.

Lap pools are typically between 1.1m and 2.0m in depth although if you choose a custom lap pool, it can be any depth of your choosing. With added design elements such as tiled lane dividers, lighting, integrated steps and heating, they can be used for swimming day or night, all year round.

Lap pool range pools are available in both concrete and fibreglass pools.

The cost of installing a lap pool will vary widely depending on your design and the material used. Typically, fibreglass lap pool would be cheaper as they are pre-built shells that are inserted into the ground once excavation has taken place, with a shorter installation process.

A custom concrete lap pool design are ideal as they can be made to fit your exact requirements and space so they’re ideal to wrap round the corners of buildings and feature additional elements such as bespoke tiling, glass walls, water features, spa and automation and many other features.

As your Sydney pool builders, we’re happy to provide you with an estimate for the design and installation of your lap pool.

Building a lap pool offers all the benefits of a conventional pool but can be installed in narrow spaces and offer an unimpeded length in which to swim laps continuously. A must-have for serious swimmers, a lap pool can be a cost-effective way over the long term to get your daily exercise without having to go to your local pool. Their size, depth and design make lap pools one of the easiest to keep clean and maintain.

In terms of your health benefits, swimming is one of the best exercises you can do. Continuous swimming i.e., swimming laps, keeps your heart rate up but is low impact and causes little stress on your body. Swimming laps helps build your endurance, muscle and cardiovascular fitness and keeps you toned. Swimming has additional positive effects on our wellbeing and mental health.

So even when you’re not swimming laps but simply enjoying your lap pool with family and friends, it’s relaxing, enjoyable and offers possibilities for gentle exercise.

There are no hard and fast rules for the length of a lap pool but utilising the longest length that is practical on your property is best, so you minimise the number of turns. A good starting guide to maximise your exercise and get the most from your swimming is for your lap pool design to be at least 10m long.

In terms of width, you need your lap pool to be anything from one to three lane widths (a lap lane is about 2.5m wide) but building a custom lap pool design, you can choose your width to fit your space.

The depth of your lap depends if you want to be able to dive. If you want to dive into your pool one end must be at least 2.0m deep. Many backyard lap pools designs are the same depth the entire length, usually about 1.2m.

We recommend to our customers that they build a pool because of the value it will add to their lifestyle, rather than specifically any value it may add to their home. A stylish pool will certainly heighten the level of inquiry for a property which may push the value up.

While a high-quality, professionally built, beautiful and functional pool, like a lap pool, may add value to your home, an above ground pool tends to turn buyers off.

The long, narrow shape of a lap pool design makes it ideal for residential blocks and can serve as a focal point in the back garden, especially if viewed from the house. With their simple design lap pools are an increasingly popular option for those wanting to build a pool. We can design your ideal lap pool in the below styles:

  • Concrete lap pools packages
  • Custom lap pool designs
  • Luxury lap pools
  • Lap pools with integrated spa
  • Fibreglass lap pools
  • Infinity edge lap pools

Wisdom Pools and Landscapes service all of Sydney and the surrounding areas down to Wollongong, Kiama and the Illawarra region as well as Camden and parts of the Wollondilly region down to Jarvis Bay. We build and install a huge range of lap pools and have worked on many pool projects in over a decade of operation.

We’d love to help with your lap pool design so please get in touch if you’d like to find out if we service your area.

Wisdom Pools and Landscapes is the right choice for your lap pool project because of our experience, knowledge and expertise in building pools of all shapes and sizes, including lap pools in Sydney.

Planning any size of pool is a big project, so whatever your pool size, lifestyle and budget, we can design a lap pool for you. And with our end-to-end design, construction and maintenance service, as well as landscaping, we offer peace of mind that we’re the right choice for your brand new lap pool.

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Concrete Pools
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Length8000 mm

Width4000 mm

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Fibreglass Pools
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Length7600 mm

Width4400 mm

Deep End1700 mm

Shallow End1340 mm

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