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May 05, 1990 - Image 48

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-05-05

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indoors. Thus lap pools are considered
a specialty item for large homes. They
range in size from 10 to 12 feet wide
and 30 to 60 feet long, although Jack
Roberts Pools is currently building one
in Franklin that is 12 by 54 feet and a
second in Bloomfield Hills that is 10 by
40 feet. Both are indoors and both are
being built into brand new homes.
The demand for lap pools began
about five years ago, and now ac-
counts for 10 percent of the company's
business, Campbell estimates. Another
30 percent of the business is devoted
to play pools, which are done in
various shapes, have no diving end,
and can be 3 or 5 or 6 feet in depth.
Campbell thinks there are two
reasons for the demand for play pools.
First, he says, "A lot of people are wor-
ried about liability. Anything under 8
feet in depth, you can't have a diving

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According to Jack Roberts
Pools the demand for lap
pools began five years
ago, and they are now the
latest specialty item.
Because of the weather,
most Detroit lap pools are
built indoors.

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board." Second, he continues, "When
you put in a diving board, a lot of the
pool's area becomes the 'diving
part.' "
However, there is still a considerable
demand for diving pools, since this
type of pool, both free-form and
geometric shapes, comprise the rest
of the company's business.
As for decking, most customers
90 percent — choose concrete, "main-
ly because of cost. It's the least expen-
sive," Campbell says. Other decking
options are wood, brick and flagstone.
Brick and flagstone are about equal in
price and both are expensive. Still,
many people like to use some brick
with the concrete decking, "especial-
ly around the spa (area of the pool)
because that becomes an entertain-
ment area," Campbell says.

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