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I was browsing through the internet and came upon your site. I am looking for any kind of numbers on people using deeper water for fun/exercise/training or therapy.

We are in the process of designing a pool for our community. As of now, the pool goes from 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 ft deep. In all my research, everyone says that it should be at least a mimum of 6 - 7 ft. deep. I am trying to find out if anyone has any numbers on how many people nationally are using the water for any of the above reasons, what percent are using the shallower water compared to the deeper water. What is the growth history for water exercise/fun, and what kind of a projection is there in the next several years? Can you help with any kind of info on this? Anything you can offer would be much appreciated.

Thank you, Laurie McKay Bitterroot Valley Community Pool and Park Association

-- Laurie McKay (, February 07, 2000

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