A recessed toe ledge may be located approximately 4’-0” below the water level on competition, diving, or training pools. It may be located in all four walls, in the two end walls of the 50 x 25 pool and on three sides of the deep-water diving pool. The ledge should be a vertical opening 6” high with a tread 6” wide. The recessed space usually features a 45º up-slope at the rear of the ledge. They can be located on just the main starting end of a pool or on any combination of additional sides of the pool.
Toe ledges provide competitive athletes a place to rest in between sets or while receiving instructions from a coach. It is CH standard to design toe ledges on all competitive pools with deep water. Locations should be discussed with the owner.
Disadvantages to a toe ledge are:
Toe ledges are often tiled so that they stand out.
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