Is a Skinny Pool Better Than No Pool at All?

Ohhh! A skinny pool! Great for lap swimming.
No, a personal body of water so small you can touch both edges at the same time is dumb.

Or is it?

Every so often you'll see houses showcased on design blogs that are supposed to be remarkable for their slender pools, like this one on the roof of plant-covered home. Or this little chlorinated moat. Point: these are glorified creeks. Counterpoint: a wimpy pool is better than no pool at all. What side of the Great Small Pool Debate are you on? [Design-Milk]

Editor's note: Yes, we are obsessed with skinny pools. Kindly deal with it.