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Interesting Facts & Statistics About Swimming Pools

INTERESTING FACTS & STATISTICS ABOUT SWIMMING POOLS

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50.6% InGround POOLS

47.1% Above Ground POOLS

2.9% Commercial POOLS

California has the most swimming pools 3,000,000



Pool Water Care

85% of swimming pools use chlorine to sanitize

13% of swimming pools are salt water

17% of people pee in pools

35% of people jump into public pools without showering first



AMERICAN SWIMMERS

The average person swims in a pool 6 times a year

41% are children & teens ages 7 to 17

17.4% are adults

65% don't know how to swim!



Facts About Swimming

Swimming is the most popular recreational activity for children and teens ages 7 to 17 in the U.S.

Swimming is the 4th most popular sport or activity in the U.S.

An hour of vigorous swimming will burn up to 650 calories

Swimming helps reduce stress



Swimming Pool COSTS

Average cost to build an inground pool is $21,919

Average cost to build an above ground pool is $6,243

Average cost of pool chemicals per month is $87.50

Americans spend $1,000,000 per hour on their swimming pools



Pool Fun & Games

QUESTION: What is the most popular swimming pool game?

ANSWER: MARCO POLO

QUESTION: What is the most popular way to jump in a pool?

ANSWER: CANNONBALL!!!



38% of inground pools have diving boards



The History of Swimming Pools

Ancient drawings and painting found in Egypt depicting people swimming date back to 2500 BCE

Swim fins were invented by Ben Franklin

President Gerald Ford had the outdoor swimming pool built at the White House in 1975

The titanic was the first ocean line to have a swimming pool

Interesting Facts & Statistics About Swimming Pools

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