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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
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?
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