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There are 10.6 million swimming pools in the U. S

  • 50.6% In ground
  • 47.1% above ground and
  • 2.9% commercial pools

Swimming is the 4th most popular sport or activity in the US

Swimming is the most popular recreational activity for ages 7-17 in the U.S.
65% don’t know how to swim


An hour of vigorous swimming will burn up to 650 calories

Swimming helps reduce stress

California has the most swimming pools 3,000,000

85% of swimming pools use chlorine to sanitize 12% 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

Hot Tub

  • According to the experts, potato chips are the worst food you can eat in the hot tub.  If you drop one, it will make a gummy, gluey, disgusting mess.  Popcorn, on the other hand, floats.
  • The first hot tubs in the U.S started showing up in California in the early 1960’s and were made from used oak barrels, wine tanks and olive vats.
  • A Dog’s Life – Women like spas and men like spas.  It turns out that even man’s best friend likes spas.  At least that’s the case with Justice, a police dog in Passaic County, N.J. When the Belgian Malinois came down with a crippling hip condition, his two-legged partner in crime fighting went out and bought him a portable spa.



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