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
- 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.