Seahorse Pools & Spas contractors share swimming pool trivia

Who wants to be the life of the party and win swimming pool trivia with friends? The swimming pool contractors from Seahorse Pools & Spas in Fort Worth, Texas offer up these fun swimming pool facts. Feel free to sprinkle them into your conversations and wow your guests with your extensive — and fun — swimming pool knowledge!

Swimming pool trivia

There are more than 11 million swimming pools in the United States? Of those 11 million, more than 3 million of those pools are in California alone! California has the most pools of any other state in the United States.

Of those pools:

  • 50.6% are inground pools
  • 47.1% are above ground pools
  • 2.9% are commercial pools


How many people know how to swim? You may be surprised!

  • The average person swims in a pool about six times per year
  • About 41% of the American swimming population is made up of children and teenagers
  • 17.4% of swimmers are adults
  • 65% of Americans don’t know how to swim

More facts:

  • Marco Polo is one of the most popular in-pool swimming games that people play.
  • A cannonball is the most popular way to enter a pool — you’re more likely to see that than you are to see someone dive in
  • Only 38% of pools have diving boards.

Bottom line

No matter how much fun pool trivia you know, knowing how to keep your swimming pool clean and the water clear and bacteria-free is something we know a lot about! When you’re in the market for a new swimming pool, a remodeling project for your existing pool or if you want to hand over the reins of pool care to someone that isn’t you, give us a call and let’s talk about your swimming pool needs, wants and must-haves and maybe you will have some swimming pool trivia to share with us!