Ever wondered just how many pools exist in the United States? What about those sunshine-filled and pool-loving states on the left and right coasts: California and Florida? Test your knowledge of swimming pool and hot tub-related statistics and facts. You might be surprised.
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Number of Pools in California
There are approximately 1.1 million pools in California, which is the most populous U.S. state.Continue to 5 of 14 below.
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Swimming Pools in Florida
The number of residential swimming pools in the state of Florida: 1,093,655."
*Data Source: Florida County Property Appraisers' Offices. Compiled By: Kristal Hall, MPH Candidate, Florida State University
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Number of Pools in Los Angeles
German graphic designer Benedikt Gross and researcher Joseph Lee's "Big Atlas of L.A. Pools," is a digital analysis of every swimming pool in the Los Angeles Basin. Using complex computer mapping, they counted 43,123 between the Hollywood Hills and San Pedro (the L.A. harbor),
This, presumably, was charted before the growing trend to fill in backyard pools in the face of California's record-breaking drought.
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Average Cost of an Above-Ground Pool
The average cost of a 19-foot diameter above-ground swimming pool is $6,243, according to P.K. Data.Continue to 9 of 14 below.
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Pool and Spa Sales
There's no denying that the economic recession devastated the residential swimming pool and hot tub industry. According to P.K. Data, sales of new in-ground pools have fallen nearly 75 percent from their 2004 peak. Hot tub sales haven't fared much better. Competition among pool builders has driven down prices (good for the consumer), but commodity prices for cement, steel and PVC—three staples of the pool business—continue to rise.
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Pool Chemical-Related Injurties
In 2008, an estimated 4,600 persons visited an emergency department for pool chemical-associated injuries. The most common injury diagnoses were poisoning, which includes ingestion of pool chemicals as well as inhalation of vapor, fumes, or gases and dermatitis/conjunctivitis. More than half of the injuries occurred at a residence.
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Who Swims More: Kids or Adults?
An estimated 36 percent of children aged 7-17 years, and 15 percent of adults in the United States, swim at least six times per year.
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Failing Pool Inspections
More than one in 10 (10.7 percent or 12,917 of 120,975) routine pool inspections identified pool disinfectant level violations, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Chlorine and other pool disinfectants are the primary barriers to the spread of germs in the water in which we swim.
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