Pools Near Me
Feel like going for a swim? Maybe you are looking for doing just a few laps or maybe you are looking to just lounge around. So, if you are looking for an awesome wave pool or an Olympic style pool for laps you are in the right place.
Take a look at the Pools Near Me Map below. In the map, you will find all of the pools in your area. Just click on a location and it will show you the name of the pool, its address and phone number and if the pool has it, you will be able to see their website. It will also give you the hours of operation and reviews from people who have been there. Finally, with a few clicks, you will be able to get directions to the pool, so you can enjoy the water as soon as possible.
Pools Near Me – Find it on the Map
Pools Near Me – Pools Trivia
Swimming Pool Hours
Most swimming pools are open during daytime hours and close in the evening; however, there is a wide range. Some pools open as early as 6am during the week, just in case you need to go for a swim before it is time to get to work; while others will open as late as 10am. As for closing, pools generally close between 8pm and 11pm; however, some may be open later if they are attached to tourist attractions. Generally speaking, on the weekends, swimming pools have reduced hours where they open later and close earlier than during the week. With the wide range of hours of operation, be sure to check the times the particular pool you are interested in is open when searching Pools Near Me.
Types of Swimming Pools
There are a wide range of types of swimming pools and they don’t always involve just the difference of inside and outside pools.
Saline Versus Chlorine Pools
Saline, salt water pools, are often more popular than chlorine pools for many people as the chlorine levels are much lower than those found in chlorine pools. Chlorine can irritate both the skin and eyes of those swimming. Both pools do the job of keeping the water clean; however, some feel that chlorine pools are better at reducing things like urine in the pools. In professional swimming pools, they often use a chlorinated fresh water pool; however, the chlorine levels are kept very carefully regulated and they don’t have the same wide range and activity of a large public, family friendly swimming pool.
If you are looking to get some swimming practice in, you are looking for a lap pool, many large public pools have sections that are designed for this, attached onto their regular swimming area. You will often see the lanes roped off when people are swimming laps. For official Olympic pools, these lap pools are 164 feet or 50 meters long and 6 feet or 2 meters deep.
Wave pools are some of the most exciting as they are pools that periodically create waves. These replicate the water found out at sea and can get pretty big. Generally, the waves are either created by a paddle system that pushes the water around or pressurized air that moves the waves by pushing on the surface of the water. Either way, they have been a huge success since their first introduction into the swimming market back in the 1940s.
The kiddie pools are the sections of public pools that are specifically designed for younger children. They are shallow and normally a bit warmer water. They also don’t get affected, as much, by the waves if the section of the pool is connected to a wave pool area. You may also find seats and benches along these areas that are under water to sit on and rest.
Pools Near Me – Pools Facts
Swimming Pool Facts and Trivia
Swimming pools are a great bit of fun and a great place to take the family. Here are 10 fun facts and pieces of trivia for you to enjoy and wonder about in regards to swimming pools.
1. Do you enjoy diving? Well, maybe you are skilled at holding your breathe. The average person can hold their breath for about 30 seconds and if you are in good health, maybe 2 minutes. Well, if you are a free diver, someone who goes diving without the aid of a tank of oxygen, you might be one of those rare people who can hold their breathe for over 10 minutes. The record for holding their breathe under water is held by Stig Severinsen, who held it for an amazing 22 minutes!
2. There are over 10 million swimming pools in the United States! That is a lot of pools. The state with the most, is California, with over 3 million alone; however, don’t get your hopes up. Over 97% of all pools in the United States are non-commercial, so a lot of them are privately owned and you can’t, as easily, just jump in. Still, you should easily be able to get a nice set of choices when you search Pools Near Me.
3. How clean is the pool you are jumping into? Well, on average, 35% of people don’t bother to shower first before getting into the pool and to gross you out more, 17% of people who use the pool… will pee in it. This might be because 41% of all swimmers are children.
4. How many people can swim? Take a guess. Well, of those who use the pool each year, 65% of them don’t know how to swim, let’s hope they are taking lessons.
5. Swimming is really healthy for you, so it is a good thing that it is the most popular recreational activity for children and teens. One hour of swimming, not lounging but actual swimming, will burn 650 calories. It also helps reduce stress, which has a number of positive health benefits.
6. Take a guess when the first swimming pool was built. Well, people aren’t exactly sure how old they are. The first pool was added to the White House by Gerald Ford in 1975, it is an outdoor pool. The first cruise ship to have one was the Titanic, luckily that didn’t stop future cruise ships from getting them built. Ben Franklin developed swimming fins, but they keep going back. We know the Romans had bath houses, but there are even Egyptian paintings that show what look like swimming pools that are over 4500 years old, so people have loved their swimming for a very long time.
7. Only 12% of swimming pools use Salt Water, while 85% use chlorine; however, there is another 3% that use some other method of keeping the water clean.
8. Want to get into the Olympics? Well, the competition is tough. Of the 1850 that even make it to the try outs, only 50 get selected to be on the Olympic team. So, you have to be very dedicated and be the best of the best.
9. The youngest international swimmer is only 10 years old. Alzain Tareq competed in Russia in the 50 meter butterfly heats.
10. Mieko Nagaoka is the oldest swimmer to complete a 1500 meter free swim, at the age of 100.