Once and while we feel like taking a break from the more serious talk and getting a little silly. So this week’s blog post is dedicated to some fun facts about pools as bid summer a fond farewell. Here are some tidbits you might not know.

1: There are more than 10 million swimming pools in the US alone.

2: What is the most popular swimming pool game? Research says the old classic, Marco Polo.

3: Using your pool for working out? Well, swimmers lose just as much sweat in the pool as any other athlete loses on land. Now you know.

4: A survey conducted by the Red Cross found that while 80 percent of Americans said they could swim, only 56 percent of the self-described swimmers can perform all five of the basic skills that could save their life in the water. So get practicing those strokes!

5: The Titanic was the first ocean liner to have a swimming pool.

6: Doctors say that swimming not only strengthens the heart and lungs, but is also ideal for working out all of the body’s major muscles and reducing stress.

As always, if you have a pool project in mind, reach out to one of our experts by calling 508-432-3445 or emailing info@shorelinepoolsinc.com.