Five Fun Facts About Swimming Pools

Five Fun Facts About Swimming Pools

Swimming Pools might not be the most exciting dinner party conversation but they could just get a look in when armed with funny facts like this.
 

  • The largest pool in the world is Alfonso del Mar Seawater Pool which is in Chile and is 1,013 metres long.
 
  • There are over 10 million swimming pools wold wide with Australian’s building more domestic swimming pools (per capita) than any other country.
 
  • An Olympic sized pool can hold approximately 3 million litres of water.
 
  • It is claimed that Benjamin Franklin invented Swim Fins after he used two planks of wood in his hands to propel himself faster through the water. 
 
  • The first heated swimming pool was built by Gaius Maecenas of Rome in the first century BC. Gaius Maecenas was a friend of Caesar Augustus and the first emperor of Rome.

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