Your Pool Is Cooler Than You Think
Now that you have the perfect in-ground pool liner, you and your friends and family will be hanging out by the pool a lot. While there probably won’t be a lot of down time that isn’t filled with swimming or relaxing, you can still be an impressive wealth of interesting pool knowledge. Maybe this will come in handy at a local trivia night or help you create your own trivia night. Here are some interesting facts to get you started:
5 Most Interesting Pool Facts
Your pool water is more similar to tap water than you might want to believe. Both pool and tap water have chlorine and are filtered. Even though they are similar, we don’t recommend drinking pool water.
The concept of pools is as old as the Roman Empire. The idea of the pool originated in the Roman Empire. Next time you have friends over, tell this fact and suggest a toga party.
The idea behind your pool vacuum can be traced back to the 1800s. A man by the name of John Pattison filed an application in 1883. He was from New Orleans. Since then many similar designs have been born and put into use.
President Gerald Ford put a swimming pool in the White House. Presidents like to swim too. That’s why President Ford had a pool installed in the White House under the Press Briefing Room. Today, the White House pool has a LOOP-LOC swimming pool cover. Some other cool facts about the White House swimming pool include:
- Scuba diving lessons have been given in this pool.
- The first family can get to the pool without having to go outside via a “secret passageway.”
- There’s a solar roof on the pool cabana.
With so much knowledge, you’ll be on your way to impressing your friends and family. A fun way to appreciate your pool and have some fun this summer is to enjoy a game of trivia with friends over drinks and snacks. Here are some great questions to toss into the mix.
5 Best Trivia Questions for a Pool-Themed Trivia Party
Q. Which number is larger? The number of people living in New York City or the number of pools in the U.S.?
Answer: The number of pools in the U.S. There are over 10 million swimming pools and only about 8 million people living in NYC.
Q. Who was the inventor of the pool noodle?
Answer: Steve Hartman and his dad. They started their own company in Canada. Today, Ontario produces most of the pool noodles seen around pools.
Q. Where is the longest swimming pool located?
Answer: In Morocco.
Q. Where is the biggest swimming pool?
Q. What is the most popular swimming pool game?
Answer: Marco Polo
Bonus question: Where does swimming rank among the popularity of sports in the U.S.?
Answer: 4th – it is the 4th most popular sport in America.
We had a lot of fun putting these questions together. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do, and that you use them at your pool-themed trivia or toga party. From your amazing designer pool liner that you got from our selection of in-ground pool liners to your fantastic entertaining abilities, your guests are sure to have a memorable experience that they aren’t likely to forget anytime soon.