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Which U.S. City Has the Most Swimming Pools

According to the National Swimming Pool Foundation, over 360 thousand public swimming pools in the United States are open for year-round use. So Yes!!! Americans like to swim, but did you ever wonder which U.S. cities have the Most Swimming Pools? We did, too, and the results may not be what you expected. Here are the Top 10 U.S. cities and the number of municipal pools in each:

#10 Tulsa, OK

4.6 Municipal Swimming Pools per 100,000 People

#9 Denver, CO

4.6 Municipal Swimming Pools per 100,000 People

#8 Philadelphia, PA

4.8 Municipal Swimming Pools per 100,000 People

#7 Henderson, NV

4.9 Municipal Swimming Pools per 100,000 People

#6 Atlanta, GA

5.0 Municipal Swimming Pools per 100,000 People

#5 Tucson, AZ

5.0 Municipal Swimming Pools per 100,000 People

#4 Washington, D.C.

5.7 Municipal Swimming Pools per 100,000 People

#3 Pittsburgh, PA

6.2 Municipal Swimming Pools per 100,000 People

#2 Cincinnati, OH

8.8 Municipal Swimming Pools per 100,000 People

And… The City with the Most Swimming Pools is:

#1 Cleveland, OH

10.7 Municipal Swimming Pools per 100,000 People

I would have never thought the city with the most swimming pools would be up north ? That was really surprising. I thought for sure that it would have had to have been somewhere with a longer swim season like Florida, Arizona, or maybe California. It has me wondering how different the results would be if we were looking at private backyard pools. What do you think? Which state has the Most residential swimming pools?

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Statistical information from The City Park Facts report, February 2014, The Trust for Public Land Center for City Park Excellence

City Photos: Pixabay.com

 

By Rudy

Rudy Stankowitz is a 30-year veteran of the swimming pool industry and President/CEO of Aquatic Facility Training & Consultants

46 thoughts on “City With The Most Swimming Pools?”
  1. I love swimming, I happened to be in Philadelphia the other week and the hotel I was in didn’t have a swimming pool. Guides like this are always useful. Next stop Cleveland.

  2. I am surprised by the top few cities as well, I thought Phoenix Arizona would be on there and is isn’t.

  3. This was very interesting to learn about. I live in a hot country where every house and every apartment complex has its own swimming pool. Mine has 3.

  4. That’s an interesting topic and detailed post. It’s good to encourage swimming and having so many pools in cities is the best thing.

  5. I really love the internet, it keeps me updated about anything. Now, I am learning which swimming pool to go when in US. Thanks!

  6. I love swimming, and although I prefer to swim in the sea, I enjoy going to swimming pools. I agree; it’s really surprising that Cleveland OH has the biggest number of pools!

  7. Ohhh I should also do this in the Philippines. I wonder what province has the most pools. Hahaha

  8. Very interesting list, and not what I expected. As a bagpiper and a pool guy, my vote for best city photo goes to Tucson.

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