As 2017 is about to end we are reflecting back on 10 years as a company. Best Pools was officially started back in 2007 however the owners and some employees have been working in the pool construction industry for much longer (30+ years), and some on the same construction team. We are excited to continue and grow the company, supply jobs for our local workers, provide competitive pricing and outstanding service to our customers and clients, and bring lots of fun to our very own backyards with the construction of more swimming pools.
I thought it would be fun to read some interesting facts about swimming pools and swimming in general. Here are some of my favorites from http://www.swimmingpool.com/pool-history-facts-and-terms/fun-facts
- An hour of vigorous swimming will burn up to 650 calories. It burns more calories than walking and biking. Swimming also works out all the body’s major muscles and helps reduce stress.
- Ancient drawings and paintings found in Egypt depicting people swimming date back to 2500 BCE.
- The Deep Eddy Swimming Pool, built in 1915, is the oldest known concrete swimming pool and was built in Texas.
- The Titanic was the first ocean liner to have a swimming pool and a gym.