National Pool Opening Day
Have you ever wondered what day you should open your pool? While we can’t give you a definite date for that prospect because it all depends on where you live, we can tell you that there is a holiday that does give a definite date for opening your pool.
This holiday is called National Pool Opening Day and it’s observed on the last Saturday in April every year. It’s a day on which people can start getting their pool ready for the swimming season. Although we can’t guarantee that this date is when you’re going to be able to fully open your pool, we can say that it is the date on which you can start the pool-opening process.
The History Of National Pool Opening Day
This holiday was first created in 2016 by Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies-a company that benefits when people open their pools and need to buy pool chemicals. It’s a holiday that’s since taken on a life of its own, however, and is celebrated by people all over the world.
Fun Facts About Pools
- The oldest swimming pool is The Great Bath in Mohenjo-Daro, Pakistan. It dates back over 5,000-years.
- An Olympic-size pool can hold up to 850,000 gallons of water.
- There are an estimated 10.4-million residential swimming pools in the United States.
Observing National Pool Opening Day
On this day, people are encouraged to begin the process of opening their pools. Although in some areas it might be too cold to fully open the pool, some things can be done to get the pool ready to be opened.
This includes purchasing the proper chemicals, testing the pool’s water, or cleaning the pool. While you’re getting ready to open the pool, don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalPoolOpeningDay to spread the word about his holiday online.