26th Feb 2014

A Brief Swimming Pool History Lesson

In spite of being made up of about 60 percent water, or maybe because of that fact, human beings have always found a way to surround themselves and douse themselves with, this most important of elements. Out of the four elements: earth, wind, fire and water - humans find more uses for water, from survival to recreation, than any of the other three. Across the world and in different cultures we have a long history of  swimming in it, and desiring to make our aqua experience unique.

Ancient Romans were credited for the first swimming pools which were built for the exclusive intent of recreation and not for bathing. The largest pool ever built in Mohenjo-Daro, or the “great bath” had been used previously but strictly for religious ceremonies. It actually took centuries however, before pools became popular and more widespread.

The first modern day swimming pools began appearing in Great Britain during the mid-19th century. The first public pool in the United States is said to be Deep Eddy in Austin, TX built during the depression and is operated by the City of Austin.

Though private swimming pools remain somewhat of a status symbol there exist more than 10 million at homes throughout the United States. At Aqua Art, we know how to add just that customized look to your swimming pool without the sometimes extravagant cost. Aqua Art makes custom pool mats that add the look of mosaic swimming pool art easily and without adhesives or tools. Simply place the pool mat in the water and allow it to sink into place. Add just that special, personal touch to your swimming pool that is both inexpensive and easily maintained.