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View Poll Results: Cities where homes are likely to have outdoor swimming pools:
Honolulu 9 15.52%
Los Angeles 21 36.21%
San Diego 12 20.69%
Phoenix 31 53.45%
Albuquerque 6 10.34%
Austin 6 10.34%
San Antonio 9 15.52%
Houston 16 27.59%
Dallas 12 20.69%
Atlanta 7 12.07%
Orlando 19 32.76%
Tampa 14 24.14%
Miami 21 36.21%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-27-2010, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I wouldn't be surprised if Orlando had the most swimming pools per capita. Its one of the warmest year round cities in the US and its an hour inland, so many many homes have in ground pools. Just look at a satellite image of a typical subdivision.

orlando - Google Maps

orlando - Google Maps
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:57 PM
 
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My stereotypical view of Dallas, and to a lesser extent Houston, is that of ginormous in-ground swimming pools, including those built in the shape of cowboy boots, the state of Texas, as well as other shapes.

The northern half of the City of Los Angeles seems to have a huge number of swimming pools.
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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My list:
- Miami (duhh, hot & humid)
- Houston (duhh, hot & humid)
- Phoenix
- Tucson
- Albuquerque
- Los Angeles
- San Diego
- Austin
- San Antonio

I took this picture yesterday at my house, after I saw this thread. Pictures tell better than words. This can give you a better idea of the pool situation in the "Sunbelt".

Taken from my bedroom:



I have a swimming pool (Infinity Pool) in my backyard and as you can see across the lake, my neighbor does too. And in my Subdivision, only 7 homes out of 29 don't have swimming pools.

Here is a picture of my pool/backyard from my formal living room:
Is this in Houston?

Danny invite me over!!!

Haha
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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If you live near Houston than Im pretty sure you and my brother are neighbors...LOL
I dunno...Houston is a big place man.

It can take hours sometimes just to get across the metro its so large.
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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My list:
- Miami (duhh, hot & humid)
- Houston (duhh, hot & humid)
- Phoenix
- Tucson
- Albuquerque
- Los Angeles
- San Diego
- Austin
- San Antonio

I took this picture yesterday at my house, after I saw this thread. Pictures tell better than words. This can give you a better idea of the pool situation in the "Sunbelt".

Taken from my bedroom:



I have a swimming pool (Infinity Pool) in my backyard and as you can see across the lake, my neighbor does too. And in my Subdivision, only 7 homes out of 29 don't have swimming pools.

Here is a picture of my pool/backyard from my formal living room:
I'm not trying to beat a dead horse here. But those pictures look so much like South Florida that it is beyond scary. As for the thread. The answer is clearly sunbelt. I didn't see many living in DC and don't see many here now in Chicago. At the same time, I never was known to see many homes with pools in Austin unless they are in West Austin.
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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I dunno...Houston is a big place man.
No you dont understand, im referring to that exact neighborhood! My brother lives in Houston in a big house on a fake lake that looks almost exactly like that.

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It can take hours sometimes just to get across the metro its so large.
That's typical of any of the 10 largest Combined Statistical Areas actually.
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:35 PM
 
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Any sunbelt city
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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If you live near Houston than Im pretty sure you and my brother are neighbors...LOL
Riverstone (Waters Cove). If yes, then yeah he probably would be in my neighborhood. Haha.
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Is this in Houston?

Danny invite me over!!!

Haha
Haha yeah it is. (Sugar Land) You'll never see homes of Mediterranean Spanish Style in Chicago casually.

Which is why I like the housing in cities on the coast far more.

Yeah anyone here can come over whenever, there also seems to be this misrepresentation of what Houston is like or is, I wouldn't actually mind showing people what Houston really is like. LOL tourists that stay on the freeways think they know the place. Hilarious.
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I'm not trying to beat a dead horse here. But those pictures look so much like South Florida that it is beyond scary. As for the thread. The answer is clearly sunbelt. I didn't see many living in DC and don't see many here now in Chicago. At the same time, I never was known to see many homes with pools in Austin unless they are in West Austin.
Yeah exactly, this is what I've been trying to say on this board for like the last 5-6 months. Houston is a mixture of different characteristics all put into one.

It has a lot in common with South Florida, way more than anyone can think to have noticed before.
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Yeah but when I say I'm not trying to beat a dead horse here. I have always mentioned on this forum since I been here that Houston has very many characteristics of Southern Florida. More than anyone would want to believe.
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:08 PM
 
Location: CT
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I was looking for an actual answer to the topic question, and every time I found something with a lil info, like Arizona is the state with most pools per capita and Texas is second, there was no linked source. So yeah, that's annoying lol, but I did find something interesting I guess.

News & Culture in San Jose, CA | Pool shortage

It's four years old, but it lists public pools per 100,000 residents for America's 20 largest cities.

1. Austin 7.0
2. Philadelphia 6.4
3. Jacksonville 4.2
4. Baltimore 3.5
5. Indianapolis 2.8
6. Phoenix 2.0
7. Houston 1.9
8. Dallas 1.8
9. Memphis 1.8
10. San Antonio 1.8
11. Los Angeles 1.5
12. Columbus 1.5
13. Chicago 1.2
14. Fort Worth 1.1
15. San Francisco 1.1
16. San Diego 1.0
17. Charlotte .65
18. New York .61
19. Detroit .23
20. San Jose .22

But that's just public pools only. I was looking for something like this for all or private pools per city and state, oh well.
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