With summers getting hotter than ever and the heat index reading reaching 108 just 2-days ago, there’s no better time to have an in-ground swimming pool in your backyard to help you cool off.
However, an in-ground pool is not always ideal — or even possible — in some parts of the U.S.
To find the most “pool-ready” cities in America, LawnStarter ranked 2022’s Best Cities to Own a Swimming Pool. As it turns out, Murfreesboro came in at number 18 on the list as being one of the top 20 places to have a pool.
Murfreesboro ranked high on the list for several reasons to include, the average yard square footage being large enough to hold a pool (#7 on the list), the number of pool installers within a 10-mile radius of the ‘Boro (#79 on the list), and the average per-visit pool cleaning charge – based on the percentage of the average weekly household income of Murfreesboro residents (#38 on the list). And finally, the heatwave risk, which ranked Murfreesboro, Tennessee at #1 on the list of heatwave risks.
To come up with Murfreesboro’s ranking of 18, the study compared nearly 200 of the biggest U.S. cities based on climate, yard size, access to pool installation and maintenance, as well as costs.
They also looked at the share of homes with pools in each real estate market to gauge how well the city embraces pool culture.
Also in Tennessee… Nashville ranked at number 22, Chattanooga came in at 77, Clarksville at 102 on the list, Memphis at 103 and Knoxville was ranked at 113 on the list.
The full ranking and analysis can be found here: https://www.lawnstarter.com/blog/studies/best-cities-to-own-swimming-pool/
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