As you’re soaking up the summer sun in your beautiful Pulliam pool, do you ever spare a thought for how swimming pools actually came to be? The history of the pool dates all the way back to the third century BCE, but pools really came into their own in the 1800's in England. Initially, pools were constructed to help combat frequent drowning incidents, but soon, swimming evolved into a competitive sport. Delve deeper into the history of swimming, pools, and even bathing suits in this infographic from Fort Worth’s Pulliam Pools. If you’re ready to experience the benefits of pool ownership for yourself, be sure to call our pool company to start the design process. Wow your family and friends with the surprising history of swimming pools by sharing this information with them.