Larry Martino

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It’s not officially summer in Las Vegas yet, but we all know those triple-digit high temperatures will be hitting us really soon. When we will see our next full week of 100+-degree high temps is anybody’s guess. But we know the heat is coming, so let’s get ready to cool off in one of Southern Nevada’s public swimming pools.

Now, before we get to the public swimming pools guide, we don’t want to forget to mention the amazing water parks you and your family can take advantage of during the summer months here in the Las Vegas Valley. You’ve got Cowabunga Bay in Henderson and Cowabunga Canyon in Summerlin (formerly Wet ‘n’ Wild.) You may want to click this link to check out their websites to purchase season passes, which will get you lots of discounts throughout the summer.

If you are fortunate enough to have a swimming pool in your own backyard, then you probably won’t need to check out this list of public swimming pools. If your neighbors are nice enough to let you use their pool, then you’re good-to-go. If you live in an apartment or townhome complex that has a community swimming pool, then you’re all ready to cool off this summer without using this guide.

But many of us could really use a nice, cool swim without forking over a lot of dough. The nice folks at have put together a comprehensive guide to all of the public swimming pools operated by Clark County, the City of Las Vegas, the City of North Las Vegas, the City of Henderson, Boulder City, and the community of Summerlin.

You can access the public swimming pools guide by CLICKING HERE.Cannonball!!!”

This City In Nevada Ranked Number Two In The Country For Pool Lovers

Nevada is known for being a dry desert with hot weather despite living south or far west of the state. Living in Vegas we know far too well that owning a swimming pool or having access to a swimming pool is a must.

With temperatures reaching as high as 117 and averaging at around 95 degrees, cooling off has become part of our DNA. Swimming pools are not only convenient for hot temperatures but they allow people to spend time with their loved ones.

If there is any state that knows how to throw a pool party, it’s Vegas hands-down.

Our friends at, researched the country’s 100 biggest cities to find Americans who have a strong love for pools. The data analyzed crossed many factors including:

  • Pool access in each city (for sale and for rent listings were researched)
  • Buying or renting a home with a pool costs
  • The amount of public pools per capita
  • Self Storage services (to store of all your giant pool floaties that take up too much space) reports that the U.S. has “about 10.4 million residential pools” and “almost 310k public ones.” The pool industry is growing as pools have become less of a luxury and more of a convivence. Pools are found to be more common in cities with warmer weather where they can be used partially through out the year or year round.

Out of the country’s top 100 biggest cities, who has the highest access to public pools in the country? Any guesses? Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio! The city where you will not be attending many pool parties is Detroit. The Michigan city takes the crown for the least pool-friendly city in America. Renters, this is a cool fact to know when looking for an apartment. The cost of rent for apartments, over the 100 cities researched, with or without pools is virtually the same.

You can find out more on’s findings here! Below are the TOP 10 U.S. cities for pool aficionados:

  • 10. Aurora, Colorado

    Aurora, Colorado

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  • 9. Irvine, California

    Irvine, California

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  • 8. Plano, Texas

    Dallas, Texas

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  • 7. Scottsdale, Arizona


    Scottsdale, Arizona

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  • 6. Mesa, Arizona

    Mesa, Arizona

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  • 5. Saint Petersburg, Florida

    St. Petersburg Florida

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  • 4. Gilbert, Arizona

    Gilbert, Arizona

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  • 3. Orlando, Florida

    Orlando, Florida

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  • 2. Henderson, Nevada

    Henderson, Nevada

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  • 1. Chandler, Arizona


    Chandler, Arizona

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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.


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