The Hill article DALLAS — The cost of swimming in the state of Texas is one of the highest in the country.
That is according to a new analysis by a Houston-based research firm that looked at the cost of pool upgrades, facilities and services.
The average cost of a swimming pool has increased by almost 40% since 2003, according to the report.
The study, which was commissioned by the Houston Swim Club, found the cost to purchase a pool has risen by an average of $1,600.
While the average cost to rent a swimming facility has declined over the same period, the report says the cost per hour to operate a pool remains roughly the same.
The report, titled “The Cost of Swimming Pool Ownership in Texas,” said the state’s total annual cost of managing a pool rose from $12,000 in 2003 to $24,000 last year.
The report said the cost increase for new facilities has been particularly dramatic.
The total cost to operate one of these facilities, which could be a pool, is more than double the average of other states, the study said.
The study also found that the state spent $4.3 billion on pool renovations and upgrades last year, more than twice the amount spent in 2008.
In the last five years, Texas has spent $1.9 billion on upgrades, according the study.
The majority of the renovations were to existing facilities.
The costs of new pools have been higher than those of the average other state, but the study found the average new pool cost is roughly $1 million to $1 billion.
The cost of pools has been on the rise over the last decade, but some are beginning to come under the spotlight.
The cost to maintain a swimming pond has gone up, with the average costs of a pool renovation increasing by more than $500,000.
The state has also increased the number of pools and added new ones in the last few years.
The most recent addition was the Houston Swimming Club’s Blue Hill Park in 2017, which added six new pools, three more than the average state.
The number of water sports facilities in Texas rose by almost 7% between 2016 and 2017, the analysis found.
The Texas Department of Public Safety also announced last month that it had completed a $2.5 billion, state-wide remodel of its swimming pools.