Where and when was the first heated swimming pool built?
16 Dec Where and when was the first heated swimming pool built?
Fact of the Week: The first heated swimming pool
NOTHING beats a relaxing swim after a long day’s travelling, and a Scottish country house lays claim to the world’s first indoor heated swimming pool.
It might be a hard thing to actually ascertain when the first heated swimming pool was concieved and constructed. This article from Scotsman, however, lays claim to this distinction on this indoor pool located inside this grand neo-gothic mansion of Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute in Scotland. Built in 1880, the mansion is also the first home in Scotland with built-in electric lighting and central heating, an amazing fact since Thomas Edison didn’t patent his system for the distribution of electricity until 1880, and didn’t establish the first public utility for the distribution of electricity to the public in the United States until 1882!
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