Usually the first order of business when visiting South Florida is to go to the beach. However, there is more than one way to try to keep cool here. A quick dip at an indoor or outdoor pool splashing, wading, and paddling away in the still water can be as much fun if not more than the beach. Since parking is ample, it’s also less stressful.
A crystal clear large pool can be a real treat on any hot day. Not as risky as swimming in the ocean with wind, waves and changing tide,swimming pols provide a great place to improve your swimming skills and enjoy the rays in a controlled environment. Most visitors can be seen bobbing in the ocean, while pools can provide actual swimming opportunity. Even health professionals recommend swimming in a pool as a non impact safe exercise. If salt water is what you crave, nowadays some pools boast saltwater instead of chlorine.
Check out some pools you can enjoy during your visit if a break from the beach is on your mind.
This enchanting oasis located in Coral Gables is a truly unique lagoon swimming pool that is carved from the natural rock landscape. Crystal blue water cascades into the pool, creating a romantic and somewhat surreal experience. Open all year around for a small entrance fee, cheap to get in with plenty of seating and so much room to swim. The water is cold but with the sun’s rays beating down, visitors quickly adapt. The lagoon is drained every evening so its fresh every day.
Two 50-meter lap pools which visitors can use on a daily basis for a very reasonable fee, this aquatic center also has a small museum on the history of swimming. There are many tributes to many great swimmers. Many Olympic and World Class medals are on display. After your visit, a free book profiling different swimmers is available. Located just a block off the main beach drag, so there are a lot of shopping and dining establishments nearby.
Featuring a junior olympic size swimming pool with a water slide and a water playground, this place is great for the family. The pool is heated and offers programs such as water aerobics.
This aquatic center has three pools- a 25-yard, competition-size swimming pool, a 1500 square foot teaching pool and a 225 square foot kiddie pool. They also have a very nice spa.
Two of the pools are heated so visitors can enjoy swimming all year long.
West Palm Beach
Lake Lytal Park
This location has a 50-meter swimming pool, a children’s wading pool, and an interactive water playground which has a 3 flume water slide. Restroom facilities are complete with showers and lockers.
An all day pass provides access to this clean and family friendly location which caters to all ages. As the kids enjoy the water playground, adults can enjoy swimming in the large, sparkling pool.