Did you know that there are over 50 public swimming pools owned by the city council in different areas of Gauteng? Kids and families can enjoy a glorious, hot day out splashing around in the pool, fun in the sun with some pools offering braai facilities, baby pools, swimming lessons and more. Browse our directory to find a public swimming pool near you.
How to use the swimming pools directory
You may search by suburb by clicking on the drop-down list above. Click on the suburb you wish to search in and see what comes up. Alternatively you may click on an area listed to see what comes up in that area. Click on the blue name of the swimming pool to get more information about what they offer. Please note that most times the contact numbers do not exist or are not in use so best is to visit the pool youíre interested in to make enquiries.
Water works wonders
Public swimming pools are the perfect way to spend the day with your kids. Kids love swimming and playing around in the pool and its good for them too. Being active in the water gets them using muscles they donít usually use and, it makes them tired! Protected exposure to the sun gives them and you much needed vitamin D too. There are so many benefits to swimming and once you get your kids there, theyíll want to go every weekend.
Public pools offering swimming lessons
Most public swimming pools offer swimming lessons for kids and adults. You will need to visit the chosen swimming pool to enquire about times and costs of lessons. Water safety lessons are also offered and are important for childminders, domestic workers, parents and caregivers. So many drowning incidents could have been averted if people were just wiser about water safety. Swimming lessons include the learn to swim program, stroke correction, squad training and even diving lessons at certain public pools.
There are some fun and exciting water parks around Gauteng. Indoor, outdoor, heated or cold, youíll find water parks with swimming pools for all ages. Obstacle courses on the water, water slides, baby pools with baby facilities as well as braai and picnic areas mean youíll be busy all day.
Ellis Park has 3 pools one of which is an Olympic sized pool. Most public pools though are quite large and ideal for training in laps. Swim training is excellent for full body workouts, increases flexibility, builds muscle and strengthens the body. Itís also great to free your mind of daily stress. Make sure you know the operating times of the swimming pool so you arenít disappointed.
So much fun! Enjoy hosting your kidís party at one of the public swimming pools in your area. Pay them a visit to see if they offer party facilities and what youíll need to do to book the pool for a party. Ensure that there will be a lifeguard on duty the day of your party so you wonít need to keep your eye on everyone. For more water themed party ideas, click here.
Disclaimer for public swimming pools
As much as we try to have up to date and correct information, public pools and parks often do not correspond with us about changes in their contact details and information. Please visit the pool that youíre interested in to ascertain what their operating times are and if they charge for entry. It may be good to visit too just to see whether the pool and facilities have been maintained and are up to standard.
Begin your search
If youíve landed on this page through an internet search engine, then youíre probable looking for public swimming pools in Gauteng for day trips. Scroll down the companies listed on this page to find a place you think is interesting. You may also find other day trip venues and places of interest by clicking on the day trips tab
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