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Melbourne's Warmest Swimming Pool

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by Brad Neal (subscribe)
I'm the author of Swimming Hole Heaven and Waterfall Seasons - The Waterfall Guide
Published June 24th 2014
A survey of the winter water temperatures in Melbourne's indoor public swimming pools has revealed Melbourne's warmest swimming pool and Melbourne's warmest lap pool. Warm water swimming can be a great way to re-heat your bones, increase blood circulation and enjoy some exercise at the same time.

The warmest indoor swimming pool in Melbourne is the hydrotherapy pool at Melton Waves, which is kept at a toasty 36 degrees celsius. This is two degrees warmer than most warm water / hydrotherapy / program pools in Melbourne. The pool is so hot because it is connected to the adjacent spa pool, which is also included in the entry price. The hydrotherapy pool is roughly 10 m long and up to 5 m wide, which is about the size of a backyard pool. You can only do a few swimming strokes at a time, but it is big enough to move around in. There is a rail on two sides that you can use to do some stretching. There are some limitations on the use of this pool because it is so hot: you can only use it for a maximum of 15 minutes at a time and you cannot use this pool if you are under 18, pregnant, have a heart condition or have been drinking. You also cannot put your head under the water. There is a hoist and ramp available for the elderly and disabled.

Melton Waves
Melton Waves - the home of the warmest public swimming pool in Melbourne

If you are looking to do some lap swimming, the warmest public lap pools in Melbourne sit at a warm 32 degrees and is an honour shared by the Brunswick Baths, Klim Swim in Richmond, the Northcote Aquatic and Recreation Centre and the St. Albans Leisure Centre. All of these pools are 25 metres long, except for the indoor lap pool at the Brunswick Baths, which is 20 metres long. Note that Klim Swim is only open to the public before 8.30 am on weekdays, so if you want to do your lap swimming there, you need to arrive early.

The survey results include the temperature of all indoor public swimming pools in Melbourne, so you can also look up the warmest pool that is nearest to you.
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What a great idea for a piece. I like to swim and this is worth knowing about.
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|5927) 2232 days ago
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