Health & wellbeing, Things to do  |  10 Nov 2021

As the balmy days of summer approach all five of Christchurch City Council’s outdoor pools will open on Saturday, 13 November.

Norman Kirk Memorial in Lyttelton, Templeton, Te Hāpua Halswell, Waltham and Jellie Park in Burnside offer a safe and affordable way to stay cool and keep fit over the warmer months.

Youngsters will also be able to make a splash with Council paddling pools opening on the same day.

And for those who enjoy a few thrills and spills the hydro slides at Waltham and Halswell will be operating.

“Our summer facilities are fun for the whole family with both lane swimming and leisure use available to the public,” says Council Head of Recreation, Sport and Events Nigel Cox.

“Be sure to check the opening hours and sign up for the membership systems in place for the Templeton and Norman Kirk pools.

“We’re grateful for the efforts of pool members in Lyttelton in helping keep prices down this year. Thanks to volunteers assisting with pool cleaning in February and March, the cost of a season pass will decrease from $160 to $140 and an end of season pass from $80 to $70.”

Templeton operates under the same membership system with a season pass there costing $80. An honesty box will be in place for casual users of both pools.

 “Hopefully there’s a warm and dry summer on the way because that’s when our outdoor pools really come into their own,” says Mr Cox.

Under alert Level 2 pools will be operating at reduced capacity and with increased safety measures in line with Government advice.

Planning is under way to ensure the ever popular pool parties can be held safely under Level 2 guidelines.

To find out more about your local outdoor pool, get updates on pool party dates and for opening hours, go to the Council website.