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Swimming Pools and “Fools Pools” Swim School

 

 

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*******  COVID 19 Level 2 Announcement ********       

We are running Swim School through Level 2, but with restricted numbers inside the pool enclosure.

Casual swimming is available.

Our Govt QR code is on display for you to track your own movements.

Swim School

Term 1: Monday 8 Feb 2021 – Saturday 17 April (10 weeks)

Fools Pools provides group swimming lessons for children from 9months old through to adults for Term 1. 

Email: info@fools.co.nz or phone Jen on 021 1132662 for info

 

Private Swimming Lessons

Private swimming lessons are a great way to improve your swimming quickly.  There are huge benefits in having an experienced swimming coach work with you on a one on one basis.  The coach will be able to concentrate on your technique to improve your effectiveness and efficiency in the water, making your swimming far more effortless and       enjoyable.

We offer one on one, or two on one, private swimming lessons, for swimmers at all levels.

Cost: $40 for half an hour one on one, $55 for 45 minutes one on one, $60 for half an hour two on one, $75 for 45mins two on one

 

Please contact us to make a booking: info@fools.co.nz

 

Casual Swimming

Casual Swimming Charges

  $8 per person casual rate

  1 child under 5 swims free with each full paying adult

  Special casual rate of $6 for anyone booked into swimming in the current term

 

  Please contact us if you would like to pay via internet banking: info@fools.co.nz

 

Monthly Casual Swimming Charges

  $80 per adult

  $50 per school aged child

  $160 per family (2 adults, 2 school aged children)

 

Swimming during the holidays

***All swimmers must wear swimming caps***

We have a cleaning window from 8.30am to 9.30am on weekdays.  Please swim outside of these times.

 

During the school holidays the main pool is open for general public swimming during daylight hours. 

The small pool is open until 6pm daily (from Oct to April). 

Casual Swimming Hours during the School Term

***All swimmers must wear swimming caps***

 

Main Pool

 

We have a cleaning window from 8.30am to 9.30am on weekdays.  Please swim outside of these times.

Mon

5am – 3.15pm  

Tue

5am – 3.15pm  

Wed

5am – 3.15pm  

Thurs

5am – 3.15pm  

Fri 

5am – dark       

Sat

5am – 8am, 12pm - dark  (Swim School 8am to 12pm)

Sun

7am – dark: except:

 

17 Jan to 18 April, 8am – 9am Surf Club have exclusive use

 

21 Feb: 2pm–3pm Surf Club course using 2 lanes

(1 lane is available for casual swimming)

 

 

Note that, on public holidays, Sunday opening hours are

observed (We generally run Swim School on public holidays).  

 

 

Small Pool (closed from Easter until mid-October)

Mon

10am – 3.15pm    

Tue

10am – 3.15pm    

Wed

10am – 2.15pm    

Thurs

10am – 3.15pm    

Fri 

10am – 6pm  

Sat

12.15pm – 6pm

Sun

10am – 6pm

 

A Bit About Fools Pools

 

After two successful terms 2009 Term 4 and 2010 Term 1 running outdoors,“Fools Pools” Swim School re-opened in July 2010 with the main pool under cover inside a state of the art, European designed enclosure.  The enclosure is fully insulated, as well as being fully retractable, allowing the pool to be either indoor or outdoor depending on the season.  These types of enclosures are used in Europe in snow conditions, so are more than adequate for NZ conditions! 

 

Fools Pools Swim School is a registered Quality Swim School with Swimming NZ.  All our teachers go through training with Swimming NZ or a similar education provider, as well as induction training at Fools Pools.  We aim to provide a swimming environment that is both supportive and encouraging for our students, where achievable challenges are set so that students gain a real sense of achievement from their efforts.  Our mission is to continue to raise the level of swimming competency in the Muriwai community and surrounding areas.

 

We encourage you to use this facility, and to respect it!  We believe that everyone has the right to learn to swim and to enjoy the water.  Use it for your own fitness, strength and rehabilitation programs. Come to swimming lessons here if you would like to learn to swim or to increase your skill in the water, or just enjoy the pools for your own peace of mind and wellbeing.  This facility is also an ACC registered vendor for hydro-therapy (water rehabilitation programs), so get a referral from your doctor or physiotherapist if you require water rehabilitation services covered by ACC.     

 

Since Oct 2014 we have been running our main pool using Enviroswim technology.  It’s really like swimming in pure tap water – fantastic for your health, swimming togs last longer, and it feels amazing! 

“It provides the best user experience and is a healthy, clean and pure way to bathe and relax. Opposed to traditional chlorine pools it does not attack the skin, worsen allergies, cause asthma or rot pool clothing, and it is also gentler on the

pool's shell and surrounding landscape. It also ticks all the environmental boxes by reducing chemical usage, consuming less power and enabling the recycling of pool water and backwash without dilution.”

More information on Enviroswim can be found here: Enviroswim Information

 

Pool Information

  Main pool: Indoor/outdoor heated pool.  25m, 3 lanes, depth of 1.2 - 2m 

  Small pool: Outdoor pool heated to 30C, 9mx3m, depth of 0.9m – 1.2  

 

We have now switched to an Enviroswim system in the main pool.  It is like swimming in pure tap water.  More information on Enviroswim here:

Enviroswim Information

The main pool is heated via heat pumps. 

The small pool has a salt water chlorinator installed, and is heated via a heat pump.

 

 

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