by Kevin Hughes
on Friday, June 24th, 2011 at 3:32pm.
Idaho's warm Summer weather permits daily visits to local pools for those without the luxury of one in their own backyard. Community Pools and Centers provide community favorite sources of entertainment, fitness, and fun. Located in numerous cities across the state, these public pool facilities can be a deal breaker when deciding where to choose your new Idaho home, or just where to play for a day.
All public pools must follow a number of rules, regulations, and inspections. These are put in effect in order to ensure the safety and well-being of all guests, both residents and non-residents of the city. The following list will give a detailed analysis of some of the best pool centers in the state and some of their unique functions. All pools listed have public lap times and private and/or group lessons for most ages.
Boise Pools- In the Western heart of Idaho, this capital city is home to the majority of Idaho's population.
Borah Pool, 801 Aurora, Boise ID, 83705 - Daily-1:30 to 5:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. *Closed July 4 - Sprayground area - Outdoor swimming lessons - Lifeguard courses - Competitive swim team
Boise Water Sports, 2404 S Orchard St Suite 600 - Large, indoor pool. - Dive and swim lessons available.
Downtown YMCA, 1050 W. State St. - Many aquatic programs available. - Individual child, adult, and parent and child swim lessons available. - Special "No Brain No Gain Sunday Sessions"
Fairmont Pool, 7929 Northview - Daily-1:30 to 5:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. - Private rentals - Outdoor pools - Competitive swim team
Ivywild Pool, 2250 Leadville Ave - Daily-1:30 to 5:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. - Slides - American Red Cross Guard Start program - Concessions - Competitive swim team
Lowell Pool, 1601 N. 28th Street - M-Sat, 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. - Sunday: 1:30 to 5:00 p.m - Diving board - Competitive swim team
Natatorium Pool and Hydrotube, 1811 Warm Springs Ave - Mon-Sat.1:30 to 5:30 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m - Sunday, 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. - Hydrotube & Splashdown pool-separate admissions - Diving boards - Concessions - Competitive swim team
South Pool, 921 S Shoshone St - Open June 3, 2011 - August 12, 2011, M-Sat, 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m - Diving board - Youth outdoor pool swim lessons
West YMCA/Boise City Aquatic Center - Open year-round - Three separate pools - Slide and Diving Board - Swimming Lessons - Water Polo - Many other aquatic programs available
Meridian, FLOW Aquatics 1233 Main St. Meridian, ID--A few miles west of Boise
- Mon.-Thur. & Sat. Morning lessons 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. - Evening lessons from 4:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - The creators of many fundamental aquatic programs exercised throughout many Idaho cities. - Stroke School, private lessons Whether you choose a Boise home, Meridian property, or to live anywhere in Idaho, there will be water to cool you down in those hot summer months!