Community Pools

We also support three fantastic community swimming pools located in Mercury Bay, Whangamatā and Coromandel Town. While we’re surrounded by the ocean as an option to cool off, our community pools offer a safe, fun alternative and are worth jumping into over summer.

Mercury Bay Community Pool


20 South Highway, Whitianga

Contact: 07 866 5151 or email: melasquith@gmail.com

The Mercury Bay Community Pool is open to the public for summer hours and during term time to enjoy a swimming.

The swimming pool is based in the grounds of Mercury Bay Area School in Whitianga.  It is available for the public to enjoy for extended summer periods of the year and for limited hours during term time. The pool is heated and has lifeguards on duty.

Summer Hours:
Mon-Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: 1pm – 5pm

School Term Hours - Open to the general public:
Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: 1pm – 5pm
Mon, Wed, Fri: 6am – 8am for lane swimming

Closed Christmas Day

Admission Prices

  • Adult $4
  • Student/Child/ Senior Citizen $3
  • Pre-schooler $2
  • Family (2 adults, 2 children) $10
  • Concession cards are also available.

Activities:

  • Enjoy open public time at the pool
  • Aqua fitness sessions
  • Preschool swimming lessons
  • Mercury Bay Swimming Club
  • Meet the pool lifeguards on duty
  • Become a supporter of the Mercury Bay Community Swimming Pool Trust

The Mercury Bay Community Pool is responsible for managing and maintaining the pool. The Trust is supported by a committed group of community members, business sponsors, funding organisations, clubs and the school community. Contact the Mercury Bay Community Pool Trust (07 866 5151 or melasquith@gmail.com) if you would like to get involved and you can provide your time or expertise.  Check out their Facebook page here for more information.

Whangamatā Community Swimming Pool 


112 Achilles Avenue, Whangamatā

If you would like to find out more including events, entry and open hours, follow @WhangamataCommunityPool on Facebook or call 07 865 7296.

The Whangamatā Real Estate Community Swimming Pool is also a community owned and operated pool that relies on grants, funding, entry fees and hourly rental from Whangamatā Area School, and opens between Labour weekend and Easter.

The pool was built by the community in 1991 on the Whangamatā Area School grounds using volunteer labour and fundraising. As a result of further fundraising in 2002, solar heating was installed to extend the season and the Menz Shed recently built a new deck.

Over the years the pool has served the Whangamatā community faithfully, providing aquatic activity to young and old, these include fun-days for kids, squad swimming, learn to swim programmes, aquarobics and recreation. It is also regularly booked for birthday parties.

The pool is an integral part of the community with regular use by local swim and surf clubs, and in recent years the number of users has steadily increased with over 20,000 swim admissions by March of the 2020/21 season.

Coromandel Town Community Swimming Pool


120 Woollams Avenue, Coromandel

For more information on their programmes, entry fees and opening hours, follow them on Facebook @CoromandelCommunitySwimmingPool, call 027 348 2400 or email: coromandelcommunityswimmingpool@outlook.com

After many years of planning and fundraising to build the facility, the Coromandel Community Pool is now a valuable community asset that has been a part of the Coromandel Community since 1999. The outdoor facility consists of a 25m six-lane solar heated pool and a smaller heated toddler’s pool, complete with changing rooms and an upstairs hall complex, operated by the Coromandel Community Recreational Society during the months of October to April.

The pool is a lively environment with daily users, students, Coromandel Swimming Club, learn to swim and water safety programmes. The hall complex is used regularly by community groups such as tai chi, martial arts, ballet, and The Spirit of Coromandel Trust.  Annually the swimming club have their 24-hour swimathon and several local schools also hold their swimming sports events.

The society is run by a group of volunteers who contribute extraordinary hours to oversee the operation, maintenance and development of the facility, with a pool manager who is responsible for the day to day running. During the season, the pool is open every day except Christmas Day (hours of operation differ depending on school term time) and is utilised by all, including an increasing number for physiotherapy after an injury.