Welcome to Hamilton Pools

Welcome to the Hamilton Pools website. If you are looking for exercise or recreation the Hamilton pools can cater for you. Twelve months of summer and a world of activities are at your feet.

The Hamilton pools provide quality, safe and affordable fun forthe whole family. We offer PoolSafe facilities with many recreational programmes and activities for Hamilton and the wider Waikato community.

The Hamilton pools are proud to be part of the Community Services Department of Hamilton City Council. We are dedicated to promote health, recreation and rehabilitation through swimming and water activities.


Learn to Swim is one of the key services offered by Hamilton Pools (Waterworld, Gallagher Aquatic Centre), and our team have been pleased to help your child/children develop their skills in the water. It’s a service Hamilton Pools are proud to deliver to our community.

As you may be aware, the cost of Learn to Swim classes is $13.50 per lesson. For 2014, the price for Learn to Swim will increase to $14 per lesson.

This moderate price increase covers:

  • The increasing cost of maintaining and operating Waterworld and Gallagher Aquatic Centre.
  • Training and professional development for our Learn to Swim instructors.
  • Retaining a dedicated and experienced Learn to Swim team.

Learn to Swim classes are provided year round – coinciding with school terms, so this price increase comes into effect from 1 January 2014.

Following your feedback, in 2014 we will also be offering a direct debit instalment system to cover payment for Learn to Swim classes. Please speak to one of our Learn to Swim staff for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: Our 25m children's pool is closed to public week days from 3.00pm-7.00pm due to learn to swim lessons during School Term.

Attention Patrons

Space is limited in the pools due to end of the year visits.

Splash Attck is cancelled on Friday 20th Dec 2013.

From 1st October Waterworld will change to normal summer hours. These hours are:

Monday - Friday: 6am - 9pm

Saturday: 7am - 9pm

Sunday and Public Holidays: 9am - 9pm.

Lido (Outside Pool) is now OPEN. The hours are 11am - 7pm.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT Waterworld on 07 9585860.

For a list of upcoming events at Waterworld - please click on the "News" link at the top of the Waterworld page.
Club Aqua is offering new participants the opportunity to try a class of their choice for free!  See the Club Aqua Page for more details!  Conditions apply*

Pool Temperatures

Waterworld 25m Pool

32.0° C

Waterworld 50m Pool

27.0° C

Waterworld Dive Pool

27.0° C

Waterworld Outside Pool

Reduced hours

Gallagher Aquatic Centre Learners Pool


Gallagher Aquatic Centre 25m Pool

28.0° C

Hydrotherapy Pool


Municipal Pools CLOSED

What's on this week?

Waikato Secondary School Swimming Sports

Wednesday 16 April   9:30AM - 3:30PM

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Aqua Play Gym

Thursday 17 April   9:00AM - 11:00PM

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Easter Saturday Closure

Saturday 19 April

We’re taking advantage of the Easter Weekend statutory holidays to get some important maintenance work done at Waterworld. On Good ...more


Partner Pools

Fairfield College
Hillcrest Normal School
Municipal Pools
Te Rapa Primary School
Waikato University Pool