Using Our Pools

Use and enjoyment of Waterworld

Waterworld is a family-focused facility providing a range of pools and activities to our valued customers.

Your behaviour in our facility and around other customers is crucial to enjoyment and safe operation of our pools and wider

Waterworld's dive pool

Competitive Diving

Competitive diving is a spectacular sport requiring discipline, commitment and extensive training.

Waterworld's facilities include the 4.6-metre deep dive pool, several springboards and the steel diving platform tower – all to international standards for competitive diving.

Our dive pool is booked weekly by local dive clubs, who run supervised and organised training sessions for aspiring divers. Whether you're a novice, an experienced diver, or someone with the goal of competing at the highest level, we have the facilities you need.

Talk to our staff about linking with the local dive clubs to progress your involvement in this sport.

Water Polo 

The dive pool is also the venue for local water polo teams and competitions.

Like competitive diving, water polo is an Olympic sport and there are several clubs and schools offering this sport across Hamilton and Waikato.

Throughout the year Waterworld hosts regional water polo competitions for both school and club teams. The sport is high intensity and does require players to possess significant aerobic fitness.

Water polo is an exciting spectator sport play and is played in four quarters, with the length of the quarter varying according to age group.

Waterworld staff can connect you with local schools and clubs which field teams in competitions.

Synchronised Swimming

The third sport to use Waterworld's dive pool is synchronised swimming.

Our pool is the training based for the Aquaferns – New Zealand's national synchronised swimming team.

Although this is a minority sport, Waterworld is working towards establishing a resident club which will make the sport available to people who are interested. We are in partnership with Sport Waikato on this development.


Personal hygiene

Please shower before you use our pools.

If you or children in your care have suffered from any illness resulting in either vomiting or diarrhoea in the last fortnight, please do not enter the water.

If you have a cut or a wound to the skin, please ensure it is properly dressed and covered with adhesive medical products before you enter the pool. Open wounds or cuts present a health risk to other pool users.

Parents – please ensure your children have used the toilet before they swim. Our pools are not toilets.

Food and beverages

 No food at poolside, please. You may take a drink poolside, but please ensure it’s in a plastic bottle – glass bottles or glasses are a risk to other pool users.

You are permitted to bring in your own food into Waterworld, but please ensure you dispose of any rubbish in the bins provided.


Waterworld is a smoke-free facility, and that includes our outside areas.

If you wish to smoke, please smoke off-site. You will be allowed to re-enter.

Acceptable behaviour

Your behaviour counts. Please respect our facility and other pool users, and mind your language.

Parents and caregivers should pay close attention to children in their care. Your children are your responsibility, and you should supervise them at all times.

If you feel unsafe or intimidated by another customer, please do not hesitate to speak to one of our staff.

Appropriate swimwear must be worn at all times, and details of what is allowed are displayed in our facility.

For your privacy, and that of other customers, please do not use mobile devices in our changing rooms.

Our facility is monitored by a CCTV system to ensure the safety of patrons and their possessions.

Waterworld management reserves the right to remove patrons from the facility if their behaviour is considered unacceptable or disturbs other pool users.