The hottest pools for the hottest season


Meghan McGowan

Lifeguard Kaylee Rados watches over Mesquite Groves pool. This pool came in at number one on the rankings list.

Swimming is a classic summertime activity, especially here in Arizona where it can get blazing hot temperatures. Public pools are definitive when in association with summer. The question is which ones are the best? These are the top three pools to visit this summer.

Coming in at third on the list is Arrowhead pool. This pool is nothing special with lanes and a diving board. But it does have a high dive; however, this is the only main thing it has going for it.. No water slides, no splash pads, just a pool and diving boards. But nevertheless, it is still a pool and an excellent choice at that. 

In second place is Hamilton pool. This is a classic pool for anyone with its cheap prices; it takes the cake for a well deserved second place. Not only does it have water slides, it also has a whirl pool, a lazy river, and diving boards. Also, for the more competitive swimmers, they have lap pools as well. They also feature a food truck and an entire food area for when you need that time to recharge and then jump back in. Overall, Hamilton is a well rounded place with excellent pricing and not to mention great hours as well. 

Coming in at first place: Mesquite Groves pool, the ultimate public pool. It has two giant water slides, a huge lazy river equipped with tubes to relax with, a whirlpool, and even its own separate pool for diving boards and lap pools. This pool is the best bang for your buck and definitely worth it, not only is it huge in size but also a food area for when someone needs a snack. It also comes equipped with locker rooms for showing and changing. Mesquite pool is the number one pool in the area and with its colossal size and excellent activities they have it deserves the number one spot. All this without mention of the splash pads for the little ones. 

Some of the honorable mentions that didn’t make this list are Sunsplash and Big Surf. Although not technically public swimming pools, they are a great choice. 

In the end these were the best pools in the area, some may be objectively better than others but it all comes down to personal preference.