Pool Facilities


​​​​Check out the many great facilities you can find at the Westland Recreation Centre pool.


​Lap Pool​25 m length, 8 lanes wide and heated to 27ºC. Depth 1.05 m to 3 m
Learners Pool​20 m length and heated to 30°C. Depth 0.7 m to 0.9 m.
Leisure Pool​20 m length and heated to 30°C. Depth 0.9 m to 1.5 m.
Toddler Pool​Especially designed area for toddlers, the space allows children to play & experience the water in a fun environment.
Hot tub​Heated to 40°C for that relaxing soak.
Please note that the use of the hot tub is restricted to patrons 16 years and over.
Sauna​Heated to your requirements.
Please note that the use of the sauna is restricted to patrons 16 years and over.
Hydroslides​Try the "Rapids" and the "Flying Coaster".


For those wanting to walk, kick or swim their way to fitness, the pool is structured to cater for lap swimming with two lanes available most days during group or private hire times.

Aqua-belts and noodles are available on request.

Lane etiquette

  • Share lanes - choose the lane for your speed.
  • Keep left and swim clockwise.
  • Stop only at the ends.
  • No hanging on the lane ropes.


Our operating hours for the hydroslides ​are:

​Monday to Friday​3.30pm to 6.30pm ​
Saturday​12.30pm to 4.30pm
​Sunday​11am to 4.30pm
Public holidays​​12.30pm to 4.30pm

​Age restrictions

​Please note the following age restrictions for the hydroslides:

  • Children under five years old are not allowed on the hydroslides.
  • Children aged five, six or seven years old must be accompanied by a caregiver aged 16 years or older.
  • Children aged eight years old and over are permitted to use the hydroslide by themselves.

​​Parental supervision at the pool.

We want our little users to be safe at all times when using our facility so please note the following:

  • Children under eight (8) years must be actively supervised by a parent/caregiver
  • Children under five (5) years must be within arm's length of their parent/caregiver at all times.​

Click here​ to view a recent campaign by Recreation Aotearoa and Water Safety NZ featuring water safety advocate and Silver Fern, Ameliaranne Ekenasio. The videos are designed to remind parents and guardians that accidents can happen in seconds and constant supervision is vital to saving lives.

C​​hanging rooms

There are male and female change rooms available, as well as four family/wheelchair accessible changing rooms for all your requirements.

Preschoole​​​​​​r swimwear

It is Centre policy that all preschoolers must wear protective swimwear, eg Little Swimmers.  

*Please check out our FAQ for more on incidents in the pool involving faecal matter and/or vomit.  


Page reviewed: 30 Sep 2020 8:55am