Foxton Pools

Foxton Pool.

Overview

Foxton Pools will open on Sunday, 26 September 2021. 

With safety a priority, the pool will operate with a reduced timetable to ensure COVID-19 guidelines are met and both aquatics staff and the community are kept safe. Swim School Lessons and regular bookings will run as normal.

Fitness classes will start on the week beginning Monday 27 September. The timetable will be changed to fit the reduced opening hours.

A full list of admission prices and hours can be found on our Prices & Hours page.

Opening Hours

Sunday 11am - 6pm
Monday 11am - 7pm
Tuesday 11am - 6pm
Wednesday 12pm - 7pm
(after hour booking 7pm to 8pm)
Thursday 11am - 7pm
Friday 3pm - 6pm
Saturday Closed

 
COVID-19 Alert Level 2 Restrictions

Under COVID-19 Alert Level 2, the following restrictions need to be adhered to - 

  • Covid-19 Tracker App QR codes are available at each facility and a sign-in option is available for those without the Covid-19 Tracker App.
  • Two-metre social distancing will be adhered to and entry may be limited according to the ability to practice physical distancing.
  • Face coverings are optional as per Alert Level 2 rules.
  • Seating on pool surrounds will be very limited – we ask only 1 spectator per child.
  • Swimmers are asked to shower at home, amenities will be limited.
  • Recreation Swimming will be limited during Alert Level 2.
  • There'll be no inflatables or pool toys during Alert Level 2. 

Pool Information

Pool Dimensions Depth  Temperature 
Main Pool  25m x 10m - 4 Lanes  1.05m - 1.2m  29.5° 
Play Pool 10m x 5m 0.7m - 0.93m 34° 

 

Mobility Hoists

The Foxton Pools has a specially designed mobility hoist available to lift people directly from a wheelchair into the pool, providing people with disabilities or limited mobility greater access to the benefits of water therapy.

The hoists hold up to 135kg and have five different size slings available. The hoists can be moved around five different locations around the three pools, making it very accessible for members of the public, and are available free of charge for public use.

Aquatics Horowhenua would like to thank the Horowhenua Community for enabling them to purchase the hoists.

PoolSafe

The Foxton Pools are Poolsafe accredited. PoolSafe is a New Zealand Recreation Association and Water Safety New Zealand programme incorporating a range of initiatives aimed at reducing the number of water related injuries in and around New Zealand pools. These initiatives include educational resources, public awareness campaigns and a Quality Management Scheme for public pools.

History

The Foxton Pools opened in December 2007 and have become the centre for many aquatic and fitness activities. Learn to swim, aqua fitness, canoe polo, water polo and swim club are just a few programmes which are offered to the public through out the summer months.