Foxton Pools

Foxton Pool.

Overview

Foxton Pools is open each year from September through to April.

Foxton Pools Upgrade

Foxton Pools is getting an upgrade. The improvements will allow the community year-round use of the pools, and will include a new inbuilt spa pool, reception area, ventilation systems and future proofing for further development.

The pools will close in February 2023 for construction and will reopen in early 2024.

Find more information about the work on our Foxton Pools project page.

Classes

We offer a range of Aqua Classes and MoveWell exercise classes at the Foxton pools to suit all fitness abilities. See the Foxton Fitness classes page for the latest Class Timetable.

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday 11:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 11:00am - 7:00pm
Friday 11:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm

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

COVID-19 Restrictions 

The COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic light system) ended at 11:59pm on Monday 12 September. All mask wearing requirements have been removed, except in healthcare and aged care facilities.
View the changes to COVID-19 restrictions at Aquatics Horowhenua

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.