The Summer months can bring some intense hot weather; most people look for the quickest and most convenient ways to stay cool without being trapped in their home under an AC unit or fan. The more popular resolve is an indoor or outdoor public pool with friends, family and the rest of the community. Here are five of the best public pools in Connecticut.
Cheshire Community Pool
520 S. Main St.
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 271-3208

The Cheshire Community Pool requires each pool goer to obtain a pool pass to utilize the facility. The passes are available and can be purchased on a daily, annual, or seasonal basis. The pool passes range in prices for Cheshire residents, non-residents, youth ages 0-17 years of age; adults and senior passes. Hours of operation are subject to change without notice.

Walter J Gawrych North Haven Community Pool
7 Linsley St.
North Haven, CT 06473
(203) 239-5321

The North Haven Community Pool is a part of the Town of North Haven Department of Community Services and Recreation. Access to the community pool is available for North Haven residents and proof of residency is required to obtain a pool pass. The pool features an eight-lane, 25-yard pool with two one-meter diving boards. This facility offers corporate memberships in case your company is interested in even more of a bargain. Daily passes are also offered for the North Haven Community Pool, prices vary based on age.

Orange Town Pool
525 Orange Center Road
Orange, CT 06477
(203) 891-4761

This pool is an indoor, eight-lane, 25-yard quality pool. In addition to being a public pool, you can also rent the facility for private parties with proper reservation and notice. All swimmers must be able to pass the swim test, which includes swimming one full length of the pool, unassisted without stopping. Admission rates are $4 for residents and $6 for non-residents during open swim hours, which are subject to change.

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Shelton Community Pool
41 Church St.
Shelton, CT 06484

The Shelton Community Pool welcomes all Shelton residents and non residents. The full schedule offers the operation dates for the pool until August 2015.  Adult swim includes those who are 18-years-old and older and a set aside time for all ages. Yearly memberships are available, but that doesn’t mean you can’t walk on in without one.

New Haven Public Schools
(John Martinez School & James Hillhouse H.S.)

Woodbridge, CT
(203) 387-2522

John Martinez School, located at 100 James Street in New Haven, and James Hillhouse High School, 180 Sherman Parkway, also in New Haven, offer open swim at different times for New Haven residents. The posted times are Wednesdays from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for John Martinez school and Thursdays from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for James Hillhouse High School. Hours, days and availability are subject to change without notice. Contact the City of New Haven for details.

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