Swimming pool near NYC

Jul 14th, 2006, 07:46 AM
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Swimming pool near NYC

It's going to be scorcher here this weekend, and my air conditioner is on the fritz. A friend me offered the use of his car, and that has me searching for a swimming pool somewhere within about an hour or so of NYC .
Not a NY city pool (though I've heard about the Red Hook and Astoria pools) but someplace a little more "country" (or even suburban!) that allows non -residents.
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Jul 14th, 2006, 08:08 AM
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Why don't you just head to the beach? You can get a moderate hotel off a highway or inland.

The beach is much cooler than a pool because of the ocean breezes.
 
Jul 14th, 2006, 08:11 AM
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The Atlantic Ocean.
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Jul 14th, 2006, 08:14 AM
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Or the Long Island Sound.
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Jul 14th, 2006, 08:24 AM
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Why don't you just head out to Jones Beach at an early hour each day.
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Jul 14th, 2006, 08:26 AM
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I did think about the beach BUT not sure if "moderate price" is what I'm seeing in hotels for the area (let alone a Saturday night availability). Beach/ shore traffic is another thing I'm not sure I want to deal with
Also, FYI, many Long Island beaches are closed, as of now. Heavy rains this past week have upped the bacteria count.

Any pool ideas folks?
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Jul 14th, 2006, 08:26 AM
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You could try FDR state park in Westchester (right on the Taconic)

nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/info.asp?parkID=139
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Jul 14th, 2006, 08:32 AM
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Not a pool but I hear that the Hudson River is great for floating on a tube soaking in the sun .

sorry...it's 9:30 and I am ready for the weekend.

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Jul 14th, 2006, 08:35 AM
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There's a huge pool in Central Park.

But all public pools will be packed, really really crowded, and not as pleasant as the beach (which will also be crowded, of course, but not as bad).

http://www.nycvisit.com/content/index.cfm?pagePkey=361
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Jul 14th, 2006, 08:39 AM
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Wow -- no love here today .
Must be the heat!
Doesn't anyone here like nice chlorinated pools instead of salty sticky sand?
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Jul 14th, 2006, 08:47 AM
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Jones Beach Park has 2 pools.
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Jul 14th, 2006, 08:48 AM
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There you go again, looking for love in all the wrong places.

I Googled "new york city parks swimming pool" and immediately got a long list of pools.

There was a public pool near where I used to live on the East Side of Manhattan, but nothing about it appealed to me.

We used to take the subway out to Rockaway--it was great fun, and that's why I recommended it.

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Jul 14th, 2006, 08:49 AM
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There are private swim clubs in NJ, LI, New Rochelle, etc, but they usually don't allow walk-ins unles syou are a member's guest.
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Jul 14th, 2006, 08:55 AM
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About an hour and a half away. Lake Candlewood in Danbury/New Fairfield/New Milford.

A little farther approx 2 hours. Lake Lillinonah in New Milford,
Shepaug River in Washington.

New Paltz - Moriello Pool
Mulberry Street - (845) 255-1700 (call them and ask if they allow non-residents.

Check out www.swimmingholes.org for a list of rivers and places to swim

Or go to local college and try to sneak into the pool?
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Jul 14th, 2006, 08:57 AM
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Crowded New York pools are massive bacteria traps. Do you particularly enjoy impetigo and diarrhea?

Try the "Bronx Riviera" up at Orchard.
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Jul 14th, 2006, 09:24 AM
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Go to the web sites for New York State Parks, check which have pools (Jones Beach does - but will be crowded) and if they're operating.

Private clubs will NOT let you in on a scorcher weekend - since they'll be mobbed with their own members.
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Jul 14th, 2006, 10:34 AM
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You can buy a one day pass or maybe get a freebie at one of the health clubs in Manhattan that has a pool to "test" the club.
http://gonyc.about.com/od/summer/a/swimming_pools.htm


The Manhattan Plaza is one of the nicer spots. Here's info but this coupon is apparently expired. Try surfing for another one
http://www.mphc.com/schedule/freeworkout.html
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Jul 14th, 2006, 10:36 AM
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Despite the nice offer of the car, I think you're far better trying to find a private pool in the city. Any of the "public" pools outside the city will be mobbed and traffic will be grim.
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