Best Pools to Beat the Summer Heat

poolsLet’s face it, Atlanta isn’t referred to as ‘Hotlanta’ for nothing!  With summer temperatures creeping to the 90s, folks are desperately looking for affordable ways to take a dip and work on their base tan for the Fourth of July.

In case this summer diagnosis fits you ‘to a t,’ Below is a list of some of Atlanta’s favorite public pools that are open for a nominal fee.

Wills Park Pool

Area: Alpharetta

Price: General Admission $3 per person; Children 3 and under free; Seniors 50+ $1 per person

-Olympic-size pool
-3 diving boards
-Splashpad for little ones
-Snack bar with food and drinks
*Pool is closing August 1st for renovations

Emory’s University Outdoor Pools

Area: Druid Hills

Price: $120 for 14-visit pass or $620 for the summer; Children 2 and under free

-Olympic-size pool and fitness center
-Kiddie pool
-Eight tennis courts and outdoor volleyball pit
-Cafe for food and drinks

The W Atlanta-Buckhead

Area: Buckhead

Price: $25 per person Sundaze pass

-Infinity pool
-Adults only
-Rotating DJs
-W food and drink menu available
-One complimentary drink and valet fee included
*every Sunday from mid-May through early September from 1-5pm

Piedmont Pool

Aquatics & Pool

Area: Midtown

Price: Adults 17-54 $4, Children 5 and under $1, Children 6-16 $4, Seniors 55+ $2


-Beach-entry pool

-Splashpad for kids

-Overlooks Lake Clara Meer in Piedmont Park

-Concessions available

Mountain Park Aquatic Center


Area: Gwinnett

Price: Gwinnett residents $3.25; Non-Gwinnett residents $4.25

-Mini waterpark
-Zero-depth entry
-Lazy river

Murphy Candler Park Pool

Area: Dekalb

Price: Children $3, Adults $5, Seniors $1.  Summer passes are also available.

-Walking/Running trails on site
-Lazy river


Written by Kaitlin Snodgrass, Buyer Specialist, The Peters Company

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