Maurie Kjar Memorial Swimming Pool Complex

Maurie Kjar Memorial Swimming Pool Complex
Kawerau Town Centre
Phone: (07) 323 6109
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Kawerau’s free, heated pool complex is situated in the middle of the township opposite the Information Centre. There is a large 30 metre pool which is divided by a bulkhead into a 25 metre pool and a 5 metre pool, and two smaller pools for children. All pools have some sun shading.

The temperature of these pools varies during the year. During the winter season, which usually starts at the end of the first school term and finishes at the end of the third school term, the temperature ranges between 32 and 38 degrees Celsius – ideal for relaxing although not recommended for active swimming. Depending on climatic conditions the pools temperature during the summer ranges from 28 to 31 degrees Celsius.

A sizable spa pool is the latest addition to the complex. Measuring 8m x 10m with a depth of 1.1m, this pool is designed for relaxation. The spa, entered via steps with supporting handrails, has seats and controllable water jets around the perimeter and a waterfall which cascades onto shoulders for maximum relief for aching muscles. A hoist is available to enable the disabled or frail to also enjoy the water. Temperatures range from 37 to 40 degrees during the winter months with summer temperatures adjusted as required.

The whole complex is surrounded by large recreation and play areas where barbecue and picnic tables are available for families and larger groups. [Copied from Kawerau District Council website Apr 2013]

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Bather Reviews
Fantastic! Lucky Kawerau having this facility for free,for everyone to use. Amazing ❤️
Rating: 10/10
Sue & Lloyd Jones -
13th May 2019
Great time for the whole family. Something for all ages. Spa lovely and hot. Splash pad great fun, nice warm water for little ones. All pools at a great temperature. Will definitely come again. Lovely and clean.
Rating: 9/10
Murray Family - Palmerston North, NZ
11th February 2018
Amazing facilities! I can’t believe it’s free - what a wonderful place!
Rating: 10/10
Christina - NZ
26th November 2017
Free public swimming pools. Hot spa, kids pool and water play area and swimming pool.
Rating: 8/10
Keith Watson - New zealand
12th October 2017
Been here many times a pool to soak pool to play and swim awesome highly recommend. Water clean and staff. Places to have a picnic.
Rating: 10/10
Lynnette - Hamilton/NZ
29th July 2017

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Source: Sun shades over hot pools
Source: Shows the spa pool which is heated with geothermal steam
Source: Photo showing the main pool