Actually I rate this a 7.5. My only criticisms of it were that there was NO supervision of children and there was a crowd of very noisy, rude little boys who were bombing, spitting, swearing, etc. while their parents were having a picnic nearby. Made conditions for a peaceful soak impossible. The pool was quite chlorinated, I understand why for health issues but I like the smell of sulphur better. Nice landscaped pool, not quite as hot as some, it was maybe 34-35? The manageress Robyn was friendly and helpful and the change rooms large, clean and the idea of bringing out your tub to keep an eye on rather than an expensive locker was good. Not sure if I will return this May as I have others to visit, but this is worth a trip out from Tauranga, and infinitely better than Mt. Maunganui as far as crowds are concerned.