The 2022 season of the Buenos Aires public pools has started

The rates will be the following:

  • Bigger tickets: $ 350
  • Child ticket (5 to 12 years old): $ 200
  • Retiree admission: $ 200

The 12 venues will be open to the general public on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. during January, while in February they will go from Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Below we detail the parks and sports centers they can go to to use the pools:

  • Manuel Belgrano Park (ex KDT): Salguero 3450 Tel: 4807-7700
  • Sarmiento Park: Av. R. Balbín 4750 Tel: 4547-0882
  • Colegiales Sports Center: Freire 234 Tel: 4555-6838
  • Costa Rica Sports Center: Constituyentes and Chorroarín Tel: 4521-8063
  • Chacabuco Sports Center: Av. Eva Perón 1410 Tel: 4921- 5776
  • Avellaneda Sports Center: Lacarra 1257 Tel: 4671-5932
  • Pomar Sports Center: Mercedes 1300 Tel: 4568-0184
  • Santojanni Sports Center: Patron 6222 Tel: 4641-2462
  • Dorrego Sports Center: Lisandro de la Torre y Monte Tel: 4687- 6823
  • Martín Fierro Sports Center: Oruro 1300 Tel: 4941-2054
  • Patricios Sports Center: Pepiri 135 Tel: 4911-4642
  • Pereyra Sports Center: Velez Sarsfield 1271 Tel: 4301-3700

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Like every year, the city is ready to live the 2022 summer vacation. Buenos Aires offers different activities and places to take a dip. During the summer many citizens of the city travel for their vacations and for this reason the rhythm of the city is calmer. But the Covid generated new protocols.

Once it is time to enjoy a pool season, the necessary protocols for the prevention of COVID-19 are:

  • – Maintain physical distance between people.
  • – Avoid talking between groups that do not belong to bubbles.
  • – Use the necessary products to keep the water clean.

The precautions when enjoying the pools are the usual ones:

  • – Avoid exposure to the sun between 10 am and 4 pm (remember that, when the shadow reflected by our body is short, it is the time of greatest radiation).
  • – Use sunscreen or sunscreen permanently and renew them periodically.
  • – Wear sunglasses, even on cloudy days, as well as caps and hats.

Sarmiento Park

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Sarmiento Park (Avenida Ricardo Balbín 4750) is already a classic of classics in the Buenos Aires summer season. There, visitors have three pools, a large one, a medium one with a depth of 1.60 meters, and a lower one for children. All are surrounded by a solarium and have space for more than five thousand people. It opens from 8.30 to 20 and the pools from 10 to 19.30. In addition, the park has a sector of grills and tables that are occupied free of charge according to the order of arrival, and for those who do not want to work, it has a confectionery where you can have lunch or a snack.

Manuel Belgrano KDT Park

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The other super classic in Buenos Aires for the whole family, Manuel Belgrano Park, which was previously the KDT circuit (Salguero and Costanera avenue) has a pool where three thousand people enter and is divided into different sectors according to depth. The park’s hours are from 8 to 20 and the pool from 9 to 19. The complex of the former KDT Circuit offers a swimming pool, two volleyball courts, eight tennis courts and one 9 football courts, a skate park and a cycling circuit. The swimming pool season for the general public is on weekends and there will be a summer colony for boys from Monday to Friday of the first month of 2019. For the general public it will be enabled on weekends in January and every day of February.

Entrance to the park, $ consult; from 6 to 12 years old, $ CONSULT; retirees and pensioners, free; parking, $ consult. In av. Costanera Norte and Salguero, Palermo, city of Buenos Aires. Reports: 4807-7700.

The property has a soccer field, children’s games, cycling and skating rink that can be used for free, as well as two confectioneries and tennis courts for rent at affordable prices.

Roca Park

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The Roca Park (Avenida Roca 3490) is the largest sports complex in Buenos Aires. It has three pools, which are two for adults and one for children, and a total area of ​​160 green hectares.

Entrance to the park is free but visitors can pay a contribution voucher at will. The same happens with access to the pool, for which there is also the possibility of contributing with a voluntary bonus.

In the same way that the parks, the 11 sports centers of the City Government are another very attractive option to enjoy the public pools if you have to be in Buenos Aires during the summer. The prices of access and right to a swimming pool are the same as for the parks.

To enjoy the attractiveness of public swimming pools without stress and minimize health risks, it is best to exercise caution and use common sense. With this objective, it is necessary to take into account some precautions and certain guidelines for coexistence. Here are some helpful tips.

Private pools

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North Park. Av. Cantilo and Güiraldes – in front of Ciudad Universitaria. Telephones: 4787-1382 / 1432/1536/1542 / 1699. From Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., weekends from 8 a.m. The price per person is $ CONSULT on business days, $ CONSULT on Saturdays and $ CONSULT on Sundays .

Communications Club. Av. San Martín 5125 – Agronomy. Phone: 4504-5454. There are three pools, park, grills and tables. The swimming pool is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Children under 6 years old do not pay. They also offer ‘combos’ for Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

North Park. Av. Cantilo and Güiraldes, in front of Ciudad Universitaria. Phone: 4787-1382. Three huge pools, of more than 4,500 m2 each. It offers a pool for boys and an exclusive pool for people over 18 years old. The waterslides are a lot of fun and there are coordinated recreational activities in the pools. The chairs, umbrellas, chairs and t-shirts are rented for $ consult each one. It also has tennis, soccer and paddle courts, with a separate fee.

Ribera Sur Park. Av. Roca and General Paz – Villa Lugano. Phone: 4605-0026. The pools are salt water and are open every day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Megathlon. Phone: 0810-666-6496. The network of gyms has seven locations with pools, located in Almagro, Caballito, Devoto, Villa Crespo, Floresta, Barrio Norte and Centro. In the summer, it offers a free pass to all of them, which includes a swimming pool and gym. The pools are usually open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (some close an hour later). It is advisable to call by phone or consult the page www.megatlon.com because not all venues admit minors. It is a good option to take advantage of to get in shape, in addition to escaping the hot flash.

Hotels

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El Hotel Four Seasons It has an outdoor swimming pool in the gardens of the Mansion, the imposing Álzaga Unzué palace that has been part of the hotel since 2001. This is the only outdoor hotel pool in the Recoleta neighborhood, which can be completed with lunch at the Nuestro Secreto restaurant. Access to the facilities is per person per day and includes the services of the Cielo Spa. They also have annual, monthly and quarterly memberships.

Hilton Buenos Aires. Av Macacha Guemes 351 – Puerto Madero. Phone: 4891-0000. some may indulge in a dip in the Hilton’s outdoor pool on the terrace. The day pass includes access to the pool, gym, and wet and dry saunas for men, and to the wet sauna and whirlpool for women. The pool hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., every day. The gym is open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Hotel Sheraton, in the Retiro neighborhood, an outdoor pool, with daily passes per person with access to its two pools, saunas, relaxation rooms and gym.

Hotel NovotelAlthough it does not have daily passes, this summer season, the hotel located on Corrientes Street, two blocks from the Obelisk, has an exclusive weekend plan for local tourists. The plan includes one night’s accommodation for two people with breakfast included, access to the outdoor pool “which at this time of year is no longer heated” and fitness center and a 20% discount on the total consumption in its bar and restaurant.

In the pool season, the Racket Club, in the woods of Palermo, offers daily, weekly and monthly passes. The club has two pools, one for boys and one for adults. They have several proposals and promotions, which depend on the number of family members or whether they are temporary or regular partners. The pass is for one day, without promotions. In the case of the full season, in addition to the pool, it includes the use of the entire club with gym, tennis or soccer classes, among other sports.

And for those who have more time and can get away from the city a bit, there are options such as the Sofitel Hotel located next to La Reserva Cardales Country Club, 60 kilometers from Buenos Aires, where the six-hour spa day duration, from Friday to Sunday, in addition to access to the pools, includes services such as facials, body massage, water circuit and saunas.

To take into account when using the pools

  • The medical check-up is mandatory.
  • Men and women must wear a hat and shower before entering the pool.
  • Flip flops are recommended to prevent slipping.
  • Avoid being out in the sun between 10 am and 5 pm. Use sunscreen factor 15 at least. Do not expose children under one year of age to the sun.
  • Contact by phone to confirm schedules and activities.
  • Wait a reasonable time to get into the water after eating. Diving into water by increasing body heat from food and sun exposure can cause a dangerous temperature shock.
  • To prevent foot infections, wear flip flops or rubber slippers around the pool and in locker rooms.
  • In order to eliminate germs and particles, shower before performing the medical examination, which is mandatory.
  • Do not carry glass containers, knives or other sharp objects to the perimeter of the pool.
  • Use a bathing cap, especially with long hair. In some places it is mandatory for everyone.
  • Accompany minors at all times, especially in the water even if they are equipped with floats. Keep an eye on them even if the children have learned to swim, as they can become overconfident or tired while in the water.
  • Do not leave loose toys in the water. They can induce children to jump into the pool by themselves.
  • Do not run, jump or push, to avoid falls and slips. Be especially cautious on stairs, slides, and trampolines.
  • Although it is not mandatory, it is also advisable to shower after swimming in the pool, since the water in the pools is treated with different chemicals, which can dry out the skin.
  • Faced with the threat of a storm, get away from the pool, dry off and get dressed.
  • Except in the cases of guide dogs for the blind, do not bring pets.
  • In the park, with the vehicle, do not circulate at more than 10 kilometers per hour.
  • With a bicycle or motorcycle, travel with caution off paved roads.
  • Strictly light a fire in the facilities of the stove or grill.
  • Use only one table and one grill per family group.
  • Play sports with ball on the corresponding courts, not in the areas of tables and grills or in the children’s play area.
  • Do not expose yourself too much to the sun and use good protection. The suntan lotion should have a sun blocking capacity of at least 15 fps (sun protection factor).
  • Cover the body again with the cream after leaving the pool.
  • To avoid otitis, dry your ears very well after bathing.
  • Do not swallow the pool water.

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