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Boston pools: 31 public and private ones, mapped

Including ones for the kids

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The warmer, stickier weather in the Boston area drives thoughts of cooling off. Here are 31 public and private pools to do just that.

These selections include elegant indoor affairs in some of the region’s tonier hotels as well as free spray and wading pools in state- and city-running facilities.

Check the times and the hours—and, in some cases, the fees—before heading out. And let us know if we’re missing a particularly convenient pool. We’ll be updating.

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Hotel Indigo Boston-Newton Riverside

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The pool and its surrounding lounge offer what the hotel describes as a “South Beach-style” experience, complete with entry fee.

In the foreground is a swimming pool. There are lounge chairs and cabanas along the edge of the swimming pool.

The Plex (Flynn Recreation Complex)

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Boston College offers summer memberships to people not affiliated with the school.

An indoor swimming pool with lanes and diving boards. There is a string of flags hanging over the pool.

Atmark Cambridge

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The luxury rental complex includes a solar-heated private pool.

A swimming pool. There are lounge chairs at the edge of the swimming pool. There are buildings flanking the pool area.

Olsen Spray Park & Swimming Pool

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The free outdoor pool is open daily until Aug. 24.

Artesani Park Wading Pool

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This pool is open daily and is free for kids under 6.

Francis J. McCrehan Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool

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This outdoor pool is free and open daily during the summer until Sept. 1.

Malkin Athletic Center (the MAC)

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This Harvard facility offers guest and membership fees to swimmers not associated with the university.

A large indoor swimming pool with lanes. There are bleachers surrounding the pool.

Cambridge War Memorial Recreation Center

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Cambridge charges residents modest fees for using the rec center’s pools, which are open daily.

Two indoor pools next to each other. There are bleachers on one side of the pools.

Zesiger Sports And Fitness Center

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M.I.T. offers memberships to its pool-heavy rec center to those not affiliated with the university, but only if an applicant has an M.I.T.-affiliated sponsor.

A large indoor pool with lanes.

Melnea A. Cass Recreational Center

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The free outdoor pool is open daily and is part of larger rec center.

Latta Brothers Pool

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The free outdoor pool is open daily.

A large in-ground outdoor pool.

Ryan Wading Pool

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The free outdoor pool is open daily until Sept. 1.

An outdoor pool. There is a bench in the foreground facing the pool.

Hilton Boston Back Bay

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The heated pool is on the hotel’s seventh floor.

An indoor swimming pool. There is seating to the side of the pool.

Sheraton Boston Hotel

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The indoor/outdoor saltwater lap pool might be the biggest of its kind in the Boston area.

An indoor swimming pool with an open ceiling. There are chairs flanking the pool.

Colonnade Boston Hotel

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The rooftop pool on the hotel’s 12th floor opens on May 26 this season.

A hotel pool surrounded by hotel buildings.

Royal Sonesta Boston

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Swim or lounge inside an atrium and beneath a retractable roof, next to a deck with views of the Charles. The pool is 30 feet by 45 feet. Open to hotel guests only from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

An indoor pool. The walls have multiple windows letting in natural light.

Avalon North Point

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The luxury rental includes an indoor heated pool.

An indoor pool with a lounge area and high ceilings.

Four Seasons Hotel Boston

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The 44-foot-long indoor pool is open to hotel guests and Four Seasons condo owners.

An indoor pool with various amenities flanking the pool.

The Clubs at Charles River Park

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The indoor-outdoor pool here charges per swimmer.

A large outdoor swimming pool.

Revere Hotel Boston Common

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The rooftop pool on the seventh floor is next to a cabana-filled deck.

An indoor pool with floor to ceiling windows. The windows overlook a lounge area.

Frog Pond

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The spray-slash-wading pool in Boston Common’s Frog Pond opens on June 29. It’s free.

A pond surrounded by trees and buildings.

The Kensington

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The luxury rental includes a sixth-floor heated pool.

An outdoor swimming pool.

45 Province

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The heated pool is on the luxury condo tower's 11th floor.

An outdoor swimming pool with a lounge area.

Macallen Building

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The luxury condo complex includes an outdoor heated pool that it shares with the Court Square Press complex.

An outdoor swimming pool.

BCYF-Mirabella Pool

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The pool is open daily until Sept. 1 and has a sliding pay scale for admission.

Parris Landing

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The heated pool is adjacent to a grilling area.

InterContinental Boston

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The 45-foot, heated pool is open to hotel guests and members of the InterContinental’s spa and fitness center.

An indoor swimming pool.

Boston Harbor Hotel

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The hotel comes with a 60-foot indoor lap pool.

An indoor swimming pool.

Harbor Towers

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The two-building residential complex includes an outdoor pool right next to the harbor.

An outdoor swimming pool.

Union Wharf Condos

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The 64-unit complex includes a heated pool right next to the harbor.

The Westin Boston Waterfront

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The hotel includes an indoor heated pool.

An indoor swimming pool.

Hotel Indigo Boston-Newton Riverside

The pool and its surrounding lounge offer what the hotel describes as a “South Beach-style” experience, complete with entry fee.

In the foreground is a swimming pool. There are lounge chairs and cabanas along the edge of the swimming pool.

The Plex (Flynn Recreation Complex)

Boston College offers summer memberships to people not affiliated with the school.

An indoor swimming pool with lanes and diving boards. There is a string of flags hanging over the pool.

Atmark Cambridge

The luxury rental complex includes a solar-heated private pool.

A swimming pool. There are lounge chairs at the edge of the swimming pool. There are buildings flanking the pool area.

Olsen Spray Park & Swimming Pool

The free outdoor pool is open daily until Aug. 24.

Artesani Park Wading Pool

This pool is open daily and is free for kids under 6.

Francis J. McCrehan Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool

This outdoor pool is free and open daily during the summer until Sept. 1.

Malkin Athletic Center (the MAC)

This Harvard facility offers guest and membership fees to swimmers not associated with the university.

A large indoor swimming pool with lanes. There are bleachers surrounding the pool.

Cambridge War Memorial Recreation Center

Cambridge charges residents modest fees for using the rec center’s pools, which are open daily.

Two indoor pools next to each other. There are bleachers on one side of the pools.

Zesiger Sports And Fitness Center

M.I.T. offers memberships to its pool-heavy rec center to those not affiliated with the university, but only if an applicant has an M.I.T.-affiliated sponsor.

A large indoor pool with lanes.

Melnea A. Cass Recreational Center

The free outdoor pool is open daily and is part of larger rec center.

Latta Brothers Pool

The free outdoor pool is open daily.

A large in-ground outdoor pool.

Ryan Wading Pool

The free outdoor pool is open daily until Sept. 1.

An outdoor pool. There is a bench in the foreground facing the pool.

Hilton Boston Back Bay

The heated pool is on the hotel’s seventh floor.

An indoor swimming pool. There is seating to the side of the pool.

Sheraton Boston Hotel

The indoor/outdoor saltwater lap pool might be the biggest of its kind in the Boston area.

An indoor swimming pool with an open ceiling. There are chairs flanking the pool.

Colonnade Boston Hotel

The rooftop pool on the hotel’s 12th floor opens on May 26 this season.