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Frequently asked questions

We hope you find the information you need to enjoy the pool. If you need further information please call our friendly staff at the Marion Outdoor Pool on 8375 6868.

Due to the health restrictions announced recently 'Pool play dates', 'Recreation sessions', 'Aqua Aerobics', Swimming Lessons' and all hires are cancelled until further notice. Currently ONLY lap swimming is available. Bookings online for lap swimming prior to arrival required, do not attend more than 10 minutes prior to session.

We will continue to review and update arrangements as COVID-19 directions permit.

Why do I have to book for the pool?

Safety measures have been introduced in line with COVID-19 State Government health guidelines.

These include:

  • Pre-booking to ensure the maximum number of people on site enables physical distancing and contact tracing records

Click here to view available sessions times and book.

Why have activity sessions been introduced?

COVID-19 safety measures include supporting physical distancing by restricting the number of people who can be in different areas at any one time.

Introducing activity sessions enable this to be managed according to State Government health guidelines.

We have developed a range of packages to enable this.

All sessions to be pre-booked online prior to arrival or call 8375 6868.

Recreation session

Recreation sessions include access to new splashpark, learner and toddlers pools, grass, shaded areas, playground and fitness equipment

Additional options include use of 2 large water slides.

Click here to discover how you and your family can enjoy recreation sessions.

Pool play dates

Access to toddler pool with toys and splashpark with kids’ slides, water jets, tipping bucket.

Height restrictions apply for different slides on the splash park.

Click here for more information about the pool play dates.

Lap swimming

Lap swimming is available :

7am-6pm Mon-Fri and 7am-3pm Sat-Sun

1 x hour bookings online prior to arrival

Prices vary from $6.20 per session

25% City of Marion discount for multi-visit passes

Click here to view details on prices and packages.

Aqua aerobic

Instructed session includes fitness activities with minimal impact to joints.

Click here to view details on prices and packages.

Birthday parties

For children 5 to 12-year-olds.

A dedicated host takes kids through activities. Food included in the package.

Click here for more information on birthday party booking options.

Water slides

There are two large slides which include the Speed slide and Twist slide for kids and adults over 120cms.

Lane hire

Lane hire is available for casual and regular bookings. Please call 8375 6868 for details.

Vacswim

State-based program that teaches swimming and water safety.

Click here for more information on the Vacswim program.

Happy Hubert Swim School

Learn to swim classes for ages 3 and over. Please call 8375 6868 for details.

Women in Water

A female only learn to swim program with female staff. Please call 8375 6868 for details.

Join a group

Click the link for more information about the swimming groups you can join:

Toddler Fundamentals

Water safety for 2 - 4 year-olds. Please call 8375 6868 for details.

Competition Clinic

For swimmers who are seeking to refine skills, techniques, and be more competitive. Please call 8375 6868 for details.

Private Lessons

Intensive half hour sessions to improve swimming skills for all ages. Please call 8375 6868 for details.

Teen Fitness

For students who have completed Swordfish in and want to develop further. Please call 8375 6868 for details.

Adult/Stroke Correction Classes

Tailored classes to improve swimming skills and technique. Please call 8375 6868 for details.

Why are sessions for a maximum of two hours?

Time limits apply to support physical distancing and to enable as many people as possible to enjoy the facility.

Sessions are for a maximum two hours – less about 10 minutes to enable staff to clean equipment and visitors to collect belongings or have a shower before leaving the site.

Will these regulations be in place all season?

We will continue to monitor COVID-19 health directions and review operations where possible to reflect any changes.

We want as many people as possible to enjoy the pool.

Can children under a certain age enter for free?

Entry fees only apply for children aged 4 and over.

Children 3 and under can enter for free with an adult.

Everyone, including children under 4 must be pre-booked for a session before entering.

Can kids under 4 use any facilities with an adult who is also booked in?

Only in the area where the accompanying parent/caregiver is booked into that session

The family pass is for four people – how do I book if there are more people in my family?

This can be made up of any variation of 4 attendees, e.g. 3 adults and 1 x child, 3 x children and 1 adult, 4 adults etc.

If you have additional family members you will need to purchase additional individual tickets.

Is there a discount for City of Marion residents?

Yes – City of Marion residents are eligible for a 25% discount for memberships, aqua aerobics, and inclusive recreational sessions.

What does a spectator pass allow me to do?

People can enter the site, watch sessions, and access the kiosk and toilets.

What are the pool member packages?

Membership packages provide more affordable bulk ticket purchases. Can include further discount for City of Marion residents.

These include:

Lap swimming (link to prices)

  • Adult multi visit pass 10 entries
  • Adult multi visit pass 30 entries
  • Concession multi visit pass 10 entries
  • Concession multi visit pass 30 entries
  • Season pass (adult) unlimited entries
  • Season pass (family) unlimited entries
  • Season pass (child) unlimited entries
  • Aqua – fitness class - 10 entries
  • Aqua – fitness class concession – 10 entries
Can we use the barbecues and drinking water fountains?

The barbecues and drinking water fountains are currently unavailable due to COVID-19 health directions.

Can I pay cash?

No – please bring a card to purchase for refreshments or items from the shop.

If I pay for a session but can’t attend, will I receive a refund?

As capacity is limited and we want as many people as possible to enjoy the pool it isn’t possible to provide refunds.

What sort of food is available from the kiosk?

The kiosk includes:

  • Sushi/cold rolls
  • Cheese toasties
  • Ham and cheese toasties
  • Wraps
  • Marinated chicken salad
  • Buddah bowl
  • Foccacia
  • Chips
  • Sweet and potato fries and avocado dip
  • Hot dog
  • Kickin’ ketchup hot dog
  • Steak sandwich
  • Chicken burger
  • Hot & cold drinks, ice creams
How far in advance can I book a session?

Up to five days prior.

This aims to reduce risk of cancellations if people have other unexpected commitments.

Can I bring in my own food and drinks?

Yes – you’re welcome to bring a picnic, including soft drinks.

The pool is an alcohol-free zone.

Birthday party packages include food and an ice cream cake is available for purchase (bringing own food to parties not permissible due to COVID-19 health regulations).

Can I book two or more sessions straight after each other for lap swimming?

Yes - two sessions can be booked back-to-back.

This will be for a maximum two hours on site.

Are there any days the pool is closed?

Our regular school swimming classes mean that on Wednesdays and Thursdays the pool is only available from 3pm. The last school booking is 5 November. At this stage, availability will subsequently be as per opening times.

Please check the website/social media prior to booking a session.

Is there somewhere to park my car or bike?

Yes – the pool has its own car park, and parking is also available on side streets.

There are also racks for bicycles.

What attractions are on site?

Features opened for 2020-21

  • 9m-high tower with four slides and a giant tipping bucket
  • 60sq m play area with water jets
  • Shades, barbecues, landscaping, paths
  • Balinese hut for hire for parties
  • Playground
  • Outdoor gym
  • Bigger site
  • Meeting room for hire


Other features

  • Two shaded learner and toddler pools
  • Two water slides, including a speed slide
  • 50m pool for lap swimming
  • Kiosk
  • Change rooms, toilets