The weather is heating up and that means it’s time to find a way to beat the summer heat and head to the pool. We are fortunate here in the Treasure Valley to have a variety of options when it comes to finding a great place to take a cool dip in the pool. A couple of tips to keep in mind when heading to the pool is shop around as admission varies by the pool and by age, so be sure to check the pool’s website before you go. Admission for 65+ is free at all pools. Also if you are looking for ways to save a few dollars this summer check to see if the pool offers admission discounts that may be available during certain hours of the day as well as consider taking advantage of the family discount when bringing the whole family for a day or evening of fun. Here are a few great local swimming pools you might want to consider visiting this summer.

Boise Swimming Pools

The Natatorium and Hydrotube, 1811 Warm Springs Ave. is open 1:30-5:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Lap Swim (16+) is daily 12:05-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 5:35 p.m.-6:35 p.m. (limited space). Also lap swimming is available June 10-July 26 Monday-Friday from 6:30-8:00 a.m. The cost of the Hydrotube is extra. Season passes are available. Online:

Ivywild, 2250 Leadville Ave. is open 1:30-5:30 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. daily Monday-Sunday. Lap Swim (16+) 12:05-1:30 p.m. Parent & Child Preschool Open Swim Monday-Friday 10:00-12:00 p.m.

Lowell Pool, 1601 N. 28th St. is open 1:30-5:00 p.m. and 7-9:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5:00 p.m. Sunday. Lap Swim (16+) is Monday-Friday 12:30-1:30 p.m. and 5:05-6:35p.m. Saturday and Sunday 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Borah Pool, 801 Aurora Drive is open daily 1:30-5:30 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Monday-Sunday and 5:35-6:35 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays (shallow area only). Lap Swim (16+) is daily from 12:05-1:30 p.m. and 5:35-6:35 p.m. Monday-Friday.

South Pool, 921 Shoshone St. is open 1:30-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday. They do not offer lap swimming and the pool is not open on Sundays.

Fairmont Pool, 7929 W. Northview St. is open Monday-Saturday 1:30-5:30 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The pool is not open on Sundays. Lap Swimming is offered daily from 12:05-1:30 p.m. and Monday, Wednesday, Friday (two lanes only) from 4:30-5:30 p.m.  Also Monday-Friday from 5:35-6:35 p.m.

Meridian Swimming Pools

The Meridian Community Pool, 213 E. Franklin Road is open from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and 7:30 -9:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and Saturday and Sunday from 2:00-9:00 p.m. Lap swimming Monday through Thursday 6:15-7:15 p.m. (3 lanes available). Saturday 9:00-11:00 a.m. (6 lanes available). Sunday 9:00-11:00 a.m. (6 lanes available).

Roaring Springs, 400 W. Overland Road in Meridian is open for the season. This large water park is full of slides and other water features. Visit their website for discounts and park hours.

Caldwell Swimming Pools

Caldwell Municipal Pool  512 Harrison is open 1:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00-6:00 p.m. Lap Swimming (16+) Monday through Friday 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Nampa Swimming Pools

Lakeview Water Park and Pool Garrity Boulevard and 16th Avenue North is open daily 1:00-4:45 p.m. and 6:00-8:45 p.m.

Lincoln Pool in Lions Park at Davis Avenue and Winther Boulevard is open daily 1:00-4:45 p.m. and 6:30-9:00 p.m..