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Tuesday's Top 10: Long Island's Public Pools

The next few days promise to be real scorchers, reaching highs of 91 degrees.

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The next few days promise to be real scorchers, reaching highs of 91 degrees. Utilizing a public pool is the perfect way to stay cool during hot summer days if you don’t own one yourself. Long Island’s public swimming pools have a lot to offer. Swimmers will find long and twisty slides, sky-high diving boards, a kiddy water play areas. Those less inclined to swim can relax poolside and enjoy tanning in the sun. Check out the following public swimming pools for a fun time with family and friends this summer.

1. Echo Park Pool Complex
399 Nassau Boulevard, West Hempstead – (516) 483-7400
2. The Rinx
660 Terry Road, Hauppauge – (631) 232-3222
3. Nickerson Beach Park
880 Lido Boulevard, Lido – (516) 571-7700
4. North Woodmere Park
Branch Boulevard & Hungry Harbor Road, North Woodmere – (516) 571-7801
5. Christopher Morley Park
Searingtown Road, Roslyn – (516) 571-8113
6. Cantiague Park
West John Street, Hicksville – (516) 571-7056
7. Holtsville Pool
249 Buckley Road, Holtsville – (631) 475-4507
8. Village of Patchogue Municipal Pool
24 Maiden Lane, Patchogue – (631) 475-4066
9. Byron Lake Park
76 Bayview Drive, Oakdale – (631) 472-7043
10. Timberline Park Pool
400 Broadway, Brentwood – (631) 436-6031