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Best Public Outdoor Pools in NYC – East Harlem – DNAinfo New York

(DNAINFO)  Sybile Penhirin, July 2-Summer, 2017 — The city’s public pools open right after the school year ends. Whether you’re an avid lap swimmer or just want to chill and tan, there are plenty of options. Most pools are open from 11 a.m. through 7 p.m., with a break for pool cleaning between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

We created a round-up of some of the best public outdoor pools to enjoy this summer — but, first, here are a few important things to know before you head for a swim.

►Most public pools require you to have a padlock for the locker room. Some won’t let you in if you don’t show that you have one.

►Swimming suit: You might be asked to show you have a swimsuit before entering the facility and men’s shorts can be checked for a lining. Toddlers need to wear swim diapers.

►Only plain white shirts and hats are allowed on the deck as colored shirts may leak dye into the pool.

►You must bring a towel to access most swimming pools.

►Electronic devices, newspapers and glass bottles are not allowed on most pool decks and have to be left in the locker or at home.

The lap swim program begins on July 5 and, while it’s free, you have to register online on the Park Department website. Registrations opened on June 12. Lap times are usually from 7 to 8:30 a.m. (Early Bird session) and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (Night Owl session). They’re reserved for adults. Not all pools offer lap swim and some pools offer only one of the two sessions.

Ok now that you’re all set, here’s the list of pools (note that admission is free):

Source: Best Public Outdoor Pools in NYC – East Harlem – DNAinfo New York