Mount Hot Pools

Our Pools

Mount Hot Pools features three outdoor pools of varying temperatures, two outdoor spas and three indoor private pools.

The three outdoor pools were each built with a specific purpose in mind. The relaxation pool is designed for soaking, the hydrotherapy pool for swimming, walking and play, and the children's pool for young ones to enjoy. This allows us to cater for a great variety of families and individuals year-round. Our pools are natural ocean water with chlorine added to meet national pool quality standards.



Natural salts restore mineral balance via the skin - with saltwater bathing now the basis of many therapeutic treatments.



Pools ranging from 27° to 40°. Whatever the weather outside, you can bask in the warmth of our hot ocean pools.



Regular patrons at Mount Hot Pools attest to a sense of wellbeing after a soak at this facility, and you can enjoy a relaxing massage onsite.

Pool Temperatures

Spa Pool 39.9°
Relaxation Pool 38.8°
Hydrotherapy Pool 32.8°
Children's Pool 32.7°
Private Spas 39.9°

Heating Our Natural Ocean Water

The hot ocean water pools at Mount Hot Pools are the only of their kind, heated up to 40° Celsius via a non-corrosive titanium heat exchange system:

  1. Ocean water is pumped from nearby Pilot Bay (Tauranga Harbour) and passes through a filtration system before heating.

  2. The heat exchange occurs when the ocean water and hot bore water pass through the titanium exchangers in separate channels. The two never mix.

  3. The hot bore water originates from underground saltwater streams 600m deep under Mount Maunganui (Mauao). These streams are heated by hot rock crust that is generated by the geothermal activity in Rotorua 70km south.


Our automated plant room controls ensure that pool water quality and operations are optimised for cheaper running costs and energy efficiency. Mobile phone alerts are set up for plant room faults, ensuring better response rates to overnight outages so this 16hr per day operation is seamless for the customer. The plant room controls also manage the outbound water discharge. This ensures better control of environmental consents and limits the impact on our local environment.

The onsite chlorine generation keeps costs down and reduces the amount of chemicals stored onsite for improved safety.

Our self-service entry kiosk is the only one available at an aquatic venue in NZ. It reduces wait times and allows reception staff to provide assistance to those who need it. Online pre-entry, massage and private pool bookings also reduce time at the counter upon arrival.

Environmental Efficiencies

Mount Hot Pools has twice the amount of recycling bins on site as general waste bins.

The facility is currently 95% LED lighting and pumps are powered through Variable Speed Drives so they only work as hard as is necessary. 

The automaton of the plant room means that we only use as much bore water as is required to heat the pools and ocean water intake is minimised through operation efficiencies and monitoring.

The Bay Venues sustainability committee provides a vision and set of principles to guide our sustainable practices. This ensures we can meet the needs of our present customers without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.


"It is such a beautiful spot as the sun goes down and the evening sets in. The premises are very well kept, clean and tidy."


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