Best Swimming Pools in Islamabad
By Noor Tariq
Summers come bearing mangoes and vacations, but they also come with scorching heat and unbearable humidity. Any sort of physical exertion sounds like torture in this weather. You don’t want to voluntarily sweat more than you naturally are already. However, swimming is that one physical activity that not only helps you stay fit, but also refreshes you during this hot weather.
An average of 250 calories per 30 minutes can be burned by swimming; definitely ideal for those trying to shed some weight. Apart from that, it can also lengthen your spine if you practice keeping yourself straight in the pool, making you look taller and less hunched as a result.
To help you beat the heat this summer, we have prepared a list of the top 6 swimming pools in Islamabad:
Formerly known as Mega Zone, Leisure Arena provides a spacious outdoor pool for the residents of Islamabad to swim in. The pool is well maintained, as is the hygiene. However, it is only 8 feet in depth. The place also offers other attractions such as bowling, laser tag, snooker, arcade games, and gymming facility.
Jacked Fitness Arena
This newly opened fitness arena presents the perfect place to swim. It has in built showers, a temperature controlled pool, a decent seating area for supervisors, along with cool neon lighting to level up your experience. Comparatively, the membership charges here are also very reasonable, with a special monthly package to facilitate students as well.
Serena Hotel Swimming Pool
Providing a calm oasis from the bustling activities of the city is the Maisha’s pool. Enjoy a leisurely swim in the free-form swimming pool heated in the winter. The pool-side is also equipped with wireless internet access to add to their guests’ convenience.
Islamabad Sports Complex
This sports complex is where the Headquarter of Pakistan Sports Board is located. A lot of facilities for indoor and outdoor activities are available here. The main swimming pool is gigantic, and comes with three smaller pools for kids as well. Moreover, special attention is given to ladies privacy. So if you’re someone with privacy concerns, this is the pool for you.
Naval Anchorage Club
Naval Anchorage Club is ideal for anyone into sports activities. The club offers tennis courts, a golf course, cricket and futsal ground, as well as badminton and basketball court. The indoor swimming pool can be accessed by members and non-members both. A small pool for kids is available too.
NUST Swimming Pool Complex
This newly launched swimming pool is 25 meters in length. Although not available to general public, memberships are allowed to NUST Students, Faculty/Officers and their Families, Alumni and NSTP Tenants. The complex offers two pools, one for kids and one for adults, both available at extremely affordable monthly charges.
Let us know in the comments below what’s your favorite way to beat the heat.