COVID-19 UPDATE at Level 2

The Physio Pool will re-open during level 2.

The Pool is currently CLOSED and the Southern District Health Board will make the decision about when the Physio Pool will re-open. In the meantime, our Pool Trustees are working on plans and procedures for operating under Level 2, which will include hygiene, contact tracing and physical distancing. We are looking forward to getting back in the water in a manner that keeps us all safe and well. Thank you for your patience.

“There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.”
Source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases, USA. More on Water Transmission and COVID-19.

The Physio Pool is one of the largest warm water swimming pools in New Zealand and Dunedin’s only therapeutic swimming pool. The temperature is always kept around 35 degrees. We feature wheelchair accessibility, hoist and private changing rooms. The benefits of warm water exercise are tremendous and have an extremely positive impact on the quality of life for all ages. We are open to the public and offer a non-threatening environment for swimming, aqua jogging, individual exercise programmes, or warm water relaxation.

Aqua aerobics classes are on offer for all levels of fitness as well as swimming lessons.

PhysioPool Open to the Public HOURS:
Monday: 6.30am-9.30am, 11am-6.45pm
Tuesday: 6.30am-6.45pm
Wednesday: 6.30am-9.30am and 11am-6.45pm
Thursday: 6.30am-6.45pm
Friday: 6.30am-9.30am and 11am-6.45pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8am-11.45am


Watch our video to learn more about Otago’s Only Therapeutic Pool

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Key Benefits of Dunedin's Therapeutic Physio Pool

  • The soothing warmth and buoyancy of warm water makes it a safe, ideal environment for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness.
  • The pressure of the water on the body’s surface helps to decrease swelling and improves joint position awareness.
  • The warmth of the water assists in relaxing muscles and improving circulation.
  • Water supports joints to encourage free movement, and also acts as resistance to help build muscle strength, flexibility and stamina, no matter what your current level of fitness is.
  • Aquatic activities can be enjoyed by people of all ages, degrees of fitness, and can be a great way to meet new people.