Summer is in full swing in Auckland (well kind of) and we are spoilt for choice when it comes to options for a place for a swim. While going to the beach is probably the preferred option at this time of the year, when the tide is out I would recommend a visit to the iconic Parnell Pools. Located in a handy position at the city end of Tamaki Drive the pools boast a huge 62 metre long pool, a spa and a smaller pool for the kids. If you are a little more serious the pools are also home to a very strong swim squad. The biggest attraction for us though is the fact that pools are salt water.