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10 Best Pools in Metro Phoenix

10 Best Pools in Metro Phoenix
Katie Johnson

There are plenty of reasons to love Phoenix in the summer, many of which begin and end at the pool. From wave pools to whirpools, water slides to waterfalls, lazy rivers to high-energy dance parties, the Valley offers a top-notch selection of outdoor oasis. Step out of your plastic kiddie pool and slather on the sunscreen, because we're about to dive into the 10 best pools in metro Phoenix.

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10 Best Pools in Metro Phoenix
Katie Johnson

Talking Stick Resort

Despite its lack of triple story water slides and faux rock water falls, Talking Stick manages to keep the 21-and-over kids coming thanks to Release, its weekly pool party. This Saturday social event happening in the Main Pool is the place to tanned and tipsy with no cover, private cabanas and daybeds with bottle service, traveling DJs, and cheaper drinks than you'll find at many other Scottsdale soirees. For those looking to let off steam in a more subdued environment Talking Stick also offers a shallow Lounge Pool and a family-friendly West Pool. Visit www.talkingstickresort.com for more information.

10 Best Pools in Metro Phoenix
Katie Johnson

Big Surf

Since 1969, Big Surf has been bringing in the big crowds with water-based attractions that are few and far between in the Valley, including the Waikiki Beach Wave Pool, 2.5-million-gallon wave pool that serves as a surf substitute for landlocked locals. Whether you're testing the water with the kids at the Bora Bora Bay and the Otter Slides or taking your adrenaline to the next level with high-speed rides like the Hurricane Slides, The Black Hole, Tornado Twisters, White Serpentine Slide, or the Mauna Kea Zip Line, Big Surf serves up a little something for everyone in the summer. For more information, visit bigsurf.com.



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