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Bell Block Aquatic Centre


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Our pool has been around for 45 years and continues to provide an important community service for Bell Block and New Plymouth.  We are open 355 days a year delivering a range of activities for a wide range of community groups.

The pool is owned by the Bell Block Community Pool Society (BBCPS).  We have 10 volunteers on the committee and four staff looking after pool operations. .

As a beloved community hub, our pool attracts a steady stream of visitors. Our regular patrons receive a warm, personalised greeting upon arrival, fostering a sense of camaraderie and social connection among friends and acquaintances.

Staff manage and maintain the pool with true passion and commitment, and we are consistently ranked in the top 2% in New Zealand for water quality. Come and see for yourselves, you’ll be impressed.

Our Vision

We envision our non-profit community swimming pool as a cornerstone of community vitality, where every individual feels empowered to lead a healthy and active lifestyle

Mission Statement

Our mission is to serve as a vibrant hub of community engagement and wellness through our non-profit community swimming pool. We are dedicated to providing affordable, inclusive, and high-quality aquatic programs and facilities that promote physical activity, water safety, and social connection for individuals and families of all ages and backgrounds. By fostering a welcoming and supportive environment, we strive to enhance the health, happiness, and sense of belonging within our diverse community.

Lane Availability

Lane Availability

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Main Pool

The indoor pool is 25 metres with six lanes.

The deep end is 1.2 metres deep (where the starting blocks are located. 

Our shallow end is 1 metre deep. 

On request we have a step ladder than can be made available for entering and exiting the pool.  Just speak to the lifeguard to assist you.

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Outdoor Pool

This pool is open during the summer weeks.

Deep end is 800 cm and shallow end is 600 cm.

Beach Ball in Pool

Pool Rules

Our rules on the use of the pool and supervision are there to keep people safe.



The bbq is available for use for private functions.  

Speak with pool staff to organise.



Snacks and drinks, swimming accessories, swimming togs, and hooded towels
Visit Us

Visit Us

Opening Hours

Refer to the Lane Availability for our open hours


Methanex Bell Block Aquatic Centre

10 Murray Street, Bell Block

Turn off Nugent Street onto Murray Street, take the first right into the pool parking lot.




Contact Details

Ph 06 755 3993
Email -
Jason Court :
Ross Beaven:

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