There’s no doubt about it: summer in the city is hot.

Luckily, the concrete jungle is well-equipped with numerous ways to stay cool – from grabbing delicious ice cream to basking in the air conditioning at one of the many strange museums.

Luxury apartment broker Platinum Properties has the scoop on the best way to beat the heat: go swimming! Read on to discover the best pools the city has to offer.


Manhattan Plaza482 West 43rd Street

This members-only health club has a 25-yard pool with a retractable roof, sauna, sundeck, and café with poolside service.


Lasker PoolCentral Park

Situated at the northern tip of Central Park and overlooking Harlem, this pool is a great place for people of all ages to spend a summer day.


Le Parker Meridien119 West 56th Street

Buy a day pass to access the outdoor deck and indoor pool, which provide stunning views of midtown Manhattan.


Chelsea Piers20th Street and Hudson River Park

Gain access to the entire sports center which features an indoor sand volleyball court, an indoor track, a six-lane, 75-foot pool, and gorgeous views of the Hudson River.


Hamilton Fish Pool128 Pitt Street

This Olympic-sized pool is a neighborhood favorite in the Lower East Side on scorching hot summer days.


John Jay Pool77 Cherokee Place

Swim with a view at this fun-for-the-family pool, right on the edge of the East River in Yorkville.


If you’d prefer to take a dip in the privacy of your own home, browse our numerous listings and contact Platinum Properties for more information on luxury apartment buildings with pools.

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