At the Indoor Aquatic Center at The Lodge of Des Peres you can simmer in the warmth of the 104-degree whirlpool spa or drift along the gentle surf of the 84-degree wave pool, which doubles as a six-lane, 25-yard lap pool. The toddler pool is a playful puddle with fountains and spouts. An immense indoor flume slide shoots brave swimmers through loops that stretch outside the building before bringing them back for a splashdown.
In the wave pool, you can brave the waves on a tube or float along, and children love the beach-style entry, allowing them to ease into the waves slowly. In addition to chlorine, all pools use an ultraviolet sanitation system to give you a safer and cleaner pool with fewer chemicals.
Open Swim at The Lodge is open to the public – membership or Des Peres residency is not required. Daily admission rates vary from $6 to $8 depending on residency. Children 2 years of age and younger are free.
Open Swim is held:
- Thursdays from 4-8 p.m. without waves
- Fridays from 4-8 p.m. with waves
- Saturdays from noon to 7 p.m. with waves
- Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. with waves.
More information: desperesmo.org