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It’s hard to survive the Houston heat without a pool readily available, and The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa completely understands this. Taking advantage of its 18 wooded acres, this resort showcases not one, but three pools to cool off in during those brutal Texas summers. Whether you are clocking your 50 daily laps, lounging poolside with a beverage, or splashing during a game of water volleyball, the pool area at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel has an aquatic pastime for you.
After you’ve soaked up some rays and are ready to be refreshed, ease your way into the resort pool with its walk-in entry, letting your body cool off one step at a time. Snag one of the coveted lounge chairs on the sunning shelf so you can stay submerged while you bask in the sun. When you tire of tanning, let the fun begin with the 32-foot-long slide buried into the rock-scape or splash under the waterfalls and the geysers scattered throughout the pool. You can even challenge your pals to a game of water basketball or a friendly match of water volleyball. The gym at this luxury Houston hotel offers aquatic classes in one part of the pool, so check the schedule to join in. And, yes, the pool is that big that you can be sunning in one area, volleying in another and doing “poolates” in the next. There is even a baby pool, Little Lagoon, so the tykes can splash around, too.
For fitness addicts, the sports pool is your panacea. The 25-yard-by-25-meter competition pool has the latest and greatest pool technology. With anti-wave lane lines, removable starting blocks and pace clocks plus a digital clock, the sports pool is just six-feet deep for the best hydrodynamics. The heat pump technology used to heat and cool the water makes the lap pool the perfect temperature throughout your sporty swim.
To get in touch with your mind, body and soul, or just for a quiet escape from the exciting resort pool, make your way to the garden pool. Heated to a therapeutic temperature year round, you can soothe your muscles and rid yourself of stress as you soak in this pool. There is also a lap swim lane if you want to exercise without the pressure of the competition lap pool.
A stamped concrete deck envelops all three of the fabulous pools, providing a much cooler surface than cement or wood decks. With four new restrooms — one with a shower and two with baby changing stations — you don’t have to make the trek to your room every time you finish a soda. Speaking of, the Gazebo serves drinks and a special pool menu to keep your stomach satisfied during your pool session.