A woman has been rushed to hospital in a critical condition after being found unresponsive at an Auckland swimming pool.

The woman was taken to North Shore Hospital after the incident this afternoon, which is believed to have been a near drowning.

Emergency services were called to the scene on Takapuna's Lake Rd at about 1.30pm today, a police spokeswoman said.

Neighbours told the Herald a swimming pool was located in the backyard, but were unsure who lived or was staying in the home.

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Three young women also briefly left the gated house but declined to comment when approached by the Herald.

"No, no - not a nice story," one of the women said.

A police spokeswoman said the woman had been found unresponsive in a swimming pool at an address in the Hauraki area.

"At this point we do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding this incident."

A St John Ambulance spokeswoman said a patient had been taken by ambulance to North Shore Hospital.

Auckland CIB were also at the scene.