The popular Waikanae Pool was an ideal spot in Kāpiti to cool off as the sweltering temperature rose today.

Jordan and Mark Hansen with daughter Bella Hansen.
Jordan and Mark Hansen with daughter Bella Hansen.

The main pool, toddler's pool, giant inflatable balance beam and hydroslide were in constant use as people enjoyed the outdoor picturesque surroundings.

Ricki Burton, middle, with Ollie Bancroft, 6, and Arlo Bancroft, 9.
Ricki Burton, middle, with Ollie Bancroft, 6, and Arlo Bancroft, 9.

Others chilled out under tree canopies or shade sails.

Sarah Bishop with niece Blythe Young, 5.
Sarah Bishop with niece Blythe Young, 5.

The pool became more popular throughout the day as the mercury continued to rise into the late 20s making for one of the district's hottest day's yet.

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Waikanae Pool.
Waikanae Pool.