23 Tampa Bay pools that you should totally not sneak into

Yeah, the ocean is great and all but sometimes a good pool is king. Whether it's a trip to a free public pool, a few hours at a hotel pool (yes, even without booking a room) or a day a Tampa Bay resort, face it, you're going to need to escape this heat somehow. Here's the rundown on a few great Tampa Bay pools that you should 100% dead ass not sneak into.

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WTR Pool and Grill 
7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607, (813) 281-0566
Price: weekdays are free, weekend events are $10-$20 
WTR Pool and Grill, located on top of the Godfrey Hotel, throws some of the craziest, scantily clad, parties in town. But if you’re looking for a more family-friendly day, their pool, cabanas and all, are free of charge during the week. 
Photo via WTR Pool and Grill/Facebook

WTR Pool and Grill

7700 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL 33607, (813) 281-0566
Price: weekdays are free, weekend events are $10-$20
WTR Pool and Grill, located on top of the Godfrey Hotel, throws some of the craziest, scantily clad, parties in town. But if you’re looking for a more family-friendly day, their pool, cabanas and all, are free of charge during the week.

Photo via WTR Pool and Grill/Facebook
 Epperson Lagoon 
31885 Overpass Rd, Wesley Chapel, FL 33545, (813) 527-0775
Price: $20 a person, children under 3 are free 
A man made lagoon is just a gigantic pool, right? This 7.5-acre, crystal blue lake and beach has a little something for all ages and activity levels, featuring a waterslide, swim-up bar, floating obstacle course, concert area and kayak rentals. 
Photo via Epperson Lagoon/Facebook

Epperson Lagoon

31885 Overpass Rd, Wesley Chapel, FL 33545, (813) 527-0775
Price: $20 a person, children under 3 are free
A man made lagoon is just a gigantic pool, right? This 7.5-acre, crystal blue lake and beach has a little something for all ages and activity levels, featuring a waterslide, swim-up bar, floating obstacle course, concert area and kayak rentals.

Photo via Epperson Lagoon/Facebook
Don CeSar  
3400 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706, (727) 360-1881
Price: $50 day pass    
A $50 day pass to this iconic, massive pink landmark can give you a taste of the good life without breaking the bank. You can use their pools, hot tubs, steam rooms, fitness center, and even utilize the Don CeSar's private beach access. 
Photo via Josh Hallett via Flickr/CC2.0

Don CeSar

3400 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706, (727) 360-1881
Price: $50 day pass
A $50 day pass to this iconic, massive pink landmark can give you a taste of the good life without breaking the bank. You can use their pools, hot tubs, steam rooms, fitness center, and even utilize the Don CeSar's private beach access.

Photo via Josh Hallett via Flickr/CC2.0
The Epicurean  
1207 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606, (813) 999-8700 
Price: price of spa treatment of choice  
Alright, so The Epicurean doesn’t offer day passes, but if you buy any spa treatment at the Evageline Spa, you can use the pool all you want, for as long as you want. Their cheapest thing on the spa menu is a hand scrub for $40. 
Photo via  The Epicurean/Facebook

The Epicurean

1207 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606, (813) 999-8700
Price: price of spa treatment of choice
Alright, so The Epicurean doesn’t offer day passes, but if you buy any spa treatment at the Evageline Spa, you can use the pool all you want, for as long as you want. Their cheapest thing on the spa menu is a hand scrub for $40.

Photo via The Epicurean/Facebook
Hillsborough River State Park
15402 US-301, Thonotosassa, FL 33592, (813) 987-6771
Price: $4 per person, children under 5 free  
Hillsborough State Park offers biking, canoeing, kayaking and pretty much all the other nature-oriented activities that Florida’s other state parks have. But one thing that makes it stick out is it’s half acre pool, surrounded by a large deck and grassy area to relax in. 
Photo via floridastateparks.org

Hillsborough River State Park

15402 US-301, Thonotosassa, FL 33592, (813) 987-6771
Price: $4 per person, children under 5 free
Hillsborough State Park offers biking, canoeing, kayaking and pretty much all the other nature-oriented activities that Florida’s other state parks have. But one thing that makes it stick out is it’s half acre pool, surrounded by a large deck and grassy area to relax in.

Photo via floridastateparks.org

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