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Welcome to pool season in Las Vegas

Information on pools and pool parties
Posted at 7:42 AM, Apr 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-28 13:59:01-04

Pool season is getting underway in Las Vegas and there are many great pools to enjoy. Although pools at hotel and casinos are generally only accessible to guests, quite a few of the pools host pool parties on the weekends or offer free admission to locals on certain days of the week.

LIQUID Pool Lounge at the Aria is an adult-only pool lounge and restaurant feature poolside pampering, VIP dipping pools, refreshing cocktails, state-of-the-art sound system, and live DJ performances. Upcoming events include Girls Just Want to Have Funds on April 20 and star-studded lineups for Memorial Day Weekend and EDC.

The Naked Pool at the Artisan is topless and for adults only. There are private cabanas and oversized daybeds. The pool hosts various events throughout the summer. Must be 21 or older to visit. Locals are usually admitted free.

For the serious swimmers, there is an Olympic-sized pool at Bally's with a deep end. Live DJ entertainment Thursdays through Sundays.

There are 5 luxurious pools at the Bellagio, two of which are lap pools. The 2 largest pools are heated. The pool area also features hand-carved Italian-style stone fountains and Mediterranean-designed tile. There is a cafe, cabanas and four full-stocked bars.

The pool area at Caesars Palace features 5 pools, including one for ages 21 and over. Cabanas, couches and daybed rentals available. The Fortuna Pool features swim-up blackjack, the Jupiter Pool is the most relaxing pool, the Neptune pool is the place to meet and mingle, the Temple Pool has five cabanas and 17 daybeds, and the Venus Pool is a sophisticated and secluded European-style retreat with 11 cabanas, four couches, 14 daybeds and chaise lounge chairs.

The Boulevard pool is located on the 4th level of The Cosmopolitan. Cabanas and daybeds available for rental. There are also pool tables, foose-ball, a bar and a restaurant. The pool also shows movies on Monday nights. The Chelsea Pool is a refreshing retreat featuring soothing ambient sounds and various spa offerings. The Marquee Dayclub and Pool features three-story bungalow lofts, a grand Las Vegas pool cabana, infinity plunge pool and a party deck. Entertainment by some of the top DJs in the country. 

Drai's Beach Club at The Cromwell is for the serious partier. There are two pools on the lower level and one on the upper level. Special big-name guest performers throughout the summer. Other events include weekly night swims.

The Flamingo has two pool experiences -- the family-friendly Beach Club Pool and GO Pool for adults ages 21 and over. Live entertainment by various performers and DJs throughout the summer at the GO Pool.

The Golden Nugget pool is known as The Tank and features a 2,000-gallon shark tank, 3-story waterslide and 13 private cabanas. The Hideout Luxury Infinity Pool is a secure pool for guests ages 21 and older. Premium cabanas, daybeds and cabanas available for a fee. 

The Hard Rock's afternoon pool party is known as REHAB and is held in the Paradise Beach complex on Saturdays and Sundays. Most of the action takes place in the main pool but fun can also be had at the second pool, beach and bar. Multiple cabanas and lounge chairs available. The pool area at the Hard Rock also features a waterslide and river. REHAB happens Saturdays and Sundays. Admission ranges from $10-$20. 21 and older only.

Sinful Saturday takes place the first Saturday of every month through September at the hotel-casino's Olympic-sized pool. Poolside cafe and poolside cocktail and meal service. Chair massages also available.

Memberships are available for the resort-style pool at JW Marriott and Rampart Casino. Individual memberships are $150 a month or $495 for a season pass. Family memberships are also available. Daily pool access is also available for non-guests Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and blackout dates. Cost is $15 for anyone 16 and over and $12 for kids 6 to 15. Children under 5 will be admitted free. Cabana rentals start at $195.

There are two pools at The LINQ. Live DJ entertainment and themed pool parties throughout the summer. There is also a community cabana with 2 pool tables, shuffle board and a foosball tables.

The Luxor offers 4 large pools totaling 19,000 square feet. A poolside retail shop offers swimwear, sunglasses, sun care products and casual wear. Poolside food and beverage service available. The Luxor also offers a paid access only area. Guest may gain access to the area for the day by renting a cabana, daybed, VIP chair or regular chairs within the area.

Mandalay Bay is home to the DAYLIGHT Beach Club back. This year, DAYLIGHT is upping the ante with LIT Sundays, which is being billed as the hottest hip-hop party in the nation. This year's performers include Metro Boomin, EDM super star Laidback Luke, dance music favorites Morgan Page, Bassjackers, T-Pain, Steve Powers and more. DAYLIGHT features a 5,000-square-foot wave pool, two additional pool-to-service VIP pools, daybeds, 23 private VIP cabanas, 2 private ultra-VIP bungalows with private dipping pools and more. Open Thursday through Sunday. $20 for females, $30 for males.

The DayDream Las Vegas pool club at the M Resort offers high-end service, VIP seating, and bottle service at moderate price points. The more than 12,000-square-foot venue is a 21+ playground with cabanas, day beds, lounge areas, an ice-railed bar, DJ booth, 2 whirlpool hot tubs and an infinity-edge pool. Free admission for ladies before noon and half-priced admission for men. Locals with ID will be admitted for free every Tuesday.

WET REPUBLIC pool party takes place in a 54,000-square-foot venue featuring large saltwater pools, intimate dipping pools, daybeds, banquets, luxurious bungalows and deluxe cabanas. The adult pool destination also features an open-air covered lounge, unique culinary offerings, signature cocktails, and premium bottle and pitcher service. World-renowned talent such as Calvin Harris or Tiesto. Weekly parties include Endless Sundays.

The Bare Pool Lounge at The Mirage is for adults only. Premium menu features specialty cocktails and quality food offerings. Weekly industry party known as Case of the Mondays. All-star lineups scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend and EDC. European-style sunbathing. The pool at The Mirage is shaped like a lagoon and is heated year round for regular swimming.

The Palazzo has a new pool club named The Aquatic Club. The club offers sophistication and style with a twist. It is inspired by the intimate yet energetic environment of social and athletic clubs of decades past. The club is open Friday through Sunday. Guests can enjoy world hip-hop, Afro Cuban and global beats. One pool is set aside for non-competitive, semi-buzzed table tennis on a floating table. Also on Fridays, the Connoisseur Series will feature tastings from various distillers. Saturdays will be a celebration of retro-inspired music with surprise performances and synchronized swimmers. Sundays will feature live acoustic music that morphs into tranquil electronica. Also, relax with poolside spa treatments and enjoy the Bloody Mary bar. All guests must be 21 or older. Reservations recommended by calling 866.834.2319.

The pool area at the Palms features 3 different pool areas. The regular pools is ringed by cabanas with custom interiors. An ankle-deep wading area gives way to a 2nd pool. Another pool features a bar and blackjack tables. Several 2-story bungalows have their own pools. There are usually several events throughout the summer.

The rooftop pool area offers awesome views and is a little quieter than some of the other pool areas on the Las Vegas Strip. Live DJ entertainment Thursdays through Sundays.

The pool area at Planet Hollywood has the only FlowRider, a free standing wave machine designed for surfing or boogie boarding. The pool area also hosts bikini contests every Saturday and the rooftop pool area is known for its party atmosphere. Live DJ entertainment and drink specials.

The fully-renovated rooftop pool at the Plaza has even more to offer guests this summer with an additional $25K upgrade to its furnishings and a $300K renovation to five hotel suites with direct access to the pool deck. The pool will host various special events, including a Hawaiian luau and the debut of Plaza Pool Nights. 

The pool area at the Red Rock is known as The Backyard. The three-acre aquatic complex consists of 8 small pools, a few hot tubs, 2 bars and poolside gaming. There is a poolside cafe that serves refreshing bites and cool cocktails. The pool hosts special events throughout the year.

VooDoo Beach at the Rio features real sands and beaches, waterfalls, 3 swimming pools and 3 Jacuzzi-style spas. Flair bartenders serve up specialty cocktails. VIP cabanas available for rental.

Foxtail Pool at SLS Las Vegas is making a splash this summer with an update lineup of weekly DJs (Fridays through Sundays), new menu selections and specials for locals. Menu specials include ahi poke tacos, topped with guacamole, yuzu creme and truffle soy and chicken tenders with French fries and buttermilk ranch and barbecue sauce. Free admission for hotel guests and free admission for locals Monday through Thursday. Cover charges will apply to locals on weekends and holidays. Cabana rentals available.

TAO Beach at The Venetian features luxury cabanas with air conditioning and HD televisions, a 30-foot bar and an extensive appetizer and grill menu from TAO Asian Bistro. Entertainment is provides by internationally acclaimed DJs and celebrity appearances ranging from Jay Z and Heidi Klum to LeBron James. There are 10 pools total between The Venetian and The Palazzo. There are also 5 hot tubs, 23 cabanas and 4 outdoor pavilion beds. In addition, there is a pool retail shop, private showers and changing rooms at The Palazzo and poolside cocktail service.

Tropicana's pool acres is 20 acres in size and features lush landscaping, waterfalls and private lounge spots. Lounge chairs, daybeds and poolside canopy available to rent. Live entertainment and pool volleyball every Saturday and Sunday. Guests ages 21 and older can also enjoy beer pong and swim-up blackjack. Daily mimosa special ($5) from 10 a.m. to noon daily. The pool opens at 10 a.m. daily and is free for all hotel guests and locals with valid Nevada ID (subject to availability).

The Encore Beach Club at Wynn Las Vegas features world-renowned DJs in a quality party atmosphere. The 60,000-square-foot venue features 3 pools, cabanas, daybeds and bungalows. Encore Beach Club is open Fridays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

And if you are a local who just wants a place to cool down, there are plenty of pools around the Las Vegas valley.

City of Las Vegas pools
Clark County pools
City of North Las Vegas pools
City of Henderson pools

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