The Peerless Mineral Water Pool Complex in Saratoga Spa State Park is made up of three swimming areas, all filled with natural spring water. These pools are close to the Victoria Mineral Water Pool but have a higher visitor capacity.
Swimmers are welcome during the summer months, usually June through September.
The Main Pool
The biggest of the three in the complex, the main pool was first built in 1962 and is about the size of an average football field. The bottom of the pool is layered in rubber material, and it has a zero-depth entrance, so little kids can wade, stand, or sit in the pool without getting fully submerged and just splash around. There are lifeguards on duty.
The kiddie pool has a depth of one foot, perfect for wading and cooling off. This pool is similar to a modern-day splash pad and has a sizeable mushroom-shaped fountain for kids to go under and play. The kids’ area has its own lifeguard, and small pool toys are permitted to use in the water.
Water Slide Pool
The water slide area has a 19-foot double waterslide for older kids and adults that want a more thrilling experience. This area is technically not a pool but more of 3-foot-deep landing space for slide goers. Anyone who uses the slide must be at least 48” tall to ride. A lifeguard on duty sits at the top of the slide and monitors the traffic flow going down.
Know Before You Go
To find the Peerless Mineral Complex, take the Saratoga Spa State Park’s northern entrance and follow signs to the pool. Food and drink services are available by the water. A locker room, bathroom, and showers are also on-site for getting ready before or after swimming.
The area around the pool is easily accessible and suitable for walking. The parking lot isn’t too far away either. There is no cost to swim, but a fee is collected on a per-vehicle basis for parking.
Peerless Mineral Water Pool Rules
There are a few rules that visitors need to follow when using the facility.
- Only get in the water when there is a lifeguard on duty.No diving allowed.
- Proper swim attire is required. Babies and toddlers need to use a swim diaper.
- Only Coast Guard Approved Life Jackets are permitted.
- The pool area is a carry-in, carry-out facility. All trash must leave with visitors.
- New York State Sanitary Codes are enforced. Pollution of the water is prohibited. This includes no spitting, water-spouting, blowing your nose, and going to the bathroom. Use designated restrooms as needed.
There is also a list of prohibited items by the pool. Alcohol, tobacco, pets, radios, inflatable objects, kickboards, pool noodles, bikes, glass containers, balls, frisbees, horseplay, facemasks, and snorkels are not allowed to use in the water.
Address: 19 Roosevelt Drive Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
Season: Summer, usually late June through early September
Hours: Daily, 10 am to 6 pm