Providence Warm Water Therapy Pool
5050 NE Hoyt #156 Portland, OR 97213
CURRENT POOL HOURS:
$5 drop in or $64 for 16 classes, $54 for 16 classes for Providence Health Plan Members
INDOOR OR OUTDOOR POOL:
CHLORINE OR SALINE WATER:
TEMPERATURE OF WATER:
93 degrees, I think
DEPTH OR DEPTH RANGE OF WATER:
up to 5 feet
LIFEGUARD ON DUTY?
instructor always there
parking lots near by, lots of handicapped parking right in front.
disabled spots? Yes.
MOBILITY ACCESS TO THE POOL AREA:
Distance between parking and pool entrance? not sure, not much from parking lot near pool, chairs in hallways to sit if needed
Are stairs required to get into the building? no, just a step up on curb
Are there ramps to get into the building? Yes
Distance between shower/changing areas and pool? sorry I don’t know distance. Not much.
Are there stairs required to get from the changing area to the pool? No
ACCESSIBILITY OF POOL:
stairs/ladders/lift? Stairs. They do have a lift, but I’ve never seen it on
ACCESSIBILITY OF POOL AREA:
seating nearby? yes
what type? benches are questionable. Would support supersize, but not sure for how long.
CHANGING ROOM PRIVACY:
private changing areas? no privacy in changing rooms, except for handicap accessible rooms
semi-private changing areas? No
one big group changing area? Yes
CHANGING ROOM FAT-FRIENDLINESS:
seating available? yes
what type of seating? one or two benches
is seating movable? not sure
seating width/depth/sturdiness? not sure
gender-neutral changing areas? no
gender-neutral showers? no
can M/F locker rooms be avoided? they could designate one of the single handicap accesible rooms for gender neutral. Showers are in there, too
gender-neutral toilet available? no
single stalls? no, open, except in handicap rooms
group showers? yes
shower seats available? no, except in handicap rooms
disabled stalls available? yes.
swim caps needed? No
t-shirts allowed? Yes
AMENABILITY TO DIFFERENT STYLES OF SWIMMING:
water walking allowed? Yes
recreational swimming? No
lap swimming? No
are weights available/allowed? Yes
are noodles available/allowed? Yes
are toys available/allowed? No
other devices: a number of tools are available
CAN THIS POOL BE RENTED PRIVATELY?
WHO CREATED OR CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REVIEW?
This pool is very welcoming to all newcomers. It is there for anyone in physical therapy or who needs warm water for any reason. It has helped me me a lot as I’ve been recovering from sciatica. Plus it’s just so fun to be in the water. Many of the women in my TU TH class have been going for 17 years. There are a few fat folks and some not so fat folks, my class has lots of older ladies. Lots of classes offered and you can go independently and do the exercises at your own pace. The dressing rooms are not the best, but if you use the handicap room you have privacy.