Sure, we all know that when summer hits our fair city, we aren’t exactly sweating bullets on the beach. In fact, it’s safe to say that we'll more than likely be found facing the fog-filled months layered to the max, hot toddy in hand. But, what about those jaw-dropping days when the mercury pulls a fast one on us and creeps above 70 degrees?
On those days, sometimes just sitting under the sun isn’t enough, and the only way to remedy the sitch is to get a refreshing pool involved. So, in preparation of when your shining moment does come (and don’t worry, it will!), we think it's only right to to arm you with this roundup of the best places around the Bay to take a summertime dip. From sprawling swimming spots in Napa with killer winery views to a Berkeley cooldown at the Claremont, here are our 10 must-hit pools in the Bay, plus a guide on how to gain entry to them. Trust us, when the temps soar, you’ll be glad you kept this list handy.
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