Summers in Arizona are brutal – hot does not even begin to properly describe the scorching temperatures. When the mercury climbs past 100, there are a few things you can do to find relief: never leave your air-conditioned house, venture out to the mall or movies, or cool down in a sparkling pool.
As a pregnant woman or a mom, hitting the pool can be a great way to relax and cool off. Recently, my girlfriend (a new mom) and I (the pregnant one) headed to The Saguaro in downtown Scottsdale for a little fun in the sun…er, shade and pool, with baby in tow.
The Saguaro welcomes locals and encourages them to enjoy the beautiful pool. For free. That’s right. If you don’t have a pool of your own, you can adopt one at The Saguaro. Featuring brightly colored day beds, lounge chairs, umbrellas and towels, along with a refreshing pool, what could be more inviting?
Wafting in the background is a little mood music. It’s not so loud that you can’t hold a conversation, but not so quiet that you can hear everyone else’s conversation, too.
The restrooms are individual, clean rooms, which is perfect for changing into and out of your suit, changing your baby or general touch-ups.
Another plus? Complimentary citrus-infused water. Pregnant ladies usually need to double their water intake. Ample hydration is even more important for preggo desert dwellers and adding a little flavor helps wake up the tastebuds.
If you’re looking to refuel after splashing around for a bit, you can enjoy poolside snacks from Distrito, Iron Chef Jose Garces’ on-site restaurant. There is a variety of Mexican-inspired light snacks and entrees to chose from.
Hot tip: Go on a weekday if you’re looking to relax and introduce a little one to the pool. There are fewer people and ample space for everyone. Trust me, those childless folks looking to enjoy the pool, too, will probably appreciate not being splashed in the face.
If you are interested in a pool party, stop by The Saguaro on Saturday and Sunday when they host Swim Socials featuring live music and a festive vibe. But it’s probably best to leave the babies at home.