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2. El Segundo
East End

This stand-alone swim club seats summertime fun front and center. Tucked away in the East End, Houstonians can escape the city’s sweltering weather with a cooling dip in El Segundo’s waters. The swim club beautifully dabbles in a retro feel with their vintage decor, such as their vivid orange and teal umbrellas and abstract-printed lounge expanse. They also boast a pool-side cabana area, which is perfect to catch a tan or cozy up with a lime garnished drink. Their cabanas can be rented through a “Purchase Day Pass,” which is a mandatory ticket that all visitors must purchase for entry. For more information on their cabana rentals, head over to the club’s website.

3. The Westin at The Woodlands
The Woodlands

Sure, basking in rooftop views of Houston’s ever growing landscape is a treasure. However, The Woodlands' tree-lined streets hoard a few popular districts that operate as a perfect backdrop for your swimming needs. The Woodlands Waterway is a gorgeous example. Nestled within this lovely corridor is The Westin, a hotel that hosts a rooftop pool equipped with all the usual necessities. A surplus of shady lounges brimmed with cozy chaises surround the pool, so hopping in for a quick swim and returning to a covered cabana is an easy feat. Visitors can enjoy this alluring setting through their Standard and Deluxe Cabana options, which offer services such as complimentary bottled water, towel service, a cabana spacious enough to fit six people, and more.

4. Omni Houston Hotel
Galleria/Uptown

Though the Galleria district is known for its lavish shopping centers and late-night movies at the Rooftop Cinema Club, its resort-style swimming pools are definitely third on the list. Mere minutes from the area’s main highway, this chic hotel flexes a pool area lush with greenery and calming vibes. To make this destination sweeter, Omni Houston has two pools, one of which is heated. To completely elevate the experience, indulge in their numerous bookings such as a standard or VIP Wellness Day Pass (which ranges between $50-$150), or cruise through their Private Cabana rentals, which can hold up to eight visitors.

6. The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston
Uptown

Like a comforting window into opulence and tranquility, Uptown’s own Post Oak Hotel is such a dream—and its pool deck is entirely in a league of its own. Seated just a couple feet away from the lobby, visitors can explore every inch of this tropical poolside mecca, which is filled with lounge chairs partnered with umbrellas and in-water recliners. There are also five, resort-style cabanas perched around the pool for those who want even more seclusion. The cream curtains at the entrance offer a bit of privacy, and once peeled back each cabana is adorned with a neutral palette spruced with comfortable furniture and a flatscreen TV.

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