I do not like public pools and last time I went in one in Mandurah, WA I got an awful rash.
When you think what happens in them, I am totally turned off -I know there is chlorine etc and probably if I still swam a lot, i would find one, however in Perth, I like Beatty Park or the Inglewood complex if I HAVE to like one!
Would rather swim in a private one or ini the ocean.
Ocean baths are always lovely, as you're close to the open ocean, but are protected from the big waves. They're usually free, too, which is nice to know. In New South Wales there are many ocean baths along the coast, and my favourites are the ones at Newcastle and Merewether, close where my mother lives.