The Adventure Continues… California Pools

A partial view of the Sutro Baths in 1956

Summer has officially arrived this year, and the weather is warming up — so naturally my thoughts have turned to swimming pools! This episode of California’s Gold includes a visit to the Neptune Pool (Huell revisited this pool in a later episode and was lucky enough to go for a swim) as well as the site of Sutro Baths in San Francisco. Whether or not you feel like taking a dip, it’s a fun episode!

California has many defining icons, but few sum it all up like swimming pools. In this episode Huell tours five historic pools which have all played an important part in our State’s history. Starting in L.A. at the pool at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel painted by famous artist David Hockney and the Olympic pool at the L.A. Coliseum, site of the 1932 Olympic games, Huell travels north to the stunning “Neptune Pool” at Hearst Castle and finishes up at two great lost pools in San Francisco, the Sutro Baths and the Fleishhacker pool. Put on your water wings and jump on in.

(Click on the linked image below to see the video.)

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