Where In Cagayan de Oro Can You Enjoy An Indoor Salt-Water Swimming Pool?

Swimming Pool experience at Primavera Residences

At Primavera Residences, we got a taste of a relaxing lifestyle. My mom and son totally had a fun time swimming. Who wouldn’t? It’s just awesome to have a pool in one’s home!


There are many health benefits from swimming. It improves the health of the heart, muscle tone and strength. It also keeps us fit. Once a body is submerged in water, it becomes lighter. This means the pool is an ideal place to work off stiff muscles and sore joints. The overweight or those with arthritis will find swimming a more ideal exercise.

In my 29 years of living in Cagayan de Oro City, I’ve never experienced living in a place with an indoor pool (not counting public pools hotel pools). Then last year, I heard about Primavera Residences –the country’s internationally-awarded green building. It is a two-tower 10-story residential and commercial building in the center of uptown Cagayan de Oro. With an Italian minimalist elegance, it has world-class amenities like a pool, gym, CCTV cameras, fire alarms and detectors, 24-7 security, and twin elevators. One of the amenities that caught my attention is the indoor salt-water pool.

Located on the third floor of Primavera Residences Tower 1, the 4 X 8 X 1.219 all-natural saltwater swimming pool produces its own chlorine through a salt chlorine generator, the most sought after system of alternative pool sanitation today. I read that this pool is the only one in Mindanao equipped with two hydrotherapy jets at the deep end to maximize the health benefits of the pool.

The jets produce the most lavish, softest sensation in the water, which has a minimal saline level (the equivalent of one teaspoon per gallon of water).

Says general manager Ms. Cheryll Bariga, with a chlorine generator, Primavera Residences does not then have to purchase, transport, or store chlorine, which is much safer for the residents. ” No need to add chlorine manually,” she says. 

She further explains that chlorine generators create a better, healthier swimming experience for most people, unlike in standard chlorinated pools where swimmers experience drying of the skin and reddening of the eyes. “Residual chlorine will always be present in the pool, eliminating algae. This makes it nearly impossible to get burning red eyes from chloramines, the usual culprit.”

What’s more, a Jacuzzi will soon be installed. A Jacuzzi is really good for physical and mental health. According to health studies, enjoying a Jacuzzi regularly can help reduce stress, relax the body, and release much needed natural happy-chemicals called endorphin allowing the person to detoxify naturally.

Ancient Greek physicians prescribed water therapy to their patients, and even now many doctors still prescribe hot baths, steams, hot springs, and saunas to improve health and cure ailments.

“It is more than just a luxury accessory for our unit owners. Jacuzzi also improves your flexibility, increase muscle endurance and slow down the effects of aging. It is also helpful to high blood pressure patients,” explains Ms. Bariga.

Imagine yourself after a long day’s work, sinking into and relaxing into the heated warm and bubbly water of a Jacuzzi. I know it would be just what I’d need!

At Primavera as guests, we were to get a taste of this relaxing lifestyle. My mom and son totally had a fun time swimming. Who wouldn’t? It’s just awesome to have a pool in one’s home! Whenever one would feel like taking a dip, there will be no need to head downtown to the big sports complex or head to a hotel for a swim. At Primavera Residences, the pool is just an elevator away, or just outside the door (for those amazingly fortunate ones whose units are also on the third floor).

Swimming Pool experience at Primavera Residences

My mom and son having such fun at the pool


Swimming Pool experience at Primavera Residences

Primavera Salt-water Pool Swimming


Swimming Pool experience at Primavera Residences

Swimming with the neighbors


Swimming Pool experience at Primavera Residences

Zaza swimming in the Kiddie Pool


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