Hartley Hydrotherapy

Located in Hughes, ACT, Hartley Hydro operates 5 days per week. Our pool offers access via pool steps or a hoist, shallow depth of 1.1m, handrails, non-slip tiles and a change room on site.

Hartley Hydrotherapy Pool

 02 6185 1653


About Hartley Hydrotherapy

Located in Hughes ACT, Hartley Hydro is an all abilities accessible heated pool, which operates 5 days per week at a temperature of 340C.

Hartley Hydrotherapy pool is available for hire to all members of the Canberra community and surrounds. We offer two different hire arrangements, including Shared use and Exclusive use.

Our pool offers access via pool steps or a hoist, shallow depth of 1.1m – 1.5m, handrails, non-slip tiles and a change room on site.

We also provide a large range of equipment free of charge which can be used to enhance your program. This includes steps, floating devices, arm resistance equipment, kickboards and an in water seat.

Operating Hours 

Hartley Hydrotherapy is now open for 2021! We are committed to ensuring our facilities are COVID safe for all users.  

8am to 6pm 9am to 6pm 8am to 8pm 8am to 8pm 8am to 2pm

Places are booking out fast. Please contact the team at hydrotherapy@hartley.org.au or 02 6185 1653 for any bookings or enquiries.  

We thank you for your patience and support throughout this period and look forward to seeing you at the pool.


Shared Use

Individual Access

$18 per session

$15 for concessions per session

Therapist/Practitioner Access

$40 per session - 3  in the pool

$30 per session - 2 in the pool

This option provides an opportunity for users to independently hire the pool on a regular basis for aquatic purposes including exercise and therapy sessions. Please note that other people may be utilising the pool at the same time, however the maximum number of people who can be in the pool at any one time is 6.

Exclusive Use


30-minute session


60-minute session


90-minute session


120-minute session

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy refers to the use of water for:

- Therapy

- Rehabilitation

- Exercise

- Relaxation and more

How does hydrotherapy work?

Hydrotherapy works with the following principles:

  • The water is heated between 32-35 degrees which aids in muscle and joint relaxation.
  • The buoyancy of the water assists in reducing gravity and thus load through your joints which in turn makes similar land exercises much more comfortable.
  • Equipment such as noodles, kick boards and paddles can all be used to assist exercise progression by increasing resistance through the water.

What are the benefits of Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy may benefit a variety of people in the following ways:

  • Reduces pain
  • Relieve stress
  • Support recovery
  • Relaxation
  • Fun

Hydrotherapy can also assist with general health and increase a person’s sense of wellbeing.

Hydrotherapy Pool Bookings

To book a session or discuss usage of Hartley’s Hydrotherapy Pool, please call PH: 6185 1653 or email hydrotherapy@hartley.org.au

02 6185 1653