Cape Town - Cape Town is experiencing some scorching days in the midst of the drought.
In previous summers, Capetonians could cool down in one of the numerous public swimming baths, but this year only 13 of the City's 35 municipal pools will be open.
The Sea Point swimming pool uses sea water and will be open daily from 7am to 7pm.
The public pools in Atlantis, Strand, Blue Downs Indoor, Khayelitsha, Bellville, Vulindlela, Retreat, Mnandi, Eastridge, Kensington, Bonteheuwel and Hanover Park have all been open since December 1.
"These pools will remain open until the end of January 2018," said Alderman JP Smith, Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security; and Social Services.