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Guide To Philadelphia’s Pools

Now that summer has arrived, it’s hot, hot, hot in Philadelphia! If you’re looking for a spot to cool off, check out this list of the city’s public and private pools and spray grounds. – Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio

North Shore Beach Club
1031 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, Pa. 19123
(215) 606-7402

-$600 full time membership fee, $300 weekday only membership fee
-No one under 21, no pets

Philadelphia Sports Club
250 S 5th St
Philadelphia, Pa. 19106
Neighborhood: Society Hill
(215) 592-8900

Lombard Swim Club
2040 Lombard St
Philadelphia, Pa. 19146
(215) 545-9363
Summer Season Hours: M–Th 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., F 7 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sa 9 a.m. – 10 p.m., Su 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Pre- and Post-Season (5/11-5/24; 9/3-9/29): 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

-$1050 adults, $660 child
-There is a waitlist for this club
-Guest fee: $30 adult, $15 child

University City Swim Club
300 S Hanson St
Philadelphia, Pa. 19143
(215) 471-7665

-Membership is full for 2013 season


Philadelphia has more pools than any city in the country. There are 70 public outdoor pools and FOUR indoor pools open for the 2013 summer season, and there are also spray grounds located across the city.

American Legion, Torresdale & Devereaux 215-685-8733

Amos, 16th & Berks 215-685-2708

Awbury, Ardlieigh & Haines 215-685-2895

Barry, 18th & Bigler 215-685-1886

Bridesburg, Richmond & Ash 215-685-1247

Carousel House (Indoor), Belmont & N. Concourse 215-685-0163

Christy, 56th & Christian 215-685-1997

Cohocksink, Cedar & Cambria 215-685-9884

Cruz, 6th & Master 215-685-2759

Dendy, 10th & Jefferson 215-685-2763

Finnegan, James 69th & Grovers 215-685-4191

Feltonville, Ella & Wyoming 215-685-9150

Fox Chase, Rockwell & Ridgeway 215-685-0575

Francisville, Francis & Shirley 215-685-2762

Gathers, 25th & Diamond 215-685-2710

Heitzman, Castor & Amber 215-685-1244

Hillside, Fountain & Fowler 215-685-2595

Hunting Park, 1101 West Hunting Park Ave. 215-685-9153

Jardel, Cottman & Pennway 215-685-0596

Lackman, Chesworth & Bartlett 215-685-0370

Lawncrest, 600- Rising Sun Ave.

Mander, 33rd & Diamond 215-685-3894

McVeigh, D & Ontario 215-685-9896

Northern Liberties, 321 Fairmount Ave. 215-686-1785

Piccoli, Cator & Cayuga 215-685-1249

Pleasant, 6750 Boyer Street 215-685-2230

Samuel, Tioga & Gaul 215-685-1245

Schmidt, Howard & Ontario 215-685-9895

Shuler, 27th & Clearfield 215-685-9750

Vare, 26th & Morris 215-685-1876

Vogt, Cottage & Unruh 215-685-8752

Ziehler, B & Olney 215-685-9145

Public Pool Schedules:
Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Please contact a pool of your choice for programming hours or schedules.

-All Philadelphia pools are FREE
-Anyone under 7 years old must be accompanied by an adult
-Swim lessons are available at Philadelphia public pools for FREE. The swim program is called Swim for Life.

For more info on city pools, click here.


Largest pool with a lot of greenery: Kelly Pool in West Fairmount Park

Pool great for lying out: Cobbs Creek

Great picnic and tennis spot: Mander in East Fairmount Park

Listen to the podcast with Recreation Commissioner Susan Slawson…


The trend these days is the “party pool.” In Atlantic City, there are two:

The Pool at Harrah’s Hotel & Casino
777 Harrah’s Boulevard
Atlantic City, New Jersey

-Indoor pool, open only at night due to daytime construction

The Pool at the Chelsea Hotel
111 South Chelsea Ave
Atlantic City, New Jersey

-DJ party day and night
-Food and beverages available poolside
-Outdoor bar

Listen to the podcast with The Chelsea Hotel’s food and beverage manager, Thomas Von Muenster…

For more info on pool bars at the Jersey Shore, click here.

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  • encuadernacion de tesis

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  • nelson

    dear lord what pool has those blonde girls!

  • Odie

    If Philadelphia pools were filled with the people in that picture, I’d be a swimmin’ fool.

  • S

    Oh, so this is where my 7% tax for working in Philadelphia goes to? How about charging $1 per head admission to help out the poor working people?

  • Z

    These comments are so hateful. But look at your names. It’s no wonder.

    • ahehe

      No hate here; an inaccurate and misleading image was used for this article is all.

  • ahehe

    I love the promo photo they have for this article. A lot of young, fit white people hanging out at a clean, uncrowded pool in Philadelphia?

  • stan

    Be thankful we still have these,Mayor Nutter wanted to close some of them.Which drew calls for “Throw Nutter in the gutter”or worse.

  • grumpy

    So, what would be the excuse for the constant openings of fire hydrants by “certain” residents of this city?

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