Maccallum Pool

Maccallum Pool, on the western side of Cremorne Point, is a unique harbourside pool with heritage character and superb views.

Its waterside timber deck is an unparalleled sun bathing spot - especially on winter afternoons.

It was originally just a rock pool created by local residents to form a safe harbour swimming hole. For more information, view our Cremorne Point History Walk leaflet below. 

The architectural style of the current pool dates back to the 1920s and was restored in keeping with this heritage theme by Council 1985-1986.


Cleaning Timetable

Maccallum Pool needs to be emptied, cleaned, and refilled usually once a week due to its position above the highwater mark.

Therefore the pool is closed during cleaning for about 9 hours.

Closure times are estimated below but may vary according to tides and weather conditions, and the length of these times may vary due to Council work-scheduling constraints - so please check the pool noticeboard at the pool as well.

Begin clean Finish clean Re-start pump * Pool full
Wed 8/10 11.30 am 3.00 pm 9.30 am Thurs 9/10 4.00 pm Thurs 9/10
Mon 20/10 9.30 am 1.00 pm 7.30 am Tues 21/10 2.00 pm Tues 21/10
Mon 27/10 2.00 pm 5.30 pm noon, Tues 28/10 6.00 pm Tues 28/10
Mon 3/11 8.30 am noon 7.00 am, Tues 4/11 1.00 pm Tues 4/11
Mon 10/11 2.30 pm 6.00 pm noon, Tues 11/11 6.00 pm Tues 11/11
Tues 18/11 8.30 am noon 7.00 am Wed 19/11 1.00 pm Wed 19/11
Mon 24/11 - Thurs 27/11 pool closed for maintenance
Mon 8/12 1.30 pm 5.00 pm 11.00 am Tues 9/12 5.00 pm Tues 9/12
Wed 17/12 8.00 am 11.30 am 7.00 am Thurs 18/12 1.00 pm Thurs 18/12
Mon 22/12 12.30 pm 4.00 pm 10.00 Tues 23/12 4.00 pm Tues 23/12
Tues 30/12 7.00 am 10.30 am 4.00 pm 10.00 pm



* To re-fill the pool takes about six hours. But first the cleaners must wait for the tide to cover a valve, which might mean waiting until the next day to re-start the pump. So the times above include a time for re-starting the pump and a time when the pool will be full and ready for use.

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