Maccallum Pool

Maccallum Pool, on the western side of Cremorne Point, is a unique 33m harbourside pool with heritage character and superb views. The waterside timber deck offers an unparalleled sun bathing spot. It was originally just a rock pool created by local residents to form a safe harbour swimming hole (see the video below).

The architectural style of the current pool dates from the 1920s, and was restored in keeping with that by Council in 1985.


Cleaning Timetable 2019

Because the pool is above the high-water mark, and it is filled with water directly from the harbour, beautiful Maccallum pool needs to be regularly cleaned! 

Cleaning timetable below (plus some further details).

Please check this timetable against the times posted on the pool gates, or speak with one of our friendly reserve maintenance team.


Begin clean (no swim) -   Lock gates    -     Pool full and re-open

10am Monday 2/9   -   4.30pm Monday 2/9  -   7am Tuesday 3/9

7am Thursday 12/9   -   1pm Thursday 12/9   -   7am Friday 13/9

11am Monday 16/9   -   3pm Monday 16/9   -   4pm Tuesday 17/9

7am Thursday 26/9   -   noon Thursday 26/9   -   7am Friday 27/9

10am Tuesday 1/10   -   4pm Tuesday 1/10   -   7am Wednesday 2/10

7am Thursday 10/10   -   1pm Thursday 10/10   -   7am Friday 11/10

10am Tuesday 15/10   -   4pm Tuesday 15/10   -   7am Wednesday 16/10

7am Thursday 24/10   -   11.30am Thursday 24/10   -   7am Friday 25/10

10am Tuesday 29/10   -   4pm Tuesday 29/10   -   7am Wednesday 30/10

7am Thursday 7/11   -   noon Thursday 7/11   -   7am Friday 8/11

10am Wednesday 13/11   -   4pm Wednesday 13/11   -   7am Thursday 14/11

6.45am Thursday 21/11   -   10am Thursday 21/11   -   7am Friday 22/11

10am Wednesday 27/11   -   4pm Wednesday 27/11   -   7am Thursday 28/11


This maintenance process is completed once a week (tide dependant) and requires some closure of the whole pool area (including the surrounding decks) to allay the health and safety risks of an empty or half-full pool.

During this cleaning process, sunbathing will be permitted on the surrounding deck areas of the pool at the discretion of the maintenance team, though once the in-pool works of the team have been completed, all members of the public will be asked to leave the area before the gates are locked.

Once the pool is refilled to an adequate level it is reopened to the public.

Website opening and closing times are estimates only and may vary due to tides, weather or other variables out of our control and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


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