Maccallum Pool

Maccallum Pool, on the western side of Cremorne Point, is a unique 33m harbourside pool with heritage character and superb views.

It was originally just a rock pool created by local residents to form a safe harbour swimming hole (see the video below).

Then the architectural style of the current pool dates from the 1920s.

In keeping with that character it was first restored by Council in 1985.

Maintenance is ongoing with the most recent works to decking and fence done in August 2020.

The pool is always open and only closes for cleaning as detailed below.


Open/Closed Cleaning Schedule 2022

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.

It is completed once a week (tide dependant) and requires closure to allay the health and safety risks of an empty or half-full pool.

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


Pool CLOSED (begin clean)

Pool OPEN*

Wednesday 4 May, 1.00am Thursday 5 May, 7.00am
Wednesday 11 May, 6.30am Thursday 12 May, 7.00am
Wednesday 18 May, 1.00am Thursday 19 May, 7.00am
Wednesday 25 May, 6.30am Thursday 26 May, 7.00am
Wednesday 1 June, 1.00am Thursday 2 June, 7.00am
Wednesday 8 June, 5.00am Thursday 9 June, 7.00am
Thursday 16 June, 1.00am Friday 17 June, 7.00am
Tuesday 21 June, 4.00am Wednesday 22 June, 7.00am
Thursday 30 June, 1.00am Friday 1 July, 7.00am


*The cleaning close and open 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. Please check this timetable against the times posted on the pool gates, or speak with one of our friendly maintenance team.


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