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12 Best Swimming Pools In SG Apart From ActiveSG, Including Pay-Per-Use Pools From Just $2/Adult

Pay-per-use swimming pools in Singapore


The weather these days is sweltering more often than not. And during the times when the sun is high up in the sky, and there are no clouds or even a breeze, all we want to do is jump into a swimming pool. But if you don’t live in a condo with that amenity, you’re likely considering braving the crowds at ActiveSG pools.

Turns out, there are more swimming spots in Singapore for those who want to get those laps in, or simply take a refreshing dip to escape the heat. We’ve rounded up some pay-per-use swimming pools in Singapore to check out.


– Open to public –


There’s no need to hit up your buddies who live in condos to use their swimming pools. These pay-per-use pools around the island are open to the public.


1. HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir – Scenic infinity pool


HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir’s clubhouse may include an AR arena, gym, and waterpark, but its outdoor swimming pool is what takes the cake. This 50m infinity pool looks out to a panoramic view of Bedok Reservoir. It also has 6 lanes, which is great for those practising for a marathon or triathlon. 

All HomeTeamNS members get free access. However, members of the public can also swim in this picturesque spot from $3.33 from Monday-Friday

If the East is too far for you, HomeTeamNS also has pools at 3 of their other clubhouses: Balestier, Bukit Batok, and Khatib. Similar to the one at Bedok Reservoir, the pools are only open to the public on weekdays.

Rates: $3.33/adult | $1.72/child
Pool opening hours: Fri-Wed 8am-9.30pm | Thu 11am-9.30pm

HomeTeamNS Bedok Reservoir Clubhouse
ADDRESS
900 Bedok North Rd, Singapore 479994
Opening Hours: Tuesday 07:00 a.m - 11:00 p.m  Show More Timings  Hide 
Monday 07:00 a.m - 11:00 p.m
Tuesday 07:00 a.m - 11:00 p.m
Wednesday 07:00 a.m - 11:00 p.m
Thursday 07:00 a.m - 11:00 p.m
Friday 07:00 a.m - 11:00 p.m
Saturday 07:00 a.m - 11:00 p.m
Sunday 07:00 a.m - 11:00 p.m
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4.3
(346)
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2. OCBC Aquatic Centre – Not just for Team Singapore athletes



Image Credit: Singapore Sports Hub

Swimmers looking to set a new personal best can make use of the 18 lanes at the OCBC Aquatic Centre. Better yet, it’s indoors and sheltered from the elements, so don’t worry about your plans getting rained on. 

Besides the pay-per-entry rates, those who need more swim practice can purchase a 30-day swim pass from $40.30 or the 8-visit swim pass from $17.60. The latter gives you 2 free visits, so that’s essentially $1.76/visit.



Photo credit: @anapomaa via Instagram

To make working out more fun, sign up for any of the aqua fitness classes, each with different levels of intensity. Grab a pool noodle and work on your flexibility and conditioning in Aqua Fit Deepwater ($160 for 8 sessions), or stick to the shallower 1.35m end with Aqua Gold ($160 for 8 sessions). The latter is a less intense group workout that focuses on your stamina and balance. 

For the pool schedule, check out Singapore Sports Hub’s website.

Rates:
Peak: $2.20/adult, $1.10/child
Non-Peak: $2/adult, $1/child
Pool opening hours: Wed-Sun 7am-10pm | Mon 7am-10pm (Closed on Tuesdays)

OCBC Aquatic Centre
ADDRESS
7 Stadium Dr, Singapore 397632
Opening Hours: Tuesday 07:30 a.m - 07:30 a.m  Show More Timings  Hide 
Monday 07:00 a.m - 09:30 p.m
Tuesday 07:30 a.m - 07:30 a.m
Thursday 07:00 a.m - 09:30 p.m
Friday 07:00 a.m - 09:30 p.m
Saturday 07:00 a.m - 09:30 p.m
Sunday 07:00 a.m - 09:30 p.m
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4.5
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– Membership required –


Even though these clubhouses have facilities that are more catered towards members, they have guest policies that allow you to bring along a swimming kaki or 2.


3.  Safra Choa Chu Kang – Sheltered pool with glass edge



Image credit: Safra Choa Chu Kang

SAFRA Choa Chu Kang’s swimming pool is open-air but sheltered, so you can go for a rejuvenating swim surrounded by nature even when it’s pouring. But that’s not all, this 6-lane lap pool has a see-through glass edge, making it a photogenic spot for those looking to snap a few pics.

If you were hoping to get a whole-body workout, head to the gym on level 3. There’s also a Climb Central outlet with over 40 climbing lanes for a different kind of arm day.

Full list of SAFRA swimming pools.

Number of guests allowed: 3 per member
Rates:
Mon-Fri: $2.25/guest
Sat-Sun & PH: $3.35/guest

Pool opening hours: Mon-Tue 7am-9.30pm | Wed 11am-9.30pm | Thu-Fri 7am-9.30pm | Sat, Sun & PH 8am-9.30pm

SAFRA Choa Chu Kang
ADDRESS
28 Choa Chu Kang Dr, Singapore 689964
Opening Hours: Tuesday 09:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m  Show More Timings  Hide 
Monday 09:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m
Tuesday 09:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m
Wednesday 09:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m
Thursday 09:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m
Friday 09:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m
Saturday 09:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m
Sunday 09:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m
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4.3
(385)
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4. SP Graduates’ Guild – Has sauna, steam room & gym for $8/guest



Image credit: Mind Transformations

The SP Graduates Guild is a lesser-known recreational clubhouse, even amongst Singapore Polytechnic alumni. Stepping in, you definitely won’t miss a large free form swimming pool in the middle of the clubhouse.


Image credit: SIA Group Sports Club

Access is limited to SPGG members, but if you know someone who’s one, it’s time to hit them up. Every SPGG member can bring up to 4 guests to the pool, the gym, and the wellness centre – which comes complete with a jacuzzi, hot and cold pools, steam room, and sauna. 

The one-time fee for membership here costs $1,188, which you have to pay in addition to the monthly $45 subscription fee. However, here’s a pretty cool lobang – SP fresh graduates can sign up with just a $129 one-time fee – with your monthly subscription waived for the first 3 years upon graduation. 

Find out more about the SPGG Membership.

Number of guests allowed: Up to 4 (1 during peak hours)
Rates: $8/guest fee (includes locker rental and towels)

Pool opening hours: Mon-Sun & PH 8am-9pm (Closed every 1st Sunday from 8pm)

Singapore Polytechnic Graduates’ Guild
ADDRESS
1010 Dover Rd, Singapore 139658
Opening Hours: Tuesday 08:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m  Show More Timings  Hide 
Monday 08:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m
Tuesday 08:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m
Wednesday 08:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m
Thursday 08:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m
Friday 08:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m
Saturday 08:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m
Sunday 08:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m
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4.2
(362)
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5. NTU Alumni Club – Kids pool & spa facilities



Image credit: Nanyang Technological University

Just a 5-minute walk from Buona Vista MRT lies NTU@one-north, which houses the NTU Alumni Club. The pool facilities are managed by The Swim Lab, a swimming school for kids founded by a team of ex national swimmers. But NTU alumni, students, and faculty can access the 25m lap pool at $5/entry as guests. 

Top up an additional $5 and you also get to use the adjacent gym, with free weights and treadmills available for a “dry” workout before your swim. The steam room and sauna are also available to use afterwards. If you’re a member, you get complimentary access to all facilities – plus, you can bring 1 guest to the gym and up to 4 to the pool at no additional charge. 



Image credit: @aquatechsg via Instagram

Of course, one thing that stands out here is the pool’s Waterplay features for kids – the young ones are going to have a fun day having a go at the slides. 

Number of guests allowed: Up to 4
Rates: $5/guest

Pool opening hours: Mon-Sun 8am-8pm

NTU Alumni Club
ADDRESS
11 Slim Barracks Rise, #05-03 Executive Centre, Singapore 138664
Opening Hours: Tuesday 08:30 a.m - 09:30 p.m Show More Timings Hide
Monday 08:30 a.m - 09:30 p.m
Tuesday 08:30 a.m - 09:30 p.m
Wednesday 08:30 a.m - 09:30 p.m
Thursday 08:30 a.m - 09:30 p.m
Friday 08:30 a.m - 09:30 p.m
Saturday 08:30 a.m - 09:30 p.m
Sunday 09:30 a.m - 06:30 p.m
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.3
(181)
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6. Singapore Swimming Club – Competition-ready pools



Image Credit: @kegene via Instagram

The Singapore Swimming Club has always had a tradition of producing swimmers who would go on to represent Singapore, even break a few records. Just ask their Swimming Programmes’ ambassador – Joseph Schooling.
This members-only recreational club houses 2 Olympic-sized swimming pools – complete with legit lane dividers and starting blocks – as well as a shallower 1.2m Learn-to-Swim pool for those who need some time to warm-up.

Whether you’re on the lookout for a personal swim coach or training for a triathlon, SSC has swim training programmes that cater to different ages and levels of expertise.

Right now, members can bring a guest for a swim at the clubhouse for a $5.35 fee. 

Number of guests allowed: 1
Rates: $5.35/guest

Pool opening hours: Tue-Mon 5.30am-10pm | Wed 10am-12pm

Singapore Swimming Club
ADDRESS
45 Tanjong Rhu Rd, Singapore 436899
Opening Hours: Tuesday 07:00 a.m - 11:00 p.m Show More Timings Hide
Monday 07:00 a.m - 11:00 p.m
Tuesday 07:00 a.m - 11:00 p.m
Wednesday 07:00 a.m - 11:00 p.m
Thursday 07:00 a.m - 11:00 p.m
Friday 07:00 a.m - 11:00 p.m
Saturday 07:00 a.m - 11:00 p.m
Sunday 07:00 a.m - 11:00 p.m
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.4
(1050)
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7. CSC @ Bukit Batok & Changi – Lounge in a wave pool from $2



Image credit: Civil Service Club

One of 4 CSC members-only clubhouses spread across the island, CSC @ Bukit Batok has something for everyone. Lounge on the sun beds along their 2-tier swimming pool that reminds us of the one at Capella Singapore, relax in the jacuzzi, or drift down their lazy river below.


Image credit: @civilserviceclub via Instagram

Thrill-seekers can even make a splash going down their 8m high water slide or enjoy the 10 minutes of “waves” that happen every hour at the wave pool.

CSC’s guest policy allows members to bring 4 guests in for free, while subsequent guests are required to pay $2 on weekdays and $3 on weekends. Don’t forget your towel though, they charge an extra $1 to rent. 


Chill in the pool as you watch ferries go by, enjoying that salty sea air
Image credit: Civil Service Club @ Changi

If you prefer something more scenic, there’s another clubhouse you can visit. The CSC Clubhouse in Changi has an infinity pool overlooking Changi Beach. The fees for guests are the same across all of CSCs clubhouses.

Number of guests allowed: Up to 4
Rates:
Mon-Fri: $2 per additional guest
Sat-Sun & PH: $3 per additional guest

Civil Service Club @ Bukit Batok
Pool opening hours:
Tue-Sun 8am-9pm | Mon 12pm-9pm

Civil Service Club @ Changi
Pool opening hours: 8am-9pm, Daily

Civil Service Club @ Bukit Batok
ADDRESS
91 Bukit Batok West Ave 2, Singapore 659206
Opening Hours: Tuesday 08:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m  Show More Timings  Hide 
Monday 08:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m
Tuesday 08:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m
Wednesday 08:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m
Thursday 08:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m
Friday 08:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m
Saturday 08:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m
Sunday 08:00 a.m - 09:00 p.m
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.3
(1796)
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Civil Service Club @ Changi
ADDRESS
2 Netheravon Rd, Singapore 508503
Opening Hours: Tuesday 08:30 a.m - 10:30 p.m  Show More Timings  Hide 
Monday 08:30 a.m - 10:30 p.m
Tuesday 08:30 a.m - 10:30 p.m
Wednesday 08:30 a.m - 10:30 p.m
Thursday 08:30 a.m - 10:30 p.m
Friday 08:30 a.m - 10:30 p.m
Saturday 08:30 a.m - 10:30 p.m
Sunday 08:30 a.m - 10:30 p.m
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4.3
(2140)
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– Classpass –


Alternatively, sign up for a membership with ClassPass which costs $99/month for 45 credits. There are facilities that offer access to their pools that you can book with your credits. There’s a catch though, some of these packages have limited time slots available – so remember to book in advance. 


8. PARKROYAL Pickering – Great views of the CBD



Best known for its eye-catching architecture.
Image credit: @hyoniekim___ via Instagram

PARKROYAL Pickering is popular amongst regular staycationers, and you’ve most definitely have seen a few acquaintances posting a photo at its picturesque swimming pool. There are even poolside “bird cage” fixtures here for you to lounge at with an Instagram-worthy view of the Singapore skyline. 



Image credit: @menghuizhuo via Instagram

We’re not gatekeeping this, but you can access the hotel’s 5th floor outdoor infinity pool, gym, and spa on ClassPass. Book a 2-hour slot and gain access to the pool and the gym, where you can get your sweat on.

Credits needed: 10 credits ($22)
Pool opening hours: 9am-5pm, Daily

Book a slot at PARKROYAL Pickering on ClassPass.

ADMISSION FEE
From $555/Night.
ADDRESS
3 Upper Pickering St, Singapore 058289
Opening Hours: Tuesday Open 24 Hours  Show More Timings  Hide 
Monday Open 24 Hours
Tuesday Open 24 Hours
Wednesday Open 24 Hours
Thursday Open 24 Hours
Friday Open 24 Hours
Saturday Open 24 Hours
Sunday Open 24 Hours
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.5
(4108)
CONTACT INFORMATION
RECOMMENDED TICKETS AT S$382.72


9. One Farrer Hotel – Olympic-sized rooftop pool to take a swim


 
Image credit: One Farrer Hotel

Another hotel swimming pool you can access is One Farrer Hotel, located right beside Farrer Park MRT. You’ll find an Olympic-sized pool on its roof, complete with reclining cabanas for you to catch some rays while you admire the skyscrapers and MBS.

Access to the pool is coupled with entry to the hotel’s gym in 2-hour packages. So if you’re in the area and looking for a lesser-known spot for a dip or a workout, consider using some of those credits for a swim at this swanky hotel.

Credits needed: 13 credits ($28.60)
Pool opening hours: Daily 8am-8pm

Book a slot at One Farrer Hotel on ClassPass

ADDRESS
1 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217562
Opening Hours: Tuesday Open 24 Hours Show More Timings Hide
Monday Open 24 Hours
Tuesday Open 24 Hours
Wednesday Open 24 Hours
Thursday Open 24 Hours
Friday Open 24 Hours
Saturday Open 24 Hours
Sunday Open 24 Hours
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.5
(3138)
RECOMMENDED TICKETS AT S$201.75

10. lyf one-north – Chio pool surrounded by greenery



Image credit: lyf one-north

Those working in the one-north area don’t have access to that many facilities near the office. If you’re looking for an after-work swimming spot, know that you can use your ClassPass credits at the 25m lap swimming pool atop lyf one-north.

Pro tip: Go in the evening to enjoy the sunset while relaxing on deck chairs that are placed along the pool’s edge. The last slot you can book is at 8pm, which is great for a night dip as the pool gets even more aesthetically-pleasing when the lights turn on.

Credits needed: ~8  credits ($17.60)
Pool opening hours: 6am-8pm, Daily

Book a slot at lyf @ one-north on ClassPass

lyf one-north Singapore
ADMISSION FEE
From $146.25/night
ADDRESS
80 Nepal Park, Singapore 139409
Opening Hours: Tuesday Open 24 Hours Show More Timings Hide
Monday Open 24 Hours
Tuesday Open 24 Hours
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Sunday Open 24 Hours
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4.4
(89)

11. Fairmont Singapore – Oasis-like rooftop pool



Image credit: @suziiioh via Instagram

If you’re ever in need of a quick morning or afternoon swim, head to Fairmont Singapore’s 2 free-form outdoor pools, shared with adjacent Swissôtel The Stamford. It’s open to ClassPass users from morning till noon.


Image credit: @kjamkalaz via Instagram

The package comes in 60-minute slots, where members can choose either access to the oasis-like swimming pools, or the spa facilities. The slots are separated into male- or female-only slots, and are subject to availability – so it’s best to book your refreshing lunchtime dip in advance.

Credits needed: ~17 credits ($37.40)
Pool opening hours: 9.30am-11am, Daily

Book a slot at Fairmont Singapore on ClassPass

ADMISSION FEE
From $370/night.
ADDRESS
80 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189560
Opening Hours: Tuesday Open 24 Hours Show More Timings Hide
Monday Open 24 Hours
Tuesday Open 24 Hours
Wednesday Open 24 Hours
Thursday Open 24 Hours
Friday Open 24 Hours
Saturday Open 24 Hours
Sunday Open 24 Hours
RECOMMENDED TICKETS AT S$468.00

12. Paradox Hotel – Kid–friendly pool with slide & jacuzzi



Image credit: Paradox Hotel

If you think Paradox Hotel looks familiar, that’s because it used to be Swissôtel Merchant Court. The swimming pool is located on the first floor and surrounded by greenery – it’s so chio you’d think you’re on vacation. Well, you can book a 60-minute “vacation” at the pool here with ClassPass.

The pool comes equipped with slides for kids and adults, and an adjacent sauna for you to relax and unwind. It’s especially ideal for folks who want to go for a swim before their night of dancing to untz untz music at one of the bars and clubs nearby. Bear in mind it’s still a functional hotel, so it would be wise to go when it’s least crowded.

Credits needed: ~15 credits ($33)
Pool opening hours: 11am-5pm, Daily

Book a slot at Paradox Singapore on ClassPass

ADDRESS
20 Merchant Road, Singapore 058281
Opening Hours: Tuesday Open 24 Hours Show More Timings Hide
Monday Open 24 Hours
Tuesday Open 24 Hours
Wednesday Open 24 Hours
Thursday Open 24 Hours
Friday Open 24 Hours
Saturday Open 24 Hours
Sunday Open 24 Hours
GOOGLE REVIEWS
4.4
(3926)
RECOMMENDED TICKETS AT S$260.91

Pay-per-use swimming pools to book in Singapore


It’s time to challenge yourself by setting a new personal best without having to change lanes as if you’re on the KJE. With these pay-per-use pools in Singapore, you can choose from Olympic-sized ones on rooftops, sheltered pools for rainy days, kid-friendly water playgrounds, lazy river, and wave pool.

Find out more about these clubhouses with cool things to do:


Cover image adapted from: @civilserviceclub via Instagram, Singapore Polytechnic Graduates’ Guild, One Farrer Hotel

Nicholas Ong

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