Dive into pool dating
215-685-0174 4231 Lansdowne Drive, Philadelphia Opening Date: June 22 Open Monday — Friday, 11 am — 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday, noon — 5 pm Open Swim: weekdays, 1 — , weekends Family Swim: Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday: 5 — pm Adult Swim: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 5 — pm This is a shady, lovely spot conveniently located next door to the Please Touch Museum.
It’s big enough for adults to get some laps in while the kids play, too. Aramingo Ave., Philadelphia 215-685-9880 Opening Date: June 22 Free Swim: Daily, Noon — 4 pm; Monday — Friday, 5 — 6 pm With the Fishtown “Swimmo” closed for the summer, this Kensington spot will be a hot ticket.
One was the Mc Carren Park Pool, designed by Aymar Embury II.
A 2012 rehabilitation project by Rogers Marvel Architects (now two separate firms) brought the long-closed Brooklyn facility into the 21st century while preserving the original brick bathhouse building and grand entry arch.
Julia Morgan tucked the pool beneath a tennis court and designed it in a style Hearst Castle historian Victoria Kastner calls “whimsical Art Deco.” The water’s gleaming surface reflects the room’s curved marble ladders, alabaster lamps, and classically inspired marble statues.
C., so the thought of a refreshing dip helps make our workday go swimmingly.)Below, we’ve assembled a photo tour of six standout pools, three of them designed by Morgan.
But the 160-by-60-foot pool reopened to the public in 2010 with an energy-efficient restoration and renovation.
The project, led by Todd Jersey Architecture, included restoring the original tilework and clerestory windows.
Aside from their gorgeous pools and comfy facilities, the club strives to bring community together and offers activity nights for kids and families.
magazine features a story on the architect Julia Morgan, who was known in part for designing unusually lovely pools.
If you have other favorite historic pools, please let us know about them in the comments section.