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    Public Swimming Pools/Private Resorts in Metro Manila

    Long sitting idly in Tutubi's Blogger draft, herewith is information for people looking for nearer and cheaper alternative swimming pools around Metro Manila, including free entrance fees (list gathered from TV news reports), some from Tutubi's friends, official websites and others are just personal knowledge of Tutubi.

    If you happen to know other public swimming pools or know of any updated information, please hit the comments. This list is shall always be "unfinished"
    and will be updated when new information is available


    Caloocan City

    Public Swimming Pools in Caloocan

    Las Piñas City
    Public Swimming Pools in Las Piñas

    Makati City
    Public Swimming Pools in Makati

    Makati Aquatic Sports Arena (MASA)
    Location: beside Makati Park and Garden on J.P. Rizal Extension, West Rembo, Makati City
    Telephone Number: +63.2.728.0381 to 83
    Swimming Rate/Entrance Fee for Makati residents: PhP50.00; PhP160.00 for non-Makati residents
    Pool Hours: 8am - 12nn; 1pm – 8pm, Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday pool cleaning)

    Makati Sports Club
    Location: L.P.Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati
    Remarks: the nearest one to Makati workers and slaves; requires endorsement of MSC member though

    YMCA Makati
    Address: Sacred Heart St, San Antonio Village, Makati City
    Telephone Number: +63.2.899.6380 to 82
    Swimming Pool Fee: PhP80.00

    Malabon City
    Public Swimming Pools in Malabon

    Mandaluyong City
    Public Swimming Pools in Mandaluyong

    City of Manila
    Public Swimming Pools in Manila
    (free entrance for Manila residents with ID?)
    Bagong Buhay Pool, Pedro Gil St (Herran)
    Boystown Complex
    Tondo Sports Complex
    Dapitan Sports Complex (Dapitan corner Piy Margal, Sampaloc)
    Army Navy Club, (T.M. Kalaw, Ermita)
    Pandacan Sports Complex (Jose Siria corner Selya, Pandacan)
    remarks: these pools can accommodate 200 people, yet get very crowded during weekends and may not be clean/properly maintained)

    Manila Ocean Park
    Swimming Pool Entrance Fee/Swimming rate: PhP200.00/head

    Pope Pius XII Catholic Center
    Address: 1175 UN Avenue, Ermita, Manila
    Telephone Number: +63.2.525.9126
    Swimming Pool Rate: PhP80.00
    Pool Hours: 8:30am – 11:30am; 1:30pm – 4:30pm, Tuesday to Sunday

    Rizal Memorial Sports Complex
    Location: Pablo Ocampo (formerly Vito Cruz, Malate, Manila
    Telephone Number: +63.2.525.2171
    Rates: PhP40.00 Tuesday to Friday; PhP55.00 weekends (Saturday, Sunday)
    Remarks: outdoor, Olympic size pool, accessible from LRT Vito Cruz Station and across Harrison Plaza

    Marikina City
    Public Swimming Pools in Marikina
    Marikina Sports Park
    Swimming Pool Rate: PhP40.00
    Location: Sumulong Highway corner McDonald’s Avenue , Marikina City
    Contact Number: +63.2.646.1635
    Hours: 8am to 11:30am; 1pm to 4:30pm daily except Mondays

    Resorts in Marikina

    Flamingoes Garden Resort
    239 Molave St., Marikina Heights, Marikina City
    Telephone number: +63.933.0047

    Villa Ronar Garden Resort and Hotel
    Address: 112 Dao St. corner Champaca St., Marikina Heights, Marikina City
    Telephone: +63.2.475.4093; +63.2.998.8448; +63.2.502.9184
    Cellphone: +63.917.815.1029

    Muntinlupa City
    Public Swimming Pools in Muntinlupa

    Navotas City
    Public Swimming Pools in Navotas

    Parañaque City
    Public Swimming Pools in Parañaque

    Private Resorts in Parañaque
    Shanghai Garden Resort
    Address: 88 Shanghai St., Better Living Subdivision, Parañaque City
    Telephone: +63.2.828.0516
    Mobile: +63.920.402.7500

    shanghai garden resort near BF homes

    Pasay City
    Public Swimming Pools in Pasay

    Pasay City Sports Complex
    Address: Arnaiz Avenue, Pasay City
    Outdoor Pool Rates: PhP50.00 (Non-Pasay resident); PhP40 (Pasay resident with ID)

    Pasig City
    Public Swimming Pools in Pasig City

    Pasig Rainforest Park
    Telephone Number: +63.2.628.4291; +63.2.6425280
    Park Admission Rate: FREE
    Swimming Pool Rate/entrance fee: PhP100.00 (adults); PhP80.00 (children); PhP60.00 (Pasig residents with ID)
    Hours: Park and pool are open from 5am to 5pm

    Ultra at the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC)
    Location: Meralco Avenue, Pasig City
    Telephone Number: +63.2.635.0102
    Swimming Pool Rates: PhP45.00
    Pool Hours: 9am - 12nn; 1:30pm - 4:30pm
    Type: Outdoor, olympic size

    Public Swimming Pools in Pateros

    Quezon City
    Public Swimming Pools in Quezon City

    Amoranto Sports Complex
    Location: Roces Avenue, Quezon City
    Entrance Fee: PhP50.00 day swim, require swimwear, Olympic size pool
    E-mail address:
    Contact Numbers: +63.2.374-25-24; +63.2.374.2586; +63.2.374.2587; +63.2.374.2593
    Comments: closed on Mondays due to pool cleaning

    Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) Loyola Schools Swimming Pool
    Location: Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Diliman, Quezon City
    Contact Details: +63.2.426.6001
    Pool Rates: PhP40.00
    Official Website:
    Remarks: Open to the public on weekends only, covered lap pool, proper swim wear required

    La Mesa Eco-park
    Open: 8am to 4pm
    Park Admission Rates: PhP50.00 (above 3 ft height), QC residents: PhP40.00
    Free for QC senior citizens (with valid OSCA ID)
    Swimming Pool Rates: PhP80.00 (above 3 feet) 3 ft and below: PhP40.00

    Private pools in Quezon City

    Ace Water Spa
    Location: San Francisco del Monte corner Banawe, Quezon City
    Remarks: not actually mere heated swimming pools but therapeutic hydromassage, just
    one jeepney ride away from Tutubi's home

    Philam Homes Swimming Pool
    Entrance: PhP100.00/person
    Open: 8am to 5pm; inquire for night swimming rates/party venue packages
    Location: entrance near Trinoma, EDSA (Tutubi's secret revealed :)

    San Juan City
    Public Swimming Pools in San Juan

    Taguig City
    Public Swimming Pools in Taguig

    Valenzuela City
    Public Swimming Pools in Valenzuela

    As always, Tutubi is not affiliated with any of these resorts and public swimming pools. Please call published telephone numbers, email address or visit official websites for bookings, resort entrance fee/admission prices/room rates/swimming fee, inquiries, reservations, event venue, rules, proper swim attire, length/width/depth of pools, bringing in of food and drinks (including beer and alcoholic drinks) corkage fees and other stuff.

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    posted by GingGoy @ 9:56 PM,


    At Apr 19, 2012, 11:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi Tutubi, is the pool at Philam homes open to the public? when is the best time to visit and do laps? is the place crowded?thanks!

    At Apr 24, 2012, 9:13:00 AM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    anonymous, philam homes swimming pool is not a lap pool just about 20 meters in length and 10 meters wide. not crowded as it's a private subdivision and not easy to go to using private transportation (walking distance but quite far from MRT North Avenue station)

    At May 11, 2012, 4:51:00 PM, Anonymous Swimming Pool Builders San Antonio said...

    Great post. Really informative about pools. Thanks for sharing this to us.

    At May 14, 2012, 12:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hello tutubi, check out manila ocean park

    At May 16, 2012, 9:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi, is philam homes swimming pool available for night swimming?

    At Jul 14, 2012, 7:02:00 PM, Anonymous Amphitrite said...

    I just called YMCA makati and they do not have the pool anymore. (july 2012)

    At Sep 20, 2012, 7:51:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Swimming pool in taguig:
    Philippine Army Gym, mon-sun 8am-6pm, except monday morning for pool cleaning. additional open time Tues & Thurs 6-10pm. Entrance=P100. olympic size.

    tel: 845-9555 ext 6464

    At Nov 25, 2012, 9:48:00 PM, Blogger Vanity said...

    In muntinlupa, Starmall near cinema

    At Nov 30, 2015, 9:13:00 PM, Blogger Yeba said...

    Contact # pls.,


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