Summer is finally here! Beat that heat with a refreshing dip in one of central New Jersey’s fabulous local pools. From swimming lessons and teams to countless activities and amenities, there is something the whole family will love.

Here is our list of 7 locally recommended pools in Central New Jersey:   

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Juniper Lane Swim Club Inc.

  • Located at 541 Juniper Ln. Bridgewater, NJ 08807
  • Pool Dates & Times: May 27-29, June 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, & 23-July 31: 12:00p-9:00p; June 21-22: 3:30p-9:00p; August 1-September 4: 12:00p-8:30p 

If you’re looking for a summer of family fun, look no further than the Juniper Lane Swim Club. This facility boasts the longest swim season in Somerset County, with more hours jam-packed with activity than you can imagine. Membership with Juniper Lane guarantees you and your gang a safe and secluded spot to cool off, keep in shape, or relax and make some new friends. Special August memberships promise that even if you’re out of town, you can still come back and enjoy all that Juniper Lane has to offer this year. 

Round Top Swim and Tennis Club

  • Located at 106 Mt. Horeb Rd. Warren, NJ 07059
  • Pool Dates & Times: May 27-September 4: 12:00p-8:00p (only on weekends until June 21, then daily until Labor Day)

Whether you’re a competitive swimmer or just want to float around, there’s no beating the pools at the Round Top Swim and Tennis Club. This club features two main pools: the “main pool,” with an open lap lane and lights in the deep end (a new feature for this year) and the children’s wading pool, with surrounding seating so parents can comfortably watch their kids. Special clinics, aqua aerobics, swim lessons, and both a swim & diving team make Round Top a premier spot for members to stay in shape and have fun over the summer. 

Brook Hill Swim and Tennis Club, Inc.

  • Located at 18 Drift Rd. Watchung, NJ 07069
  • Pool Dates & Times: May 27-September 4: 12:00p-8:00p (weekends only until June 22, then daily)

Like Round Top, the Brook Hill Swim and Tennis Club features two pools open to members through the summer months. However, this year they are offering something new: a summer camp. Kids ages 5-13 can visit Brook Hill, rain or shine, and receive daily swim instruction and participate in sports, games, and weekly trips. The camp is open to all residents (no membership required) and additional swim lessons and the Brook Hill Dolphins swim team guarantee that you will find the perfect way to keep your kids exercising and socializing all summer long.  

Basking Ridge Country Club

  • Located at 185 Madisonville Rd. Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
  • Pool Dates & Times: May 28-Labor Day: 10:30a-7:30p (daily starting June 18)

Indulge in some luxury with a swim club membership at the Basking Ridge Country Club. A 25-meter swimming pool, newly-renovated poolside snack bar, grassy lounging areas, and more promise endless relaxation for you, while a kiddie pool, extensive playground area, a swim team, and more promise hours of enjoyment for your kids. Contact the Membership Department to learn more today and prepare to experience all of the beauty and excitement at the Basking Ridge Country Club this summer. 

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Life Time Athletic

  • Located at 25 Connell Dr. Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
  • Pool Dates & Times: 5:00a-11:45p (Indoor Lap & Leisure Pools & Indoor Whirlpool); 10:00a-8:00p (Outdoor Leisure Pool); 6:00a-8:00p (Outdoor Lap Pool & Outdoor Whirlpool); 11:00a-7:00p Monday-Saturday, 11:00a-5:00p Sunday (Outdoor Water Slides) 

Dedicated to promoting long-term health and wellness, Life Time Athletic features swimming opportunities perfect for every member of your family. Lessons start for kids as young as 4 months and continue through adulthood and private options allow for one-on-one instruction tailored to each child’s individual goals and needs. Open swims are available throughout the day and both indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpools, and water slides give you and your family the chance to enjoy a good swim all year long. 

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Warrenbrook Pool

  • Located at 500 Warrenville Rd. Warren, NJ 07059
  • Pool Dates & Times: June 30-September 4: 12:00p-8:00p Monday-Friday, 11:00a-8:00p Saturday-Sunday; June 17-18, & 24-25: 12:00p-8:00p

If you want a refreshing swim but can’t afford a pricey club membership, you’re in luck. The Warrenbrook Pool offers seasonal pass and daily admission options for both county and non-county residents. An extensive pool area promises that you and your family can cool off and have a good time, while Youth and Senior discounts, plus the ability to purchase a card that can cut daily rates in half, make the Warrenbrook Pool one of the most affordable options for summer fun in Warren. 

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Pleasant Valley Pool

  • Located at 3405 Valley Rd. Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
  • Pool Dates & Times: May 27-29: 11:00a-8:00p; May 30-June 16: 4:00p-7:00p Monday-Friday, 11:00a-8:00p Saturday-Sunday; June 17-August 13: 11:00a-8:00p; August 14-September 3: 11:00a-7:00p; September 4 (closing day): 11:00a-5:00p

 For the ultimate soak zone, no place is better than the Pleasant Valley Pool. With four separate areas, including a splash pad, interactive water playground, and water slides, plus a full-service concession stand and courts for drier activities, there really is something for everyone. Fun events like family nights, float nights, crafts, and more keep kids and parents alike coming back again and again. If you’re ready for a summer to remember, sign up for a membership at Pleasant Valley today.

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