Gyms with Pools
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Does Planet Fitness have a pool?

One of the top questions we're asked about Planet! Pool enthusiasts need to know!
Written by
Melissa B
Published on
November 4, 2023

Does Planet Fitness have a pool?

Ready to join this splash party?

Pools aren't just for floating on inflatable unicorns. From power-packed aqua workouts to chill "me-time" sessions, pools have got it all. And guess what? You're among the countless folks who've clocked the awesomeness of diving in, especially when the fitness mood strikes.

Here's a real-life combo you'll only get at gyms with pools:

  • Relaxation: Had a tough workout? Jump in and let the water do its magic.
  • Swim Training: Whether you're channeling your inner Michael Phelps or just swimming off last night's pizza.
  • Pure aqua fun: Pools are kiddo and grown-up playgrounds. Splash wars, anyone?

Here at gymscompared.com, we've rounded up the best pool hangouts around. Whatever floats your boat (or floatie), we've got the exclusive info. Dive in with us!

Tell me more about pools at Planet Fitness! Do they have them?

Sorry! Planet Fitness does not have pools, at any of their locations. 

This is a big deal: Planet Fitness is the second largest gym chain in the country, at over 2,300 locations. For most folks in the United States, you can bet that they have a club (or two, three!) nearby to you. Unfortunately, no Planet Fitness locations have a pool.

How do you know for sure?

A bunch of hard work! We checked every single one of their 2,000+ gym pages, and even poked through the Facebook and Instagram pages. Finally, we connected with their customer care team: Nope, no pool at Planet Fitness.

Why doesn't Planet Fitness have pools?

Planet is one of the largest gym chains in the country, so not offering pools is a big deal. Locations are found in all corners of the USA (and beyond), so we too have asked, why doesn't Planet have pools? Our best guesses:

  • It would drive up membership costs. So many different things need to happen to install and maintain a pool properly. We're talking about cleaning, chemicals, and certifying that all is properly running correctly. That requires an enormous initial (and ongoing!) cost—that will have to be paid by members. 
    • Planet might be the biggest/loudest/most prominent gym chain touting memberships at a low $10 in many locations. Raising prices isn't gonna work. They are a budget-oriented gym chain with members who won't support the higher cost for a pool.
  • There isn't alot of space, or enough space at their locations. Planet Fitness clubs are typically 20,000 square feet—not tiny, but not enough to support a proper pool. Gym chains with this amenity usually are around 40,000 square feet in size. Plus, you can see below for how they decide to fill up their locations.
  • Pools aren't a primary focus for this gym chain. Planet focuses their efforts on offering:
    • A Judgement-Free workout at value pricing
    • Fitness Training (small group fitness) areas
    • Cardio and strength training zones
    • Tanning and massage chairs (via their Black Card)

You can see how Planet gyms enhance their members' experience with different options—there's simply no space for a pool.

Will Planet Fitness have pools in the future?

Don't bet on it. Adding a swimming pool to an existing Planet Fitness club is far too complicated, expensive, and simply not-profitable for the company. 

Sometimes we can make a case (and even lobby/recommend!) to different gym chains on amenities that people may want to see more of.... but not in this case. Adding pools to Planet Fitness locations just doesn't make any sense.

Closing thoughts

Yeah, pools are super fun, but sorry, you won't be diving into one at Planet Fitness. While none of their locations have pools, they offer several different amenities you might love. We also don't think they'll be adding pools in the future.
If this gym chain is on your list to join, take advantage of their other amenities, and value pricing.

Still looking to swim and find a pool nearby?

We've got the ultimate lit. By our count as of September 2023, there are 1,090 gyms with a swimming pool in the country. While Anytime Fitness isn't one of them, there are about ~13 different chains that do. 

Need the full list? Head over to our gyms with swimming pools homepage to search for your next aqua adventure.

Or, search by gym chain below.

Some locations in these gym chains have a pool.

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