Behold, a list of local pools and the price for that golden tan.


Pinehurst Resort: No, you can’t join just for the adult and family pools, hot tub, water slide, outdoor bar and splash zone, but a “social membership” gets you access to resort restaurants and the fitness center, too. How much is it? More than a semester of college.

Beacon Ridge: Think country clubs are out of your reach? Try Seven Lakes. The recently renovated, junior Olympic-size pool at Beacon Ridge is open through Labor Day and access is just $30 a month for those over 12. Smaller kids are $10/month.

Elks Club: Ok, so you just have to apply to join the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, sign some papers, and attend an initiation meeting that probably doesn’t include a sacrificial offering. When all that’s said and done, it’ll cost you at least $430 for the season. If you have a friend who’s an Elk, you can tag along with them for $7 a visit.

Foxfire Village Pool: Get your family a season pass to this no-frills option for $400, or get a punch card that lets you accumulate 5 visits for $50. If you’re a resident, you can expect to spend about half that.

Country Club of Whispering Pines: Have an irrational fear of non-chlorinated bodies of water and uh, microbes? Skip the village lakes and sign up for the country club’s pool membership. You’ll pay $499 for yourself and $599 for the whole family. Active-duty military get 20% off.

Longleaf Golf and Family Club: A pool-only membership here is a flat $500; you just have to resist joining for the newly redesigned 18-hole championship course.

Lawn and Tennis: A pool-only membership at L&T is available from May 15 to Sept. 15: $250 per person or $400 per family. An adults-only swim happens from 9-10 a.m. each day.

Southern Pines Pool Park: If you live in the town limits, you can swim in this public pool for less than $4 per person — non-residents will have to shell out $60 for a parks and rec membership.


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