Learn how to create, edit, decorate and use pools in The Sims FreePlay. From diving centers to small splashing ponds - the water is your oyster.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why won't my Sims stay in the pool?
You need to clean the pool! With a Sim selected tap on the pool and select 'Clean Pool'.
Why won't my Sim leave the pool?
Add a ladder from the 'Pool Items' section of the Home Store (or in the 'Outdoors' tab on a larger device).
How do I leave or enter the swimming pool?
Tap on the ground outside the pool or tap inside the pool to have Sim change into or out of their Swimsuit and exit or enter.
Creating a Swimming Pool
Complete It's All Going Swimmingly quest. Tap on the Home Store and tap the yellow 'Pools' icon - if you're on a larger device, this is inside the 'Outdoors' tab. Similar to making a room, tap and drag to create a pool. Red means you can't build right there - green means you can. Confirm this change for now, you can adjust how the pool looks later.
Editing and deleting pools
Pools must be at least 3x3 squares to build. You can place items on the paving of a pool, but remember to leave at least 1 square on the outside for the paving. To edit the shape of a pool or delete it, tap on the pool again whilst you are inside the 'Pools' tab of the home store. Tap the red Simoleon symbol to sell (delete) the pool or the tick icon if you've changed your mind.
Redecorating a pool
Tap the second tab on the right of 'Pools' to change the interior. You can also change the paving, paving width and add pool items or toys in the following tabs! Try adjusting the paving width for something different: think mansion courtyards or small toddler splash pools.
Note: If you purchase Pool Items from the Online Store, these will be added to your Pool Items tab!
Using pools and the Swimming Center
To enter a pool, tap on it with any Sim selected then tap 'Go Swimming'. To leave, tap on the ground outside - make sure you have a ladder so your Sims can get out. Regularly clean your pool by tapping on it then selecting 'Clean Pool' - otherwise, you won't be able to use it! To practice the diving hobby you'll need a diving board and an adult, preteen or teen Sim. You can find a diving board in the Pool Items section of the home store or in the Swimming Center after completing It's All Going Swimmingly.
TIP: Purchase an automatic pool cleaner from the Online Store to save time cleaning the pool.