The Swimming Pool
Fred makes fence over pool
The Flintstones
Episode # 3
Season One
Air date October 14, 1960 (ABC)
Written by Warren Foster
Michael Maltese
Arthur Phillips
Directed by Joseph Barbera
William Hanna
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"The Swimming Pool" is the third episode of season 1 of The Flintstones.


Fred and Barney decide to make one pool to fit both their backyards, but then get into a fight and start claiming property of both ends of the pool.


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  • Fred Flintstone
  • Wilma Flintstone
  • Barney Rubble
  • Betty Rubble
  • Swim Togs and Stuff employee (only appearance)
  • Charlie (only appearance)
  • Charlie's pool table partner (only appearance)
  • Angry neighbour (only appearance)
  • Sargent (only appearance)
  • Pete's partner (only appearance)
  • Pete (only appearance; no lines)


  • Bedrock
    • Flintstone home
    • Rubble home (first appearance)
    • Swim Togs and Stuff (only appearance)
    • Rockhead & Quarry Cave Construction Co.
    • 5th Precinct


  • Do It Yourself Pool Kit
  • Public phone
  • Fred's birthday cake


  • Fred's car


Alan Reed Fred Flintstone
Jean Vander Pyl Wilma Flintstone
Mel Blanc Barney Rubble
Bea Benaderet Betty Rubble


  • The scene where Wilma brings Fred's meal by the pool comes from the pilot pitch of the series, "The Flagstones", based on the original name of the Flintstone family.
  • This is the first of many names given to the construction company Fred works for, this time being called Rockhead & Quarry Cave Construction Co.
  • A scene from this episode is shown in the The Jetsons episode, "Elroy's Mob". Having the Flintstones universe depicted as fictional does cause slight contradictions for the TV movie, The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, although the Laff-a-Lympics TV series depicted Fred and Barney as both TV stars and real people.


  • Fred knows either two Charlies, or animators weren't being consistent.