Welcome to Salida Recreation & Hot Springs Aquatic Center!
Call us: (719) 539-6738 | Visit: 410 W Hwy 50, Salida, CO 81201 | Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Update: The pool is now open! We look forward to seeing you swimming today! Pool patrons, please note: the pool air heater has broken and needs to be repaired, and the new motor will not arrive until tomorrow morning. We are currently still open, but the pool and air temperature are falling. We may close […]
The sounds of kids in swim lessons filled the pool the entire month of April. For several hours each school day, the Longfellow Elementary School gym classes filed in and out of the pool by the bus load, each child splashing, bobbing, treading, breathing and, eventually, swimming! No matter the skill level, kids and their […]
A reminder to all users that the pool will be closed May 4 – 9 for spring cleaning and maintenance. We are scheduled to re-open at noon on May 10, and in honor of Mother’s Day, all moms swim free! Please check our website or facebook page for updates. If we do fall behind in […]
We are proud to be a Silver Sneakers and Silver and Fit facility. We had over 3,600 visits through SilverSneakers memberships last year, and we look forward to even more in 2015! We also now accept Silver&Fit benefits. Anyone with either of these plans through his/her insurance company is eligible for free swimming, free Arthritis […]
The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will be closed all day on Sunday, April 19th, for a special swim camp for area youth. Please also note that Friday night, the pool will close at 7:00 pm for Jive and Dive–our final middle school pool party of the year. The pool will reopen on Monday morning […]
Our annual Underwater Egg Hunt is this Thursday, April 2nd! Egg hunt will take place between 5:00 – 6:30pm; we will have age divisions to ensure fun and safety for everyone, with the youngest kids beginning first. Cost is $5, which includes prizes, treats, and youth pool admission from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
Every spring we welcome kids from Longfellow Elementary School, who come to the pool to learn to swim during their PE lessons. We are always very excited to teach these little swimmers, as learning to swim is not only an important safety consideration, but also a great way to get moving and to exercise throughout […]
The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center is looking for Swimming Instructors to teach the Longfellow Elementary students from March 30 to April 30. You do not need to be Water Safety Instructor Certified. However you shouldhave a good swimming background, some teaching experience and a will to teach and mentor young children. This is a […]
It’s already February, and we’ve got some great classes to check out in the next few weeks as part of the 2015 Salida Recreation Fitness Challenge. In addition, our Water Fitness Punch Card is now on sale for $20, which will get you 6 punches to any of our water fitness classes, lap swim, or […]
The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will host group lessons for kids of all ages in February. Learning to swim is a major milestone for children, and a skill that will provide for a lifetime of fun and safety. A special Parent-Tot lesson series will be held on Saturdays, February 7 – 28, from 9 […]
About the Salida Hot Springs Public Pools
The Salida Hot Springs Pool is the largest indoor hot springs facility in the country. Our water is gathered from an underground springs eight miles up the road, high in the Rocky Mountains. From there, it is piped directly to our pools through insulated pipeline, delivering fresh hot water continually. This sparkling clear, odorless water was originally enjoyed by the area’s first inhabitants, the Ute Indians. We now respect and enjoy this water for it natural refreshing and warming qualities.
The Salida Hot Springs Pool public facilities consist of a large 25 meter, 6 lane pool, and a smaller, hotter soaking and play pool. The large pool dominates a large portion of the building, and at approximately 84° – 86°, this pool is delightful for swimming, diving and recreational play. Two lap lanes are usually available, with mornings set aside for several lanes of lap swimming in addition to fitness classes.
The smaller pool has a zero-depth entry as well as a stair-entry, making it easily accessible. The depth gradually increases to four feet, and the temperature ranges from approximately 97° – 100°. These qualities makes this pool ideal for aqua-therapy, soaking, and young children.
Additionally, there is an ADA compliant lift that allows for easy access into either pool. Each pool features a stepped entry with handrails to further ease entry.