We are proud to be the largest indoor hot springs in North America, as well as the only publicly-operated aquatic facility within 100+ miles of Salida.

AVERAGE POOL/SPA TEMPERATURES
Lap Pool: 84-86 degrees
Leisure Pool: 97-100 degrees

AQUATIC CENTER HOURS
Monday – Thursday 6:00am – 8:00pm, open swim begins at 1:00pm
Friday 6:00am – 9:00pm, open swim begins at 1:00pm
Saturday  9:00am – 9:00pm, open swim begins at 1:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm – 6:00pm, open swim all day
Hours may vary depending on fitness classes, swim team use and other recreation programming.
Please note we have 2 annual maintenance shutdowns (1 to 2 weeks in May and October) and seasonal schedule changes.

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    • Pay attention to fitness classes and swim team practices that are concurrently scheduled with other public times, as these users will get priority use of indicated parts of the pool (specific number of lap lanes and/or inflow pool). Lap swimmers will want to check our lap swim guide (see links below) to see lane availability.
    • The Aquatic Center is a 6 lane, 25 meter lap pool (approx. 85 degrees F) that is 4′ – 12′ in depth, plus an inflow pool (approx. 98 degrees F) that is 0′ – 4′ in depth.

Private soaking pools are available anytime we are open for public swim or water fitness classes. Please call for reservations.

Pool policies:

A family who swims together, stays together!  Adult supervision of kids is important as it allows our lifeguards and aquatic safety staff to focus on the water and keeping everyone safe.  Children who are 10 years of age or older and are able to swim 25 meters of the pool on their fronts without stopping may be left unattended at the Aquatic Center.  Children under the age of 10 who are able to swim the 25 meters must have an adult present in the facility.  All children who are unable to swim 25 meters must be accompanied by an adult within arms reach at all times.  Swim pants or diapers are required for those children who are not potty trained.  Swim diapers are available at the front desk.

See a full description of all Salida Recreation & Hot Springs Aquatic Center Policies here.

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.