Albuquerque Swimming Pools

Indoor Public Pools

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When the heat cranks up in Albuquerque, swimming pools become a place of welcome refuge. Albuquerque's public pools offer options of indoor or outdoor swimming. Some pools have slides and others diving boards. Public pools offer an affordable way to beat the heat, and pool locations around town ensure there will be one nearby. Dip your toe in one nearby, or try one you haven't been to before. They all offer the necessary cool for this time of year.

Outdoor pools open on Saturday, May 28 for the 2016 season, and continue to run through August 7. All pools are closed Memorial Day and July 4.

Free swim passes are available for the season on a first-come, first-served basis after Memorial to as long as supplies last.

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Admission prices are for indoor and outdoor pools, with exceptions noted for specific pools. Pool admission is .25 cents for children 5 and younger, $1.50 for children 6-12, $2 for teens 13-17, and adults are $2.25 ages 18-54. Seniors 55+, spectators and military are .75. Prices are good for all pools EXCEPT West Mesa, Sierra Vista, East San Jose and Wells Park Spray Pad.

West Mesa costs a little more, at .50 for children five and under, $2 for kids 6-12, $2.50 for teens, $3 for adults, $1 for seniors, military and spectators.

East San Jose pool costs a little less, at .25 for children five and under, $1 for kids 6-12, $1.50 for teens 13-19, $1.50 for adults, and .50 for seniors, military and spectators.

Friday nights are .25 at all pools except West Mesa, which is .50 and Montgomery, which is the regular price.

Monthly costs are $45 per family at most pools, $50 monthly at West Mesa for families. An annual pass for all facilities is $250, and a summer family pass is $75.

On Sundays during recreation swim hours, children 17 and under swim free at all pools.

Indoor Pools

West Mesa Aquatic Center
6705 Fortuna Road NW
(505) 836-8718
West Mesa has an outdoor pool with two water slides, an indoor water park and an indoor Olympic pool with lap swimming. West Mesa is a very popular pool, and has a bather limit of 300. To accommodate the high demand, tickets will be good for one shift per day, either 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. OR 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for several shifts in advance with a recreational bracelet. West Mesa also has an outdoor pool with two water slides.

Highland Pool
400 Jackson Street SE
(505) 256-2096
Highland has an outdoor wading pool for the toddlers, an indoor pool with a diving board and offers lane swimming.

Los Altos Pool
10100 Lomas Boulevard NE
(505) 291-6290
The 25 meter indoor pool has lane swimming, and an outdoor wading pool offers a place for the younger kids. The nearby skate park makes this a great destination for kids.

Sandia Pool
7801 Candelaria Road NE
(505) 291-6279
The 25 meter pool has 3-meter and 1-meter diving boards and an outdoor wading pool.

Valley Pool
1505 Candelaria Road NW
(505) 761-4086
Like the other indoor pools, an outdoor wading pool is nearby for the young ones. There are two one-meter diving boards as well as lane swimming.

Albuquerque's outdoor swimming pools are open in 2013 from May 25 through August 11. Hours are for recreational swims; check pools for lap swim times.

Outdoor Pools

East San Jose Pool
2015 Galena Street SE
(505) 848-1396
Monday - Friday, noon - 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.
The facility has a 25 yard shallow pool and a wading pool.

Eisenhower Pool
11001 Camero Avenue NE
(505) 291-6292
Monday - Friday, 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.
The shallow 25-yard pool also has a wading pool and two water slides.

Montgomery Pool
5301 Palo Duro Avenue NE
(505) 888-8123
Monday - Friday, 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, noon - 5 p.m.
Montgomery Pool is centrally located and has a 25-yard shallow pool and a wading pool for young children.

Rio Grande Pool
1410 Iron Avenue SW
(505) 848-1397
Hours are noon - 5 p.m., seven days a week.
This is one of our family's favorite pools. Its location near the zoo makes for a fun day's outing. Rio Grande has a 25-yard shallow pool and a wading pool, plus lots of grassy shade. It is centrally located in the downtown area.

Sierra Vista Pool
5001 Montaño Road NW
(505) 897-8819
Hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., seven days a week.
The 25-meter pool has new water slides and tubes for kids to enjoy. There is a wading pool and lots of grassy shade.

Sunport Pool
2033 Columbia Drive SE
(505) 848-1398
Sunport has a wading pool, lots of grassy shade and a 40-meter by 22-yard pool.

Wilson Pool
6000 Anderson Avenue SE
(505) 256-2095
Open noon to 5 p.m., seven days a week.
Wilson has a 25-yard shallow pool and a wading pool.

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