San Diego County Public Pools - Complete List for 2021


Public Pools throughout San Diego County are open for the summer of 2021 and while some county facilities have not reopened due to renovation there are still dozens of pools available to the public to get some exercise, play, or just cool off. Many of the pools listed here feature swim, lifesaving and lifeguard classes at affordable rates. Some facilities dedicate specific hours to lap swimmers and aquatic sports practice, so it's a good idea to contact in them in advance.

NOTE: This list does not include private pools or club pools that require membership.

Alga Norte Aquatics Center – Carlsbad

The Alga Norte Aquatic Center located in Alga Norte Community Park offers a 56-meter competition pool, a 25-yard 12-lane instruction pool, a warm water spa for adults, 1-meter and 3-meter diving boards, a splash pad for children and a fitness room. Learn more about our Aquatics Programs.

Allied Gardens Pool

Allied Gardens Pool is nestled in the heart of the Allied Gardens Community with close access to the Recreation Center and Benjamin Library.

Aztec Aquaplex - SDSU Campus

Located on the San Diego State University campus and offers membership pricing for access. The Aztec Aquaplex features two large outdoor pools and 12 tennis courts. Open seven days-per-week, participants enjoy lap swimming by reservation and fitness on the deck by reservations.

Barrio Swimming Pool – San Diego

The Barrio Swimming Pool, located in San Diego, CA, is a swimming facility that offers aquatics programs, lap swimming, free swim, and swimming lessons. It hosts swim teams, schedules swim times, and offers special programming. The Swimming Pool also provides changing rooms and other amenities

Brooks Street Swim Center and Marshall Street Swim Center – Oceanside

Year-round Swim Center located near Mission Ave and I-5. Brooks Street Swim Center is an L-shaped outdoor heated pool that features 7 long lap lanes with an odd distance of 100 feet or 33 and a third yards.We have an additional 4 lanes to our deep end during lap adult lap swim hours that measure about 15 yards in length. The Marshall Street Swim Center is a summer seasonal Swim Center located near California St and I-5.

Carmel Valley Pool

This is a beautiful pool located in the Carmel Valley community. This facility consists of a main pool, 2 two-story water slides, a sloping beachfront entry, and a children's water play structure.

Clairemont Pool

Clairemont Pool is set next to a wonderful open spaced park in the Southern Clairemont area. This pool is ideal for birthday parties, swim meets, water polo and synchronized swimming.

City of Coronado Aquatics Center

The facility offers lap swimming, family swimming, exercise classes, and swimming lessons.

City of El Cajon Fletcher Hills Pool

The facility offers lap swimming, family swimming, exercise classes, and swimming lessons.

Del Norte Aquatic Center

This is a public pool located on the campus of Del Norte High School. It features 35-meter by 25-yard pool with diving well.The facility offers two (2) one-meter diving boards, fourteen (14) lap swimming lanes and full bathrooms.

El Corazon Aquatics Center – Oceanside (opening 8.2.21)

This world-class aquatics center will provide competition-level amenities to serve Oceanside residents, school districts and host regional meets.Work is wrapping up and the targeted opening date is August 21, 2021.

Esplande Pool – San Diego

  • Phone: 877-871-4097
  • Address: 10201 Camino Ruiz, San Diego, California, 92126

Swimming facility that offers aquatics programs, lap swimming, free swim, and swimming lessons. It hosts swim teams, schedules swim times, and offers special programming. The Swimming Pool also provides changing rooms and other amenities.

James A Stone Municipal Swimming Pool - Escondido

This pool was officially renamed the "James A. Stone" municipal swimming pool in December 1997, to honor Jim Stone, who was the City aquatics manager for 35 years. Jim passed away in January 1998. Find out more about Open Swim here. The facility features a 25-yard swimming pool and small children's pool.

Kearny Mesa Pool

The Kearny Mesa Pool is located next to the Kearny Mesa Recreation Center. This facility is a designated Arthritis Therapy pool with water tempurature in the mid-80's. This facility is ideal for birthday parties.

Krok Aquatic Center

Whether you're a competitive athlete or just like to wade, we've got something for everyone! The aquatics center offers group and private swim lessons, a masters program, lap and recreation swimming, aquatics based group exercise classes, and is home pool for the College Area Swim Team (CAST). Our aquatics department, complete with American Red Cross Certified lifeguards and trained swim lesson instructors, are dedicated to providing quality classes and training no matter what your age or ability.

La Mesa Municipal Pool

The La Mesa Municipal Pool, located in La Mesa, CA, is a swimming facility that offers aquatics programs, lap swimming, free swim, and swimming lessons. It hosts swim teams, schedules swim times, and offers special programming. The Swimming Pool also provides changing rooms and other amenities.

Landmark Pool – Escondido

  • Phone: 760-746-9700
  • Address: 930 South Andreasen Drive, Escondido, California, 92029

The Landmark Pool, located in Escondido, CA, is a swimming facility that offers aquatics programs, lap swimming, free swim, and swimming lessons. It hosts swim teams, schedules swim times, and offers special programming. The Swimming Pool also provides changing rooms and other amenities.

Las Palmas Pool - National City

The facility offers lap swimming, family swimming, exercise classes, and swimming lessons.

Los Posas Pool – San Marcos

Las Posas Pool features a 25 yard recreational lap pool, splash pad and a picnic area. It is heated all year long but may close preemptively due to attendance or weather. Current or anticipated closures will be posted at the pool.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Pool

Martin Luther King, Jr. Pool is available for lap swim and recreational (family) swimming and are accessible by reservation only. For additional information and reservation assistance, please contact pools offices at 619-527-3451. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Pool is located in the Skyline Community.

Monroe Street Pool – Carlsbad

The facility features a 25-yard by 25-meter pool, a shallow play area (by reservation only) and access ramp, and six sets of bleachers and plenty of deck space, changing facilities, and rest rooms. Parking is limited to current users of the pool; please sign in and record your vehicle license number at the front desk.

Poway Community Pool

Part of the Poway Community Center, this 50-meter by 25-yard, heated pool boasts shallow spots, deeper areas for more skilled swimmers, along with diving boards for daredevils. There’s also a wading pool for little ones. Family Swim happens on the weekends from 10:30AM until 1PM and everyone is encouraged to bring swim toys, floaties, inner tubes and rafts.

The Plunge - Mission Beach

The Plunge San Diego is a historic landmark known to be one of the largest indoor pools in Southern California. The aesthetics reflect floor to ceiling windows and a retractable roof, allowing swimmers to enjoy the warm San Diego weather year round. The 10,500 square foot pool is 175 feet long and 60 feet wide. With 355,000 gallons of water and views looking out to Mission Beach, the Plunge has something for everybody. The Plunge San Diego offers water aerobics, swim lessons for children and adults, Master Swim programs, private events and much more. Located inside of Fit Mission Beach at Belmont Park an ocean front amusement park at Mission Beach, The Plunge at Fit is open to the public and welcomes swimmers of all ages.

Showcase Pool – Poway

Swimming facility that offers aquatics programs, lap swimming, free swim, and swimming lessons. It hosts swim teams, schedules swim times, and offers special programming. The Swimming Pool also provides changing rooms and other amenities.

Starlite Pool – Ramona

The Starlite Pool, located in Ramona, CA, is a swimming facility that offers aquatics programs, lap swimming, free swim, and swimming lessons. It hosts swim teams, schedules swim times, and offers special programming. The Swimming Pool also provides changing rooms and other amenities.

Tierrasanta Aquatic Center - REOPENING MID-SUMMER

The Tierrasanta Community Pool is located next to the Tierrasanta Recreation Center.This facility features a separate 2-feet deep children's pool with a playground and water sprays.This facility is ideal for birthday parties, competitive swimming, water polo and synchronized swimming.

Vista Terrace Pool - San Ysidro

The Vista Terrace Pool is located in the San Ysidro Community. This facility is ideal for birthday parties and competitive swimming.

Woodland Park Pool – San Marcos

Woodland Pool features a 25 meter recreational lap pool, a small slide, a diving board and a picnic area. Current or anticipated closures will be posted at the pool.Reserve your spots for Swim Lessons, Open Recreational Swim, Aqua Aerobics, Lap Swim, and Junior Lifeguards today!

Washington Park Pool

Washington Park Swimming Pool was dedicated on June 13, 1964, and is still heavily used by high school water polo and swim teams, a community competitive swim club, and during the summer the Recreation Division's Learn to Swim Program. Find out more about Open Swim here.The facility features a 49' x 39' swimming pool equipped with a slide and a 25' x 39' children's wading pool.

4S Ranch Community Pool

5-foot, six-lane junior Olympic pool, a 17-foot water slide with separate plunge pool, and a children’s splash play area, what more do you really need? Operated by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego, the 4S Community Pool is a North County hot spot for cooling down.

City Heights Swim Center and Bud Kearns Pool will remain closed for the 2021 summer season while undergoing reconstruction projects. The Tierrasanta Pool is expected to reopen by midsummer once the maintenance on pool filtration system is completed, the City of San Diego said.


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