Will I receive a bill if I call 911 for a hazardous chemical spill or investigation?

The simple answer is no. Colorado statute allows local emergency response agencies to invoice a business or individual for the response to a hazardous materials incident that occurs outside of a residence or through illegal activity to recoup any expenses incurred. The policy of the City of Salida Fire Department is to attempt to recoup ... more »

What should I do if I have a chemical spill in my house or garage?

Household chemicals can be dangerous to you, the environment, and the water supply.  If you have a spill in your residence, do not hesitate to call 911.  To avoid danger to you, your family, or the environment, contact us immediately so the fire department can respond and assess the situation. more »

What kind of programs does the recreation department provide?

Programs include swim lessons, fitness, art, and music classes, special events, and trips for all ages. Check the recreation website for specifics.  more »

Is there a diving board at the hot springs pool?

Yes! more »

Are the hot springs pools handicapped accessible?

Yes, there is a zero depth entry to the warm pool and there is a mechanical lift into the lap pool. more »

Why does the temperature of the water fluctuate?

The water travels from Poncha Springs to Salida via a gravity transmission line. Outside temperatures and ground water both affect the temperature of the water. more »

Are the hot springs pools chlorinated?

Yes, the indoor pools are chlorinated to reflect aquatic standards. more »

What is the mineral content of the hot springs pools?

Our water comes from several natural hot springs which flow year round.

Silica 54.1 ppm
Aluminum Iron Oxide 1.7 ppm
Sulphate 207.4 ppm
Calcium 19.7 ppm
Bicarbonate 223.1 ppm
Potassium 16.5 ppm
Chloride 54.7 ppm
Sodium 108.5 ppm
The water does not smell like sulphur, as some hot springs do. more »

Does the Aquatic Center sell/rent swim suits and towels?

Yes, swim suits are available for sale or rent. Towels are available for rent. Several other swim related items are also available for sale. more »

What new improvements are taking place at the pool?

An upgrade of the water line that delivers hot water to the pool from the natural hot springs source will be completed in May. This project will increase the water temperature in the leisure pool and improve energy efficiency at the pool. The locker-room renovation was completed in June of 2009. We are frequently asked when hot baths will ... more »

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