Pool Cleaning Closure and Recreation Events

Salida Hot Springs Pool closed May 5 to May 10

Spring cleaning is going to be in full swing at the Salida Hot Springs pool from Monday, May 5 until Saturday, May 10. The pool is closed twice each year to ensure a proper deep cleaning and to make necessary repairs.

During this week, we drain the pool and power wash the decks, pool, locker rooms and private pools. At the same time, we shut down the mechanical system, take apart the chlorinators to clean and reinstall them, clean out the sand filtration tanks, and rake the sand (in the tanks). We also do preventative maintenance on pumps as needed.

Underwater lights are replaced as needed and locker rooms get a deep cleaning. Kickboards and pull buoys are cleaned and sanitized. The parking lot is cleaned and emergency paint is touched up.

Patio furniture is cleaned and prepped for the summer season, benches and picnic tables are painted, landscaping is pruned and plants are planted.  Storage rooms, the laundry room, staff kitchen, staff changing rooms and office spaces get a deep clean as well.

Many question the need for our closures and for the amount of time we are closed. With the amount of time that it takes to get the pools emptied, power washed, re-filled and chemicals balanced in time to re-open, a full week is absolutely necessary. We assure you that we are working fast and furiously to get these and many other chores done in the allotted time and sincerely thank our valued customers for their patience with our closures.

Don’t miss out on Salida Rec’s upcoming events!

We’ve got a fun, new program called “Pre-Summer Camp” that will be offered Thursday and Friday, May 29 & 30 at Boys & Girls Club. This camp offers elementary-aged children the chance to get their hands dirty in the school garden, do fun and fascinating science and get wet and wild in the sun! This camp is co-hosted by Salida Recreation, Guidestone, and CSU Extension/4H. Amica’s pizza will be providing lunch to fuel the fun. Register by calling 539-6738 or stop by the pool. Scholarships are available, please ask for more information.

Bike-to-Work Day is Friday, May 16th. If you already ride your bike to work or if you are planning to start riding, this is a fun way to get into the habit. Meet others who ride, challenge a friend to ride with you, or just try riding to see if you like it. Stop by the Salida Hot Springs Pool from 7 – 9 am on your way to work to celebrate pedal powered transportation! We’ll have coffee and fruit to fuel your day.

Other events in May include:

Centennial Park Playground Ribbon Cutting, Friday May 2, 1:30pm, at Centennial Park (pool)

Wine and Water Colors, Thursday, May 8, 7 – 9pm at the SteamPlant

Touch-a-Truck and plant sale, Sunday, May 18, 11 am to 1 pm at the pool

Community Track Meet, Monday May 20, 5:30 pm at SHS Track

Free swim day…everyone is invited!-Monday, June 2, 1-5 p.m. at the pool

Summer swim lessons begin June 9

For more information about these and many more activities, please check our website at salidarec.com or like us on Facebook.

Don’t forget about our private soaking pools. Let the hot mineral water soothe your muscles after a tough bike ride or long run. Reservations are not required but recommended.

Coming Soon: The Summer Recreation Guide

The Summer Recreation Guide will be included in the Mountain Mail in mid May – don’t miss it! Get out your calendar and plan a summer full of fun with Salida Recreation! New programs are always being added and we are always open to suggestions!

If you have any questions about the pool closure, classes or events, call 539-6738.