Pool Rules

Information on Pool Rules.
  • Children ages 10 and younger won't be admitted without an adult or legal guardian present.
  • All children using floatation device, mask-style goggles, and children ages 8 and under must be supervised by an adult at all times while in the water. Therefore, they both need to be in the water.
  • Please Walk. Do not run.
  • Always shower with soap before entering pool.
  • Please keep food in designated areas and out of locker rooms.
  • Only proper swim attire allowed — no street clothes will be permitted.  NO EXCEPTIONS! Click here for more information on the swimming attire policy.
  • Only one person at a time on diving boards.
  • No diving from sides of pool.
  • No swimming in diving pools.
  • No smoking on premises.
  • No glass containers allowed in the pool area.
  • Only soft balls are permitted (i.e. no tennis balls, footballs, racquetballs, etc).
  • Please don't distract or visit with lifeguards.
  • Please always obey our Lifeguards.

Rules And Regulations For Group Use Of City Pools

  • Adequate supervision is required. One leader per 10 children. Supervisors must be in the water with the group to assist with supervision.
  • Have your group line up in single file. Pool cashiers need a count of all group participants.
  • Take an accurate count of the group before entering and exiting.
  • Have money collected from the group prior to arrival at the pool. Present admission fees to cashier upon arrival.
  • Brief individuals in your group of all pool regulations.
  • Provide the cashier with the name of the person in charge of the group, as well as site and telephone number.
  • Arrive and depart on time and only as scheduled.
  • Inform the pool of cancellations as soon as possible.
  • Problems should be referred to the Pool Supervisor or Head Guard.
  • Groups cannot utilize the wading pools due to the limited size.
  • Bring children dressed to swim.

Swimming Attire Policy

The current City of Albuquerque Aquatics requirements are as follows:

  • All persons in the pool must have on proper swim attire.
  • All infants/toddlers that require a diaper must wear swimmer diapers and proper swimwear.
  • Clean t-shirts and shorts are allowed on the pool deck, however patrons must have on proper swim attire underneath.
  • The following attire is not allowable swimwear:
    • Street clothes, Brazil/French-cut, thong style and/or revealing swim wear, cut-off jeans, jeans, skirts, basketball shorts, leotards, leggings, dri-fit wear.  Underwear and undergarments are not allowed to be worn under swimsuits.

Patrons will sometimes ask us, "Why do I have to wear proper swimwear?"  Here are a few reasons as to why it is important to only wear proper swim attire in the pool.

  1. Street clothes (especially cotton) can transport airborne and ultimately water borne contaminants into the pool.
  2. Lycra and Nylon are the best non-absorbent material for swimming and are the best fabrics for proper swim attire.
  3. Other absorbent materials (such as cotton) can break down in the water and cause fibers to clog filters. Clothing shouldn’t be overly baggy or made of heavy materials such as denim or wool. These can become water logged and heavy, making it difficult to swim or float.
  4. Any “colored” material (unless specifically made for swimming) can bleed into the pool, affecting water chemistry and balance. This is also a reason for turbidity in pools.
  5. Cotton and similar materials can absorb the chemicals in the water, causing the water to become less effective at maintaining the proper chemical balance or may cloud the water