Pool Locations and Hours

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City of Carlsbad pools are open for lap swim, recreation swim, private swimming lessons and water fitness.

Please check pool use calendar.

Monroe Street Pool

Alga Norte Aquatic Center

Competition pool & instructional pool

Weekdays: 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
Weekends: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Maintenance Hour Closure: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8-9 a.m.

Lap swim

Lap swim is available to all patrons who are swimming continuous laps. A pace clock, kickboards and pull-buoys are available on deck. For detailed information about 25 yard and 50 meter lap swimming please call any aquatic facility.

  • Patrons are encouraged to share lanes. Please Note: No one is guaranteed sole use of a lane.
  • In order to maximize the number of lanes available, long course offerings have been suspended until further notice. 

Recreation swim

Recreation swim is available to patrons of all ages. An adult must accompany children under 8 in the water. One child under 3 is admitted free with a full paying adult. To enter deep water you must demonstrate your swimming ability to the lifeguard. Children under 10 years of age must have continuous on-site parental supervision. Classes, special events and programs are not included; rates are subject to change. Swim lesson registration does not include admission to recreation or lap swim or any other programs. Swim lesson participants may enter the facility ten minutes prior to their lesson and must exit within ten minutes after their class ends. Please check with the office staff for lessons admission.

Alga Norte

  • Instructional Pool Only.


  • Parents must be in the water and within arm’s reach of all children under 8 years old at all times.
  • No inflatables, floaties, rafts, mermaid tails or water wings permitted.
  • U.S. Coast Guard approved life vests only.
  • Life vests available for day use.

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.

Hours of Operation

Alga Norte instructional pool

The smaller instructional pool at the Alga Norte Aquatic Center reopened on Saturday, Dec. 2. Please email parksandrec@carlsbadca.gov or call the front office at 442-339-5777 to resume a paused pool membership when you wish to return to the aquatic center.

  • Weekdays: 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Weekends: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Maintenance Hour Closure: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8-9 a.m.


  • Adults: $5
  • Youth: $3
  • Masters Drop In: $7
  • Water Aerobics Drop In: $7


  • A 56-meter competition pool with a bulkhead and viewing bleachers
  • A 25-yard 12-lane swim instruction pool
  • A warm water spa for adults
  • A splash pad for children
  • Main locker room/restrooms
  • Meeting room
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