This is an ongoing chronicle of the many and varied public, semi-private and private pools of the Los Angeles area, as well as other swimmable bodies of water.

It is intended as a resource for those avid swimmers out there who want the low-down on where to go (and where not to go) for some acquatic action in our fair city.

9th November 2010



Sad story: This afternoon I went to Echo Deep pool for a swim and a sign was prominently posted that read “BEGINNING NOVEMBER 15, THE POOL WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAYS”. Now I don’t want to start a rumor, but in the absence of any confirmation (i.e., I have been unable to find anything posted on the City’s website or on any local news pages as of yet), I can only speculate that this is an ordinance that will apply city-wide, who knows for how long. I had a feeling something like this would happen, especially after it happened to the libraries! I know it’s only one day a week, but it really is unfortunate. I will continue to try and find out more, and keep you posted…. 

UPDATE as of 11/23/10: It’s now posted on the official L.A. City Aquatics website that all public pools are closed on Mondays. Note, however, that the Argue Swim Stadium is closed SUNDAYS, instead of Mondays. Boo!

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