It is finally warming up for the summer here in Albuquerque. One of the best ways to get outside and enjoy the weather is to swim! The Duke City offers a variety of public and private pools that cater to both kids and adults.

Blue Hole

Not exactly a pool but still a great place to cool off is the hidden gem known as Blue Hole. Just a short 90 minutes away, Blue Hole is one of seven sister lakes connected underground by a vast system of water. Although it may be cold, swimming in the blue water of this 82 feet deep lake is an amazing experience. Jump or dive off the rocks if you’re feeling extra adventurous.


Blue Hole in Santa Rosa

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Cesar Chavez Spray Pad

Free to the public, the Cesar Chavez spray pad is the perfect spot to cool off. Open weekdays from 10am-5pm, this is perfect for little ones who can’t quite swim yet, but still want to enjoy the water!

Hotel Albuquerque 

Take a dip in the year round pool at Hotel Albuquerque while enjoying poolside food and beverage service. After a long day of swimming, catch a flamenco show at the Tablao and try out authentic Sevilla tapas and wine.


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The Clyde Hotel Rooftop Pool

Located Downtown, The Clyde Hotel offers the perfect spot for your next vacation, or a staycation. Swim in the rooftop pool with the gorgeous view of Albuquerque and relax in the custom built hot tub.


The Jewish Community Center offers a competition pool, therapy pool and baby pool to their members. Stop by to ask about a summer membership, or a daily rate, and take advantage of their other services in the meantime.

Paradise Hills Pool

If you’re on the Westside, Paradise Hills Pool is perfect for you. Recently renovated, the pool has a Kawabunga double loop slalom water slide and a large grassy area.

Rent a Cabana at Sandia Casino

If you are looking to treat yourself or have a more luxurious swimming experience, rent a cabana for the day at Sandia Resort and Casino.


Sandia Pool

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Rio Grande Pool

Featuring a 25-yard shallow pool, the Rio Grande Pool is just minutes away from the ABQ BioPark and is an awesome spot to relax after a day at the Zoo or Aquarium.

Civic Plaza Splash Pad 

Located in downtown, Albuquerque at Civic Plaza, this splash pad is free to the public and is a great way to cool down after exploring the city. 

Watermania at Cliff's

Something every Albuquerque local has done at least once is visit Cliff’s Amusement Park. Check out Watermania featuring the “Li’l Squirts” squirt park for tykes, toddlers and their parents. Big kids and teenagers can enjoy the “Mega Water Monkeys” which have slides and fountains.


Water Monkey's At Cliff's

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West Mesa Aquatic Center

Located in the southwestern part of Albuquerque, West Mesa Aquatic Center features the city’s newest olympic pool, as well as diving boards and indoor/outdoor waterslides.