John H. Furbee Aquatics Center


The pool is now closed and will reopen for the summer season on May 25, 2024.

The John H. Furbee Aquatics Center is located at 11750 Cholla Drive in Desert Hot Springs.

Admission Fees

All children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years and older.

Daily Drop-in



Youth (ages 3-17)


Family of 4


Swim Punch Card - 10 Visits



Youth (ages 3-17)


Family of 4


Annual Summer Pass



Youth (ages 3-17)


Family of 4


Pool information and policies

Open Swim

Open swim is open to all ages.

Swim Tests

Swim Tests are required for swimmers under the age of 12 who want to swim in the deep end. We may request swim tests of anyone over the age of 12 who may appear to need additional support in the water. The swim test can consist of swimming a minimum of 25 yards of the pool demonstrating comfort in the water and strength enough to swim the entire distance without stopping. Swimmers do not need to have perfect form but must be able to demonstrate rotary breathing.

Pool Closure Due to Maximum Capacity

To ensure public safety, we may reduce attendance due to a shortage of staff or when reaching maximum capacity on hot days. We staff the facility based on a guard-to-swimmer ratio. If it is a hot day or high attendance might be expected, please call the pool ahead to check for capacity closure.


Only Coast Guard-approved lifejackets are allowed for use in the pool. Children wearing lifejackets must be within arm’s reach of a parent or guardian. Anyone in a lifejacket may not swim alone or in deep water. Pool Noodles and swim toys are not allowed in the pool.

Shared Space

Classes/Programs may be in session during Lap/Recreation swim times.

Swim Diapers

Children who are not potty trained are required to wear an approved re-usable swim diaper. A diaper or a disposable swim diaper may not be worn alone. A reusable swim diaper can be worn alone or over a disposable swim diaper.

For additional information please call (760) 251-1600.

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