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The Pool

The pool at Silver Creek Plunge is one of Idaho’s many natural geothermal hot springs.

Pool hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., except for Wednesday. The pool is closed and drained each Wednesday morning for cleaning and re-opens at 7 p.m.

Is it an indoor or an outdoor pool? It’s an uncovered outdoor pool.

What’s the depth of the pool?

14″ to 5’6″.

Is there a lifeguard?

Under 35 people in the pool, there is no lifeguard. Over 35 people, we provide a lifeguard.

What are the pool’s flow rate, temperature and volume?

The water flows through the pool at a rate of 540 gallons per minute. The water enters the pool at 100º F. and exits the pool at about 97º F. The pool holds 180,000 gallons of water. This type of pool is known as a “skim pool.” The water flows in one side of the pool and out the other, changing the entire volume of water in about 6 hours.

Is chlorine added to the pool?

40 ounces of chlorine is added to the pool each morning to control algae growth. The chlorine dissipates quickly.

Are there showers?

Not at this time.

What does it cost to swim?

$10.00 per day per adult, $8.00 for children 12 and under, $8.00 for seniors (age 60+). Under age 2 is free. The evening-only swim from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. is priced at $8.00 per person. All prices are subject to change.

Do you rent swimsuits and towels?

Yes, for $2.00 each. All prices are subject to change.