Pool & Hot Tub

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Year-Round Swim

The Palo Alto Elks Lodge features a 25 yard swimming pool with separated shallow end nook for kids. In addition, it offers a large, outdoor hot tub and indoor hot tubs in the men's and the women's locker room.

Reservations for Lap Swim: 6am to 11am

Open Family Swim: 11am to 8pm


Lap Swimming

Lap lanes for exclusive use of full athletic members only, from 6am to 11am

To access the Elks Pool Reservation System, for security reasons, members must first get set up in the system. Please send an email with your request to swimreservations@paloaltoelks.org. Your request will be processed within 72 hours, and you can then begin making pool reservations. Only paid athletic members can access the reservation system.

Pool Rules

  1. Appropriate swimming attire is required. Blue jeans or cut-offs are not allowed in the pool.

  2. Children not fully toilet-trained must wear swim diapers and a swimsuit. If the pool or Jacuzzi must be closed for any reason, all swimmers shall exit the pool when requested. If the pool or Jacuzzi is being closed for sanitation reasons, no refunds will be issued. If a child causes a sanitation problem in the pool or Jacuzzi, the responsible Member for the child will be responsible for the cost of cleanup.

  3. All members and guests must register at the Pool Registration Desk and pay applicable fees.  Registered Members and guests will be given a colored wristband that must be worn to use the pool or Jacuzzi.

  4. No children are allowed in the pool without an on-duty lifeguard.

  5. Children under the age of twelve (12) years must remain in the shallow part of the pool unless given permission by the lifeguard to enter deeper water.

  6. Diving is not permitted.

  7. Running, wrestling, pushing, dunking, rough housing or other inappropriate behavior is prohibited.

  8. Children under the age of five (5) years are not allowed to use the Jacuzzi. Children between the ages of five (5) years and sixteen (16) years are allowed to use the Jacuzzi only with immediate adult supervision.

  9. Pool toys, swim fins, swim masks, kickboards etc. are permitted in the pool at the discretion of the lifeguard or Pool Manager.

  10. No food or beverages are allowed in the pool and Jacuzzi; or on the pool deck.

  11. No glassware is allowed in the pool area.

  12. No outside food or beverages are allowed. Only food or beverages purchased from the Lodge/Club are allowed and must be consumed only in designated areas.

  13. Gum chewing is not permitted in the pool area.

  14. The Pool Manager or lifeguard may refuse privileges to anyone who violates the pool rules.

  15. No one is permitted in the pool or Jacuzzi if they have a cold, cough, fever, infection, sore or contagious illness of any kind.