Pool Rules & Regulations

Main Pool and Facility

The Crown Valley Pool is an outdoor pool open year round, managed and operated by the City of Laguna Niguel. The pool is located in the middle of the beautiful Crown Valley Park in between the Community Center and South Coast Family YMCA. It is heated, on average, at a comfortable 81 degrees. 
  • Obey the lifeguard.
  • Patrons who want to enter the pool for sunbathing, swimming or supervising minors are required to pay a fee or present an annual pass (Children under 2 years old are free).
  • Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult, 14 years or older.
  • Children may be asked to take a swim test. They must swim one length of the pool in order to swim in the deep end.
  • All patrons are required to shower before entering the pool.
  • Patrons with open sores, cuts, rashes, suffering from diarrhea, or contagious diseases shall not be allowed to enter the pool.
  • Proper swimming attire must be worn into the pool.
  • Running / horseplay on the pool deck and in the locker rooms is prohibited.
  • Patrons are not allowed in the pool or on the deck unless a lifeguard is on duty.
  • Hanging or leaning on lane lines is not allowed.
  • No glass containers are allowed anywhere in the pool enclosure.
  • No baby walkers on the pool deck.
  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the deck, locker rooms or city buildings.
  • Only Coast Guard-approved flotation devices are allowed.
  • Alcohol is not permitted anywhere in the park. Patrons who are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs shall not be allowed in the pool.
  • Unattended children shall not be permitted on pool deck during lap swim unless confined to a stroller.
  • No animals are permitted on the pool deck.
  • No bicycles on pool deck.
  • Pool Depth: 3 feet to 14 feet
  • Pool Length: 34 yards
  • Pool Width: 25 yards
  • Capacity: 380 
  • Amenities: 1M, 3M, and 5M platforms, shaded areas, and a bleacher style seating area.

Spa Rules

The spa is located just steps away from the main pool. The ten-person spa is tucked away under a trellis offering some protection from the elements. 
  • Children under 6 years old are not permitted in spa.
  • Children under 14 years old must be directly supervised by an adult 14 years or older.
  • Spa Depth: 3 feet, 6 inches
  • Capacity: 10 
Health Recommendation For Children Under 6 and Non-Permitted Spa Use
  • Medical reasons that translate to the heat of the whirlpool, compared with an adult. 
  • Children have a much larger amount of fluid in the body, therefore, fluid in the body has a greater effect on them. 
  • Children have a much larger surface exposed for loss of fluids through the skin. 
  • Children are more prone to develop hypernatremia, or excess water loss over salt loss. This may be compounded if they become dehydrated. 
  • Children have less response in the thirst area that may result in dehydration.
  • Children, especially infants, have kidneys that may have less protected renal function when attempting to concentrate urine when exposed to dehydration.

Diving Rules

  • One bounce only.
  • One person on a board at a time.
  • Check that no one is under the board.
  • Dive straight off the board and swim to the ladder.
  • Do not swim under the diving boards.
  • Do not attempt difficult dives without proper training.
  • No diving off the side of the diving board.
  • Dive only in seven feet of water or deeper.
  • Diving platform is closed to the general public.

FIT Pool Rules

The purpose of the Fitness, Instructional, Training Pool (FIT Pool) is to offer a variety of swimming programs for infants through adults year round. It is heated, on average, at a very comfortable 85-88 degrees.
  • Swimmers must be less than 42" tall to enter.
  • Children must be within arm's reach of an adult.
  • Diapered children must wear plastic pants.
  • U.S. Coast Guard-approved life vests only.
  • FIT Pool depth: 3 feet to 4 feet, 6 inches
  • Capacity: 45