Children's Pool

San Diego, California

This spot is a bit controversial. In 1931 Ellen Browning Scripps paid to have a sea wall built to establish a calm beach for children swimmers. Over the next 80 years, the protected cove filled with sand and a large colony of seals moved in. The seals use this beach to birth their pups. The sea wall around this beach is an excellent spot to go watch baby seals sun themselves on the beach. The large seal presence has caused the beach to be in a permanent state of advisory, due to the high fecal bacteria counts. The seal advocates and the swimming advocates are very vocal here, so you can expect to hear some of their opinions.

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . San Diego Coastkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
14°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled daily from 1 January to 31 December

SOURCE INFORMATION

The San Diego County Department of Environmental Health (DEH) monitors 81 coastal beaches across the county. Beaches are monitored year round. Samples are collected daily on a rotating basis; thus, each beach is tested once per week.

Water quality testing done by the DEH is based on standards set forth by the state. San Diego County DEH tests for total coliforms, fecal coliforms, and enterococcus bacteria. San Diego Coastkeeper manager the beach water quality updates for this region. Beaches are updated in Swim Guide as results become available.

Faecal Contamination

Under the guidelines put forth by San Diego County DEH, no person shall operate or permit the operation of a beach or constructed beach unless the water quality in the swimming or bathing area meets the following state standards:

Single Samples

Total Coliforms: less than or equal to 1,000 total coliform bacteria per 100 ml if the ratio of fecal/total coliform bacteria exceeds 0.1
Fecal Coliforms: < / = 400 fecal coliform bacteria / 100 ml
Enteroccoci: < / = 104 enterococcus bacteria / 100 ml
Fecal/Total Ratio: < / = 10,000 total coliform bacteria / 100 ml

Geometric Mean

Total Coliforms: 1,000 organisms/100 m
Fecal Coliforms: 200 organisms/100 ml
Enteroccoci: 35 organisms/100ml

If a beach does not meet the standards, an advisory is posted on the San Diego County DEH website (http://www.sdbeachinfo.com/). San Diego Coastkeeper post advisories through the Swim Guide app and website. The current water quality information is also available on San Diego Coastkeeper’s website: http://www.sdcoastkeeper.org/learn/swimmable/san-diego-water-quality/beach-advisories.html

San Diego County DEH has two levels of beach postings: Advisories are issued when beach water quality may exceed health standards. Closures are issued when sewage or other chemical spills impact or can potentially impact beach water quality. Note that both advisories and closures are marked RED in Swim Guide.

Health advisories are rescinded when the above standards are met.
Monitoring Status

A beach is marked GREEN in Swim Guide when samples results are below the standards set forth by the state for single samples AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples).

A beach is marked RED when samples results are above the standards set forth by the state for single samples AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples).

A beach is marked GREY if there is no current results or no available information.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Children's Pool

San Diego, California

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . San Diego Coastkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
14°C
Clear

This spot is a bit controversial. In 1931 Ellen Browning Scripps paid to have a sea wall built to establish a calm beach for children swimmers. Over the next 80 years, the protected cove filled with sand and a large colony of seals moved in. The seals use this beach to birth their pups. The sea wall around this beach is an excellent spot to go watch baby seals sun themselves on the beach. The large seal presence has caused the beach to be in a permanent state of advisory, due to the high fecal bacteria counts. The seal advocates and the swimming advocates are very vocal here, so you can expect to hear some of their opinions.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled daily from 1 January to 31 December

SOURCE INFORMATION

The San Diego County Department of Environmental Health (DEH) monitors 81 coastal beaches across the county. Beaches are monitored year round. Samples are collected daily on a rotating basis; thus, each beach is tested once per week.

Water quality testing done by the DEH is based on standards set forth by the state. San Diego County DEH tests for total coliforms, fecal coliforms, and enterococcus bacteria. San Diego Coastkeeper manager the beach water quality updates for this region. Beaches are updated in Swim Guide as results become available.

Faecal Contamination

Under the guidelines put forth by San Diego County DEH, no person shall operate or permit the operation of a beach or constructed beach unless the water quality in the swimming or bathing area meets the following state standards:

Single Samples

Total Coliforms: less than or equal to 1,000 total coliform bacteria per 100 ml if the ratio of fecal/total coliform bacteria exceeds 0.1
Fecal Coliforms: < / = 400 fecal coliform bacteria / 100 ml
Enteroccoci: < / = 104 enterococcus bacteria / 100 ml
Fecal/Total Ratio: < / = 10,000 total coliform bacteria / 100 ml

Geometric Mean

Total Coliforms: 1,000 organisms/100 m
Fecal Coliforms: 200 organisms/100 ml
Enteroccoci: 35 organisms/100ml

If a beach does not meet the standards, an advisory is posted on the San Diego County DEH website (http://www.sdbeachinfo.com/). San Diego Coastkeeper post advisories through the Swim Guide app and website. The current water quality information is also available on San Diego Coastkeeper’s website: http://www.sdcoastkeeper.org/learn/swimmable/san-diego-water-quality/beach-advisories.html

San Diego County DEH has two levels of beach postings: Advisories are issued when beach water quality may exceed health standards. Closures are issued when sewage or other chemical spills impact or can potentially impact beach water quality. Note that both advisories and closures are marked RED in Swim Guide.

Health advisories are rescinded when the above standards are met.
Monitoring Status

A beach is marked GREEN in Swim Guide when samples results are below the standards set forth by the state for single samples AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples).

A beach is marked RED when samples results are above the standards set forth by the state for single samples AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples).

A beach is marked GREY if there is no current results or no available information.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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