Recreation

Why does the temperature of the water fluctuate?

The water travels from Poncha Springs to Salida via a gravity transmission line. Outside temperatures and ground water both affect the temperature of the water. more »

Are the hot springs pools chlorinated?

Yes, the indoor pools are chlorinated to reflect aquatic standards. more »

What is the mineral content of the hot springs pools?

Our water comes from several natural hot springs which flow year round. Silica 54.1 ppm Aluminum Iron Oxide 1.7 ppm Sulphate 207.4 ppm Calcium 19.7 ppm Bicarbonate 223.1 ppm Potassium 16.5 ppm Chloride 54.7 ppm Sodium 108.5 ppm The water does not smell like sulphur, as some hot springs do. more »

Does the Aquatic Center sell/rent swim suits and towels?

Yes, swim suits are available for sale or rent. Towels are available for rent. Several other swim related items are also available for sale. more »

What new improvements are taking place at the pool?

An upgrade of the water line that delivers hot water to the pool from the natural hot springs source will be completed in May. This project will increase the water temperature in the¬†leisure pool and improve energy efficiency at the¬†pool. The locker-room renovation was completed in June of 2009. We are frequently asked when hot […]

Recreation Department Activities Enrich and Empower Lives in the Community

Spring always brings a feeling of renewal and new growth and the Recreation Department is no exception to that. Spring is the perfect time to do a deep cleaning of the aquatics center and perform some seasonal and annual maintenance projects. We will close for two weeks beginning May 3 and remain closed until May […]

Salida Recreation Update

The Salida Recreation Department is a small department with big dreams. Our dreams include expanding our recreational opportunities, classes and events, and delivering hotter water from the source in Poncha Springs. We have made many improvements to the Aquatics Center in the past year, and we hope to see some old regulars return. Since starting […]

Updates from the Pool

By Theresa Casey The Salida Recreation Department is a small department with big dreams. Our dreams include expanding our recreational opportunities, classes and events, and delivering hotter water from the source in Poncha Springs. We have made many improvements to the Aquatics Center in the past year, and we hope to see some old regulars […]

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