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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 […]

Watering Restrictions and Other Information

The following water restrictions will be in effect for the 2010 irrigation season. Beginning April 15, 2010, and running through October 15, 2010, outside watering between 10.00 am. And 4.00 pm will not be permitted on any day. The even, odd watering days stay in place, as they do year round. This means if the […]

How do I pay my utilities bill?

Mail or bring your payment (cash or check) to City Hall, located at 448 East First Street, Suite 112, Salida, CO 81201. A payment drop box is located outside the main entrance to City Hall (near the riverside). We also encourage customers to sign up for automatic payment processing. If you need a copy of your […]

WasteWater Treatment Plant Upgrade

Status of Wastewater Plant Upgrade The Salida WWTP has received site application approval from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. SGM the cities engineers along with Finance Manager Jan Schmidt and Administrator Jack Lewis are currently working with USDA Rural Development to obtain financing for the project which will include a combination of low […]

Avalanches and Being Mayor

As an elected official I rarely hear from the public. This is especially true in the early formative stages of policy creation.

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 […]