Pool & Spa News August 2, 2016 No Comments

Geothermal Pools in Iceland

What’s a Geothermal Pool?

Geothermal swimming pools are discovered all through the world within the type of natural hot springs, they’ll take over in flooded fumaroles (a gap close to a volcano), or they’ll even be artificially fed pools. Geothermal swimming pools may be discovered on each single continent, sure, even Antarctica! A geothermal pool is naturally occurring and occurs when floor water is geothermally heated by the earth’s crust. What does that imply to us although? An area that houses a geothermal pool provides power, a supply of hot water, health advantages, enzymes, a hot spot (actually) for tourism and even live performance venues!

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Geothermal Pool: Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Blue Lagoon is a geothermal pool in Iceland renowned for attracting guests from everywhere in the world. Situated in southwestern Iceland, it operates primarily as a luxurious spa. Sometimes used as a live performance venue and a venue for a week long music festival known as: Iceland Airwaves. Consisting of milky blue colored waters, the pools are usually not only lovely but in addition they provide some actually cool benefits to people as well. The waters are naturally rich in algae because it thrives in this setting the water can be rich in minerals, such as silica and sulfur. Additionally it is mentioned that bathing in these waters presents different well being advantages akin to cleansing, exfoliating, and nourishing one’s pores and skin. These waters are speculated to be significantly good for these affected by certain pore and skin ailments. We’re always excited about a pure remedy!

So, how hot is hot in a Geothermal Pool?

The Blue Lagoon is fed from the water output of a close by geothermal plant. First, tremendous heated water at a burning 460°F. It’s then drilled from roughly 220 yards beneath the Earth’s floor, offering a supply of sustainable power and hot water to the residents of Iceland. Fairly neat right? Then, after exiting the geothermal plant, the water is nonetheless too hot to the touch so it’s then is combined with some refreshingly chilly water to carry it all the way down to the temperature of a snug 99 to 102°F , just above body temperature. Leading to an amazingly beautiful outside bathtub for you and your pals/family to loosen up and absorb all of the health advantages geothermal pool can provide!

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If you cannot go to Iceland’s Geothermal Swimming pools…

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Pool News June 16, 2016 No Comments

Devil’s Den Natural Pool

This incredible wonder is a natural pool that was transformed into a scuba diving site and world class tourist attraction. Dubbed “Devil’s Den“, this natural phenomenon called a Karst Window is actually a cave in which the roof over a subterranean river has collapsed, exposing the water to the open surface. This underground spring lives deep inside a dry cave in the sleepy gulf town of Williston Florida. On cold winter mornings you can see steam, like smoke rising from the chimney opening of the cave – thus the early settlers dubbed the area the “Devil’s Den“.
While the owners do not allow general swim, this scuba diving and snorkeling facility has something to offer everyone. With crystal clear water, year round 72 degree water temperatures, ancient rock formations, incredible fossils and depths of up to 90 feet – it’s no wonder this natural pool has been a favorite with scuba divers for years!

Four underwater passages extend from the pool under the opening, from 5 feet (1.5 m) to 90 feet (27 m) under the surface of the water. The passage called chamber 3, 70 feet (21 m) under water, contained animal and human remains and artifacts. The animal remains, which appeared to be associated with the human remains and artifacts, were from extinct (Pleistocene) species, including mastodons, ground sloths, camels, horses, dire wolves, bog lemmings, Florida spectacled bears, saber-toothed cats, and peccaries. The human remains have been dated to about 7,500 BC.

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Swimming Pool Tips May 5, 2016 No Comments

6 of the Most Beautiful Natural Pools in the World

6 of the Most Beautiful Natural Pools in the World

The Devil’s Pool –  This Natural pool is twice the height of Niagara Falls. Located in Southeastern Africa, its the largest waterfall in the world. There are those daring people who know at the top of the falls is another opportunity for swimming. During the months of September to December, people venture to what’s known as Devil’s Pool. With a low current and water falling 355 ft down to the gorge below.  

02-6-beautiful-natural-pools-barton-springsBartons Spring Pool – Fed from freshwater underground springs that were once used for purification rituals by the Tonkawa Native American tribe, the Barton Springs Pool in Austin, Texas, covers more than three acres and maintains a temperature of about 68 degrees year-round. Admission to the 18-feet-deep pool is free from November until mid-March and every evening after 9:00pm; from mid-March until October, the cost is $3 for adults and $1 for kids

Bondi Iceberg Pool A 15-minute drive from Sydney, Australia, where the country’s southeastern coast meets the Tasman Sea, sits The Bondi Baths at Bondi Icebergs. The historic 50-meter public saltwater pool has been around for more than century and features a small beach, bar, and kiddie pool—not to mention the occasional wave crashing harmlessly into the pool. The entry fee ($5.50 for adults; $3.50 for kids) isn’t much considering the million-dollar view.04-6-beautiful-natural-pools-hot-springs

Hot Springs National Park Located in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and designated by President Andrew Jackson as a special reservation in 1832, Hot Springs National Park, and the 47, 143-degree springs within the 5,500-acre nature reserve, have been a sanctuary for those seeking healing and solace for more than a century.

Johnson’s shut ins The East Fork Black River in southeastern Missouri cascades over and around billion-year-old lava rock to form dozens of small rivulets and wading pools in the 8,550 acre Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park.

06-6-beautiful-natural-pools-blue-lagoonDudu blue lagoon Does floating in a secluded 100-feet-deep freshwater pool so pristine that it glimmers with a shade of cobalt blue sound like paradise to you? Then check out the Dudu Blue Lagoons, located near the town of Cabrera on the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic. The lagoon also features underwater caves, making it
a popular scuba diving destination.

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Pool & Spa News April 27, 2016 No Comments

3 Beautiful Natural Pools Around the World

While Premier Pools and Spas has created some beautiful natural looking pools, we have got to give it up to mother nature as the reigning champion of natural pools.

3 Beautiful Natural Pools Around the World

Barton Springs – USA

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This beautiful natural pool as actually used by the Tonkawa Native American tribe for purification ceremonies. Located in Austin, TX, it covers more than three acres and maintains a temperature of around 68 degrees.

Laguna Dudu – Dominican Republic

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Located near the town of Cabrera in the northeastern Dominican Republic, this pristine blue water also has underwater caves making it a dream destination for diving enthusiasts. Laguna Dudu is a cenote, or sinkhole, and while some say the depth is 107 feet, others suggest the bottom has yet to be determined.

Devil’s Pool – Zambia

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Caused by thousands of years of erosion, many rock pools have formed on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls. Between mid August and mid January it is possible for adventurous bathers to swim on the lip of the falls in the appropriately named the Devil’s Pool. Would you be brave enough?

 

If you would like to accomplish the look of natural pools in your own backyard, our custom pool features can make your pool appear more natural. We can also transform your existing pool into your own private paradise.

 

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