Hours:
Open Daily to Ruby's Spa clients during spa business hours 
Hotel Guests, 21 & over: 9 a.m. ’til 11 p.m.
General Public, 21 & over: 10 a.m. ’til 8 p.m.
Minors with adult: 10 a.m. ’til 7 p.m.

Please note:
The Soaking Pool will be closed  the second Tuesday of every month for maintenance.

About Soaking Pool

Slip into the soothing waves and ripples of our soaking pool as the perfect complement to your visit. The pool is an oasis surrounded by natural rock formations and lush green flora. Open year-round, the pool is filled with chemical-free saltwater. Bathing suits are required; locker rooms are provided. Guests must be 18 years old or must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note: We recommend that you use the soaking pool prior to your appointment, to avoid rinsing away any skin care products after your treatment.

Overnight guests and day visitors to the Grand Lodge are all welcome at Ruby's Spa, as well as to our soaking pool.

The general public is invited to enjoy the soaking pool for $5 per person, per hour until 8 p.m. & 7 p.m. for minors; a valid ID is required for anyone over 18. Minors (those under 18) are permitted with an adult until 7 p.m.

Soaking Pool Rules

  • Minors (persons under 18yrs) must be with a parent or guardian at all times 
  • No minors permitted in pool after 8pm
  • No smoking in the pool
  • No Glass containers
  • Please be respectful of other guests
  • No horseplay, jumping or diving
  • No pool toys or recreational flotation devices
  • Swimsuits are required & swim diaper required for any child not potty trained, NO EXCEPTIONS
  • Do not add bubble bath, soaps or fragrance into the water
  • No outside beverages or containers are allowed
  • The Hotel cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items
Items left behind in the soaking pool will be kept for one week before being donated.
Failure to comply with these rules and regulations is grounds for us to deny access to the soaking pool,
Thank you, Management
 

About Our Soaking Pools

It is important to know that chlorine is present in our soaking pools. All of our pools (Edgefield, Kennedy School, Old St. Francis School, Grand Lodge, Crystal Hotel) utilize salt cells that convert low levels of salt (sodium chloride) to chlorine. This means that a saltwater pool is not actually chlorine-free – it simply utilizes a chlorine generator instead of a direct addition of chlorine.

To meet health department requirements, we also add granulated chlorine to break down and release contaminants from the pool.

The benefits of our saltwater spa systems include:

  • Smoother, softer-feeling water
  • Diminished chloramines formation
  • Less odor
  • Eco- & earth-friendly
  • Gentle to hair, even colored or blonde
  • Reduced eye irritation
  • Soothing to skin
  • Health benefits when using mineral salts
  • Easily adjusted sanitizer level

Many people previously convinced that they had an allergic or other aversion to chlorine found no such problems after experiencing a salt-based system. A salt system allows us to more precisely control the sanitizer output, often requiring lower levels to achieve water purity. The mineral salts have many health benefits of their own.

Additional chemicals that we use to maintain proper chemical balance for bathers include: sodium bicarbonate, soda ash, calcium chloride, sodium bisulfate, muriatic acid, and monopersulfate (commonly referred to as MPS).

Salinity Levels: Lower Than You Think
When we think of saltwater, the ocean comes to mind. Seawater has a strong salty taste, and it can cause metal corrosion. Fortunately, the levels of salt used in our systems are very low by comparison. The table below give you some perspective:

Salinity Comparison (parts per million) 
Ocean water: 35,000 ppm 
Human tears: 9,000 ppm 
Ability to taste salt: 5,000 ppm 
Saltwater spas: 3,000 ppm

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  • Hours:
    Open Daily to Ruby's Spa clients during spa business hours 
    Hotel Guests, 21 & over: 9 a.m. ’til 11 p.m.
    General Public, 21 & over: 10 a.m. ’til 8 p.m.
    Minors with adult: 10 a.m. ’til 7 p.m.

    Please note:
    The Soaking Pool will be closed  the second Tuesday of every month for maintenance.

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    Slip into the soothing waves and ripples of our soaking pool as the perfect complement to your visit. The pool is an oasis surrounded by natural rock formations and lush green flora. Open year-round, the pool is filled with chemical-free saltwater. Bathing suits are required; locker rooms are provided. Guests must be 18 years old or must be accompanied by an adult.

    Please note: We recommend that you use the soaking pool prior to your appointment, to avoid rinsing away any skin care products after your treatment.

    Overnight guests and day visitors to the Grand Lodge are all welcome at Ruby's Spa, as well as to our soaking pool.

    The general public is invited to enjoy the soaking pool for $5 per person, per hour until 8 p.m. & 7 p.m. for minors; a valid ID is required for anyone over 18. Minors (those under 18) are permitted with an adult until 7 p.m.

  • Soaking Pool Rules

    • Minors (persons under 18yrs) must be with a parent or guardian at all times 
    • No minors permitted in pool after 8pm
    • No smoking in the pool
    • No Glass containers
    • Please be respectful of other guests
    • No horseplay, jumping or diving
    • No pool toys or recreational flotation devices
    • Swimsuits are required & swim diaper required for any child not potty trained, NO EXCEPTIONS
    • Do not add bubble bath, soaps or fragrance into the water
    • No outside beverages or containers are allowed
    • The Hotel cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items
    Items left behind in the soaking pool will be kept for one week before being donated.
    Failure to comply with these rules and regulations is grounds for us to deny access to the soaking pool,
    Thank you, Management
     
  • About Our Soaking Pools

    It is important to know that chlorine is present in our soaking pools. All of our pools (Edgefield, Kennedy School, Old St. Francis School, Grand Lodge, Crystal Hotel) utilize salt cells that convert low levels of salt (sodium chloride) to chlorine. This means that a saltwater pool is not actually chlorine-free – it simply utilizes a chlorine generator instead of a direct addition of chlorine.

    To meet health department requirements, we also add granulated chlorine to break down and release contaminants from the pool.

    The benefits of our saltwater spa systems include:

    • Smoother, softer-feeling water
    • Diminished chloramines formation
    • Less odor
    • Eco- & earth-friendly
    • Gentle to hair, even colored or blonde
    • Reduced eye irritation
    • Soothing to skin
    • Health benefits when using mineral salts
    • Easily adjusted sanitizer level

    Many people previously convinced that they had an allergic or other aversion to chlorine found no such problems after experiencing a salt-based system. A salt system allows us to more precisely control the sanitizer output, often requiring lower levels to achieve water purity. The mineral salts have many health benefits of their own.

    Additional chemicals that we use to maintain proper chemical balance for bathers include: sodium bicarbonate, soda ash, calcium chloride, sodium bisulfate, muriatic acid, and monopersulfate (commonly referred to as MPS).

    Salinity Levels: Lower Than You Think
    When we think of saltwater, the ocean comes to mind. Seawater has a strong salty taste, and it can cause metal corrosion. Fortunately, the levels of salt used in our systems are very low by comparison. The table below give you some perspective:

    Salinity Comparison (parts per million) 
    Ocean water: 35,000 ppm 
    Human tears: 9,000 ppm 
    Ability to taste salt: 5,000 ppm 
    Saltwater spas: 3,000 ppm

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