January 14th, 2015

Staying Hydrated: Why it’s Extra Important at Glenwood Hot Springs

Don’t let dehydration wreck your Glenwood Hot Springs vacation.  


Immersed in the world’s largest mineral hot springs pool, you are enjoying some much deserved relaxation time. Warm and comfortable, you don’t notice that 15, 30, 45 minutes have slipped away since you entered the therapy pool at Glenwood Hot Springs. When you decide to get out of the pool, you feel lightheaded and dizzy. You lose your balance and fall. Before you know it, you’re surrounded by lifeguards who in addition to stabilizing you have called emergency services. Your next stop will be the ER at Valley View Hospital. This is not exactly the scenario you envisioned when you booked your Glenwood Hot Springs getaway.


Avoiding this situation and the complications of dehydration is simple:

  • Drink plenty of hydrating fluids before you even dip a toe in the pool.
  • Keep a water bottle handy for sipping while soaking.
  • Heed the posted maximum recommended soaking times.
  • Consider wearing a hat; for sun protection in summer, for warmth retention in winter.
  • When entering or exiting the pools, proceed slowly to adjust to the differences in water and air temperatures.
  • High elevation increases the chances of dehydration. If you’re visiting from sea level, be vigilant about hydration.
  • Some people are more at risk for dehydration including infants, children, older adults and people with chronic illnesses like diabetes.


Glenwood Hot Springs encourages guests to play, swim, slide and soak. To enjoy all these activities to the fullest, stay healthy and hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. Visit http://www.hotspringspool.com/swim for more information about Glenwood Hot Springs Pool.

Plan Your Stay

Lodge Reservations: 800-537-7946 (SWIM) · Spa: 877-947-3331 · Pool: 970-947-2955 · Athletic Club: 970-947-2953 · Sport Shop: 970-947-2940

Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge: 415 East 6th Street Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Spa of the Rockies: 401 North River Street Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 · 877-947-3331