Water and Safety Go Hand-in-Hand at Glenwood Hot Springs
Water safety at Glenwood Hot Springs has always been a top priority throughout the history of our pool. We would like to recognize our fine lifeguards, maintenance crew, staff and security team for their dedication to safety here at the World’s Largest Hot Springs Pool. As part of the Water Awareness Program, we will continue to build public knowledge about safe swimming fun at our resort in conjunction with the World Water Park Association, the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals and the National Recreation and Park Association.
Our program reminds swimmers and parents of small children about the importance of early swimming lessons, dedicated water watchers, drowning prevention and posted pool rules. We stress common sense approaches to water cleanliness, illness prevention and protection from the sun.
Please inquire about our many swimming instruction classes for all ages, and call us about any special needs you may have. We encourage everyone to visit Glenwood Hot Springs to relax, learn and be safe.
Frequently Asked Questions
You Have Questions. We Have Answers.
Q: Can I purchase a gift card?
A: Yes, gift cards are available and may be redeemed anywhere within the resort for lodging, pool admission, food at the Grill, purchases at the Sport Shop, treatments at Spa of the Rockies or Athletic Club day passes. Purchase gift cards online here.
Q: Can I bring a tent to the pool?
A: For the safety of our guest, personal umbrellas, tents or shade structures are not permitted inside the facility.
Q: How big are the pools?
A: Our main pool, the “big” pool, is 405 feet long and 100 feet wide at the widest point. It contains 1,071,000 gallons of water, and is kept at about 90° F / 32° C and features a diving area and exercise lap lanes. Our therapy pool, the “small” pool is 100 feet long and contains 91,000 gallons of water. It is kept at a temperature of about 104° F / 40° C.
Q: What minerals are present in the water?
A: There are over 15 different minerals found in the chemical analysis, but the four most abundant minerals in the pool are Sodium Chloride, Potassium Sulfate, Calcium Sulfate, and Calcium Bicarbonate.
Q: Where does the hot water come from?
A: The Yampah spring is located at the eastern end of our property. It has a daily flow of 3,500,000 gallons of water, at approximately 122° F/ 51° C. The source for the Yampah spring is south of the Colorado River in the Lookout Mountain and Grand Hogback areas. The water percolates through fractures in the bedrock formation into the Leadville aquifer. As this occurs, the water is heated by the geothermal gradient in the area.
Q: Is there chlorine in the pools?
A: Yes. While we utilize a million dollar, state-of-the-art ozone purification system, we are still required by State Health Department regulations to maintain chlorine residual in our pools. Our water is monitored 24 hours a day to ensure the utmost in purity for our guests.
Q: How often is the pool cleaned?
A: Our pool is filtered and purified 24 hours a day and both pools receive a complete changeover every six hours.
Q: Do you use any fresh water in the pools?
A: Yes. Because our water is so hot as it rises from underground (122° F / 51° C), we must add fresh water for cooling purposes.
Q: Are you open all year round?
A: Yes, but we close for major maintenance on:
- March 6th, 2013
- April 23rd - 24th, 2013
- September 11th, 2013
- November 5th - 6th, 2013
- January 15th, 2014
- March 5th, 2014
- April 22nd - 23rd, 2014
Q: Are there locker rooms available?
A: Yes. We provide coin operated lockers, private dressing rooms, and showers along with family changing rooms and ADA accessible rooms.
Q: If we leave the pool during the day, can we return later?
A: Yes. Your admission is valid all day. Remember to stamp your hand when you leave.
Q: Where is the Lost & Found?
A: The Lost & Found is located in the pool lobby, with valuables kept in the Business Office. The hours of the Business Office are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. To claim your lost item, please fill out a Lost & Found form at the pool desk or the Business Office. You may also call the Business Office directly at (970) 947-2954. There is a small postage fee to return items by mail.
Q: Is there internet access available at Glenwood Hot Springs?
A: Yes. Complimentary high-speed, wireless internet access is available in all of the lodge guest rooms and in the Ute Mountain and Iron Mountain meeting rooms.