Our Pool Is Open

Reservations required

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

Masks are required at all times, except while actively eating or drinking, both indoors and out.

About Soaking Pool

Our soaking pool is the perfect complement to your visit. The pool is an oasis surrounded by natural rock formations and lush green flora. Open year-round, and from early ‘til late, bathing suits are required and locker rooms are provided. Overnight visitors and those with Ruby’s Spa appointments are invited to enjoy the pool for free. *Towels not provided.
 
Daily Pool Hours:
Open Daily to Ruby's Spa clients during spa business hours 

Hotel guests & Day Passes: Adults & supervised minors welcome daily, 8 am – 11 pm; No reservation needed. Open to public soakers Sun – Thurs, 11am – 6pm.

General Public: Pool open to the public Sunday-Thursday, 11am-6pm, with last reservation beginning at 5pm. A valid photo ID is required for all adults entering the pool. The general public is invited to enjoy the soaking pool for $8 per person (ages 12 and up), $4 (ages 3-11), while kids 2 and under are free. Please call for reservations (503) 992 – 9533.

Soaking Pool Rules

  • Minors (persons under 18 years) must be with a parent or guardian at all times 
  • 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 30 days 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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  • Our Pool Is Open

    Reservations required

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

    Masks are required at all times, except while actively eating or drinking, both indoors and out.

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    Our soaking pool is the perfect complement to your visit. The pool is an oasis surrounded by natural rock formations and lush green flora. Open year-round, and from early ‘til late, bathing suits are required and locker rooms are provided. Overnight visitors and those with Ruby’s Spa appointments are invited to enjoy the pool for free. *Towels not provided.
     
    Daily Pool Hours:
    Open Daily to Ruby's Spa clients during spa business hours 

    Hotel guests & Day Passes: Adults & supervised minors welcome daily, 8 am – 11 pm; No reservation needed. Open to public soakers Sun – Thurs, 11am – 6pm.

    General Public: Pool open to the public Sunday-Thursday, 11am-6pm, with last reservation beginning at 5pm. A valid photo ID is required for all adults entering the pool. The general public is invited to enjoy the soaking pool for $8 per person (ages 12 and up), $4 (ages 3-11), while kids 2 and under are free. Please call for reservations (503) 992 – 9533.

  • Soaking Pool Rules

    • Minors (persons under 18 years) must be with a parent or guardian at all times 
    • 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 30 days 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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