Our Pool Is Open

COVID-19 Update
Please read our new precautions before you go.

Reservations required

Upcoming Events

Black Widow Porter Release
Friday, Oct 02
Halloween
Saturday, Oct 31

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: adults & supervised minors welcome daily, 8 am – 10 pm

General public: adults & supervised minors welcome daily, 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
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.

Ruby’s Spa Guests
During Ruby’s Spa hours

Soaking Pool Rules

  • Minors (persons under 18 years) must be with a parent or guardian at all times 
  • No minors permitted in pool after 8 p.m.
  • 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

Soaking Pool Precautions

Please read carefully, as some rules have changed and reservations are required at some locations.

  • Open to hotel guests 8 am-10 pm. Hotel guests have come-and-go access 8-10:30 am and 6:30-10 pm. Between 10:30 am-6:30 pm guests must sign-up for a time with the front desk.
  • Open to the public 10:30 am-6:30 pm
  • Reservations required. Call (503) 992-9533
    • Reservations can be made for the same day based on availability and up to 7 days in advance.
    • First reservation for the day 10:30 am
    • Last reservation for the day 5:30 pm
    • All reservations are for a one-hour soak
  • Parties of 1 to 10 based on availability
  • All groups must be from the same household
  • 6 ft social distancing must be maintained between other guests at all times
  • Masks are required when not in the pool
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  • Our Pool Is Open

    COVID-19 Update
    Please read our new precautions before you go.

    Reservations required

    Upcoming Events

    see all events
    Black Widow Porter Release
    Friday, October 02
    Halloween
    Saturday, October 31

    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: adults & supervised minors welcome daily, 8 am – 10 pm

    General public: adults & supervised minors welcome daily, 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
    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.

    Ruby’s Spa Guests
    During Ruby’s Spa hours

  • Soaking Pool Rules

    • Minors (persons under 18 years) must be with a parent or guardian at all times 
    • No minors permitted in pool after 8 p.m.
    • 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

  • Soaking Pool Precautions

    Please read carefully, as some rules have changed and reservations are required at some locations.

    • Open to hotel guests 8 am-10 pm. Hotel guests have come-and-go access 8-10:30 am and 6:30-10 pm. Between 10:30 am-6:30 pm guests must sign-up for a time with the front desk.
    • Open to the public 10:30 am-6:30 pm
    • Reservations required. Call (503) 992-9533
      • Reservations can be made for the same day based on availability and up to 7 days in advance.
      • First reservation for the day 10:30 am
      • Last reservation for the day 5:30 pm
      • All reservations are for a one-hour soak
    • Parties of 1 to 10 based on availability
    • All groups must be from the same household
    • 6 ft social distancing must be maintained between other guests at all times
    • Masks are required when not in the pool

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