HomeSoaking Pool RulesAbout our pools...Precautions Our Pool Is Open COVID-19 Update Please read our new precautions before you go. Reservations required The Soaking Pool will be closed the first Tuesday of the month for maintenance. Our hotel soaking pools are filled with chlorinated saltwater – it is more buoyant and relaxing! Upcoming Events see all events Oregon Wine Month - May 9-16 * 2019 White Rabbit Sunday, May 16 A ceramic work of art, this heated pool is located in a private outdoor courtyard surrounded by gardens (formerly where the old Teacher's Lounge was located). Hotel guests have complimentary use of the pool as part of their overnight package. Open to hotel guests 8am–10:30pm. Reservation can be made with the front desk up to 7 days prior to your hotel reservation for a one-hour soak. Between 10:30am–6:30pm the pool will be available to public soakers. Last reservation for hotel guests at 9:20pm. General public: adults & supervised minors welcome daily, 10:30am–6:30pm. 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. Free Neighborhood Soakers: adults & supervised minors welcome daily, 10:30am–6:30pm. Please be aware that the only form of proof we accept for a free soak is a valid Oregon State ID with your current address. This address must be within the boundaries of Northeast 22nd Avenue, Northeast 42nd Avenue, Northeast Columbia Boulevard, and Northeast Prescott Street; excluding the small area starting on the south side of NE Alberta Ct. and to the east of NE 33rd Ave. The address must be on your photo ID or it will cost you $8 to get into the pool. Reservations required. All Soakers must be signed in at the front desk and admission paid when applicable A valid photo ID is required for all adults entering the pool Towels not provided 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 Soaking Pool Precautions Please read carefully, as some rules have changed and reservations are required at some locations. Following guidance from the CDC, McMenamins no longer requires our fully vaccinated guests to wear masks, unless required by county. Non-vaccinated individuals must continue wearing masks at this time. Open to hotel guests 8:00 am-10:30 pm. Reservation can be made with the front desk up to 7 days prior to your hotel reservation for a one-hour soak. Between 10:30 am-6:30 pm the pool will be available to public soakers. Last reservation for hotel guests at 9:20 pm. Open to the public (non-hotel guests) 10:30 am-6:30 pm Reservations required. Call (503) 249-3983 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 5:45 pm All reservations are for a one-hour soak Parties of 1 to 6 based on availability All groups must be from the same household 6 ft social distancing must be maintained between other guests at all times Please note Kennedy School’s pool will be closed for maintenance the first Tuesday of the month.