Reservations required for non-hotel guests (hotel guests welcome during open hours)
Public hours: 10:30am-4:30pm, daily
Maximum Party Size: 6 people. Everyone must be present for party to enter the pool and all adults in party required to present ID for soaking pool reservations.
$10/hour per person. Children age 2 and under are free.
Soaking reservations are limited to one hour.
Reservations can be made online up to seven days in advance.
Bring your own towel, please.

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

Open 7am-10pm daily for hotel guests
Soaking pool is free for hotel guests and does not require a reservation

About Soaking Pool

The Old St. Francis School soaking pool is a sparkling gem – semi-enclosed in shimmering turquoise tilework, one is reminded of tropical locales, even while the central Oregon snow or rain falls in through the open ceiling! Admire the luminous stained glass window by David Schlicker and the tiles that were handcrafted, fired and painted by Justyn Livingston and installed by Boyer Tiles into a beautiful mural depicting St. Francis and others harvesting grapes. 

Soaking Pool Rules

  • Minors (persons under 18 years) must be with a parent or guardian at all times 
  • 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 and will be held at the front desk during your soak
  • Towels not provided
  • Soaking reservations are limited to one hour
  • 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 7 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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  • Reservations required for non-hotel guests (hotel guests welcome during open hours)
    Public hours: 10:30am-4:30pm, daily
    Maximum Party Size: 6 people. Everyone must be present for party to enter the pool and all adults in party required to present ID for soaking pool reservations.
    $10/hour per person. Children age 2 and under are free.
    Soaking reservations are limited to one hour.
    Reservations can be made online up to seven days in advance.
    Bring your own towel, please.

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

    Open 7am-10pm daily for hotel guests
    Soaking pool is free for hotel guests and does not require a reservation

    The Old St. Francis School soaking pool is a sparkling gem – semi-enclosed in shimmering turquoise tilework, one is reminded of tropical locales, even while the central Oregon snow or rain falls in through the open ceiling! Admire the luminous stained glass window by David Schlicker and the tiles that were handcrafted, fired and painted by Justyn Livingston and installed by Boyer Tiles into a beautiful mural depicting St. Francis and others harvesting grapes. 

  • Soaking Pool Rules

    • Minors (persons under 18 years) must be with a parent or guardian at all times 
    • 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 and will be held at the front desk during your soak
    • Towels not provided
    • Soaking reservations are limited to one hour
    • 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 7 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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