Welcome to Salida Recreation & Hot Springs Aquatic Center!
Call us: (719) 539-6738 | Visit: 410 W Hwy 50, Salida, CO 81201 | Email us: email@example.com
Construction crews have been hard at work at the pool as soon as we closed in mid September.
In the past few weeks, crews have finished replacing sheet-rock with a water-resistant concrete backer-board in the clear story and have applied a light wall texture.
They are now working to insulate and enclose areas to increase the efficiency of the heating and cooling system of the building. While doing so, crews are also making necessary repairs to surrounding areas effected my moisture in the building. Next steps in the project will include refinishing the surfaces of the clear story and hanging the new duct work.
City staff has continued making improvements to the facility by repairing ceilings in the restrooms, painting walls and applying a new coating to the floors. The wood benches have been removed and are being refinished in preparation of reopening next month. Staff is also performing a deep cleaning of the basins and surrounding surfaces as it has been done regularly in the past. You will also notice that exterior surfaces will be thoroughly cleaned and the cedar siding re-stained.
Stay tuned for more updates as this project progresses!
The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will close Sunday at 6 pm for a two month period in the fall to complete a much needed maintenance project. The projected dates of this closure are September 15 – November 8. The purpose of this project is to address humidity issues and make repairs to the clearstory, windows and the make-up air unit in order to provide a more comfortable atmosphere and prolong the life of the building, which was built in 1937. Local company Diesslin Structures, Inc (DSI) has been contracted to complete this work.
Temperature control and humidity have been problems at the Aquatic Center for many years, and a project of this magnitude was deemed essential in order to protect the pool building cavity. DSI has assembled a team of experts in indoor pool design and mechanical design who will evaluate the current system and propose solutions to address the issues. DSI and City staff will manage the team working on the Salida Hot Springs Pool project.
Together DSI and city staff have identified seven priorities for the project:
- Analyze the Make-up Air Unit (MAU) to determine its long or short term suitability to supply the proposed new ductwork configuration in the clearstory.
- Provide new aluminum duct to supply the clearstory.
- Repair existing water damage in the clearstory area. Repair cold air infiltration in the building cavity, using closed cell foam.
- Re-paint trusses and miscellaneous steel, eliminating rust and peeling paint.
- Replace current duct socks with aluminum duct.
- Repair and insulate end wall moisture condition.
- Repair exterior trim of the structure.
The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center will close for a two month period in the fall to complete a much needed maintenance project. The projected dates of this closure are September 15 – November 8. The purpose of this project is to address humidity issues and make repairs to the clearstory, windows and the make-up air unit in order to provide a more comfortable atmosphere and prolong the life of the building, which was built in 1937. Local company Diesslin Structures, Inc (DSI) has been contracted to complete this work.
Temperature control and humidity have been problems at the Aquatic Center for years, and a project of this magnitude was deemed essential in order to protect the pool building cavity. Diesslin Structures Inc., has assembled a team of experts in indoor pool design and mechanical design who will evaluate the current system and propose solutions to address the issues. DSI will manage the team and the Salida Hot Springs Pool project.
Staff at the Aquatic Center understand that a closure of this length is difficult on the community, and are taking steps to address this closure for our many users. All passes will be frozen for the length of the closure, and staff are working with Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort to offer classes and specials during this time. Staff are also working on expanding land based fitness programs for our many patrons who use the pool as a means of achieving their exercise and fitness goals.
This closure will not affect most programs with the Salida Recreation Department, which plans to continue offering fall programs for participants of a wide variety of ages and interests. It will also not affect park rentals. Staff will begin taking park rentals for 2015 on October 1.
Our website will be updated before and during the closure with more specific plans for this project, a timeline for completion and pictures and progress updates.
For more information, please contact Theresa Casey at Theresa.firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-539-6738.
About the Salida Hot Springs Public Pools
The Salida Hot Springs Pool is the largest indoor hot springs facility in the country. Our water is gathered from an underground springs eight miles up the road, high in the Rocky Mountains. From there, it is piped directly to our pools through insulated pipeline, delivering fresh hot water continually. This sparkling clear, odorless water was originally enjoyed by the area’s first inhabitants, the Ute Indians. We now respect and enjoy this water for it natural refreshing and warming qualities.
The Salida Hot Springs Pool public facilities consist of a large 25 meter, 6 lane pool, and a smaller, hotter soaking and play pool. The large pool dominates a large portion of the building, and at approximately 84° – 86°, this pool is delightful for swimming, diving and recreational play. Two lap lanes are usually available, with mornings set aside for several lanes of lap swimming in addition to fitness classes.
The smaller pool has a zero-depth entry as well as a stair-entry, making it easily accessible. The depth gradually increases to four feet, and the temperature ranges from approximately 97° – 100°. These qualities makes this pool ideal for aqua-therapy, soaking, and young children.
Additionally, there is an ADA compliant lift that allows for easy access into either pool. Each pool features a stepped entry with handrails to further ease entry.