What are elements that characterize hot springs?
They trigger our five senses by the texture, smell and taste, but the color may be the easiest element to explain the attractiveness through blogs.
Today let us soak in emerald green water, which reminds us of the famous hot springs in Yellowstone National Park…
Resort Facility in a Spa Town
It is one hour’s drive from Albuquerque to get to a small spa town, Jemez Springs.
There are some natural flowing tubs in mountains, but water provided in the spa town is different and characteristic.
The place today I will visit is a beautiful resort facility, and the rate for walk-in is a little bit pricey; $25 per an hour.
Different Water, Different Color
However, if you find the beautiful color of the water, you will make sense of the price!
Color of hot springs is determined mainly by the content.
In addition to that, there are varieties of elements, such as temperature, depth, color of tubs, or light reflection.
The source of the spring is so hot (142 degrees) that the water input is intermittently operated.
Despite the fault, tubs are kept perfectly clean, because there are few visitors, probably because of the high fee.
The disinfection is done by ultraviolet light, not using chlorine chemicals.
The tub near the river is so small that you can enjoy the freshest water.
At the bottom and edge of the tubs, there are many mineral deposits, which prove it an excellent hot spring.
There is no particular smell, but it has so much contained materials that you need to make sure not to stay in the bath too long.
This depth of the tub is deeper than other ones, so that it looks emerald green, which reminds us of the hot springs in Yellowstone National Park.
It is a good instance of the fact that different water has different color.
Truly relaxing resort backed by excellent nature of the spring
The water is not always poured into tubs; controlled.
|Giggling Springs Hot Springs, Jemez Springs, New Mexico, USA|
Related hot spring
In 2004, Japan was rocked by scandals of hot spring water deception issues.
At that time, this Ryokan had been using bath additive in order to create perfect milky-white water.
Today, you can enjoy a great hot spring with natural white.
Hot springs come from the nature, so that the appearance differs depending on various conditions.
By using bath additive, it seems that they wanted to respond visitors’ expectation, that is, perfect milky-white water.
I would rather appreciate natural springs, even if they look disappointing on first sight, than artificially processed water, which looks perfect.