About our Geothermal WaterWater is the foundation of life.
Sweet water with no sulfur odor.
Enjoy pools of varying temperatures, all containing therapeutic mineral water.
Our pool temperatures are maintained at a comfortable 98-105 degrees fahrenheit. There is built in seating in the pools.
Shade sails cover parts of the pools, and there are also two wooden shaded areas with seating near the pools.
There are restrooms, showers and changing stalls available.
No hiking is required to get to our pools, but it is a natural landscape and the ground is rocky and natural in places and not completely level.
Soaking in hot mineral springs increases your circulation, has a relaxing effect on the muscles, calms the nerves, relaxes the mind, and pulls toxins out of the body through the skin.
The geothermal source water on this property is rich in calcium, magnesium, lithium, potassium, iron, silica and several other minerals, and offers a variety of benefits as these minerals are absorbed through the skin during soaking.
The water on this property originates from deep beneath the Valles Caldera National Preserve about 17 miles up the mountain. Ancient sea water was trapped there long ago, infused with many minerals over eons of time. We believe it’s one of the reasons the water here in our village is so special.
The Jemez River runs just to the southwest of the pools. While you’re soaking, you’ll be able to hear it babbling or raging–depending on what time of year it is.
We don’t use harsh chemicals to disinfect the water, so you can be sure that when you “take the waters” here, you are soaking up beneficial minerals and nothing else! Instead, we use green technologies such as, ultraviolet light, and an oxygen inversion system. We drain and clean them with a pressure sprayer every night, the pools are flow-through pools and the water is never recirculated.
Lithium: 7.2 mg/L
Calcium: 160 mg/L
Magnesium: 7.1 mg/L
Potassium: 67 mg/L
Iron: 1.3 mg/L
Silica: 83 mg/L
Fluoride: 4.9 mg/L
Manganese: .30 mg/L
Chloride: 860 mg/L
Sulfate: 39 mg/L
Bicarbonate: 632 mg/L
Sodium: 590 mg/L
Zinc: .0086 mg/L
Titanium: .0090 mg/L
Antimony: .0010 mg/L
Copper: .0050 mg/L
Silver: .0050 mg/L
Total pH : 7.35
Total Alkalinity: 632
Total Dissolved Solids: 2040
From the Sandia Labs/Hall Environmental Analysis Labratory, Inc. 2015
Protects brain cells from toxicity, promotes brain cell regeneration, increases gray matter of the brain, regulates brain neurotransmitters, supports healthy mood balance, improves blood sugar metabolism. Ongoing research is finding lithium to be a key element in brain “anti-aging” due to its ability to increase brain cell mass which in turn increases mental alertness and memory. A feel good mineral!
Needed for the formation of bones and teeth, and for regulating the heartbeat. Calcium is necessary for nerve conduction, production of energy, blood clotting, immunity to disease, and regulation of the parathyroid gland. Calcium and Magnesium work together.
Supports every major biological process. Magnesium supports bone mineralization, protein building, muscle contraction, stress reduction, nerve impulse transmission, immunity, use of glucose in the body, and synthesis of acids and proteins.
Associated with sodium metabolism. In correct ration, potassium works with sodium to help regulate water balance in the body and is essential for the transport of nutrients to each cell. Some of the benefits of potassium are that it aids in nerve impulse transmission, muscle contraction, energy production, and it assists in regulating the heartbeat.
Iron is part of the hemoglobin. It carries oxygen to every cell in the body.
This one falls into the “trace mineral” category. It is needed for connective tissues of the body such as tendons, cartilage, blood vessels, hair, skin, and nails. Silica works with calcium to make strong bones and teeth. It’s also good for the eyes, glands and organs, and it is helpful in preventing cardiovascular disease. But it is best known as “the beauty mineral” for helping maintain strong nails, hair and beautiful skin. It is a major constituent of collagen, which helps keep the skin elastic and youthful.
Critical in maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance. It works with potassium to equalize acid/alkaline balance for blood and water in the body. It also assists in transporting waste products out of cells, and is important for proper muscle contraction and nerve impulse transmission. Sodium keeps other minerals soluble so they do not build up as deposits in the blood stream.