THE HEALING WATERS OF MANITOU SPRINGS
SunWater Spa has one private and seven public cedar pools available for use. All eight of these tubs are filled with mineral water from the famous Seven Minute Spring; the same water which flows from the Manitou Karst aquifer. The health-giving waters from our aquifer filter through deep underground cracks, crevasses, and rock faults, infusing the water through its journey with the highly sought-after health granting minerals.
Using our array of solar panels, the water’s temperature is raised generally to between 100 to 104 degrees. As it heats, the cedar oil is extracted, first changing the color of the water to a yellow tint, sometimes followed by a rich dark red. By drawing the oils out of the wood, SunWater Spa is essentially creating a cedar tea. This unique process introduces the soothing and healing properties of the cedar oil, promoting healthy skin, a soothed respiratory system, and an enjoyable, relaxing aromatic sensation.
WHAT YOU SEE IN THE WATER
Looking into our cedar tubs, you may notice sediment or a cloudy substance due to what we dub ‘calcium bursts’. This phenomenon is due to the large amount of naturally occurring minerals consisting of calcium, chloride, fluoride, iron, lithium, magnesium, potassium, silica, sodium, sulfate and zinc.
Why Cedar Tubs?
Cedar oils are used in the practice of aromatherapy and have an array of skin care and medicinal benefits. These woods share many of the same emotional benefits, and their scent is useful in easing fear and nervousness, reducing tension and stress, and aiding in both boosting courage and bringing forth inner strength.
Sanitation of Cedar Tubs
We use low amounts of bromine (naturally found in ocean waters), along with state-of-the-art sanitation methods to maintain our guests’ safety and the integrity of our mineral waters.
In addition, SunWater Spa uses a three part sanitation system to ensure the purity of our natural mineral waters for your safety and enjoyment.
- Oxidation – Oxygen is added to the water. Oxygen is one of the strongest-known sanitizing agents.
- UV Light – The water passes through a high intensity UV light which is very effective in killing bacteria.
- Hydrogen Peroxide – From our unique filtration systems, oxygen and hydrogen molecule bond as they collide.
To fully experience the benefits of our mineral tubs, and by requirement of Colorado State law, we ask that all guests use the provided showers before soaking to help us maintain the integrity of our hygienic conditions.
Day Pass: $35 (opening to close)
Quick Soak: $20 for two hours
Add a soaking Day Pass to any service – $30
Add a two-hour soak to any service – $15
Enjoy a stunning view as you relax and enjoy nature in our private cedar tub.
For 1 – $45/hr
For 2 – $55/hr
For 3- $65/hr
For 4- $75/hr
Our facility caters to adults and embodies a sense of a wellness and relaxation. If space is available, we allow children in our facility under certain circumstances permitted they uphold the type of environment we are creating. If we feel these expectations are not being met, you may be asked to leave.
With this in mind, please also follow the below guidelines of our age policy:
– No more than 2 children with one guardian allowed at a time (limited to groups of 4 total)
– No children under the age of 6
– All guests are required to sign a waiver before using facilities, guardians must sign on behalf of children
– Children must be with guardians at all times
– Guests 13 and up may participate in our classes with waiver signed by guardian over the age of 18. Younger children may be allowed at the teacher’s discretion.
Treatments and therapies are available to guests over the age of 13. Guests under 18 require adult supervision and waiver commitment.
If you have any question please call for clarification.