Wednesday, April 21, 2010
WW - Grove Park Inn Pool Heaven
When I heard that the Spa at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC cost $44 million to build, I thought that was insane. How could a bunch of pools and hot tubs could cost so much? It was money well spent though, especially the stone work. My favorite pool was the lap pool, tucked in its own grotto. Right on the heels of my post on lights on the ceilings, this pool had fiber optic lights embedded in the rock ceiling.
Look at that beautiful starry night! I got this pool mostly to myself because I wore my goggles and scared everyone off. Most people were there to lounge, but this was a lap pool after all! I spent an hour and a half swimming in perfectly heated 84F salt water (my taste buds say isotonic 0.9% salt as opposed to 3% sea salt) with minerals, eucalyptus oil and no chlorine. And don't forget the soothing underwater music. It was swimming in heaven.
The view of the waterfalls and skylights in the rest of the spa from the pool with breathtaking as well. Of course, no photography was allowed, but that usually doesn't stop me. Thankfully, I managed not to drop camera into the pool either .
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