Thermal Bath & Park Pool
The spring water from Fontana Bad Nieuweschans originates from a depth of 600 metres and is the basis of the health spa resort Fontana Bad Nieuweschans. In the source, the water has a temperature of 29°C and it cools down to 22,6°C during the pumping process. The wholesome water is heated up to 36 degrees in a thermal bath for total relaxation. The thermal spring water is rich in minerals such as salt, iodine, magnesium and bromide. The content of these minerals is 116 gram per litre, which is very high. For this reason, the original spring water is mixed with fresh water for bathing. The high mineral content, coupled with the pleasant temperature has a relaxing effect on body and mind. The official qualification of the thermal water is: “Iron and Iodine containing thermal sole with a high grade of Calcium and Sulphate ion”.
In addition to the Thermal Pool (36°), you are also able to enjoy the Park Pool (34°). The pool is located at the edge of the Bathrobe Park, and lounging along the rim of the pool you have an excellent view of the park. The pool water is 34°C, and like the current Thermal Pool, it is filled with thermal water. It features bubble seats and a five-spray neck shower. The Park Pool is open daily from 9.30 till 22.30 'clock.
The thermal water does not only relax body and mind, it also has a beneficial effect on the health. During the bathing process, the body warms up. This causes the blood-vessels to widen, the blood-pressure to drop, the heartbeat to accelerate and the absorption of oxygen to increase. Owing to this, the body looses extra waste matters. Besides that, all the minerals in the water have their own specific effect on the body. The high grade of salt strengthens the upward pressure and makes the body almost float in the water. This effect relieves the muscles and the joints.
Magnesium calms one down, it contributes to the muscle contraction and works positive for the metabolism of energy. Bromine has a disinfecting effect and Iodine has a positive effect on infections of the joints and activates the thyroid.
Bathing in the Thermal bath has a strong effect on the body but bathing too long and too often makes the working of the minerals too intensive. This is why we advise you to bathe no longer than 30 minutes and not to move intensively during the bathing. Afterwards it is advisable to rest in the relaxation room and to take another bath after at least 5 hours. In the bathing process all the minerals penetrate the body through the skin. After making use of the Thermal bath it is advisable not to shower, because the minerals can keep on penetrate into the skin. However in case of a sensitive skin, we advise you to shower and make use of hydrating body milk.
Your visit to the Thermal bath can be well extended with a visit to the Sauna Square.