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Sutro Baths

Sutro Baths

A visitor to the baths not only had a choice of seven different swimming poolsóone fresh water and six salt water baths ranging in temperaturesóbut could also visit a museum displaying Sutro's large and varied personal collection of artifacts from his travels, a concert hall, seating for 8,000, and, at one time, an ice skating rink. During high tides, water would flow directly into the pools from the nearby ocean, recycling the two million US gallons of water in about an hour. During low tides, a powerful turbine water pump, built inside a cave at sea level, could be switched on from a control room and could fill the tanks at a rate of 6,000 US gallons a minute , recycling all the water in five hours.

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Cedric Sims22-Nov-2011 07:55
Nice light!
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