Story: Thermal pools and spas

Corroded pipes, Rotorua

Corroded pipes, Rotorua

Maintaining the Rotorua bathhouse was a nightmare, partly because acidic waters and hydrogen sulfide gas caused corrosion. Soon after the bathhouse opened in 1908, government balneologist Arthur Wohlmann commented that all the piping between the pumps and the baths had deteriorated, and had to be replaced.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Thermal pools and spas - The end of a dream', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006