The area of the thermal bath and beach is 3 hectares, and it can welcome almost 1,000 guests in the summer period and 340 people during winter. Furthermore, it has three thermal pools, a fun pool and a sauna, offering an excellent opportunity to cool down on an unbearably hot summer day to everybody.
According to magyarepitok.hu, the investment cost 3.5 billion HUF (EUR 9.9 million). Bábolna paid 1 billion HUF from EU allowances, 1.3 billion from its budget and 1.2 billion from a bank loan. And there is even more than just a thermal bath and beach! Next to the facility, there is a park and boating lake created on the territory of a former brick factory.
Klára Horváth, the mayor of the town, said during the inauguration of the bath that they also built a power plant using methane gas extracted from the thermal water and with which they produce heat and electricity.
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Furthermore, the water coming from the earth is useful to treat gynecologic and musculoskeletal disorders. The well supplying the pools is 1,290 metres deep, and the hot water coming from it is 38-40 Celsius degrees containing salt, hydrogen-carbonate, and iodide ions that are not only anti-inflammatory but it also
improves the cardiovascular system.
In Bábolna, Róbert Burger, former leader of the local agro-industrial conglomerate, dug two wells in 1983. Thermal water came from both (600m – 38 Celsius degrees; 1,200 metres – 51 Celsius degrees) but they were not able to use it then. In contrast, today, the town has great further plans. For example, they would like to build a swimming pool next to the bath and they already have a promise that the state budget will support that project.
Based on the coronavirus rules, only 525 people are allowed to enter at the same time, but they can use the 200 square metres big fun pool and the 100 square metres big spray-park, as well.
The city plans to build further pools, a sauna and steam rooms, too. Moreover, they would like to build a swimming pool next to the beach