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    The Overflow at Jefferson Pools

    Sebastien  Tobler

    by Sebastien Tobler

    The Jefferson Pools in Hot Springs, VA is around 200 years old and yes, it is named after Thomas Jefferson who frequented the hot springs. Unlike most natural hot springs, the Jefferson Pools does not smell like rotten eggs (like many other hot springs do) because of the minerals and occasional sulphur. The highlight for me was the Overflow which is basically a small one person natural hot tub with a huge jet. The water is funneled through a small opening which is controlled by an attendant above. You just sit back and relax. The high pressure of the overflow is like a natural back massage.