A huge thermal well is being drilled at a leisure spa in Budapest, with the aim of finding 60-65 degrees Celsius thermal water. The operator of the spa wants to use the thermal water to cover the water supply for the pools and to upgrade the heating system, among other things.
In the 4th district of Budapest, the popular Aquaworld Resort has recently started major construction works, which are expected to last for two and a half months. The operator is drilling a thermal well, reportedly in response to the impact of economic changes and the next stage in the transition to sustainability and green energy.
They plan to drill to a depth of 1,700 meters, where they hope to find thermal water at 60-65 degrees Celsius. The hot water extracted will be used to supply the spa’s pools, to replace a significant proportion of gas consumption, and to modernize heating. If the quality of the water available allows, it could also be used for other recreational purposes.
Although major works are taking place at the site, they do not affect the operation of the thermal bath, the Oriental Spa, or the hotel there, and fortunately do not entail any restrictions.
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Aquaworld Resort Budapest is the largest indoor hotel and leisure complex in Central Europe, located in the north of Budapest, in a green environment, yet close to the city center. The complex’s credo is to offer guests a complex experience. The hotel’s main building has 261 rooms, including 28 junior suites, eight suites and two presidential suites, offering additional luxury.
Thermal or hot spring water is groundwater with a temperature above 20 °C. Hungary is extremely rich in thermal water, with the hottest thermal water reaching over 80 degrees Celsius in the country. In addition, thermal water can be brought to the surface from relatively shallow depths in Hungary, and there are more than 1,200 registered thermal springs in the country.
Many rural towns are relying on thermal water for tourism, with the best known bath town being perhaps Hévíz in Western Hungary. The town’s main attraction is a natural warm-water lake, which is the world’s second-largest thermal lake, but biologically the biggest active natural lake.