More space for relaxation
A 25m long infinity pool (10m inside / 15m outside) with a panoramic view and additional sunbathing areas are being built on the 1st floor of the new "feelfree bath house". A beautiful bathing area for families with small children will be built on the ground floor. In addition, a new fitness room with a view of the park landscape, a room for storing skis and bicycles and a spacious children's adventure room are planned on the ground floor.
DThe bathhouse is heated in a CO2-neutral manner with a groundwater heat pump and electricity from our own photovoltaic system.
Planned completion: December 2023
Construction diary (newest first):
The shell of the bath house progressed well and the concrete work was completed. Unfortunately, due to the early and harsh onset of winter in December 2022, the construction of the special visible roof truss did not go as planned. Since we have given ourselves a large time window for the complete construction, this has no impact on the completion date in December 2023.
Although we cover the majority of our electricity needs with our own photovoltaic system in summer when the sun is shining, the transformer station ensures our power supply in winter and on cloudy days. The electricity supplied comes from our state energy supplier TIWAG and is 100% from renewable energy - the majority from hydropower.
A groundwater heat pump system (GW-HP) was planned over the summer. In the final stage, 4 heat pumps will then cover the heat requirements of the resort, including the new bath house. The advantage of this system compared to alternatives (such as wood chips, pellets, natural gas) is that no CO2 is released and no air or noise emissions are caused. The way it works is similar to that of an air heat pump (air heat pump). The advantage of the GW HP compared to an air HP is that the groundwater has the same (warm) temperature even in winter, so a high level of efficiency (approx. 5) can be achieved. This means that 5 kW of heat is generated with 1 kW of electricity. The groundwater is pumped up via a well. The GW-WP then removes up to 5°C from the water, after which the cooled water is returned to the groundwater via a seepage area.
The excavation pit allows a glimpse into the past. It can be seen that the Ötztaler Ache used to flow out of the area of the feelfree resort. This can be seen from the many "Bornels" that have been rounded off by the river. Interestingly, there must have been a time when the former river bed was dry for a long time and then flowed through again. There is also a layer of humus between the layers of brook balls.