This geothermal source is located in New Zealand’s northern island of AIM-O-Tapu, The name of this pool is romantic one, the pool with champagne (Champagne Pool). The water source is really like a sparkling wine by abundant emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2). Have a look…… 1. Swimming pool with champagne – A hot spring location in the geothermal region of the North Island of New Zealand’s AIM-O-Tapu.
4. Hot Spring geothermal formed after the eruption about 900 years ago. 5. 6. The maximum length of the pool is 65 m, depth is about 62 m. 7. 8. Deep geothermal water of the Champagne Pool is heated upto 260 ° C, but temperatures in the source sometime reach to 73-75 ° C, because outside air cool down the water temperature. 9. 10.
11. The pH is 5.5 and remain stable at the same level because of the flow of CO2. 12. 13. The composition of gases, mainly includes CO2, Nitrogen (N2) to a lesser extent – , methane (CH4), hydrogen (H2), hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and oxygen (O2). 14. 15. Swimming pool water contain high concentrations of compounds semimetals – orpiment (As2S3) and antimony (Sb2S3), which are settled on the bottom, which creates the orange color, you can see in this picture. 16. 17. In some studies, a swimming pool with champagne is seen as a potential habitat for viable forms of microorganisms. H2, CO2 or O2 can serve as a nutrient source of energy for the growth of autotrophic methanogenic hydrogen-oxygen, or microorganisms. 18. 19. Two new bacteria and archaea of new type was found in the basin of champagne.