History Behind the Water
Bleux Water Spa will provide the area with natural rejuvenation services that are unique to the industry. Our location in the Mariemont Promenade is upon a rare source of mineral water that was created through glacial movements and mineral deposits. Geologists trace the water to an underground river that originates in Northern Ontario. Throughout history people have celebrated and benefitted from the restorative powers of minerals. All of our treatments use this mineral rich water giving you endless opportunities of therapy.
A little more about the history of our water…
Bleux Water Spa is located in an area that used to be known as Clare Yard Springs. The spring attracted people from all over the Cincinnati area so they could fill up their buckets and jars with clean mineral water. There's a fascinating picture of people waiting in line to do just this that you can view here. The water was first bottled and sold to the public by Orsell J Ferris in the early 1900's, under the name Crystal Fountain Springs. Crystal Fountain Springs was also a cottage resort with gardens, fountains, and ponds decorating the hillside. The land was later purchased by Thomas J Burke Sr. who built the Glacier Springs Bottling Company in the 1930's until closing in 1970 when N & W railroad purchased the property. On February 18, 1974, E. George Hack was reported to take the last drink of water from the spring