Showering was required first and we avoided the cold showers for the hot showers which was overflow water from the pools. An employee stood guard and made sure everyone showered first and didn't wear shoes in the water. He wasn't dressed to dive in and save anyone if they needed help but the water was shallow anyways.
After hiking for three days the warm water soothed my muscles and bones. The bottom of the pool were large rocks which massaged the feet.