Water monitoring equipment at Palm Springs

Palm Springs is a third-magnitude spring enclosed by a 4-foot high concrete retaining wall that once formed a swimming pool. The pool is about 100 feet long and 50 feet wide. Spring discharge was from under a rock ledge in a circular vent near the southwest edge of the pool. The vent measured about 15 feet in diameter at its top and narrows with depth. Flow from the spring orifice caused a moderate boil at the surface; the water has a slightly cloudy, bluish-green appearance, and a moderate hydrogen sulfide odor. Discharge from the pool was through a 4-foot wide weir in the north end, and then northward to the Little Wekiva River.