Misting System Implementation at The Spa at Sec-he

The Spa at Sec-he is located at Agua Caliente Cultural Plaza in downtown Palm Springs. The campus includes a tribal museum and an outdoor Oasis Trail and is considered an important cultural gathering place. The Spa is a celebration of the sacred healing waters of the Agua Caliente Hot Mineral Spring and is a central theme throughout the 73,000-square-foot wellness complex. The Sec-he Spa is a peaceful setting for guests to indulge in cutting-edge therapies and enjoy a host of amenities designed to pamper both men and women, including mineral baths, a eucalyptus steam room, a menthol sauna, aromatherapy showers, halotherapy salt caves, men’s and women’s whirlpools, fitness room, and flotation rooms. The outdoor environment features a resort-style waterfall pool, a zero-edge mineral pool, an outdoor whirlpool, and both indoor and outdoor dining, overhead misting, and waterfall fog effects. 


Koolfog Contribution: Misting Systems for Cooling & Water Feature Enhancements
misting system at spa at sec-heKoolfog designed, crafted, and installed several state-of-the-art custom misting systems for The Spa at Sec-he with attention to the ambiance, comfort, value, and technical innovation. Detail in creating a subtle sensory experience allows guests to see, hear, and feel a subtle mist that highlights evaporate cooling technology that leaves outdoor patrons refreshed without getting wet. The misting systems were placed for optimum utilization in heavy traffic areas and in places where guests would spend the most time relaxing poolside or enjoying the resort feel provided by the presence of several waterfall features.

Koolfog Production Details 

  • 4 high-pressure pumps to release water at 1000 PSI creates an evaporative cooling mist that lowers ambient temperatures.
  • Proprietary fog nozzles that create visual impact around water features.
  • The misting systems includes placement at VIP Cabanas, over an outdoor Dining area, on a tranquil outdoor patio, and a centerpiece waterfall feature.
  • Over 100 mist nozzles positioned for optimum cooling and sight view.

While the pumps are in gardens or outdoor areas, they are not in client view and are tucked into utility areas; one of the pumps is located on the rooftop.



Scheduling with multiple construction partners:
Koolfog was part of an integrated construction project, working alongside multiple trades to understand the customer’s goal. Communication and teamwork were very important to convey Koolfog’s solutions and seamlessly incorporate our design in different areas with different materials, including rock work, awnings, and other unique structures.

Hiding our misting systems from view:
To keep Koolfog equipment and components out of the line of sight, we developed a creative routing solution for the misting system distribution lines. In addition, the lines were placed strategically inside the waterfall. Our team was challenged with accessing the area within the water feature and ensuring the misting system remained hidden from view without risking the lines submerging during spillway operation.

Our team worked around many trade schedules while accommodating the need to access areas where we worked. For example, when installing misting nozzles and feed lines to the deck cabanas, our team needed to make sure that our installation still allowed for cabana shade curtains to be installed and ensured that any future open/close curtain movement would not get caught on the misting nozzles.


Koolfog’s design and application of misting systems is the result of our highly knowledgeable implementation experts. Our team’s understanding of the client requirements and ability to overcome challenges is a key to every project’s success. Selecting the finest quality materials to withstand years of use in varying operating environments (misting lines in chlorinated waterfall/pool water, for example), calculating required flow, placement, and angle of mist to create the desired effect, all work together to create a beautiful and cool atmosphere for spa guests to enjoy.

About Michelle Roe

From ‘A’ for movie star Ashley Judd to ‘Z’ for fashion designer Zang Toi, former Marketing/Creative Director, Michelle Arzino Roe has covered entertainment, fashion, food, and travel with her written words having graced the pages of Palm Springs Life Magazine, Desert Publication’s 90 Days of Summer, Empire Polo Lifestyle Magazine, the book, Encountering Women, as well as various California media outlets. Her articles for Koolfog focus on the lifestyle benefits of Koolfog misting systems at amusement parks, restaurants, hotels and public events as well the valuable impact in various other industries.