The pool measured 40 feet (12.2 m) wide and was 20 feet (6.1 m) deep. The water of the pool had a sweet smell of lemons and roses. Spindly plants called arafaj covered the entire surface of the pool, burning continuously and illuminating the entire pool with a magical glow that could be seen 10 miles (16.1 km) away. These plants burned whenever they were in contact with the pool's surface; even rain did not extinguish them.
Periodically, a fountain would shoot water 20 feet (6.1 m) into the air.
A stone oven could be found near the southern end of the pool, complete with pots and other accessories.