Barton Springs Pool Closes Jan 24th

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(from the City of Austin…)

Barton Springs Pool to close for gravel, debris removal January 24th

Barton Springs Pool will be closed January 24th through March 12th to remove large deposits of gravel and flood debris that have gradually accumulated in the deep end of Barton Springs Pool since 1991.

Special methods will be used to protect the endangered Barton Springs Salamander as well as nearby heritage trees. The ecologically and environmentally sensitive plan was approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Texas Parks and Wildlife.
The Aquatic Division scheduled the pool cleanup during the winter months to minimize the impact to Barton Spring Pool patrons and to loss of revenue to the City. The Parks and Recreation Department will also use the closure time to replace the mechanical system for the bathhouse.

Nearby Deep Eddy Pool will expand its hours of operation from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday to accommodate Barton Springs Pool patrons.

In September, the Austin City Council authorized the contract for the Barton Springs Pool Flood Debris Removal Project.

For more information, contact Victor Ovalle at (512) 974-6745.

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Barton Springs Pool – Courtesy Austin History Center

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