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Barton Springs will open again, but with restrictions.

Summer hotspots Barton Springs and Deep Eddy pools open this week after being closed for more than two months. But the openings come with COVID-19 safety restrictions.


Barton Springs

The pool opens tomorrow with hours reduced to Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. From 5 a.m.-7 a.m., the pool will be open for a swim-at-your-own-risk session. After an hour of cleaning, the pool will open to those with reservations from 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Guests will be temperature-screened before they enter, a process that will begin 30 minutes before a reservation starts. Face masks will be required for anyone not actively swimming.

The pool will be cleared 15 minutes before the end of each two-hour session.

Deep Eddy

The pool opened today. It will operate 8 a.m.-12 p.m. for lap swim with recreational swimming and 12 p.m.-2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Saturday recreational swimming will take place from 1 p.m.-7 p.m.

Deep Eddy will also require reservations, temperature checks and face masks.

Neither pool is charging for swim time. Reservations can be made on the city's website.

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