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City pools reopen after winter storm
(Wally Gobetz)

The city has reopened the Barton Springs Pool after shutting it down during the winter storm.

Austinites can shake off their winter boots and take a dip at two reopened city pools, the city of Austin announced.


The Barton Springs Pool and Deep Eddy pool were shut down due to the winter storm, but both reopened as of today.

Barton Springs Pool went back into business Thursday morning and will have the following schedule through Sunday:

  • 5 a.m.-8 a.m. Swim at Your Own Risk
  • 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Guarded Swim
  • 6-10 p.m. Swim at Your Own Risk

After Sunday, the pool will go under regularly scheduled maintenance and close from Monday, March 1 to Friday, March 12. Reopening updates will be given on the pool's website.

Deep Eddy Pool will open for lap swim Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and resume regular operations except for on Friday, Feb. 27, Tuesday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 9, when it will be closed. The pool will have expanded hours as Barton Springs goes under maintenance.

Both pools will have free admission until further notice.

The city has not reopened Big Stacy, Bartholomew and Springwood pools due to structural and plumbing damage caused by the winter storm.

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