More on the 2011 Barton Springs Pool Closure

I posted a brief update on the closure I received direct from the Austin Parks Dept. last night, here is the official word from Friends of Barton Springs pool today, with more detail on whats going on, and confirmation of the opening hours of Deep Eddy pool hours.

To: Friends of Barton Springs Pool <friends-of-barton-springs-pool@googlegroups.com>
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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