The "soul of the city" is going on winter hiatus.
Barton Springs Pool is closing this week for repairs, and won’t open again until March.
In that time, city crews will repair the springs’ bypass, which allows smaller rain-related floods to drain from the area instead of entering the pool and lowering water quality. The bypass is a small tunnel, located underneath the sidewalk on the northern side of the pool.
Barton Springs Pool will be closed beginning Wednesday, Dec. 12. Below, a video produced by the city takes viewers on a tour of the tunnel. And you can stay updated on repair efforts on the city's website.