Austin
8:53 am
Tue March 26, 2013

It’s Official: Barton Springs Pool is Reopening This Saturday

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story erroneously said the repairs to the bypass tunnel and dam at Barton Springs Pool was part of the Master Plan process.

Barton Springs Pool is scheduled to reopen this Saturday.

The swimming hole has been closed since December, as the city made repairs to the pool's bypass tunnel and the dam on the downstream side of the pool.

The tunnel helps protect water quality in Barton Springs and diverting floodwaters, allowing the pool to stay open after small storms. In 2008, holes were discovered in the tunnel that allowed water to drain from the pool. The holes were temporarily fixed at the time, but this latest project provides a more permanent fix.

All the repairs are expected to be complete by the end of this week.

Barton Springs is scheduled to reopen this Saturday, at 5 a.m.