Bad weather delays reopening of Barton Springs Pool

Barton Springs Pool. (File Image)
Barton Springs Pool. (File Image)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Storms this week caused construction delays at Barton Springs pool.

Crews are working to remove utility poles near the pool that have deteriorated over the years. Because of their proximity to the water, patrons are not being allowed in during the work.

The new poles will be more durable and have an average lifespan of 40-50 years. New lighting being installed will better illuminate the pool surface for staff to see swimmers.

The pool is expected to resume its normal hours on May 17.

See more information about the improvement project here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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