Volunteer Pool Cleaning On Thursday, July 11, 2013!

Don’t forget – the July pool cleaning day is TOMORROW, Thursday, July 11. Please join us between 10 am and 6 pm and help us give the pool a good scrubbin’! Bring some friends! Food and ‘freshments should be supplied, or we can always munch on the weed cuttings and slurp up the yummy spring water!

If you plan on attending, please RSVP to service@friendsofbartonspringspool.org.

At the seasonal monthly pool cleanings, FBSP volunteers scrub rocks, vacuum the pool bottom, clean algae off steps and railings, skim algae off the pool surface, plant flowers and help maintain the pool grounds, paint benches and trim, and generally lend a hand to make the pool and grounds as clean and beautiful as possible.

Volunteering to help with the pool cleanings is a great way to learn more about the Pool. Once you’re in the pool wrestling the floor buffer or swimming along with the giant algae skimmer, you’ll begin to understand how the water flows through the pool, where the main springs are, what creatures live in the pool and where, and how we can continue to improve pool cleaning and maintenance practices.

Pool cleanings usually take place in three or four two-hour shifts—usually 10–12, 12–2, 2–4, and 4–6. We need three to ten volunteers for each shift along with experienced volunteers to serve as shift leaders.