Barton Springs Volunteer Pool Cleaning — Thursday, June 26!

Jumping the gun a bit on July, Friends of Barton Springs Pool will hold the next Volunteer Pool Cleaning on Thursday, June 26th.  Please join us to help tidying up the pool for the big summer season!   Please join us between 10 am and 2 pm and help us give the pool a good scrubbin’!  Bring some friends! Food and ‘freshments will be supplied.

If you plan on attending, please email to RSVP!

You can also sign up for the cleaning on VolunteerSpot, by following these easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:


2. Enter your email address:(You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)

3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.

Pool cleanings take place in two-hour from 10-12 and 12-2.  We need three to ten volunteers for each shift along with experienced volunteers to serve as shift leaders.

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.

We look look forward to seeing you there!

WEATHER UPDATE:  According to Pool Staff, the Barton Springs Volunteer Pool Cleaning will go forward as planned on Thursday unless there is thunder and lightning , at which point Staff will reevaluate since no one is allowed in the pool or on the deck anytime there is thunder or lightning (and for 30 minutes there after).  For now, the weather looks clear, so we look forward to seeing you!

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Free Barton Springs Swim Today (June 7) to Celebrate 24th Anniversary of Barton Creek Uprising

Today, Saturday, June 7, is FREE SWIM DAY at Barton Springs in celebration of the 24th anniversary of the all night “Barton Creek Uprising” at City Hall.  Join the fun and celebrate the history of Barton Springs with a cool plunge in the beautiful, cold, and clean waters of Texas’ finest swimming hole!  Only through understanding the history of Barton Springs can one understand the dominant political and environmental forces in Austin’s efforts to protect the Springs over the past quarter century and into the future.  So for now, enjoy the present by coming down for a free dip in the Pool today!