Then inaugural 2018 volunteer pool cleaning for Friends of Barton Springs Pool will be on Thursday, April 5, 2018, with 2-hour shifts starting at 9am. Now that the Pool is “back in business, it’s time for Friends to leap back into action (and into the pool!). To help get the pool in its pristine and uncrowded state while also helping “give back” to Barton Springs, here’s your personal invite to come take care of Barton Springs Pool, our beloved watering hole. In addition to the usual cleaning projects — including push-brooming the pool bottom of the shallow end, scrubbing algae from the sides, rails, and stairs, helping with landscape efforts to beautify the grounds with weeding, turning the mulch, and generally lending a hand to make the pool and grounds as clean and beautiful as possible — we may also be clearing the gunk from the intake to the Bypass Tunnel. So come roll up your sleeves, bring a friend, have a snack and enjoy the comp any of other Barton Springs enthusiasts. We look look forward to seeing you there!