Barton Springs Pool Volunteer Pool Cleaning – Thurs April 6, 2023

The first seasonal Volunteer Pool Cleaning of 2023 is upon us!  Please join us on Thurs April 6 from 9am-1pm to lend a helping hand in maintaining Barton Spring Pool.

SIGN UP HERE FOR A SHIFT –   Shifts are available in 2 hours blocks: 9am-11am and 11am-1pm.  (Volunteers can sign up for both shifts) Sign-ups help us plan for cleaning activities, needed tools, and of course snacks – but walk-ins are always welcome!

Suggested attire:  swimwear, a hat, water shoes/sandals, and a pair of work gloves (optional)

Cleanings take place the first Thursday of each month, normally from April through October!

At the seasonal monthly pool cleanings, FBSP volunteers work alongside pool staff to maintain the pool area.  Tasks can vary, but may include: push brooming algae, cleaning off steps and railings, skimming the pool surface, gardening, planting flowers, general help maintaining pool grounds, or painting – i.e. lending 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 facility and it’s legacy. Once you’re in the pool doing the work to maintain it, 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!

Snacks and fun will be provided.

Pool cleanings usually take place in 2 hour shifts, and volunteers are welcome to sign up for more than 1 shift.  Groups normally work with three to ten volunteers for each shift along with experienced volunteers to serve as shift leaders.