Barton Springs needs You!

3 days of March cleaning Madness!
Thursday, March 4
Saturday, March 6
Friday, March 12

Spring Cleaning season is almost upon us!  Barton Springs will be closed for only twelve days this year (March 1-12) for annual cleaning so the pool staff is really looking forward to our help to get the Springs sparkling spic and span for Opening Day, Saturday March 13.

City Aquatics Program Coordinator, Wayne Simmons, has given us a list of the areas we are needed most and there is something for everyone each and every day; Fun with flowers and beds, Soil Aeration Extravaganza, Pool Scum Showdowns in the Sludge Pit…  The fun never ends.

Each day will also have a Main Event!

Thursday (3/4) – Join the Painting Party!  Two teams of two person two hour tag team shifts all day long!

Saturday (3/6) – Tame the Nature Trail!  Just when you thought the Zilker playhouse was setting the stage along the south side shallow end for a season long performance of Little Shop of Horrors, we have been called in to tame nature’s overexuberant plant beasties and make the trail safe again for the pitter patter of little feet.  Bring long sleeve shirts, pants and gloves.

Friday (3/12) – First Annual Orchestrated Broom Ballet! One of the crowning glories of volunteer pool cleanings, the subtle arts of several  pushbrooms dancing in unison and deftly guiding silt, scum and algae to the shallow end’s evacuational vortex.  Led by pool flow master and manager, Chris.  We need several dedicated volunteers who wish to orchestrate future pushbroom ballets and become pushbroom pool zen flow masters.  Participation is the only requirement!

Contact Jonathan Beall at and reserve your space today!