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Deep Eddy Pool Closing Until April

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It’s known as “the oldest swimming pool in Texas”, but people who like to take a winter dip won't be able to at Deep Eddy Pool.

That’s because Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is temporarily closing the municipal pool for renovations starting December 12. PARD expects to open Deep Eddy in late March or early April 2012, if all goes according to schedule.

The city says it began notifying people of the closure by email prior to the Thanksgiving weekend. Staff also put up signs on the pool and on PARD’s website.

Deep Eddy Pool was recently closed for construction of a new mural reflecting the long history of the swimming pool. Check out this video about the mural by KUT:

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