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Barton Springs Pool Closing for Three Months of Repairs

City of Austin
A view inside the bypass tunnel underneath Barton Springs Pool.

The "soul of the city" is going on winter hiatus.

Barton Springs Pool is closing this week for repairs, and won’t open again until March.

In that time, city crews will repair the springs’ bypass, which allows smaller rain-related floods to drain from the area instead of entering the pool and lowering water quality. The bypass is a small tunnel, located underneath the sidewalk on the northern side of the pool.

Barton Springs Pool will be closed beginning Wednesday, Dec. 12. Below, a video produced by the city takes viewers on a tour of the tunnel. And you can stay updated on repair efforts on the city's website

Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.
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