Deep Eddy Pool

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Pools are among the facilities allowed to reopen Friday under Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s order loosening restrictions imposed to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

For its part, the City of Austin is still considering when it will reopen city pools.

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The City of Austin wants to hear from people who use the city’s pools and splash pads – and from those who don’t.

The city is putting together an assessment of its aquatics facilities. The average age of one in Austin is about 40 years old.

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Just months after reopening following major repairs to its deck, piping system and pool bottom that kept it closed for several months, Deep Eddy Pool is closing again. 

This afternoon, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department issued a statement that Deep Eddy has temporarily closed, due to a water line break. Teams are working to repair the break, and no word is available yet as to when the work will be complete and the pool will reopen.

The city is promoting Stacy Pool, at 601 East Live Oak St., as an alternative for area swimmers. 

Deep Eddy is the oldest swimming pool in the state.

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Deep Eddy Pool Reopens

May 4, 2012
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Deep Eddy Pool is back open today — or at least part of it.

The deep end of Deep Eddy is open today. The shallow end opens up tomorrow at 10 a.m. The oldest swimming pool in Texas, Deep Eddy has been shut down since last year for a full round of renovations.

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department says the pool bottom has been replaced and the west end now features a zero depth entry. Visitors will also notice new decks and new retaining walls with seating. 

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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.