Austin city officials have stated that the Barton Springs pool will close this winter for repairs and will not reopen until spring.
The closure will begin in October so that the $2.9 million project to repair an underwater bypass tunnel can begin. The tunnel is in 13 sections and runs for a total of 1,000 feet under the north deck of the pool. The tunnel allows excess flood water from Barton Creek to divert below the pool
Holes were discovered in the tunnel in 2008, as they caused the water level in the pool to decrease dramatically. While the pool is closed for addressing these holes, other minor issues will also be repaired.
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New requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act state that public pools must be made accessible to people with disabilities. As such, chair lifts must be installed in all public spas, swimming pools, and wading pools by January 31, 2013, for ease of entry and exit.
This January 2013 date is an extension of the original March 2012 deadline, but many public pools are still trying to fight the order.
Public pools are against these requirements because the chairs cost nearly $8,000, and many pools will now need to hire lifeguards to operate the devices. This is a major concern for pools that do not normally have lifeguards on staff.
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The city of San Angelo hosted a grand opening for a swimming pool that has been closed for two years for renovations.
The new pool was unveiled on Saturday after $3.2 million of modifications, although it has technically been opened since Memorial Day. This has been the pool’s first major renovations since 1938 and city officials are hoping that they will help make the city more fun and ‘desirable.’
The pool goes to 4 feet deep, but many are excited about the addition of water slides. Although, the pool has opened, city officials continue to make arrangements and are hoping to add a lazy river and tanning area.
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Cities in the state of Texas have now opened up their pools in order to help residents in the city cool off. The city of Lubbock opened four swimming pools since the temperatures have hit over 100 degrees.
Lubbock Parks and Recreation opened four swimming pools for a summer schedule. Most of the pools will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Along with the opening of pools comes with the the beginning of swim lessons for young children. The pool temperature will be around 67 degrees and is a great way to keep your kids cool and active during the summer months.
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