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Deep Eddy Pool
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401 Deep Eddy Ave Austin, TX 78703
401 Deep Eddy AvenueUSTexasAustin78703
(512) 472-8546austinparks.org
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8-acre riverside park featuring a kid-friendly shallow swimming pool plus trails & picnic tables.- Google
"Love this natural spring pool."
"Sheesh. They have laps set up and it's cold w no chlorine."
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Ally Warren
7 months ago
I've lived in Austin for nine years and I just went to Deep Eddy pool for the first time a month ago. I had heard that it's ever so slightly warmer than Barton Springs (which is way too chilly for me to enjoy) so I was looking forward to finally giving it a shot. I guess I picked a less than perfect day because it was overcast and a bit grey and gloomy. While I do agree that it is closer to being tolerable, it was still pretty cold for me. I even jumped in to speed up the acclamation process. And then it started raining, so I was even colder. What made me feel better was shortly after I got in, this super buff-looking guy walked down the stairs, dipped his toes in, and made a horrific face. He then tried from another side, same thing. And then once more before he finally left after only ten minutes or so. At least I was half submerged, right? I'll try again on a typical hot Austin summer day. All in all, even though Deep Eddy might be a few degrees warmer, there's still just something about Barton Springs that's so appealing. I think it's way more beautiful, there's more room to spread out and lay on the grass, and it looks more natural. But Deep Eddy isn't without its charms. It's smaller, which many may prefer, and may be better for younger children because it has a shallow end. They also show movies there during the summer. To each their own!
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Lorena Reyna
8 months ago
Deep Eddy is an Austin gem. It is historic, quaint, and spacious. There are a ton of lap lanes as well as a bathing "beach" for waders. There are plentiful room in the bathhouse for changing as well as bathrooms. There are usually less people here than at the often packed Barton Springs. The water is not chlorinated and quite chilly. Come here for a more laid back alternative.
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Nicholas M. Vaughan DVM, MBA
9 months ago
Of course 5 stars ya spoiled brats! Urban spring fed pool for $3?? It's got adult side and kids side and it's just nice. Not sure of another downtown area pool in any city for $3. For those that complain, volunteer to come clean or organize a clean day! Sheesh. They have laps set up and it's cold w no chlorine. Let your immune system shine ;)
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Jennifer M
a year ago
Everyone knows that the Barton Springs Pool is the best spring-fed pool in Austin, but this one is probably second-best. It's not as cold, which I personally dislike, but it has lanes, and is family-friendly, if that matters to you. The guards actually pay attention to swimmers, which can be annoying, but a great thing if you suddenly find yourself in trouble. The only thing I didn't like about this place, besides the lack of variety in the concessions area, was the constant switching from "recreational swim" to "exercise" in the main areas. There are lanes for the people who want to swim to exercise, so why make everyone else get out for that? Not cool. Still, I had a good time, and might go back before it closes for the year.
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Sarah Chappell
3 months ago
Great little alternative to the hustle and bustle of Barton Springs. Nice and cold and they have Olympic swimming lanes as well which is nice when you want to go work out in very cold water on a hot summer day.
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Alexander Enriquez
8 months ago
Huge swimming pool, plenty of room for everyone and then some. Great scenery. A lot of entertainment value for the kids for just a couple of dollars. Lap swimming is divided from recreational swimming with a concrete wall so no one interrupts while you're exercising. Bring a blanket and find some shade under a tree for your stuff.
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Madeleine Ferrer
3 weeks ago
Love this natural spring pool. It's so organic!
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Riquet Aouad
9 months ago
It's only 3 dollars to go in, but there are a ton of children there. So if you're an adult with no kids, I recommend Barton Springs.