Barton Springs Pool is reopening today after last week’s freeze. It will close again March 1-12 for annual maintenance. Pam LeBlanc photo

Go ahead and pull your swimsuit out of deep freeze, Austin.

Barton Springs Pool and Deep Eddy Pool reopened today after last week’s winter storm – and admission is free until further notice.

Big Stacy, Bartholomew and Springwood pools remain closed. They sustained damage during the cold snap and will reopen after structural and plumbing repairs are complete.

Barton Springs Pool is a spring-fed pool with a natural bottom in downtown Austin. Pam LeBlanc photo

Ready to take the plunge?

Barton Springs Pool is today through Sunday (swim at your own risk from 5-8 a.m. and 6-10 p.m.; guards on duty 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.), then closes for regularly scheduled maintenance from March 1-12. During the closure, crews will remove gravel from the bottom of the pool. Access to “dog beach” below the pool will be limited; it will be used as a staging area for gravel-removing equipment.

Deep Eddy will offer expanded hours for lap swimming while Barton Springs is closed. Hours are 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. today and March 1-12, with a few exceptions. The pool will be closed Friday, Feb. 26; Tuesday, March 2; and Tuesday, March 9.

For more information, call the Barton Springs Pool Hotline at 512-867-3080 or the Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s Aquatic Administration and Training Center at 512-974-9330.

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