Monday, May 23, 2022

Barton Springs Pool to Resume Normal Monday Operations on Memorial Day, May 30


Hiring and Training Lifeguards for Austin City Pools is Ongoing
Austinites, rejoice! Starting today, Deep Eddy Pool will have the shallow side of the pool open at 12 p.m. on weekdays. Moreover, Barton Springs Pool will resume normal Monday operations beginning on Memorial Day, May 30. 

The Aquatic Division of the Parks and Recreation Department at the City of Austin continues to hire and train lifeguards to operate summer pools. There are currently a total of 234 lifeguards on staff. This is 31.2% of the 750 lifeguards needed to operate city pools.

Lifeguards can earn up to $1250 in bonuses and the pay ranges from $16 to $19 an hour depending on experience and certifications. Staff get paid sick leave, a free bus pass, and flexible scheduling. Lifeguard job applications, training information and bonus details at

Aquatic staff have developed a tiered pool opening schedule that distributes their work force equitably. Tier one pools are open annually. Pools in the second tier will begin opening June 6. To be able to staff the pools opening on June 6, the Aquatic Division needs 375 lifeguards ready to work. 
Tier One Pools - Open Now
Barton Springs
Deep Eddy

Tier Two Pools - Open June 6
Dick Nichols
Dove Springs

Additional pools will be opened as more lifeguards are hired and ready to work. For more information on pool hours, please visit