A Refreshing Natural Spring for Spring in Austin

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Spring is making its way back into Texas again, and it’s bringing warmer temperatures around with it. There’s no better time to grab the swimsuits from the storage bin and break them in with a dip at a local pool. While there are many options for swimming at our luxury apartments in the Retreat at Barton Creek, including our own beautiful infinity edge pool, there’s one spot in particular that stands out from the rest.

The Barton Springs Pool is Austin’s own natural springs and local pool, and it’s a popular destination during the spring and summer for all Austin families. It’s located only three miles away from our luxury apartments, at the heart of the Zilker Park, so you can grab a few friends and drive to the springs in ten minutes or less. The pool is an astonishing three acres in size, so there’s plenty of space to wade around even during the hottest days of the year. It’s also naturally heated, staying at a comfortable 68-70 degrees Fahrenheit, which is great for swimming at any time of year. From March 14th to April 26th, visitors can stop by the pool for just $5 per person ($2 for seniors and kids 1-11 years of age) and swim around the beautiful waters, all while lifeguards stand watch for protection. Late night or early morning swimmers can also stop by without admission fees due to the lack of guards.

Immerse yourself in the best waters in Austin at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Visit our Austin luxury apartments and the Barton Springs Pool when they reopen on March 14th.

Take a Refreshing Dive in Austin

Swimming is a fun pastime that many Texans learn to appreciate. It’s the best outdoor activity that you can enjoy without overheating from the hot summer temperatures, and it’s great for both exercise and playtime. Our luxury apartments at the Retreat at Barton Creek hold no lack of swimming opportunities, though one particular pool in Austin stands out from the rest.

The Barton Springs Pool is Austin’s largest public swimming attraction, nestled within the expansive Zilker Park, and it’s one of the highest rated places to explore on TripAdvisor. Open all year round – with the exception of Thursdays – this gigantic three-acre pool features fresh spring water that reaches as far as 18’ below the surface; however, there are also shallow areas perfect for young children, novice swimmers, and casual wading, as well as lifeguards during peak hours to ensure swimmer safety. The water stays at a constant 68-70 degrees Fahrenheit, even during the winter, so it’s a perfect complement to the hot Texas sun. Grab a few friends and wade around while keeping up conversation, use a floaty and drift across the surface, or get your heart pumping with some intensive laps. As summer draws closer, the Barton Springs Pool will start requiring admission for visitors during peak hours: $5 for adults for single admission, $3 for older kids twelve to seventeen, and $2 for seniors sixty-two and up along with kids one to eleven. You can purchase season passes or punch cards at any time if you’re a frequent visitor.

Enjoy the best activity of summer with a fantastic pool at the Retreat at Barton Creek. Come see our luxury apartments in Austin and stop by the Barton Springs Pool before the warm days come to an end.