1. Barton Springs Pool
Many reasons keep Barton Springs Pool on top of every Texas Swimming Holes list. Year-round 68-degree, clear water. Both deep diving and shallow kiddie areas. Grassy hills for sunbathing. Central location. You name it, this place has it. And everyone knows it, so get there early if you want a parking spot. Open 5am-10pm. Admission: $3. Closed 9am to 7pm on Thursdays for cleaning.
2. Deep Eddy Pool
If you’re looking for a traditional public pool experience in the heart of Austin, Deep Eddy is it. But it’s more, too. For instance, they’ve got Splash Party Movie Nights when they show films on an inflatable screen. Check their site or call for show times. Open 8am to 9pm. Admission:$3.
3. Krause Springs