After Being Closed For Nine Months, Balmorhea State Park’s Pool Is Open For Swimming

Because of a needed septic system overhaul, visitors won’t be able to shower at the park.

By Carlos MoralesMarch 4, 2019 9:30 am, , ,

From Marfa Public Radio:

One of the state’s historic swimming holes has re-opened after nearly a year of being closed.

Often dubbed the crown jewel of West Texas, the swimming hole at Balmorhea State Park is considered one of the largest spring-fed pools in the world. The pool – which each day the San Solomon Springs pumps 15-million gallons of fresh water through – was closed for nine months after park staff found “structural damage” to the pool’s wall during an annual cleaning.

The pool opened Friday morning and will remain open for the swimming season.

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