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Mueller Pools

Mueller Pools are surely a place to go here in Austin during the summer. Currently, there are two Mueller pools, the one at Ella Wooten Park and another at John Gaines Park.

The Ella Wooten Pool is located along 2047 McCloskey Street. Residents nearby can take a swim and in some hours, this will also be open to the public.

Ella Wooten Park Mueller Pools

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The residents each pay a $7.50 homeowners fee for the facility, and we get to use it for extended hours (before the lifeguards get there, and after they go home, and earlier and later in the season).

It is open to the public for a small fee when lifeguards are present, though curiously to me, it isn’t listed on the City of Austin pool schedule. There’s an explanation of the pool’s hybrid nature on the MuellerAustinOnline site, which says it’s a Class B licensed pool part time (open to the public) and a Class C licensed pool the rest of the time (open to residents and their accompanied guests).

When is the Ella Wooten Park Mueller Pool open?

The pool hours are seasonal – at present (summer) they are:

RESIDENT SWIM – Tuesdays to Sundays 5am – noon, and 7:30pm – 10pm

OPEN SWIM – Tuesdays to Sundays 1pm-7pm (Open Swim)

People have also been waiting for this news and it is finally here! John Gaines pool is now open for swimming.

The pool will have Open Swim with Lifeguards from 9 am to 10 pm and Resident Swim from 5 am to 9 am. However, the pool is said to be closed on Wednesdays for maintenance. All must leave the pool area before and after Open Swim times due to the lifeguard’s opening and closing procedures.

Mueller Pools John Gaines Park

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During Open Swim, the registration desk will be manned. All of the swim center swimmers  must sign in at the desk, sign a release and show identification. On the other hand, during Resident Swim, there will be no lifeguard supervision and the state requirements will be limited to residents only.

People must be aware of the Pool Rules which is recommended by the Pool Committee and is approved by the Mueller Master Community Associaton Board of Directors. This contains the usual safety measures and are mostly consistent with the rules for among the other pools in the City of Austin.

The official Mueller pool rules can be seen here.

When is the John Gaines Park Mueller Pool open?

The pool hours are seasonal – at present (summer) they are:

RESIDENT SWIM passes are available at Mueller Central on Monday – Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM. Holidays may impact the office schedule.

OPEN SWIM passes are available to non-resident patrons at the registration desk during Open Swim hours which is Thursday to Tuesday from 9am to 10pm.

Day Pass Fees: Adult – $3.00; Junior (12-17) – $2.00; Child (11 and Under) and Senior (62 and over) – $1.00.

Where are the two public Mueller Pools?

Here’s a map for directions if you wish to visit the pools:

Ella Wooten Park Pool to John Gaines Park Pool

Photo courtesy of Google Maps

None of the neighborhood lots for homes are big enough to support a pool (though we know of a few hot-tubs), but if you’re interested in living in a home near the Mueller pools, you can get in touch at 512 215 4785 and our team of expert REALTORS will help you out.

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  • Regina July 15, 2016, 12:02 pm

    There is 1 lot in the neighborhood that is large enough to support a pool, but I am not sure if the HOA would allow it.

    • GarrethWilcock July 17, 2016, 11:54 am

      I’m intrigued – you sound like you have personal experience of this one!?

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