FODE Annual Meeting Minutes – May 1, 2018

If you could not attend our annual meeting you can download the minutes below:

FODE Minutes 05-01-18

Annual Maintenance – Pool closed Mar 19th – Apr 1

Annual maintenance will take place beginning March 19, 2018. The pool will be closed that day through April 1, 2018. The pool will reopen April 2.

FODE Annual Meeting – May, 1 2018

The annual meeting of Friends of Deep Eddy will be May 1, 2018, at 6:00 pm at the pool. We will elect officers and board members, as well as review any issues of concern about the pool. If you are interested in becoming an officer, please don’t hesitate to self-nominate yourself. I will be stepping down as president. Paul Bargagjy is considering stepping up which will leave the vice-president position option. Please consider helping out with your favorite volunteer organization.

Leon Barish

Message From Leon

As we enter our 16th year of working to support our favorite pool, I have decided it’s time for me to retire as President of Friends of Deep Eddy, Inc. The current executive committee (Vice-president Paul Bardagjy, Secretary Blake Tollett, and Treasurer Maureen Coulehan) will act as a nominating committee for taking nominations for officer positions. Elections will take place at our annual meeting in early May. Paul Bardagjy has expressed his willingness to step up to serve as President, but we encourage all interested persons to submit their names for any officer position. Please email me your self-nomination or the nomination of another person who you know is willing to serve.

It has been a pleasure and an honor to serve as President of FODE. Working with all of you and our great Aquatics staff has truly been a pleasure these past fifteen years.

Leon Barish
FODE President

Hillside Work Schedule

The hillside well is scheduled for repairs on October 26, 2017. The work will include replacement of the pump motor, pump (if necessary), clean out, and installation of a port to make future cleaning easier and less expensive. The work should take about 4 days. Closure of the pool is not expected to be required.

Due to the need to get roof repairs in the men’s changing room done as soon as possible, it’s possible that the annual maintenance will be done in December rather than January or February. We will keep you posted.


Deepeddy Top Swimming Hole According to the NYT

Deep Eddy was rated #5 on the best places in the world to swim in the New York Times. But we all knew that right?

In Austin, Tex. This is acclaimed as the oldest swimming pool in the state, with a bathhouse built in 1936. The pool — fed from springs — was the centerpiece of the Deep Eddy Bathing Beach, a resort. Lorena’s Diving Horse was a popular attraction.

Meeting Minutes 5/16/17

Click the link below to download the Friends of Deep Eddy meeting minutes from 5/16/17.

FODE 05-16-17

Friends of Deep Eddy 2016 Tax Return

The Friends of Deep Eddy 2016 tax return can be downloaded at the following link:

Deep Eddy 2016 tax return

Friends of Deep Eddy

Pool Closure for one day on January 30

The pool will close for one day on January 30, 2017, for Austin Energy to complete some electrical work.

Deep Eddy Closing for Maintenance Nov 29, 2016


Deep Eddy will close for two to three weeks for repairs to the hillside well and annual maintenance. The closure date is November 29, 2016. I’m sure you’ve noticed that we have not lately enjoyed the wonderful water quality we had during the spring and early summer. The hillside well is our most prolific producer of good quality water and it started producing less water than normal a couple of months ago. This required the use of the pool side well which contains the fine particulate silt which discolors the water and pool shell. Our well experts have determined that the hillside well pump must be repaired or replaced. Rather than enduring two closures (another one later in the winter for maintenance), it was decided to proceed with annual maintenance at the same time. If you know of a maintenance item which needs attention and you believe it may not have been noticed by staff, feel free to pass it along.

Your understanding is certainly appreciated.