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10 top-notch swimming pools open to the public

May 27, 2014, 10:26 a.m.
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Deep Eddy Pool

Fed by cold, unchlorinated water sourced from a hand-dug 35-foot well, Deep Eddy Pool in Austin, Texas, is a popular and historic destination for swimmers of all ages.

Once a humble swimming hole in the Colorado River, the Deep Eddy Pool was converted into a private resort attraction in the 1920s before being bought up by the city during the Great Depression. After undergoing a Works Progress Administration makeover, the pool opened as a public park in the summer of 1936. As the oldest pool in Texas, Deep Eddy was added to the National Register of Historic Sites in 2003.