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Mueller Pools


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I have the info on Mueller Pool that everyone is looking for.

Now, I know what you’re thinking:

“Pools? What does a Realtor know about Mueller Pools?”

Hear me out… I have been a resident here at Mueller since 2008 and have sold many a number of Mueller homes… it is my job to know Mueller and all of Austin for that matter.

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Mueller Pools are surely a great place to go in Austin during the summer. Currently, there are two Mueller pools, 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 during some hours, the pool will also be open to the public.

Ella Wooten Park Mueller Pools

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The residents each pay a $12.00 homeowners fee for the facility, and they get to use it for extended hours (before the lifeguards get there, 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 – Tuesday – Sunday 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM; No lifeguard supervision.

OPEN SWIM – 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM on weekdays and 1 PM – 10 PM on weekends when lifeguards are on duty, closed on Mondays for weekly maintenance and cleaning.

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 as well as Resident Swim, like the Ella Wooten Pool. However, the pool is said to be closed on Wednesdays for maintenance and cleaning. 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

Photo courtesy of MuellerAustinTexas

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 are recommended by the Pool Committee and are approved by the Mueller Master Community Association Board of Directors. This contains the standard 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 Thursday – Tuesday 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM; No lifeguard supervision.

OPEN SWIM (passes are available to non-resident patrons at the registration desk during Open Swim hours) – 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM on weekdays and 1 PM – 10 PM on weekends when lifeguards are on duty, closed on Wednesdays for weekly maintenance and cleaning.

Day Pass Fees: Adult – $5.00; Junior (12-17) – $3.00; Child (11 and Under) and Senior (62 and over) – $2.00.

The last day for open swim is Labor Day, Monday, September 2nd. The pool will then remain open for resident swim through October 31, 2022.

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 hiring a realtor and find a home near the Mueller pools.

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If you have a complaint about the direction of a lifeguard, you can contact [email protected]
but only after following their directive or leaving the pool. While you are at the pool the lifeguards have the final say.

Passes are generally available at Mueller Central on Monday – Friday
(please contact the POA for appointments 512-703-9202)

Please contact Associa Hill Country at 512-703-9202

In the Event of Contamination

Get out of the pool and report to the lifeguard or call Associa Hill Country at 512-328-6100.
Please calmly advise any other swimmers to exit the pool.

The pool committee always loves suggestions so please…
feel free to contact the MCA Pool Committee at poolcommittee(at)muelleraustinonline(dotted)com

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