Opening of Mabel Davis and Metz pools delayed

Repairs to Mabel Davis Pool have been slowed by recent rains.  (Rodolfo Gonzalez / AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Repairs to Mabel Davis Pool have been slowed by recent rains. (Rodolfo Gonzalez / AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

The opening of Mabel Davis and Metz pools have been delayed.

Austin Parks and Recreation Department had considered temporarily closing the pools this summer because they have leaks, but later decided to try to repair the problems.

The repairs were delayed by the recent floods, according to spokeswoman Shelley Parks. Crews were draining Mabel Davis municipal pool to make repairs, but heavy rains kept filling it back up. At Metz neighborhood pool, the pool pump was submerged in flood waters and must be replaced.

Parks could not estimate when the pools might open, but said crews are working hard to open both facilities.


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