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Old 05-14-2018, 06:05 AM   #1
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Default Balmorhea pool closed indefinately

Heard on the radio that balmorhea closed indefinately for a crack in the wall near the diving board.
Hopefully they will have it fixed by july.
But it is government. So probably take 6 months to a year
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Old 05-14-2018, 06:35 AM   #2
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A little spackle and good as new.

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Old 05-14-2018, 06:46 AM   #3
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Thats a shame. I have been saying I was going to take the kids there.
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Old 05-14-2018, 08:56 AM   #4
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The whole thing has been cracked for years.....

Fill her up!
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:12 AM   #5
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Couldn't have worked on it this winter when nobody wanted to swim?
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:39 AM   #6
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Where’s the rebar? Good luck.
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:41 AM   #7
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Heard Rosie O'Donnel was visiting last week. Bet she tried a gainer off the diving board.
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:45 AM   #8
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Couldn't have worked on it this winter when nobody wanted to swim?
They supposedly just found it during their annual inspection.
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Old 05-14-2018, 10:48 AM   #9
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I hope they get it repaired sooner than later. Itís a pretty cool place in west TX!

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Old 05-14-2018, 10:51 AM   #10
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Made a special trip there on our way back from Colorado last summer to camp for a couple days. Of course a nasty monsoon hit about the time we arrived and wasn't going to let up, so we continued driving to Kerrville...bummer for sure, looked like a cool spot.
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Old 05-14-2018, 12:33 PM   #11
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Thats a shame. I have been saying I was going to take the kids there.
you've got no excuse when they get it back open...

I bet it isn't more than an hour and a half from your lease.
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Old 05-14-2018, 02:07 PM   #12
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you've got no excuse when they get it back open...



I bet it isn't more than an hour and a half from your lease.


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Old 05-14-2018, 03:01 PM   #13
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Is that the “lake”??
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Old 05-14-2018, 04:03 PM   #14
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This will definitely cut down on the west Texas scuba diving market.
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Old 05-14-2018, 08:08 PM   #15
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That water is cold!!! Cool place for sure.
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:45 PM   #16
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We stopped by on our way to Big Bend (yes we went out of our way) and it was full of people swimming and scuba diving

Cool place for sure
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Old 05-14-2018, 10:07 PM   #17
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Yeah that’s a shame I grew up around there and it was always a fun time to go cool off in that pretty spring pool.
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Old 05-14-2018, 10:45 PM   #18
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Got Scuba certified there in 1999. Have dove there every year since. It has been that way for years!
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Old 06-04-2018, 07:45 PM   #19
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http://www.yourbasin.com/news/update...ool/1216257793

story claims 2-3 month closure. i dont have facebook to confirm or deny.
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Old 07-26-2018, 05:33 PM   #20
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fyi... i stopped by Tuesday on the way to fort davis. no work has started and they filled it back up with water. assume it is for protecting the fish and wildlife or to keep it from getting worse.

employees said the 2-3 month time frame was just to come up with a plan.
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Old 07-26-2018, 05:36 PM   #21
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Bummer it's down for so long.

I have been a couple of times on my way to Fort Davis. That is a fun place to stop and swim.

I'm looking forward to it being open again, a good excuse for a road trip out to that part of the world. This time I'll take the girls.
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Old 07-26-2018, 06:04 PM   #22
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I’m headed to the Davis Mountains for a few days starting tomorrow. Normally a day enjoying that pool would be on the agenda - great way to spend an afternoon. Sounds like it will be at least next summer before it reopens.
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Old 07-26-2018, 09:47 PM   #23
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Boooooooo!!!!
Wish they would hurry up
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Old 08-06-2018, 09:40 PM   #24
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Repairs are underway!

https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/rel...?req=20180802b

Looks like other improvements are coming to the park as well



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Old 08-06-2018, 09:41 PM   #25
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Awesome!!
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:33 AM   #26
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I was just watching a special on 6 man football, Balmorhea was featured on the show and they talked about the pool.
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Old 08-07-2018, 01:17 PM   #27
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There's a Day Tripper episode that features the pool. Good show. looks like a cool spot.
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Old 08-07-2018, 01:34 PM   #28
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I drove by there last weekend on the way to Ft Davis. It was sad to see the pool abandoned on a hot summer day - those few little businesses around there must be having a rough summer. Glad to hear they are getting it repaired.
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Old 08-07-2018, 02:51 PM   #29
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It's a great place to swim and stay and the scuba diving is a heck of a lot of fun.

Hope they hurry up with the repairs.
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Old 08-07-2018, 03:01 PM   #30
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Hope they get it repaired soon.

Itís on my places to go list.


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Old 08-07-2018, 05:49 PM   #31
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http://www.newswest9.com/story/38833...hea-state-park

In todayís news.
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