Got a closer look this weekend at a possible running site that has been on the radar since last year: Landa Park, New Braunfels, Texas. It is a 1.5 million gallon pool fed by the Comal Springs. The spring water keeps the pool a constant 72 degrees year round.
As you can see from these panoramic shots, the pool is quite large and the setting is lush. There is a 20 foot (est.) grassy slope which leads down to the pool which is laid out like a giant "L". The dogleg shown has a kiddie play area and a shallow beach. This shot was taken from the left hand side of the large slide in the center of the pool (shown in next shot).
Here is the reverse angle showing the rest of the pool. There are large open areas on either side between the "Wet Willie" slide and the platforms in the middle.
This is the open area to the right of the main slide. Plenty of room to run boats. The far side has a large shaded grass lawn. The light blue on the water's edge is a concrete ledge which is about knee deep. It runs the length of the pool on that side. The water depth of the pool from the ledge to the near side is 7 feet.
Here is a shot to give an idea of the water clarity. You can clearly see the bottom 7 feet down.
For public use the fee is $4.00. Perhaps we can cut a deal after the summer public use season and have it exclusively for the day. I'm sure we'd have to pay for a lifeguard one way or the other.