There have been questions and concerns raised on the unofficial Wolf Creek social media pages regarding the anticipated completion of the pool project. Some are concerned the pool will not open until sometime in June. Here is the situation as it presents this date.
The pool project had some delays due to the rain and the supplier issues for the coping. Additional problems were found after demolition that required repair. Wolf Creek continues to coordinate with the contractor to find additional steps to make up for lost time.
As I mentioned in the initial Week 7 update, a second crew will be added to install the interlocking pavers in the pool area. This will cut the installation time in half and hopefully make up for the time lost or close to it.
Concerns from residents were also expressed that the timing of the project was poorly planned. One of the most important factors in determining when to begin the repair is weather. Our pool is utilized and busy up to and through October. The weather is usually warm in October. Thus, the only dates to start this project without major weather issues is February 1 or beyond.
This project began February 2nd. Even so, we had a week delay due to weather. Starting later in November, December or January is not an option as the weather is damp and extremely cold at night which would impact the curing of the concrete and plaster.
So, when will the project be completed? I can’t provide a specific date but at the same time I don’t see it being any later than on or near May 1, 2015. The longest aspect of the project at this point is the 10 days required for the plaster in the pool to cure prior to filling with water. That time is dependent on weather..
I hope this additional information restores the faith of our resident’s that this was well planned. In any construction project of this size, supply delays, weather delays, new problems found requiring additional repair cause delays.
Please keep in mind that repairing someone else’s work is much more difficult to predict than starting a project from the beginning. It is impossible to anticipate all of the problems until you complete demolition and observe what is or is not properly installed. Permits and inspections change as the work order changes occur.
The Wolf Creek Board thanks everyone for their patience as we complete this huge project. The Board is confident that once you see and enjoy the finished product, you will pleased.