The plaster crew has to catch up on the jobs they delayed from last week as well as ours so our Pool is now tentatively scheduled to be plastered on Friday and Saturday.
Once the plaster is completed, the pools will be re-filled (4-5 day process) and then need to “cure” for 14 days. Keep in mind our large pool is 129 thousand gallons and the re-fill must be done slow and gently as the plaster is not cured.
The improved filtration and chemical sensors are being installed as well as all of the new pump motors.
The finish line is in sight and is getting closer and closer. According to weather forecasts, we should be good to go from here, so hopefully no further delays will occur.
Once the plaster has been sprayed and the dust from the pool project has settled, the new elliptical bikes and treadmills will be installed in our gym and then the next project is replacing the flooring in the Community Center.
The new pool furniture, gym equipment, flooring is all being paid through the Wolf Creek Reserve Funds. Each year, Wolf Creek hires a Reserve Fund specialist to determine the remaining life of all of Wolf Creek’s assets and cost replacement projections. Then funds from our operating account as approved by the Board, based on the recommendation of the specialist are deposited monthly to cover these future costs. I am pleased to report that Wolf Creek is one of the few HOA’s of this size in Riverside County that is 100% Reserve Funded.
The pool repairs, decking replacement, drain replacement and electrical repairs were covered by funds the Board placed aside starting approximately five years ago. In addition to the known repairs required, the HOA also discovered a 375 foot linear crack in the pool as well as five internal plumbing leaks in the pool. While final figures are not yet available as we won’t have the exact figure until the project is 100% signed off, I estimate the project ran in the $450k to $500k range. Had the Board not pre-planned this major repair and gathered funds over a five year period, this project would have required an assessment of the owners (this would require a vote of the owner’s to approve) that would have been approximately $ 2,800.00 per home.
The pool decking (cement) was degrading due to improperly installed drainage. The water was not going into the drain lines but instead flowing under the pool cement causing the cement to be undermined and rust to rise to the surface.
Last year the Riverside County Health inspector required repair of the rusted areas for health and safety reasons. While temporary patches of epoxy and cement could have been utilized for a brief period of time, it would be an unsafe long term plan.
The patience and understanding of our residents during this process is greatly appreciated. The diligence of the Board in seeing this through will add not only to the enjoyment of the new pools, but the financial stability of the HOA.