Today the heaters for the spa and wader are being installed and tested. On Tuesday, 8 truckloads of pavers will be delivered and a crew of 12 installers and 6 laborors will begin final sloping and installation.
Once the pavers are in surrounding the spa, an attempt to diamond pad sand the plaster will be made and an acid wash to determine if the spa plaster can be held off for two years to coincide with replacement in the swimming pool. Tiles are being chemically cleaned and waxed to permit us to hold off on tile replacement until the plaster is re-done. This lessens any chance of a leak at the seam of the tile and plaster. This is the reason I am unable at this time to provide an estimated opening date until we know whether we have to re-do the spa now or in two years.
Once the borders of the pavers are installed, Adam's landscape will begin installation of a new "drip" irrigation system and restoration of the entire area landscape. The area behind the spa ( south side & east side ) was totally removed for re-sloping and drainage improvements. The fence side ( north ) saw a lot of plants die or damaged as a result of turning off the irrigation system while supply lines and drains were being replaced deep in the soil. While they were hand watered by hose, they are in need of replacement.
Once the pavers are complete, our fence will be re-built at the exit point north of the showers. This area will be modified. The push bar exit will be moved closer to the side walk and a locked utility gate will replace the location of the push bar gate. Additional fence will be built to better isolate our pool equipment. The utility gate will be clearly marked as "not an exit" and the push bar gate will be marked as Emergency Exit.
At this same time, the landscaping between the community center building and the pool will be removed and a large french drain installed along the border of the cement on the building side. During heavy rains, the rain gutters drain onto the cement and flow to the planter. The present drain for the planter is on the pool side, so all of the rain runoff saturates the dirt on the building side and floods the area. This is anticipated to be the final step in completing a comprehensive repair to the entire drainage system.
The great news is this; we have completed the repair portion of the project and are nearing the end stage of the restoration phase. I hope to provide a re-opening estimate in the next week or two as the final issues are determined.
Again, thank you everyone for your patience and understanding.