City of Seal Beach issues final pool permits, OCHCA’s coming soon
The City of Seal Beach has approved the permit for the LW pool and spa facility, and plumbing in the rough has been completed in the shower rooms. Approvals from the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) are in progress and expected back this week, according to the GRF Physical Property Department.
Once the final permits are received, work will begin in earnest. Meanwhile, soils compaction is now complete. That means the hole that will become the pool has been lined with a special geotextile soil cloth, in keeping with soils engineers’ recommendations. Crews filled the hole with gravel and dirt, then compacted the ground for grading. The contractor is now setting the pool forms.
The facility’s roof replacement is scheduled to start at the end of July, and pool equipment is on order.
The pool has been closed since November 2019, when potentially catastropic defects were uncovered in the 1960s-era facility.
The project that started as a simple remodel soon morphed into a full-blown reconstruction in the name of safety. The project coincided with the coronavirus epidemic, which has delayed construction, parts procurement and other facets of the job.
As soon as the final permit is received, the LW Weekly will have construction updates, culminating in the scheduling of the grand opening. It is estimated that once final permits are received, construction should take no more than three months or so.
The facility will boast a pool with five swimming lanes, a 30-by-30-foot activity area with a volleyball net, a 9-by-25-foot spa, new locker rooms and a lounge area in a reconfigured space to maximize potential.