Pool Progress Report
Work on the pool continues at a rapid pace. The HVAC system for the golf starter shack will be completed this week.
Plumbing installation at the pool facility has begun, and roof replacement is nearly complete.
This week, the goal is to complete underground plumbing and check the pressure, with steel installation to begin next week.
Crews will install a network of steel bars, known as rebar. Carefully placed at specific intervals, these metal rods will form a cagelike frame for the pool and spa.
The cage is suspended several inches in the air, so it does not touch the soil beneath it. This way, plenty of space remains to be filled in by gunite material.
The application of gunite is expected to start once the rebar is installed.
Crews spray the concrete blend at high velocity onto the steel across the entire pool, creating the dense pool floor and walls. Pool gunite is a concrete blend of sand, cement and water that’s applied through a high-pressure hose. Once it cures (dries), gunite becomes rock hard, forming a thick, solid structure.
The gunite phase should be completed by the end of the month.
The pool has been closed since November 2019, when potentially catastrophic defects were uncovered in the 1960s-era facility.
The project that started as a simple remodel soon morphed into a full-blown reconstruction. The project coincided with the coronavirus epidemic, which has delayed construction, parts procurement, and other facets of the job.
The facility will have 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.