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Testing and inspection of plumbing to be completed soon

Work on the pool continues at a rapid pace. The HVAC system for the golf starter shack has been completed, and reroofing is complete up to the tie-in of the new structure that holds the pool equipment.

Electrical panel removal and temporary reset is being coordinated with Southern California Edison to continue with progress on the pool mechanical room (this must be relocated prior to installation of concrete foundation).

Plumbing installation at the pool facility is underway. Testing and inspection should be completed this week, with steel installation scheduled to begin right after inspection and back fill of pool piping.

Crews will install a network of steel bars, known as rebar. Carefully placed at specific intervals, these metal rods will form a cage-like frame for the pool and spa.

The application of gunite is expected to start once the rebar is installed. The gunite phase should be completed by the end of the month.

The schedule is subject to change due to COVID-related supply disruptions of all sorts, including pool equipment and materials. Shipping delays as experienced with other projects in Leisure World may alter construction timelines.

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 grew into a fullblown 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.

Crews are installing pipe for plumbing this week.

The new spa will be larger than the original.

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