We are finally pouring concrete for the deck around the main pool and you can really start to see the finished product. We have had to make some scope and schedule changes to give us the best chance of being open for Memorial Day weekend.
The first big decision we mentioned in the last update was removing the old wall along the creek. We will have a new wall going in that will be more functional and aesthetically pleasing. The function comes from the footer for the wall that doubles a storm water protection system. We will let your own eyes figure out the aesthetics .... Hint it's not a painted block wall. This did put a damper on some of the other things we planned, but we feel was the right long term decision. We are still within the member approved budget, but will need to dip into our normal cash reserve to finish the project.
The next decision was even more difficult to make. We have decided to move the construction of the new arbor to the end of the summer. By starting the project now, we just could not get a high enough probability the work would be done in time for Memorial Day weekend. The clear majority of the board opted to give us the best shot at opening the pool as soon as we could versus having the arbor finished.
So the big questions are when will we open and when can swim team practice start with those new starting platforms. We will get swim team into the pool as soon as we have our Fulton county health inspection. We still do not have a firm date, but the weather the next two weeks looks great. Our target date is still May 15th. If inspection is approved that morning, we will have the swim team in the pool that afternoon and be open to all members the 16th/17th. If the inspection falls into the next week, same story for the swim team, the afternoon of a approved inspection. We will then try to open after school on May 22nd from 4:00 to 8:00 and have a full operating schedule Memorial Day weekend. Swim team will be practicing at a sister pool while awaiting the opening of Mountaire. Details later this week.
Anyone that has managed through a home remodeling project should appreciate the time and effort to manage through this project. Just double the fun as a volunteer board member. Having to replace the storm pipe just put us so far off schedule we had to just manage through it. Our investment is already paying off with an increase in membership. We would love to add a few more members to get us back to full strength and a waiting list If you have new neighbors, have them join us this summer.
Although we are not done without the new arbor, we sincerely hope you enjoy the new Mountaire this summer.