(Note: This post also appeared in This Week @ Rock Creek for July 7-13, 2016)
Thank you to everyone who stopped by and heard the plans we are developing for pool modernization over the weekend and at a member meeting on Tuesday evening attended by 25-35 people, and to the over 100 Full Member households who responded to the survey. At this writing, with 102 responses, 77.9% of responding households favor expanding the main pool by 16 feet (the equivalent of two lap lanes) over creating a walk-in, “beach entry” to the shallow play area in the main pool.
At this point in the design process, the Board needs to tell the design company, Elite Pools, which option for altering the main pool we prefer. They need to work up a 3D rendering and start planning the engineering of any changes we choose to make to the main pool. Making this decision now keeps us on track for having this construction done after we close the pool this fall if we so choose. That is why we are asking people to give input solely on the question of beach entry vs. expansion of the main pool area.
We will now gather information to present to you to make an informed decision about the construction. We will open a membership vote at the end of July on whether to move forward with construction and which elements people want to see built. We will present budget figures and estimated costs for each household at that time.
Other elements to the overall design plan could include: 1. Demolish the existing baby pool and rebuilding it in a square shape with a beach entry, bubblers, fountains, and other water features; 2. Adding two covered structures, including grilling with countertop space and under-counter refrigeration adjacent to one covered structure; and 3. Constructing an outdoor grilling and food prep space in the “party area,” which could include something like 25’ of countertop space, sinks and appliances (TBD).
And we have heard a strong sentiment to do away with the small stones (which serve as necessary drainage). We’re exploring that.