The cost of Phase One of the renovation was quoted at $30,000; however, due to volunteer labor, we were able to reduce that by nearly half. Phase One of the project was paid off in Summer 2018. As a result of the project, the pool water is consistently cleaner and clearer!
PHASE TWO (2018-19)
This second phase of the project involved resurfacing the main pool (sandblasting to remove layers and layers of paint — completed in November 2018) and addressing underlying concrete structural issues not fixed by our temporary repairs in Phase One. It also involved replastering the main pool with epoxy. (The repairs and epoxy work were completed in May 2019.) This will allow us to NOT have to paint the pool for 6-8 years, which is not only a savings of about $800 a year, but will also save us time each year in getting the pool open. You won't see the paint chipping off the bottom of the pool midway through the season anymore. And, we expect to realize significant savings on our water bill. (Which is important, because MUD is raised water rates by 19% for commercial customers like us in 2020 and water is one of our top three annual expenses.) The cost of this phase was estimated between $20,000 and $40,000, depending on the scope of the concrete repair.
PHASE THREE (2018-19) [THE #BABYWHALE]
This phase specifically addressed the baby pool. We replaced the pipes and lines like we did for the big pool in 2014 and installed a completely separate filtration system for the baby pool, with its own pump, sand filter, and returns. At the same time, we made the northwest end of the baby pool a “zero depth” entry, so that our littlest members don't have to “step down” to enter the pool. Along with this, we installed a water feature. The cost of this phase was estimated to be between $5,000 and $9,000.
Phases Two and Three were completed by July 2019 at a cost of $35,000. (Phases Two and Three also included the cost of concrete blocks to replace the retaining wall on the east end of the pool.)
The fourth and final stage for preparing us for the next 50 years is replacing the existing, built-in-1956 main building with a new facility featuring modern restrooms with locker storage areas, a better layout for the snack shack, and a “clubhouse” that can be used for private parties year-round, generating additional revenue for the pool and providing a community gathering place for meetings, events, and fundraisers.
Your support is VITAL to our efforts. THANK YOU!