Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Pool Update - almost finished!

 

It's been a long road!

Well, it has been a long time coming, with several set-backs and issues to deal with. Hopefully water is just around the corner and swimming soon.

Last year we noticed the East end of the pool had sunk almost 4 inches and we were losing water every day. So we called in an expert and he determined we had a significant leak in the pool, either a plumbing leak under the pool or a crack, we were instructed to empty the pool as the weight of the water and the sinking could cause the pool to crack even more. Once the water was out, we realized that the pool had a significant crack, more than likely caused by an earlier earthquake which also cracked the floor tile and wall in the clubhouse about a year earlier. The crack was down the one side and all the way across the pool. A decision had to be made on how to fix the pool, we could attempt to repair the crack or shorten the pool without the need to raise up the sunken part and repair the side wall crack and move forward.


The Crack!


We decided that a complete re-do was in order, the canvas roof to the pool was 25 years old and all dried out, leaking and in sad shape. Having a roof was nice, but the iron supports were rusty and ugly and repairing and replacing the canvas was a major expense, we decided to remove the roof and iron supports and create and open air pool. With the pool shortened and smaller we now would have a much bigger deck for sunbathing and lounging. We also decided to extend the steps at the west end of the pool all the way across the width of the pool and add a double stair railing to make it easier to go down the steps for our older crowd.

The Deck


The pool was shortened and filled in and the deck was poured along with the new end wall. We also decided that we would add solar panels to the roof of the rest room/spa/fitness building to eliminate the need for a major propane expense heating the pool, a smart environmental decision. However it involved removing the sky lights in the building, which had always been a huge issue, they leaked and caused roof structure damage from the humidity of the spa and showers and leaking. That was completed to facilitate the pool heating solar installation which happened a couple weeks ago.

We still have a minor pump room plumbing issue, which hopefully will get resolved today. Yesterday the pool was drained and cleaned and the new railing and ladder hand rails were installed.

NEW RAILINGS!




The filters are in need of repair and that is also scheduled for today along with the bottom drain plumbing issue, when that is complete, hopefully today or within a few days, we will be adding water and cranking up the solar water heat and be in a comfortable pool in the next week or so!

Just in time for our Winter season!

Of course there is still a bunch to do to finish the building, we will be removing the sliding glass doors and replacing with a wooden frame which will be have a stucco finish to match the other buildings and be more aesthetically appealing. Hopefully this will all be completed over this winter season.

Welcome to our wonderful Oasis in the desert!

Come on down and enjoy the winter sunshine.

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Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort



Sunday, September 12, 2021

Park & Golf Update

 



Time for a little update on the pool, maintenance items and a GREEN Golf Course!!

Pool Update!

Today the first two coats of the "Cool Deck" went on the new poured concrete pad - finish coat later this week. Filters scheduled to be serviced this week, final cool deck coat this week, Solar install scheduled for the 22nd to 24th, so soon we will have solar heated pool and spa, we hope to be able to open the pool and spa soon after that!! The Snowbirds will be swimming this winter in warm water Sara Gephart!! Monday morning the landscaping/Arborists will be here to remove the trees across from the clubhouse, we hate to take away shade, however they have a fungus and are rotting from the inside out and falling down, too dangerous to leave up. We hope to be able to replace them with some other more desert friendly trees, bushes for some shade and aesthetic appeal.

GOLF COURSE!

Everyone says the course is in the best shape in 5 years and from my brief tour this morning it is GREEN! There is grass where there never has been. Greens and approaches look great and most of the fairways are filling in, they are watering everyday and it shows...

8th Green!


8th Fairway - yes that is grass!!


8th approach and Green - Palms Springs quality!


9th tee to green - note MOWER only needed if the grass is growing!!


1st Hole Approach & Green! Yes that is water!


We are very busy getting ready for our winter friends to arrive, in the middle of recruiting some more workampers to help us finish our landscaping projects, pool maint, night security and office so if you are a workamper looking for a spot to land this winter, ring us up.

We have a fantastic season planned, with great Wednesday BBQ's, Saturday Dinners & Dancing, Weekend breakfasts and daily morning coffee. COME JOIN IN!


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Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort



Sunday, September 5, 2021

POOL UPDATE!! Back on Schedule

 



The pool is back on schedule!

The pool company came and removed the new deck, located the broken cap on a pipe and fixed the leak, they refilled and compacted the dirt and on Saturday they poured a new deck...so we really only lost a few days!

Now they will put down the two coats of Cool Deck on the new part and apply the final coat over the entire deck this week. The railings will be installed, the pool will get a good cleaning, the filters need to be cleaned and finish treating the water.

The solar company is scheduled to install the solar heating on the September 22 - 24...I am hoping we will have everything else done by then and be opening the pool...




We also have the arborist/landscapers coming on the 12th to remove the trees with fungus on the front row across from the clubhouse and pool...

We have a bunch going on in the next few weeks...bear with us as we work on all these improvements.


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Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort



Thursday, September 2, 2021

Pool Update and Setback

 Pool Update


We were so excited to finally finish the plaster in the pool and put water in to acid wash and watch the last remaining items get finished before we could open the pool.

Sadly - We noticed that the pool was still losing water and the new concrete deck was lifting up from the escaping water. Quickly notified the pool contractor and they started testing all the plumbing, has to be a plumbing leak the new pool is solid and fine. They figure when filling the old end of the pool they may have broken one of the caps off of the old plumbing which they had plugged.

So Today they are breaking up the new concrete deck and will be digging to find the leak and fix it, then pour new concrete in the next day or so...hopefully will only set us back a few days...still quite a bit to do to finish the pool, will have to refinish the entire pool deck, install ladders and railings. Finish the acid treatment of the water and install all the required pool safety equipment.

Sad Picture of breaking up new deck!


Hopefully we will have another update saying the leak was found and the pipe capped and fixed once and for all!

Stay Tuned!

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Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort



Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Pool Update - 8-25-21



Huge progress on the pool today!

A large crew arrived first thing this morning with the concrete pump and a trailer full of concrete and a ton of guys to smooth out the finish before they do the plaster!!




The finishers are hard at work!



The Spa Deck Finish!!




Nice and clean, ready for water soon!




There is a ton going on around the park - trees scheduled to be removed the 13th of September, Landscaper here tomorrow to discuss future projects, tree replacement, pool planters and much more!

The winter schedule for activities and Saturday Night Dinner/Dances is scheduled, just need a few more people to make winter plans to be here, quite a few regulars are scheduled and we have two large groups scheduled, should be a fantastic time and a fun new winter season!!


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Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort



Monday, August 23, 2021

Winter Season 2021-2022

 




Winter Season 2021-2022

Everyone here at the park our workers, workampers, Activity Director, Kitchen Crew, and the Owners are ready to put the past couple years behind us and get back to a winter season full of activities.

Sadly some of our long time Snowbirds have passed on or are not traveling anymore, many wintered here for over 20 years, they are sadly missed and we hope that we will begin to gather a new group of people for the next 20 years. There are some big shoes to fill, many helped plan our activities, help decorate the Clubhouse, organized Ladies Golf, Mens Golf, Texas Hold-em in the Game Room, Board games in the clubhouse, exercise classes in the fitness room and pool, we welcome everyone's participation in a very people friendly RV Park!


We are offering a reduced Winter rate with our Snowbird Special!!

Microsoft Word - Snowbird Special Staff Information Sheet 2021-2022

Our Activity Schedule is ready to go!!

Microsoft Word - SNOWBIRD SEASON

Our online Monthly Schedule has been penciled in - of course details will be added and some new activities added as the season starts!

Twentynine Palms RV Resort (hosted by localendar.com)

Twentynine Palms RV Resort (hosted by localendar.com)

Twentynine Palms RV Resort (hosted by localendar.com)

Twentynine Palms RV Resort (hosted by localendar.com)

Twentynine Palms RV Resort (hosted by localendar.com)

Twentynine Palms RV Resort (hosted by localendar.com)

Twentynine Palms RV Resort (hosted by localendar.com)

If you are looking for a pleasant weather winter location with a friendly group of people, some nice activities and reasonable rates. Near a beautiful National Park, some wonderful off site day trips - we always schedule a few day trips - the Orchid Farm, The Local Live Theater, The Marine base Tour when available, Ladies Lunches and shopping trips and much more!

Make plans to join us for the Winter or just a month or two to test the water! Luau Weekend is in March and fills quickly, but always a great time!

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Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort



Sunday, August 22, 2021

Pool & Spa Update and Snowbird Special

We are making headway, finally, on the pool rebuild. This week they came and textured and put down "cool deck" on the new concrete where the pool was shortened and also in the Spa room

Nice new deck!



Pool surround patched and ready for cool deck!


Spa Room deck coated!



Pretty soon we will be cleaning the spa and filling!


As we continue the refurbishment and landscaping of the park, we get awarded another project! We had one of the cottomwood trees come down across from the clubhouse. This is the 5th tree down this year, we are fortunate nobody has been hurt or any RV's hit. So we called an aborist to come and inspect our trees and lo and behold they have an incurable fungus which causes them to rot from the inside out and of course then die and become weak and fall down. We have contracted to have them all removed along the front row - sites 14-22, so our residents are moving their RV's and we will be cutting them down in the next few weeks.



All coming down!




It has been a very busy summer here at the park, we have trimmed all the palm trees, removed the skylights from all the buildings, rebuilt the pool and spa, adding solar heat to the pool and spa and now will be starting on the landscaping...The Talley's have made a huge investment in the park! Now we need a few more new Snowbirds!

Come on down this winter and enjoy our new pool and warm weather!

We also are offering our "Snowbird Special" Buy 5 months get the 6th month free!


Microsoft Word - Snowbird Special Staff Information Sheet 2021-2022

Here are a few things we have planned!

Microsoft Word - SNOWBIRD SEASON

By the way the Golf Course is in the best shape in over 5 years!


Come spend the winter with us!!

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Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort