Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Big Trucks - Pool Update

Finally the day to blow in the gunite came and we made a bunch of headway on the pool. Wall is in, crack is filled, steps are expanded and in - next will be plaster and then water!!

We are all anxious to get this finished!

Prepping the steel for the step extension and extending the pipes!

Sealing the huge Crack!

Starting on the wall - the new end of the pool!

Dressing the wall!

Finished wall!

Dressing the steps extension!

There are other things related to the pool going on as well...we contracted with the solar heating company and revised the job to include a separate solar system to heat the spa as well, hope to save on propane costs! They will be ordering and planning the layout and securing permits and get started in about 3-4 weeks! We will be swimming soon!

We are also shopping for new pool furniture, landscaping and a few other things to upgrade our park!

Stay tuned for more details as they happen, Make plans for your next winter retreat, get your reservations, prime spots are filling up fast!

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Pool & Spa Update


The filling of the old part of the pool is moving right along, the dirt needs to be compacted and watered daily to make sure the new pool deck does not sink or crack.

We hope to have a date soon for the gunnite to be sprayed in the pool and the new end of the pool wall so we can continue filling and compacting the dirt before pouring a new concrete deck, which will become a wonderful sun deck area.

SPA - We are also recovering the deck in the Spa area and refurbishing the room. One of the problems we hope to solve is the issue of heat and humidity in the Spa room. This has been a major complaint over the years and many times we would find the door propped open to cool the room down. The high humidity also caused some serious damage to the roof trusses.

We are going to remove the windows in the front wall and build a new half wall and top wall and install wonderful Steel Grates that we had cut, this will allow airflow into the Spa room and also keep the area secure.

These window walls will be removed!

We had 6 of these wonderful steel grates cut by a local steel artisan using a CNC Plasma Cutter. Brooks CNC delivered the grates on Friday and now they head off to be powder coated.

Rob also made a smaller copy of the center art to mount on the metal gate that leads to the pool area.

The solar panels will augment the propane heating system for both the spa and the pool, according to the specifications we should be able to keep the pool at a very comfortable temperature 10-11 months of the year with no use of the propane heater. The spa will still have to use some propane year round to keep that wonderful 102 degrees for soaking after your hiking in Joshua Tree National Park!

Our construction and remodeling of the park is moving right along, we still have some things to finish and our plan is to have everything, including landscaping completed before our winter season, so make plans to come swim, soak in the Spa and enjoy the wonderful Desert Winter!

Microsoft Word - SNOWBIRD SEASON

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort

Monday, May 3, 2021

Pool Update

 The pool inspector arrived the other day and the steel work passed with flying colors so construction can begin again...

Dirt arrived today so they can start filling in the shortened end of the pool, gunnite is being scheduled hope to have a date soon...contractor says we will be swimming by mid-June!! YIPPEE!!

The pool will be shortened by about 20 feet to eliminate the sunken end of the pool from the leak!

Wonder where the water went??

Starting to fill and compact!

We are anxious to get the pool finished, the solar panels will be installed on the roof of the Fitness / spa / rest room building and should heat the pool nicely. Will update when that project gets started.

We had some vandelism in the park, someone decided to create a new exit in the dog park area...our fine maintenance crew has already fixed it.

Make plans for next winter in Twentynine Palms, we have a great season planned.

Microsoft Word - SNOWBIRD SEASON

Jim Lucas

Webmaster - 29 Palms RV resort