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


  1. Well done ....keep the photos coming!

    1. Thanks Tom, hope to see you next season, golf course is greening up nice and been re-seeded.

  2. Fred and Sharon BlackmanMay 13, 2021 at 4:14 PM

    Sounds like a great improvement and will enhance the desire to get back. WE plan/hope to get back this year after our 1st "sabbatical" in 24 years. Well done!