POOLING TOGETHER. NORTHPARK CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF NEW POOL

October 25, 2018    Crummack Huseby News, Lifestyle

The beauty of Orange County is that we still have gorgeous weather, even in November! Over 250+ residents attended to see the new pool, grab a hot dog and enjoy the water and sun.  Kids of all ages enjoyed snow cones for a tasty treat that was appreciated during an 80-degree day. Beach music was blasted while kids swam and everyone hung out and socialized on the poolside non-slip deck. This day came, not without its own challenges, and Crummack Huseby helped to make it all happen.

 

 

RESERVE STUDIES ARE NEEDED

As part of the community management process, each year there is a Reserve Study to review the overall property and amenities in a community (i.e. Reserve Studies include - refurbishing the walls/lights to painting the gates, etc. based on wear and tear). The Northpark Sausalito pool resurfacing was part of the over-all maintenance review and was prioritized based on the condition of the pool. This is the first of five pools that the Association is renovating. The next pool, Forest Glen, is breaking ground next week.

 

PREPARATION TOOK YEARS

Although it only took 3-4 months do the labor, the Northpark pool resurfacing project started almost 2 years ago. The Board hired an architect, then a construction manager to bid out the architect's drawings. As with all projects of this size, it's required to get at least 3 vendor bids on the project. All this “pre-work” was needed before ground was broken in February 2018.

Also, a Board has an option to choose to hire a construction manager or let the contractor manage the project. The Northpark Board chose to hire a construction manager versus relying on the contractor to manage this role. It was a decision that paid off from the start, as tens of thousands of dollars were saved in the bidding process alone. 

 

POOL TASK FORCE COMMITTEE

One year before, The Northpark Board appointed a committee of 5 volunteer homeowners to specifically gather input from the community. They also asked people who were frequent swimmers and parents of members from the community’s very own swim team, the Northpark Riptides.  One of the requests that came from the Riptides was to enlarge the spa to allow for more people to enjoy during peak times.

 

CONCRETE VS. MODERN PAVERS

Pool decks need to be repaired on a regular basis as they start to show age and are in need of renovation. Northpark had an older style concrete deck, which needed frequent repairs. The Board commissioned a study and determined that replacing the deck with modern and affordable pavers instead of concrete would add aesthetic value and give the decks a new lease on life. Not only are pavers beautiful to look at, but they add long-term value over concrete due to ease of maintenance. For example, should the need to repair a leak arise in the future, pavers can be removed and simply placed back once the work is complete. With concrete,  it must be re-poured and unfortunately, it doesn’t always match.  

Overall, Crummack Huseby is proud of everyone coming together to enhance their community and add value to their property.

 

NORTHPARK POOL IMPROVEMENTS WERE: 

·    Non-slip pavers surround the pool deck and spa area

·    Pool resurfaced with new decorative tiles and coping

·    New shower tile and drainage

·    Added two (2) new BBQ'S for a total of four (4) grills

·    All lighting was refurbished and converted to LED

·    Infrastructure laid for later installation of improved security systems

·    Restroom facilities and buildings newly painted

 

Special thanks to The Northpark Board and Christine Hulka as their manager for their hard work. 

 


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