First, at the July 11th Board Meeting, the Board approved one month extensions for all members who have had active memberships through the course of the project. Extensions will be administrated either at the end of current memberships or upon renewal. Meaning, you can’t sign up tomorrow and expect a free month. Just check in with our team when your expiration date is getting close and we can amend your expiration or make sure your renewal includes the additional month.
ALSO, we are very pleased to say we remain on a trajectory to reopen by the 27th. The parts we were expecting for the drain and plumbing replacements came in as expected.
Most importantly – and what we were really concerned about – was the main drain’s custom made body. Pictured below, this is basically the throat of the pool’s main drain and is unique to our pool.
This relatively small plumbing apparatus is indicative of the challenges our team has been facing over the last several months. Some parts, supplies and materials, big and small, have held up some repair and replacement efforts for months.
Fortunately, our engineers have been taking the time to seek out suppliers we do not traditionally use and they were able to locate one who was able to get this here at almost light speed compared to other custom parts and materials we’ve been ordering.
The plumbing and drain work is underway now and they are hoping by the end of next week to turn the water on and fill the pool up! Once it is up to temperature and the chemical levels are on target, we will be opened back up for business.
The needed liner and drain repairs have been scheduled. The floor is nearly completed with the contractor expected to complete a handful of punch list items within the next week.
Previously we feared materials for the needed drain work would take several weeks to arrive. However, our staff was able to track down almost everything we believe will be needed from multiple sources, and work can now get underway.
The liner vendor will be returning to address some additional problems we identified, and once that is completed they will be able to begin filling and heating the pool. A process that can take several days.
Putting everything together as of now, based on the best information available, we are looking at July 27th. We will provide updates if anything changes.
This will allow the contractor doing the epoxy flooring to complete the work and allow enough time for it to cure so traffic can return.
They are waiting for the replacement of one piece of the roofing in particular that was the wrong size. Most other issues have been minor, and overall we are very pleased with the outcome.
Work now turns to liner repairs and the flooring replacement. Crews have already started removing the old PVC floor and are preppy the surface for the new epoxy coating that will be installed in its place.
The team is also troubleshooting problems with the liner, and the main drain will be replaced. This process will take a few weeks, but it is now underway.
Below you can see the condition of the main drain body. While still functional, with the pool empty, now is the ideal time to replace it.
Also, next week they expect to begin replacement of the flooring around the perimeter of the pool next week. This will set the stage for the flooring in the hallway leading to the deck, pool and weightroom. Once the pool area is done, we will better know the timing for the work needed for the hallway.
We are having some difficulty with the liner. Despite cleanup and seam repairs, following the recent rainstorms, the liner ended up with water under it. So it would appear our efforts with the line will continue.
Below, you can see the workers dove right in the first week, removing the old roofing and framework:
Below, the new roofing tiles are much more attractive compared to the old deteriorated ones:
Below you can see the old apparatus for the skylight:
And here is the new one being prepped:
More to come!
Barring any surprises or super uncooperative weather, should wrap up by July 29th. The pool structure will undergo full replacement of its roof, and this will begin May 30th with the draining of the pool and delivery of materials.
This is not directly above any spaces, but fully interconnected to the building. So as they deconstruct the old roof and install the new roof and skylight, there will be construction noise. We believe there will be little if any major concrete work involved with this particular project, however the metal structure is embedded in the concrete so the work they do will result in noise from time to time. Some hammering and drilling is what we expect for the most part.
In tandem with this, the walkway PVC flooring will be removed. Concrete repairs will be made where necessary and the surface will be replaced with an epoxy coating. We do not know the exact timing of this, but there will be days and times when the walkway out to the roof deck, pool and weight room may be blocked at least temporarily. Once we have these dates, a notice will be posted with more details. This will likely be towards the end of the roof project.
Some progress was made and work will continue once we have calmer weather conditions. Below you can see where a seam has been cut into the deck to accommodate the trench drains, which should help reduce the problematic puddles and moth growth that have developed in these locations at times:
A Few Updates
Fan Coil Loop Pump Project – NEW… Maintenance has reported that the vendor hired to make this Replacement has gotten all the materials in to complete this work and is ready to proceed. This work will take 7 to 10 days barring unknown conditions. HEAT and AC will not be available during this window of time. And because we are obligated by City ordinance to provide HEAT until June, we are planning to do this work right at the beginning of the month.
Lobby Ceiling Repairs – COMPLETED! 🙂
Curbs and Sidewalks – This effort got underway thanks to the dramatic change in weather. Tough to say if the weather will cooperate next week.
Particularly if you work or stay home during the day, and for visitors to the mall and within the commercial spaces themselves.
You might have noticed from this year’s approved budget there is quite a lot of business on the outlook for this year. At the March 14th Board Meeting, the Board voted to approve almost half of the projects budgeted for Reserve Funding this year, and that includes upcoming work which will generate noise. The biggest impacts will be to lower floors along the East and Northeast sides of the building, and most of all the mall and commercial units below locations work is planned. This and some routine and seasonal work will be noticeable at times:
Driveway Asphalt Work Coming Too!! We do not have dates yet but both the PT Board and the Board at 5445 have approved the job. We are hoping to do this in early May, and will update this post once we confirm.
Much of the exterior work is VERY weather dependent, so poor conditions could impact the expected timeframes. Particularly rain, high winds or freezing temperatures.
We will be posting updates if necessary on www.ptcondo.com. And of course any highlights will be sent out regularly with our Weekly News and Updates.
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