Due to the findings, a custom part had to be designed and manufactured. Specifically the piece will be used to couple the new liner with the steel gutter systems and other joints throughout the pool. As they have explained to us, until they completed their recent inspection and were able to have their engineers closely analyze the findings, it was not clear a custom piece would be needed, instead of standard parts off a shelf.
We are told it is in the manufacturing process now. But unfortunately due to the timing they do not expect to begin the liner work until the week of July 31st. We have asked for weekly updates on the progress, such as the status of manufacturing, whether the parts have shipped and when they arrive. As we get information, we will continue to provide these updates so everyone has the latest.
It is the unanimous opinion of everyone involved, not to refill the pool. Our pool vendor, management, and engineers, etc. Emptying, filling then emptying again so soon could be unhealthy for the structure. Also, after filling it, we could be chasing leaks for weeks. Sadly, this happened last time we emptied and filled the pool after broken glass got inside it. It had to be emptied twice to do routing, sealing and painting, as well as leak injections. Therefore, VERY UNFORTUNATELY, it has been decided at this time the wisest course of action is to leave it empty until the new liner is installed.
We can report this decision is not at all about the cost of water – our pool vendor offered to credit us for the cost of the water if we chose to refill. It is our teams best judgement based on the information we are aware of, it would not be healthy to refill the pool until we install the liner.
While replacing the liner is something that was budgeted and disclosed to owners and members as a planned project, this unknown condition was not. The situation is not anyone’s fault, or something we can control. For that reason, we expect to issue at least ONE MONTH extensions to all current members. The PT Board of Directors is expected to take this issue up at a future Board Meeting. Once it is determined with more certainty how long the pool will be out of service, they will make a final determination on the length of extensions.
We know this is an inconvenience to our members who enjoy this amenity. We sympathize with the frustration this causes. We do encourage anyone who depends on use of a pool, to consider taking advantage of the facility at 5455 North Sheridan. You can contact their office for more details at 773-769-2760.
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