Maricopa County Pool inspection revealed several violations that had to be remediated in order to maintain our certification to keep the pool open to the public. The repairs were a considerable expense and we had been anticipating this need for a complete pool remodel for several years and have reserved money in our budget for this purpose. Our pool is three decades old with some revisions along the way, but the board knew this was the time to move forward on a full pool reconstruction.
The board opened to accept bids for the pool remodel project. Timelines were considered and it was felt that early fall was the best time to proceed since the weather would be more conducive to construction and we wanted it to be completed prior to the holidays when winter residents and guests would want pool availability. The project would take 4-6 weeks per those who responded to the bids. Much of the time window is dependent on the county inspectors approving the phases of progress in a timely manner.
Of the requests for bids, four were considered. They were MEH, AJ Signature Pools, Shasta Pools, and Orion Pools. The board invited the top three contenders to give us a presentation, which they all did. Extensive vetting was done on the top contenders and the moderate ( not highest, not lowest ) bid, Orion Pools, was decided upon. This contractor was thoroughly vetted thru the Registrar of Contractors and had a perfect record. The board moved to accept Orion Pools / Robert Edgar owner/operator as our contractor for the project, at a cost of $32,120.50.
We met with Robert Edgar again at our meeting and discussed the addition of a change in the breezeway walkway to include a gentle slope to the bathroom thresholds, so that folks with walkers or wheelchairs could have better access to the bathrooms. He added that to the initial bid and the total become $33,930.00.
We also requested Rob Edgar to give us a bid on adding remodel of the spa to the scope of work and give us a bid on that piece of the remodel. Rationale for this was that the spa was refreshed last in 2002 and it had some crumbling grout, chipped coping and stained plaster lining. If we do this with the main pool we would save at least $1,000.00 compare to doing this individually at a later date.
The bid from Orion Pools to include the main pool of $33,930, plus Spa of $5,832, including cement revisions and all new cool deck came to a total of $39,930.00 ( which includes separate permits required for both bodies of water $440.00 X 2 = $880.00) All new plumbing is included to and from the pool to the mechanical room and the required double drains for each pool required by federal law.
Permits paid for and submitted to Maricopa County for approval to move forward with both pool projects. To date, the permit for the main pool has been approved and we are still waiting for the Spa permit to be approved, since the main pool was submitted first.
Meet the contractor Q&A Monday 9/18 @ 4pm at the Ramada 😄
POOL RENOVATIONS BEGIN!
This is a short recap of the process, if you have been reading our HOA monthly minutes, published on our website, villamonterey6.com, they reveal the same information. I hope that all of your questions or concerns are addressed at our meeting and we are all really looking forward to a beautiful pool, spa and deck that should last us another twenty years!!
BOARD MEETING: December 12th, 5:30pm Ramada