Saturday, 24 October 2009

Hot Pool Update

The pool temperature is not climbing as fast as we expected. The water temperature has climbed overnight from 10ºC (50ºF) to 16ºC (61ºF) in about 10 hours. As such, it will not likely reach a decent temperature until late in the day. So we're keeping it going through tomorrow (Sunday). So if you are brave and hardy, please feel free to have a dip today. If not, you are welcome anytime tomorrow!

Ultimately, this is a useful test. As mentioned in the previous post, the propane heater is all new. We're getting very useful data on performance that we can use next year. We're also making sure that it works up to specifications.

Photo by: pntphoto

Friday, 16 October 2009

Trailer Show this weekend

This weekend is the Toronto Fall RV Show and Sale at the Toronto Congress Centre. If you have been thinking of getting a new trailer, this is a great opportunity to touch and feel all the different types. In addition, there are great deals to be had for those people who are willing to make a deal at the show.

At the show you can tour many different models and types. From tent trailers to park model trailers. To understand the difference, visit the Go RVing website by clicking here.

One of the brands that Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park sells, Northlander Industries, will be at the show. Ask for Kyle or Morgan from Cedar Beach if you visit. Special promotional pricing is available at the show only.

  • Friday Oct. 16: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (discount price after 5 p.m.)
  • Saturday Oct. 17: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday Oct. 18: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Hot Pool Party

As part of the upgrades for the new hot tub, we have installed a propane heater. It is faster and more effective at heating the hot tub than an electrical heater. It will also be able to do double-duty as a pool heater. We still plan on making good use of the environmentally-friendly solar heating system. But, from time to time, the pool drops in temperature quite a bit during cold spells. (like this past summer!) The solar system can take days to bring the temperature of the pool back up. So when we see good weather coming, we can now switch the hot tub's propane heater with a few valves to warm up the pool several degrees. Then, we will let the solar heating system do the rest.

So now that it is connected, we're announcing what we plan on making a yearly tradition:

The End-of-the-Season HOT POOL Party
Saturday, October 24th
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Last chance to swim in the pool before it closes for the season. We will be using the new propane heater to bring the pool up to a balmy temperature so, regardless of the outside weather, it will be nice in the pool!

After that, we will be closing the pool for the season.

Seasonal Water Shutdown
Please note that the seasonal water will be shut off on Monday October 19th. (which affects mostly the campsites in Becket Circle) But we will keep the water running in the Beckett Circle washrooms and indoor showers for a while longer.

Hot Tub Update

We're getting very close to having the new hot tub operational. We're now waiting for delivery of a sand filter (that was not originally part of the plan we were given) and the 5 horsepower pump that will power the jets. The first pump specified turned out to be the wrong one. It needed 3-phase electricity and we only have a single phase available in the park. Once that arrives, it should only be a few days worth of work to finish all the connection and then a few more days of testing. Once that is done, we will need approval from the health department before we can open it up. It will be several more weeks before the new windows are installed but we will start using the tub even if the windows are not in.