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.