East Center Pool Project slideshow (updated weekly)
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12.17.21 The earthwork phase of the project began last week and is going smoothly. Members who visit the site or take a peek via the construction camera can now get a good idea of the shape of the pool and layout of the pool deck.
11.10.21: Earthwork is scheduled to begin no later than December 13.
10.27.21: The Board of Directors awarded a contract to Cimarron Circle Construction of Tucson to commence building a new pool and spa at East Center. Cimarron’s bid was roughly $1.3 million which will include the features listed and depicted below:
- The pool will be 30’x60’ with an extended 18’x25’ shallow area – the “L”
- The “L” depth ranges from 3’ to 4’ with sidewall mounted stainless steel exercise bars
- There will be a 30’x20’ area with a maximum depth of 8’6”
- There will be one designated lap lane with stainless steel recessed steps in the sidewall of the pool so that the lane has no obstructions
- The pool and spa will both have ADA chair lifts
- Salt chlorine generators will provide primary sanitation to the pool and spa
- Hydroxyl systems will provide secondary sanitation to both bodies of water
- CO2 will provide the pH control to the pool and spa
- Water chemistry controlled automation is WIFI capable
- High efficiency natural gas heaters will provide heating
- All main drains will be VGB compliant
- Three 12’x12’ cantilevered deck mounted shade structures are planned
- The spa is designed to accommodate 14 persons at 7’x17’ in dimension
- Pool and spa will include low voltage high efficiency LED lighting
The pool at East Center was built in 1963 by the Maxon brothers—the original builders in Green Valley—before Green Valley Recreation existed. In-ground pools tend to have a lifespan of about 30 years, so when the East Center pool finally developed an irreparable leak in February of 2020, it had more than fulfilled its duty. The final leak occurred along a previously-mended crack, and is thought to have occurred as a result of soil conditions beneath the pool shell.
The Aquatics Subcommittee of the GVR Planning and Evaluation Committee developed a list of recommended features for a replacement pool. In the winter of 2021, CEO Scott Somers and Facilities Director David Jund met with residents from the nearby neighborhoods to discuss the features they would like to see. The Board of Directors approved the pursuit of concept plans developed from the recommendations of the subcommittee and user groups.