Recovery effort credit goes to Jamie Wheat and his crew of Lifeguards (Claire Challis, Cole Melton, Jeremy Allen, Brittany Pugh, Autumn Thomas, Josh Glover, Jacob Doub and Maintenance Assist, Connor Deimund. Doing all the dirty work, hot and sweaty, they worked relentlessly to bring our pool back to life… and they are still working. When you see the pool staff – be sure to give them a BIG THANKS!
The floodwaters from the creek crested approximately 2 feet above the surface of the pool. This deposited about 4 to 6 inches of mud and silt in the pool, on the deck, in the bath houses – everywhere! (High water marks were left on the fence as a reminder.) The filter system was completely contaminated with mud. The suspended mud particles are very abrasive and destroy electrical motors and any moving mechanical components such as pumps and pump seals. As a result, we lost the main pump, the pool vacuum pump, and a gas-powered pump used to drain the pool.
The bath-house, tool shed and deck were completely covered with mud. All this had to be removed by hand. Parts for the main pump had to be ordered and the pump rebuilt. The vacuum pump and motor had to be replaced. Once the pool is back in operation, we’ll re-evaluate all the equipment.
About 2000+ pounds of sand from the filter was just recently removed. (There is no way other than by hand removal!) The system has been flushed to remove residual mud and is now functioning normally. Starting July 10th the filter will be put back in service. We ask everyone to keep your fingers crossed – if everything goes as planned, the pool will be open by Sunday (July 11). Check 721-9906 and watch for signs at upper pool entrance.
Once again, we have Jamie and the Lifeguards to thank for their tremendous dedication to getting our pool up and running once again.