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POOL CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
The pool is closed for the season due to vandalism and broken glass in the pool. Even though the pool is closed, it doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop. Your Grant Ranch staff is busy putting together some fun events, giveaways and things to do until Labor Day.
For now we’ve shifted our remaining staff over to the marina and we’ll be opening our marina starting Saturday, August 15th, with weekend hours being from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. (last boat going out at 6:15 p.m.), and weekdays from noon until 7 p.m. (last boat going out at 6:15 p.m.), and Wednesdays from noon until 6 p.m. with the last boat going out at 5:15 p.m.).
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The big reveal of all of the great things to come will happen Friday at 3 p.m.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Grant Ranch Pool Closing
The decision to close the pool was extremely difficult for all involved. Sometime during the night of August 11, our pool was vandalized. On the morning of August 12, when we saw the initial damage in the pool, we thought it was minor and the pool would be open by the usual time. Then Aaron found the shattered glass. Staff waited until the pool experts could advise them before making any decisions.
The shattered glass was from the large pool clock that had been thrown into the pool. The clock had been permanently installed. We fished it out and found one small shard left on the clock. Tiny pieces of glass were on top of a water intake at the bottom of the pool. The pool experts told us the pool would need to be completely drained of water, pipes and all, then cleaned with precautionary measures taken to assure that glass was not left in the pipes that could be reintroduced into the pool once it was filled again. Next the pool would be refilled with hundreds of thousands of gallons of water, heated and chemicals added. (The initial heating and balancing of the chemicals alone takes 5-6 days.)
IF everything went perfectly, it would take a minimum of 2 weeks. And that is a big if: if there were no additional problems found, if all the repair people came as they promised, if the weather cooperated, etc. While the pool was being repaired, the Village Center grounds would need to be totally closed. If all went well, we might reopen August 29 – leaving 7-10 days of pool time- if we are lucky! There are no assurances that anything could be done in a timely manner. We consulted with 3 experts and spoke with other pool managers about the situation. They all agreed with our decision.
This was a huge disappointment to all of us. No one, especially the staff, wanted to close the pool. We made the best decision we could make given the circumstances. Close the pool for winter and open the marina full time, then figure out fun things to do on the grounds. These are not easy choices. With the staff, we weighed our options and had to make the tough decision to close the pool for the remainder of the season.
Personally, I was terribly disappointed as I had family coming to town the following weekend who’d chosen to hang out at the Village Center all weekend rather than going to the mountains. And I still have 33 guest passes left over. My family and I are going to make the best of it and play at the marina anyway.
The other question that was asked is: why don’t we have a security system? Good question. And why wasn’t one included when the Village Center was built since every pool in the area has break-ins and damage every year? We are probably going to get a security system AND do not assume that this won’t happen again because we have a security system.
We have winterized the pool. The pool company has placed us on the schedule for April 1 to prepare our pool for opening. We do not anticipate any delays in the opening. Nor do the pool experts. They have assured us that the glass sitting in the pool all winter will not harm the pool.
Please do not blame the staff or the board. Break-ins at pools happen and we will manage this the best we can. They have happened every year since the pool opened. This is the first time glass has been broken in the pool. It’s been a very stressful week, especially for the staff. It would have been much easier for them to repair the pool this season, than closing it. That would not have been the best choice to serve the Grant Ranch community.
Thank you for your understanding. Sincerely, Carolyn Agosta, board president