What’s New with the Foothills Pool Project?
We’ve hit some major milestones for the Foothills Pool Project. The bidding process is complete, and permits are in hand.
The contract with our construction management contractors, ASR, provides for a Guaranteed Maximum Price. This contains contingencies for additional time and unforeseen issues. With construction management and construction costs, the value of the contract is $1,03M. Our design contract is for $85K and the permitting effort is under $25K. This gives us a total cost for the repairs and enhancements on this project of $1.14M. Back in 2017, the Pool’s Conditions Report estimated the value up to $1,057M. This did not include the current plan to extend the mechanical room across the width of the Fitness Center and provide for additional Center space. With the increases in construction costs across Denver’s front range, we have managed to keep the cost of the project in line with expected construction cost increases.
The project should be completed in five months. The swim team has made alternate plans for their practices. If you are a lap swimmer, please check with Suzy Barr for information on an option to use the pool at Mount Vernon this summer. The Fitness Center will remain open for much of the construction period. If you have any questions about the project and don’t find information on the webpage, just call or email the office.
Archive: 2018 Pool Evaluation Meetings
Schedule for Foothills as of May 20th:
Waiting on Xcel Energy to cap existing gas service so we may begin excavating the foundation. Due to weather is was postponed from Monday, May 20th to Friday, May 24th.
Even though we are waiting on Xcel, it has not caused any notable delays in the project schedule. It might be one or two weeks at this point.
Weekly Update Calls with the Owner’s Representative
- Remove/Replace Concrete Deck + Drainage System
- Remove/Replace Skimmer System + Install Gutter System
- Remove Plaster Finish in Lap Lanes + Replace with Tile
- Install New Mechanical Room + Associated Utilities for Equipment + Chemical Storage
- Install New Manhole and Connect New Floor Drains + Backwash Line
- Install New High Efficiency Pool Heater
- Install New LED Underwater Lights + Associated Conduits/Junction Boxes
- Install New Deck Grab Rails
- Remove/Replace Competition Equipment
- Install New Recessed Stairs for Entry Including Stairs + Handrails
- Install Expanded Concrete Deck
Foothills Conceptual Drawing
Frequently Asked Questions
+ What is going to happen at Foothills?
Most of the work planned for Foothills involves repairs and replacements to the pool. The concrete deck around the pool will be removed, a new filtering system will be installed and much of the piping will be replaced. The mechanical equipment will be removed from the room under the stairs and placed in a new area that will be constructed on the side of the building.
+ When does the project begin?
The construction is slated to begin in late-April/early May.
+ Will the Foothills Clubhouse and Fitness Center still be open for residents to use? Will any area of the Clubhouse be off limits for residents during the renovation?
The Foothills Clubhouse and Fitness Center will be open for residents to use. Only those areas that lead to the pool will be off limits for residents.
+ If the Foothills parking lot is full where else can I park my vehicle?
You will be able to park your vehicle on the Foothills Drive shoulder providing all 4 tires are off the road. In addition the vehicle must be parked facing the same direction of traffic flow on that side of the road. If not, you may receive a ticket for an illegally parked vehicle.
+ Will the construction workers be using the parking lot?
We will ask that construction workers park on the road, but they may be forced to park in the parking lot if the shoulders are not available. When we see maximum capacity on a regular basis, we will encourage the workers to carpool from the Vista Lot or other areas.
+ Will the crews be inside the Clubhouse? Will be they allowed to use the showers and bathroom facilities? Will they be allowed to eat meals at the Clubhouse?
The crews will be in the Clubhouse and using it to mobilize their workforce and make plans for the day. Additionally, they will have offices upstairs. They are permitted to use the restrooms but not the showers. They will primarily use the porta potty. Workers may decide to take their lunch outside, on the deck or in their temporary offices. The construction crew is responsible for clean up each day.
+ What will the work hours of the project be? Will the crews be held to the same hours as a residential crews?
The construction hours will be the same as for residents, Monday-Friday 7am-6pm, Saturday 8am-5pm, No work will be done on Sundays and holidays.
+ Will the workers be allowed to play radios outside?
Yes, but they will be asked to keep the volume low, as with homeowner projects.
+ Will the large construction equipment that beeps when backing up be heard by adjacent neighbors when used?
Heavy duty construction and earth moving equipment that is used for projects such as ours must meet safety and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) requirements. The beeping that occurs is so that workers on foot are aware that a vehicle is changing direction and may potentially injure them. The law prohibits turning this signal off.
+ Where will swim practice and swim meets be held for the swim team while the pool is under construction?
Arrangements are being made for our team to practice and have meets at Mt. Vernon Country Club.
+ When is the project supposed to be completed?
The project is slated for completion in mid- to late September.
+ Will the pool be open for the season this year?
The pool will not be open for use at all this summer.