11/21/22 Pool Update: coping is completely done, and pour one of the main deck is done. Pour two and three are scheduled weather permitting.
10/13/22 Pool update: Coping is being poured today.
10/10/22 Pool update: Railing going in. GRF passed county inspection today! Pouring concrete this week. And then we plaster and fill the pool with water.
9/29/22 Pool Update: Diamond Concrete has started to prepare the pool deck! Next up, concrete. And then we plaster the pool and fill it with water!
9/27/22 Pool update: El Dorado County Environmental Health has inspected and approved gunite and concrete decking.09/21/2022 -
Time to get excited! Atlantic is pretty much done with their part in the pool project. They have compacted everything as promised in preparation for concrete.
Next up is Diamond Concrete which will be pouring and stamping the concrete deck. After this, the plaster company with com in and then we can fill the pool.
Go Gold Ridge Go!!!!
09/15/2022 - New video of the pool has been posted, look below for the latest video.
09/14/2022 - Pool update: Gold Ridge Forest residents:
The board called an emergency board meeting on 9/13/22 to discuss the dispute between the contractors regarding who would do soil compaction. The board has been in contact with an engineer and we are moving forward to keep the process moving along. The board needed to call a meeting as an emergency, as this came up quickly, and time is urgent. We are trying to get the pool built as fast as possible before weather stops us.
To quell rumors about the pool, which is very unfortunate as we are all homeowners and need to stick together, here is a quick update regarding the pool financials and how we’ve been updating everyone.
We have been updating everyone about the pool at every single Board meeting, and answering the questions posed to us throughout the entire process. We also regularly update our website with the meeting minutes from the Board meetings. If you hear rumors about the pool, please ask the Gold Ridge office to send your email to the Board and we will get back to you.
This community is strong, and I’m positive that once this pool is built you will all be amazed at the amount of work that has gone into it. From county delays to shipping bottlenecks, we are still delivering a complete rebuild of the Gold Ridge pool which has not been an easy process. It’s not been easy getting parts, but as a team, your Board has been working tirelessly to see this through.
We are fiscally smart and not looking to raise your dues. It’s sad to see rumors, but if you want to know what your Board thinks, we are 100% transparent with the process and will answer your questions.
Please come to a Board meeting, Zoom-in, or attend in-person, and we’ll be happy to hear from you. We work for you as volunteers, and we are working hard to deliver a beautiful pool. We have revitalized our business practices and in doing so, made many much needed changes to the systems in place which has improved efficiency and saved homeowners money.
The following information is a summary of the pool status at this time.
First payments were made on 12/13/2021 $3,500.
A total of 6 payments were made from 4/8/2022-4/28/2022
in the amount of: $98,500
As of 4/28/2022, the total payments were: $102,000
The County of El Dorado Environmental Health Management office requested more information in order to complete the plan check.
On June 23, 2022, the county notified Atlantic that the plans had been approved and work could resume but with revisions to the existing plans. As a result, Atlantic Pools and Spas submitted work change orders to accommodate these requirements..
The contract was renegotiated and approved by the Board on 8/3/2022 and work resumed.
New contract total for Atlantic Pools & Spas = $194,332
Atlantic payments to date total = $142,202
In addition to the Atlantic Pool & Spas contract, there is also a contract with Diamond Concrete, Inc.
The initial contract was for $81,700
Adjusted to add color coping & required fence repair: $4,000
Stamping & color for decking $21,000
For a revised total: $106,700
What do we have in savings as of today’s date?
The current Reserve balances are as follows:
EDS Money Market account $121,066.05
Umpqua Reserve: $197,683.50
Reserve Totals: $318,749.55
If you have any further questions or concerns, or would like documentation, please contact the Gold Ridge Office and we’ll be happy to get back to you.
El Dorado County Environmental Health, Diamond Concrete, Atlantic Pool and Spas, and Gold Ridge Forest’s President had a meeting on September 12, 2022. Following the productive meeting, the county approved the coping for the large pool. Diamond Concrete is now making preparations to begin soon. While we have been experiencing delays due to supply chains, we are moving forward. Thank you for your patience.
Here is the updated Equipment Room. Here is a video describing the equipment.
We are working hard to get the pool ready!
The tile work has begun.
The tile work has begun.
Ready for gunite.
Another view of the pre-gunite construction.
Construction is on again!
Please stay clear of construction!
Both pools are closed until further notice. Pool hours TBA upon pool remodel completion.