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Jan 25

Pool Maintenance Begins Feb. 4

Posted to Association News by Adam Rosen

Some might argue it’s too cold for a dip in the pool to start the year, but there are people that enjoy the heated pools at the Mountain Vista Club and Foothills Center all year long. These are frequented by lap swimmers, water aerobics, and those looking for a milder version of the Polar Plunge or a good workout when the water is warm, and the air is cool.

We keep the pools open 365 days a year for you to enjoy except for when our annual maintenance happens. This maintenance is done during the coolest time of the season to disrupt as little pool fun as possible, and we’ve scheduled maintenance for both community pools for next month at separate times so one pool is always open.

Our annual pool maintenance will begin Monday, Feb. 4, at the Mountain Vista Club. The pool area will be closed for about two weeks as the pools are emptied and cleaned to remove dirt and residue from a long, hot year. The CoolDeck will also be power-washed to ensure it keeps your feet cool on the hottest days for years to come.

Once work is done at the Mountain Vista Club, pools are refilled, and the lap pool is heated to a comfortable temperature, we will reopen the pool area and close the Foothills Center to perform maintenance there. Similar work is expected to take about a week to complete at Foothills, and both pools will be reopened by the end of February.

Check out eNews later this month for exact dates for each pool closure. Thank you for your cooperation as this work is done; we can’t wait to open both pools back up for the spring and summer and reopen the water slides in May!

Acacia Grove and Primrose Estates residents: your neighborhood pool will undergo maintenance once work is done at Foothills Center in late February. We will let you know by email when we have exact dates.

Feb 20

Planting a Spring Garden in a Small Space

Posted to Landscaping Tips by Adam Rosen

February is a great time to start planning for your spring garden. Even if you have a small space or a predominantly desert landscape, it is still possible to enjoy a spring garden full of fruits and vegetables through the use of pots and planters.

We recommend waiting to plant until temperatures begin to heat up in March, though some plants could also be sprouted in your homes and kitchens before warmer weather arrives. Plants you may consider adding to your garden are carrots, sweet corn, cucumbers, Armenian cucumbers, onions, radishes, squash and sunflowers.

If you don’t want to start your garden from scratch, you can also transplant many fruits, vegetables and herbs. Transplanting means that you take seedlings or even more developed plants you find at the store and replant them in your own pot or planter. We recommend transplanting things like tomatoes, eggplants and peppers.

Once you have a plan, it’s time to get planting and watch your garden grow. Regardless of which planting style you choose, be sure to water and fertilize to help new seeds root and established plants grow and thrive. When your plants are grown you will be able to take pride in your work and feast on the fruits (and vegetables) of your labor.
Feb 20

Upcoming City Council Meeting

Posted to Peoria News by Adam Rosen

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

5 p.m. – Study Session

7 p.m. – Regular City Council Meeting, Council Chamber

Meeting agenda and information are available online. City council meetings and study sessions are broadcast live and replayed on Peoria Channel 11.