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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.

Jul 16

Summer Trimming

Posted to Landscaping Tips by Adam Rosen

This summer, native desert shrubs such as brittlebush, globe mallow and bursage should be trimmed to keep them looking great and growing strong through the season. 

Desert native plants—such as these shrubs— will typically bloom at a different time of the year than non-native plants and require a separate trimming cycle. Into this month, you may begin to notice blooms dying on these shrubs; this is a good indication that it’s time to trim. In pruning these dead blooms, you will promote the growth of healthy new blooms, while eliminating the aesthetic of a dying plant. 

Typically, a proper trimming will result in the removal of approximately one-third of the plant. Within two to three weeks, leaves will begin to bloom, bringing back a vibrant look to your property!

For further info on proper pruning please visit the DLC Resources Learning Center.
Jul 10

Second Round of Bulk Trash Underway

Posted to Peoria News by Adam Rosen

The second round of bulk trash for 2019 begins on July 15. Find out when your neighborhood is scheduled for pickup by visiting the city's website

This service is for large items that will not fit into residential garbage containers. Such items include stoves, refrigerators, washers, water heaters, microwaves, televisions, sofas, chairs, tables, bookcases, desks, patio furniture, mattresses, exercise equipment, yard waste, and fencing and building materials. The city will not pickup items like motor oil, oil based paint, paint thinner, cleaners, batteries, prescription drugs, biological waste, tires, auto parts, roofing materials, glass doors, animal waste, rocks, bricks, concrete and tile. Each zone of the city will have different collection days and collection begins at 6 a.m. on those scheduled days. 

Place your items on the curbside the day before collection begins. For more information about the bulk trash program, call 623-773-7160.