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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.

Aug 20

Fertilizing in Fall

Posted to Landscaping Tips by Adam Rosen

When it comes to a plant’s growing season, weather and time of year are the biggest players. But did you know that proper fertilization can go a long way in helping you to optimize plant growth?

Many plants will hit their optimal bloom in the summer, but some will lag behind. For these late-bloomers, fertilizing in the late summer and early fall can lead to better growth the next season. When fertilized at this time of year, most plants are still able to harness the warmth and show a slight bloom towards the end of season. At the same time, they are storing energy for the spring before going dormant. Essentially, the late bloom will inhibit some growth, but the fertilization should invigorate most plants with enough energy to carry over for an on-cycle bloom in the spring. 

Aug 22

MLB Releases 2020 Spring Training Schedules

Posted to Peoria News by Adam Rosen

Major League Baseball announced the 2020 spring training schedules for the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues. All 14 Cactus League Teams will play in Peoria in 2020, including the Chicago Cubs on Monday, Feb. 24, San Francisco Giants on Thursday, Feb. 27, and Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, March 13.

The San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners kick off the spring season on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Peoria Sports Complex, matching up against each other for the first game. The 2020 regular season begins for the Mariners and Padres on March 26.