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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.

Jun 11

Psyllid vs Cascalotes

Posted to Landscaping Tips by Adam Rosen

As summer approaches, Arizona is visited by a large number of insects called psyllids. A common target for these bugs is the Cascalote tree, which many of you may have in your yards. Psyllids attack the leaves of the trees, damaging the foliage and leaving behind a sugary liquid called honeydew. Typically, these insects will not kill your tree but will cause damage to the leaves until they fall off and regrow in the next season.

If you believe you may have a psyllid infestation, check the leaves of your tree. Consistent holes in the leaves are a good indicator of their presence. If the psyllids have already arrived, spraying your tree with water will wash off the harmful sugars from honeydew that have been left behind and temporarily banish the bugs.

Chemical treatment is also available, namely Bio Advanced Tree and Shrub insect control, or any other insect control containing the active ingredient dinotefuran. Spraying your Cascalote with this should prevent an infestation from occurring– if given enough time for the tree to absorb the chemicals– and kill any existing pests.
Jun 13

Adult Adaptive Program Starts Snack Cart

Posted to Peoria News by Adam Rosen

Participants in the city’s Adult Adaptive Program will be selling homemade muffins, cookies, breakfast bars, sandwiches, and veggie and fruit cups from the new Prickly Pete Pop-Up Snack Cart from 9-11 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.

The Adult Adaptive Program offers a wide range of activities and employment opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families and/or caregivers. Visit the Prickly Pete cart at the Peoria Main Library.