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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.

Apr 10

Air Plants

Posted to Landscaping Tips by Adam Rosen

There’s a new plant trend sweeping the nation! If you want real house plants, but seem to struggle keeping them alive, look no further than the Air Plant!

Air plants, also known as Tillandsia, are given their name because they receive most of their energy from the air, using “trichomes” on their leaves to absorb water and nutrients.

Not only do these plants not need much water or maintenance, they also don’t need to be potted. That’s right, they require no soil. In fact, their roots don’t even absorb any nutrients. The roots are actually primarily used to cling onto objects.

These tropical plants survive well in sunny areas throughout the home. They do not like cold, so avoid putting them next to air conditioners or fans. Many people choose to decorate with them in hanging terrariums and planters.

Because Air Plants have become so popular over the last few years, you can find them at many home and garden stores and even at online retailers. Learn more about which varieties you might like and how to care for them and you will be ready to add this stylish, low-maintenance plant to your own décor.

Apr 18

Summer Camps

Posted to Peoria News by Adam Rosen

Peoria’s AM/PM summer camp is a fun, affordable way to keep your kids busy this summer for only $27 a day or $105 for the week. Lunch and basic field trips to the movies, Sky Zone, bowling, swimming and Peter Piper Pizza are included in the fees. Premium trips to AZ Science Center, OdySea, Stratum Laser Tag and Jakes Unlimited are available for an additional cost. The summer camp runs May 28-July 31 at Paseo Verde, Parkridge, Cotton Boll, Sundance, Zuni Hills, Sunset Heights and Cheyenne Elementary Schools. 

Children between the ages of five and 14 can participate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) projects, as well as many supervised onsite activities. Camps run 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and are licensed by the Department of Health Services (DHS). 

Call 623-773-7137 for more information.