The Zappa Pool suffered delamination of its surface from age. The water features and water jets in the beach entry also needed to be repaired. Some of you remember that only one water jet worked but it could not be repaired without breaking the surface of the beach entry.
When these items were noticed in the springtime of last year, the better contractors were booked solid and doing the work at that time would have delayed the opening of the pool. Because of this, the board opted to defer the work after consulting with multiple pool experts. Doing the work now during the off-season has allowed us to obtain better pricing and will give us time to have everything tested and operational in time for the opening.
The resurfacing involves chipping and grinding the plaster to the layer of cement. It will then be primed and a new layer of plaster will be poured with a blue quartz finish while the beach entry will have a sand color pebbletec finish. The water features will be sanded, primed, repainted and the orbs will be replaced with similar color schemes and equipment.
All of the work is scheduled to be completed well ahead of the anticipated opening on May 31st which is also the last day of school for LISD.
Selecting the vendor that currently maintains our pools, allowed us to extend the warranty an additional two years over what other vendors offered.
We hope that you enjoy the newly surfaced pool once it’s completed!