Excitement is building as our pool is beginning to look like a real pool! As you can see in the photos, the “shot-crete” has been applied for both the pool and the spa, once cured, they will both get a plaster finish. To answer a frequent question, yes, we were able to extend the width and the length of the pool to gain approximately 50% more surface space! The pool deck areas have also been extended and we have additional shade structures for those that want to hang out by the pool, but still want to limit their sun exposure. Our expected completion date for the pool is late-October.
The area on the Northside of the Elm Building is still being prepared for waterproofing. Currently, the crew is removing the soil from that area and the area around the large fig tree outside of Norte Restaurant.
Phase 3 of the project has begun with the demolition of the sidewalk between the Hotel and the Oak building, which will lead to an 18-foot deep trench to open up the eastern face of the underground wall and prepare it for waterproofing. We expect this work will be completed around the end of September.
The construction team is using this opportune time with the resort closure to also demo the areas around both Elm and Oak Building elevators and complete the required work which was originally scheduled to occur in the Fall of 2021. We anticipate the elevators to be up and running in time for our re-opening. Other projects that we were able to fit in without impacting Owners are the replacement of the sliding glass doors on the 2nd and 3rd floors in Elm, balcony repairs/deck coatings in Elm and termite tenting of Oak and Elm Buildings. These projects are expected to be completed soon and would have been a challenge during our typical occupancy levels.
Kathy Day says
Would love to stay there but have concerns regarding this project. Noise? Disruptions of construction? Dust? Wanted to stay August 20?
We would love the opportunity to welcome you to the resort! We understand your concerns and would be happy to discuss the resort enhancements further with you.
Feel free to contact us at your convenience. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Robert Castillo says
I do not wish to appear disrespectful nor rude, but please, why are some projects taking so long to complete!!?? We were there last for our weekly stay back in Oct. 2019 and the swimming pool was almost completely demolished as we left. Now , one year later, your update shows a completion date for late Oct. 2020. One year to build one swimming pool!! What gives?
We understand your concerns with this waterproofing project and thank you for being patient while we make these necessary renovations. Unfortunately, we had a timeline set for the pool to be torn down and re-built that was not followed. As with all construction, we hit some delays due to unforeseen circumstances that has extended the completion date of the pool. Please feel free to contact the resort directly for more information or check the website periodically for updates on the waterproofing renovations.
Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort