The Big Splash – DeSoto Pool
By Judy Weatherly, May 15, 2020
Happy days! At long last, the Hot Springs Village Property Owners Association’s new outdoor swimming pool has been completed. Carrothers Construction was tasked with the job of building the Lazy-L shaped pool.
Presently the HSVPOA awaits Arkansas State approval from the Department of Health in order to be able to open this brand new amenity. This approval has been delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Pool use fees are below: (taken from the Explore the Village website):
- Monday – Thursday: Members $5.00 and non-Members $8.00,
- Friday – Sunday: Members $6.00 and non-members $9.60,
- Daily family member pass Monday – Thursday: $6.75,
- Daily family member pass Friday – Sunday: $8.10,
- Annual individual member pool pass is $250, and
- Annual member family pool pass is $437.50.
Thank you High Performance Concrete and Bennet Brothers Stone Company
Below please find excerpts from a Village Voice article that addresses the new outdoor swimming pool. Apparently, we remained on track with our budget because two local businesses were kind enough to donate materials and services in regards to the sun deck and retaining wall and large planter bed. The companies donating are High Performance Concrete and Bennet Brothers Stone Company. We owe them huge thanks for this.
The Voice reported:
“‘During construction, we identified an area that we could expand into a sun deck and add to the deck space and ability for members and guests to enjoy the pool. High Performance Concrete, owned by Matthew Green and Natosha Soliday of Hot Springs Village, donated their labor to the project in order to make the Sun Deck a reality,’ [HSVPOA Recreation Director, Stacy Hoover] Hoover said.
“’As the project neared completion and thoughts turned to landscaping, a retaining wall on the front side of the building was discussed and Bennett Brothers Stone Co. Inc. of Jessieville, owned by Gary and Norman Bennett met with staff and offered to donate the labor and materials to install a retaining wall and large planter bed,” she said.
“The first outdoor pool discussion began in 2010. Hundreds of volunteers from community members, committee members, to board members were involved in replacing the outdoor pool. ‘We also had some help from our local businesses. Bennett Brothers Stone Co. and High Performance Concrete were gracious enough to volunteer their talents, time and materials to ensuring an amazing entrance and deck experience will be available for all our property owners and their guests,’ she said.”
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HSVPOA pool remained on budget
….”The project budget for the outdoor pool was approved at $1,251,546. The project remains [remained] on budget with no expected overages.”
Photography & article by Judy Weatherly, May 15, 2020
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