Our Whispering Oaks Pool has been an important part of this neighborhood for many years. Hundreds of kids have been a part of the mighty Blue Marlins swim team. It is surprising to be talking to coworkers that grew up in the area who spent their summers swimming at this pool for the Blue Marlins. Our pool has provided great entertainment for many families over the years. Families come to swim, play basketball, grill, play on the playscape or just hang out. The Whispering Oaks neighborhood has annual gatherings at the pool for summer holidays. These are great events to meet new neighbors or hang out with old friends. We are blessed to have these facilities just a short walk or drive from our front doors.
Over the years many neighbors have volunteered thousands of hours to help maintain the Whispering Oaks pool. Thankfully their efforts have kept this facility in good shape over the years. Unfortunately, this facility does need major repairs from time to time and we need to ask for financial help from the neighborhood. Our pool is in much need of a pool resurfacing in the coming year. Estimates for this project are around 110K. We also need the roof replaced for a cost of 20-25K. We have set our goal at 150K to make sure we are able to cover any other unexpected expenses that might come up. Other projects include fence repair, light replacements, and painting.
Why do we need your extra support? The Whispering Oaks pool is supported by its memberships and by the Blue Marlin swim team. More recently we have benefited financially from the Streamline club swim team. They also came in and installed a heater which benefits all our members in year-around swimming. All these funds go into running the pool. Expenses include (Pool management company, insurance, water, electricity, pool equipment repair, taxes, and general maintenance). With all these expenses and income from membership and swim team, most years we break even financially. We have volunteers that help (mowing, cleaning, maintenance) as they can to save money.
SO WE NEED YOUR HELP! As a neighborhood we own this pool and as pool board we are charged with trying to keep our pool and grounds in good condition so our neighborhood will be able to enjoy this facility for years to come.