The Traditional Timber Framing Company works their way around the building once the main entrance timber frame has been installed. The stucco crew now takes over the front installing 4 inches of foam over the sealed glasboard in prep for stuccoing.
Several years ago J.H. Huscroft Ltd. pledged $10000 of product to the aquatic society and regularly contributed to the costs of aquatic society advertisements in the local newspaper. Today thanks to the overwhelming support of our community the new swimming pool complex is a reality and the new entrance to the facility is made out of very high quality Douglas Fir Timbers that were donated by J.H. Huscroft Ltd. to fulfill their commitment. These timbers were made from logs that have come from either the south side of Summit Creek by Buckworth Creek or from Dodge Creek where J.H. Huscroft Ltd. has been logging for more than 70 years on & off. The locations of our former mill sites there are now covered with tall trees. The employees of J.H. Huscroft Ltd. are strong supporters of community sports and projects and they and the owners are delighted to see our products so beautifully displayed and to have taken part in making this dream come true.
As you can see, the leisure pool has arrived at its basic shape complete with the teacup in place which will shower water onto happy patrons. As part of the specification, pools have to be tested prior to tiling and hold water for a certain period of time without loss. To fill the pool, the Creston Fire Department lends a hand with hoses and a hydrant making short work of the process. Striking the classic pose of Hear No Evil, See No Evil and Speak No Evil are three Thundercat players who also attend fire practices regularly with the Creston Fire Department. The lazy river shows its final shape with the vortex in the foreground.
The upstairs mechanical room next to the fitness track is starting to fill up with pumps, tanks, motors and air handling ducts big enough to drive a vehicle into. Below photo is from the “You think Your Furnace is Complicated?” files as rudimentary piping begins on the Water Furnaces that will strip heat from the refrigeration plant
These three shiny cylinders form the basis for our disinfection system as they contain an ultraviolet bulb for each pool. The UV light will disinfect the water as it passes around the tube and is supplemented by the Calcium Hypochlorite system in another room.
This panoramic shot of the lobby shows most of the steel studs in place ready for electrical and drywall. Centre of the photo will be where the new reception desk will be and just to the right, you can see where the old stairs went up to the Creston Room.
Some of the really important equipment is loaded in to the fitness track area as the boys from Venture Mechanical stack toilets for installation over the next weeks. Below, Ralph Casemore performs what is called “sacking” on the stairwell walls which is a process designed to produce even texture and fill all pits and air holes in formed concrete surfaces - in this case prior to painting.
First you see it, then you don’t - as Shaun and Darren tear apart the old entrance to the curling club off the main foyer. This new space will have a set of glass doors that will allow patrons in the main lobby to be able to see the action on the curling ice which in turn was intended to encourage more participation in the sport.