Sweetbriar Pool

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Sweetbriar Pool Has Major Cracks, Potentially

Unavailable for Summer in Lake of the Woods

Posted:Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Sweetbriar Pool has two major cracks and potentially will not be available for this summer. LOWA will not know the extent of damage until a structural engineer has conducted an assessment.

Virginia Pool Services, LOWA’s pool maintenance company, notified LOWA shortly after making the discovery late this afternoon as the pool was being cleaned and prepared for the summer.

The pool shell is cracked along the entire width at the deep end and along the length of a major portion of the pool. Groundwater is leaking into the pool.

The situation is not dangerous to nearby homes, the park, or the Community Center.

LOWA Management immediately notified the Board of Directors and reached out to key resource persons including LOWA’s insurance agent to discuss our property insurance policy, and to structural engineers who can come on site in the next two days. A structural engineer will assess the damage, determine a cause, if possible, and help set a course of action. We notified the Lukmire Partnership, the architect team assisting LOWA with Clubhouse Pool/Fitness Center design concepts.

We are reaching out to the Barracuda Swim Team to discuss options for the season.

Sweetbriar Pool was built in 1969 and received a complete rehabilitation in 1998.

We plan to open the Clubhouse Pool beginning Saturday, May 28. In the meantime LOWA will discuss possible modifications to schedules with the Pools Committee and Fitness Committee.

LOWA will send out another update to members on Friday, May 13. We encourage you to attend the May 18 Board Meeting at 2 pm at the Community Center to receive the update staff will provide the Board at that time.

LOWA Management

Lake of the Woods Barracudas Swim Team

LOW Swim TeamThe Lake of the Woods Community in Locust Grove, VA has so many amenities to offer to its Home Owners and Renters, but one that is near and dear to my heart is the Lake of the Woods Barracudas Swim Team.  The Summer of 2013 was the first season that my two boys competed on the swim team and they had the time of their lives!  I, on the other hand, swam on the Lake of the Woods swim team since I was five years old and swam till the age of 18.  Ironically enough, my boys swam this past season being coached by the same Coach Sheila (Cronin) Wimble that coached me!  This 2016 Swim year the team was lucky enough to have Coach Wimble back and Coach Tanner, whom swam on the team since he was 5 years old also!

The Lake of the Woods Barracudas is part of the Rappahannock Swim League, which is comprised of 24 Summer swim teams, which are divided in to 4 division, National, Battlefield, Patriot, & American.  Lake of the Woods was in the National Division this past 2013 season and they were not only the National Division Undefeated Season Champions, they were also the National Division Finals Champions!  As a parent, if you are looking for summer activities for your children to get involved in, there is no better sport than swimming.  Not only does it build camaraderie as a team sport, it also builds individual character from its individual events.  More information on The Lake of the Woods Barracudas swim team can be found by clicking here.  Go Barracudas!! & See you next Season at the Pool!