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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

New Pickleball Courts on Court #8

A number of IDCC homeowners have been playing pickleball in recent months and have noted a need for improved playing conditions on the two pickleball courts (#7 and #8) we do have, which are essentially pickleball court lines that were painted over tennis court lines. Some of the suggested improvements include:

  • Painting over the tennis court lines so they're not confused with pickleball court lines during play
  • Painting the entire pickleball court a noticeably different color to make the court dimensions easier to see 
  • Move the location of the pickleball court nets so balls wouldn't require running all the way back to the tennis court fences for retrieval (which happens very often during regular play)
  • Expand pickleball court capacity so more players could play at the same time and rotate players around 

All of these suggestions have been considered and resulted in the following court improvements, reviewed and approved by the IDCC Board and Club Management with special thanks to Tom LaCroix for pickleball technical guidance (and excellent photos).       





An actual photo (not an artist rendering) of the 2 pickleball courts on #8, which include the improvements listed above  

The areas highlighted in red show areas of play for both pickleball courts and the contrasting colors used. The existing court on #7 remains "as is".   



This wide-angle shot of the new courts shows clearly where the new courts are positioned on either side of the tennis court net, which serves as a "backstop" for balls that go off the court during play. Also note that the pickleball nets are portable, so the entire configuration could revert to tennis (if needed) by removing those nets and painting over the tennis court.     

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Water Tank Replacement - the Latest



Here are the pics of the water tanks and the repair made to the Fire Pump House Roof. The new white tank was put into service last Thursday. The second tank is scheduled to be removed and the new tank brought in on Wednesday, June 27th. Approximately two weeks from then the second tank will be on line and the project will be complete. Click on any pic to enlarge.










Monday, May 21, 2018

Water Tank Replacement - Update


The Supports for the New Water Tank are Ready to Go but a Solid Week of 5" of Rain is Preventing the Crane from Being Mobilized for the Installation. 



The Forecast for this Week isn't Promising Either, Cranes can't be Used in the Rain, for the Obvious Reason  

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Water Tank Replacement - "West" Tank


The First Half of the Two-Tank Replacement Project is Nearly Complete

Our IDCC Board President, Bill Kirkland, is overseeing the entire project, starting with the delivery of the (very) large new water tank, shown below.

This is Bill Here, Checking Out the Delivery on the Big Boy  

This Semi Needed a Rear-End Extension to Fit It All In   
After Delivery is Confirmed, the Crane is Mobilized


Here, the Crane is Removing the Old Tank
























And Places It On the Ground Until the New Tank is Lifted Off the Truck 


Those Tanks are Over 30 Years Old and Have About 20 Layers of Paint. X-Ray Scans Required by the St. Lucie Fire Marshal Have Shown that Internal Cracks and Corrosion are Beyond Repair. Both Tanks Have Been "Red Tagged" for Immediate Replacement.





The New Tank is Being Removed from the Truck and Placed in a Storage Area Until New Supports are Built and the Old Tank is Placed On the Truck and Hauled Away. 

Next Week We Will Begin Building the Supports.   



In Addition to Water Tank Replacement, Siding was Replaced for the Fire Pump House, as shown Here and Below








Thursday, April 26, 2018

The IDCC Fire Supression Water Tank Replacement Project Has Begun



This is the first picture for the replacement of the two water tanks for the fire suppression system. 




Draining of the "West Tank" is Underway to Prepare for Removal  




On Wednesday, May 2nd we will begin to replace the first tank. A crane will be on site early in the morning and the first tank will arrive on a semi-trailer truck. The new tank will be placed on a stand in the maintenance area and the old tank will be hauled off. 

After a new concrete pad is complete the new tank will be placed on the pad and put into service. This process will take 2 to 3 weeks. Then the same process will be done to replace the second tank, "East Tank".  



PLEASE NOTE


There will be NO interruption of fire protection to

 the Island Dunes building sprinkler systems  at 

any time during this process. 



Please watch this blog for pictures and updates of this process.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Kayak and Paddleboard Storage is Fully Implemented at IDCC

As Planned, Kayak and Paddleboard Storage is Now Being Utilized at Island Dunes Country Club (see pics below). To see the Terms and Conditions for Any IDCC Owner/Member to Use These New Facilities, Follow the "Rules and Regulations" Link, Under Section H, Included to the Right of This Home Page.


This Rack Demonstrates That Different Types in Size and Shape May be Stored Here  

There are Three Racks in Total





This Rack is Full

There's Room for More on This One
    

Monday, April 9, 2018

Pickleball is Alive and Growing in Popularity at IDCC, Court Improvements are Planned!

Current IDCC Hard and Soft Court Configuration 



Several Years Ago, Pickleball Lines Were Painted on Two of the Tennis Hardcourts as Depicted Below. This was Done as Part of Routine Maintenance and To See if There Would be Any Interest by Our Owner-Members in This Growing Sport. This Remained for Some Time with Little to No Play,

UNTIL RECENTLY....      




Satellite View of Pickleball Courts

Under the Guidance of Our Tennis Pro, Conray deCuba, and Tom LaCroix, an Avid Pickleball Player and Tennis Committee Member, a Number of IDCC Owner Members Have Been Instructed at "Clinics" on How to Play the Game, It's Rules and Strategies for Competitive Scoring. 

Over the Last Few Months, 8 to 10+ Members Have Been Playing Pickleball Twice a Week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays. 

Club Management is Encouraged by This Participation and Considers This Development to be a New Facility Which has Turned Otherwise Unused Hardcourts Into a New and Popular Sporting Activity with Participation by Growing Numbers of IDCC Members. 

Improvements to the Existing Pickleball Courts are Planned to Make These Courts More User-Friendly and Enhance Playability. These Improvements are Depicted Below and, While Not Being Permanent, are Expected to Encourage More Participation by Members, Even to the Point of League Play, Which has Become Very Active Here on the Treasure Coast in Recent Years.

 
Coming Soon to IDCC (click on the pic to enlarge)