Back in February, we began the process of performing some much-needed maintenance on the Sailboat Pond in Catch the Wind, a favorite of the thousands of kids that make their way through our outdoor exhibit area. The pond’s bottom and walls needed to be resurfaced and a new plumbing system installed.
The pond needed to be drained, scooped out, scraped and painted, a dirty and messy job. The last time this type of maintenance was performed was in May of 2011, it was time.
After the algae was removed and the bottom pressure-washed and cleaned, it was time for painting with a good quality pool paint.
The weather caused several delays leaving a patchwork of completion.
On March 15, the refill process began.
While the pond was refilling, new remote control panels were being installed, boats cleaned, rigging checked, and batteries charged.
And now, it’s time get back out there and sail away!
Thanks for your patience.