Pool Renovation 2022/2023

Posted: September 26, 2022

Update 1

With the outdoor pool replacement project underway, as of August 2nd, PFCCA, INC. will provide updates to the progress of the pool for residents to view on our website! Check back often for new photos of each area of the pool and follow along at home.

Below are photos of different angles of the pool that you can view in your browser. We will continue to show photo updates as often as possible.

Update 2

Pool Replacement Update – End of week #1  08/08/2022

Progress report – most of the 1st week of the pool replacement project was spent gaining access into the pool by removing the wall nearest the main gate entrance.

Stone was then brought in to create a ramp into the pool so that the large equipment had access to the deep end wall.

After more stone was placed in the deep end to create a base for the equipment to work off of, portions of the deep end walls were then removed.  Those areas will eventually be pinned to minimize collapse areas while they are working in the deep end of the pool.

The removal of the old pool shell will be from the deep end out to the shallow end.

Update 3

Pool Replacement Update – End of week #2 08/13/2022

At the completion of the second full week of the pool renovation project, the soils were removed back to the pump hose wall.  The exposed wall will be replaced as it is leaning into the pump room.

The earth to the left and right of the pump room walls were secured with rebar and wire mesh, concrete, and then pinned to secure them.  There will be two other sections of concrete and pinning in the deep end as the work progresses.  This will provide a safe working area for the crew to form the pool and run the pool piping.  These secured areas will stay in place and add extra stability once the pool walls are formed and back filled.

This upcoming week, they will remove more of the deep section of the pool, and secure those sections.

Update 4

Pool Replacement Update – End of week # 3 08/23/2022

At the completion of the third week of progress at the pool, the site contractors were able to shore up and pin the second layer of wall. They also started removing the soils in the deep end of the pool in preparation of the third and final layer of shoring and pinning. That is scheduled for tomorrow or Thursday.

Once all three layers are pinned, the shell floor in the deep end will then be removed. They will then work their way out of the pool, removing the walls and floor in the shallow ends. Once the floor is removed, the contracted soil engineers can then start to perform their soil samples to check the integrity of the soils and if they are good or bad. Based on their results will determine if, and how much of the soils must be removed before a final grade can be done, and before building/compacting the base for the new pool.

The pool committee did meet with the pool contactor on Friday 8/19/22. They went over the details of the pool drawings and made some comments that will be implemented into the final drawings. Once they are returned for final review, the drawings will be reviewed and stamped with calculations attached. Once the final plans are stamped, they will use this to produce a rendering of what the pool looks like and we will post that for members to view. They are also close to a final rendering of what the splash pad will look like and the elements that will be placed within the pad area. After the committee signs off on those, they will be posted as well.

Update 5

Pool Replacement Update – End of week #4 08/27/2022

At the conclusion of this weeks work, all efforts were made to shore up the areas in preparation of removing the flooring in the deep end and start to work their way out into the shallow end.

As they remove the floor in the deep end, the soil engineers will be on site taking soil samples. Based on those results will provide us more clarity on the direction forward and how much, if any, of the existing soils will need to be removed before they can get to final grade. Once this is complete, then they can set their final bench marks.

Update 6

Pool Replacement Update – End of week #5 9/3/2022

The weather has been cooperating with the demolition of the pool. Most of the work this week focused on removing the walls in the shallow ends of the pool.

They will continue to remove the walls this coming week. Then the week of September 12th, all of the flooring will be removed and the soil testing will begin. They will also mark the exact location of the splash pad and start the excavation for that area.

Update 7

Pool Replacement Update – End of Week #6 9/10/2022

After the recent rains, the work this week will focus on the removal of the pool floor. As the floor is removed, our soil engineers will be testing the soil and will hopefully arrive at a good conclusion, meaning that they can set the depth of the floor. The soil test will tell us how much earth, if any, may need to be removed to set the final grade.

Then they can start to set the floor piping and form some of the rebar for the shape of the pool.

Update 8

Pool Replacement Update – End of Week #7 9/17/2022

The entire pool shell is now removed.

The right side of the shallow end soils have been certified by the soil engineer.

The left side and deep end have not been.

Those areas will be undercut as needed this coming week and then tested for certification.

Once they are certified, the stone base will be placed and then they will start to frame the new pool and place the ground piping.

Update 9

Pool Replacement Update – End of Week #8 9/24/2022

At the conclusion of this week’s work, the final grades were set in both shallow end areas. This is evident by the stone placement and the markings.

There is still a little more work to do in the deep end before the final grade and stone can be placed within the entire area. Some areas have been set in the deep end. The goal is to have that completely set by Tuesday or Wednesday of this coming week.

The corners of the pool area have been set in the shallow end in preparation of the piping and rebar framing to start taking shape. This is a great stage to be in for this project. This means that things are starting to be put back!!

The site work company will also start excavation of the splash pad area this coming week.

The site work company will also be working on the perimeter drain system that will capture any rain water sub surface and drain it away from the pool.


Medieval Times Trip!

Posted: September 20, 2022

Hear Ye Hear Ye! Join us for a trip to Medieval Times!

See a live medieval tournament with jousting and duels, eat a four course medieval feast, and get a banner to cheer on your favorite knights!

Tickets: Adults – $99 Kids (12 & under) – $82 Ticket prices include: bus ticket and medieval times ticket.

Schedule:

Bus Departure from Halfway House parking lot: 11:30am

Arrive at Medieval Times: 1:15pm

Show: 2:00pm

Bus Departure back to PFCCA: 4:30pm

Registration is first come first serve, payment is required at time of registration. Kindly reserve by October 25th by contacting Noah Drayton at 570-894-4435 ext. 113 or email recreationdir@poconofarms.com.

Cancellations after October 28th will not be able to receive a refund.


Parent & Me Returns for September!

Posted: September 14, 2022

Join us every Tuesday and Thursday in our Garden View Room located under the Fitness Center from 10:30am – 12:00pm!

This is a pre-school program that includes activities, crafts, music, fun and group play.

September Schedule:

Tuesday September 20th – Football team helmet logo coloring – Color in your favorite teams logo!

Thursday September 22nd – Hand print apple tree – Make an apple tree with your hand prints!

Tuesday September 27th – Finger Painting

Thursday September 29th – Color of the day – Blue – Wear blue and take part in activities involving the color blue

A parent must stay with their child the entire time, no drop offs allowed!

For more information, contact our Recreation Director, Noah Drayton at recreationdir@poconofarms.com or call 570-894-4435 ext. 113


End of Summer Beach and Kayak/Paddle Board Hours!

Posted: September 9, 2022

Take one last weekend of summer in!

The beach and kayak/paddle board availability will be open:

Saturday September 10th from 11:00am to 6:00pm

Sunday September 11th from 11:00am to 6:00pm

Thank you for a terrific 2022 summer season, we look forward to seeing all of you in the spring!


Join Us For Our Labor Day Weekend Celebration!

Posted: September 1, 2022

Join Pocono Farms Country Club Association for our Labor Day Weekend Celebration from Friday September 2nd, 2022 through Monday September 5th, 2022!

Friday September 2, 2022:

  • 6:30pm-9:30pm – Live Music by The Pocono Duo in the Lakeside Grill & Pub
  • Dusk – Family Movie on The Beach with Bonfire and Smores – Sing 2

Saturday September 3, 2022:

  • 11:00am-6:00pm Kayak and Paddleboard Availability
  • 12:00pm-6:00pm – Tiki Bar Open on the Beach
  • 12:00pm-6:00pm – Per Piece Family BBQ
  • 12:00-pm-5:00pm – Bounce House and Family Fun Games
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm – Petting Zoo
  • 2:00pm-5:00pm – Face Painter
  • 3:00pm-4:30pm – Live Action Magic Show with Magician Artie Miller
  • 3:00pm-4:30pm – Free Cotton Candy
  • 3:00pm-6:00pm – Live Music by Jim Roberti on the Beach Bandstand
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm – Candy Bingo
  • 6:30pm-9:30pm – Live Music by Andrew Moses in the Lakeside Grill & Pub

Sunday September 4, 2022:

  • 11:00am-6:00pm Kayak and Paddleboard Availability
  • 12:00pm-5:00pm – Tiki Bar Open on the Beach
  • 12:00pm-5:00pm – Per Pierce Family BBQ
  • 1:30pm-3:30pm – Strolling Ventriloquist and Interactive Entertainment
  • 2:00pm-5:00pm – Cornhole Tournament
  • 2:00pm-5:00pm – Live Music
  • 3:00pm 4:00pm – Free Sno Cones

Monday September 5, 2022:

  • 11:00am-4:00pm Kayak and Paddleboard Availability
  • 12:00pm-6:00pm – The Lakeside Grill & Pub Open
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm – Family Fun Games

Member Services Office Closed Labor Day 9/5/2022

Posted: September 1, 2022

The Member Services Office will be closed in observance of Labor Day September 5th, 2022.

Fitness classes will also not be held that day.


Voting Results of the Annual Meeting Held on July 16, 2022

Posted: July 19, 2022

VOTING ISSUE #1: ASSESSMENT RESERVE CONTRIBUTION

Motion:  The annual operational assessment be raised $50.00 for an improved lot to $1,570.00 and for an unimproved lot to $1,160.00.  The $50.00 shall be allocated to the Replacement Reserve fund to replace over time the funds used for the pool project and future replacement (or major repair) of the existing assess of the Association.

Total ballots received:  122

Total ballots valid:  122

Total ballots disqualified:

 

RESULTS:

Yes:  85 = 69.7%

No:   37 = 30.3%

 

The motion passes.

 

VOTING ISSUE #2:  BYLAW CHANGE REGARDING ASSOCIATION OWNED PROPERTY

Motion:  To allow the Board of Directors of Pocono Farms Country Club Association the ability to sell a home owned by Pocono Farms Country Club Association.

Total ballots received:  123

Total ballots valid:  121

Total ballots disqualified: 2

 

RESULTS:

Yes:  100 = 82.6%

No:   21 = 17.4%

 

The motion passes.

 

VOTING ISSUE #3: BYLAW CHANGE REGARDING THE CHANGE TO STANDING COMMITTIES

Motion:  To correct the oversight from a previous year’s voting issue.  The change is, from three (3) associate members to (4) if the associate members do not constitute a majority of the committee

Total ballots received:  122

Total ballots valid:  120

Total ballots disqualified: 2

 

RESULTS:

Yes:  103 = 85.8%

No:   17 = 14.2%

 

The motion passes.


Taco Wednesday!

Posted: July 13, 2022

New! New! New! Beginning Today!

Every Wednesday is now Taco Wednesday!

Choose from:

Taco salad $10.95

Mixed greens diced tomato, red onion, shredded cheddar jack, black olives and your choice beef, shredded chicken, or fish, all served in a 12″ tortilla bowl. Served with sour cream and salsa or your choice of dressing.


Tacos $9.95

3 soft or 3 hard shell corn tortillas filled with shredded lettuce, diced tomato, then your choice of ground beef, shredded chicken, or blackened fish. Tacos then topped with shredded cheddar jack cheese and served with sour cream and salsa. Upgrade to 5 for $14.95


Tasty Taco Feature Of The Week $12.95

3 soft or 3 hard shell corn tortillas filled with shredded lettuce, diced tomato, dirty rice, beer braised beef brisket and topped with black bean and corn salsa.


This Week’s Margarita Feature – Watermelon $6.00


Reservations are kindly requested.

To make a reservation, please contact reservations@poconofarms.com or 570-894-4435 ext. 131


2022 Fall Golf Special!

Posted: July 12, 2022

$350 Fall Golf Special!

For $350 play from 8/1/2022 through the end of the 2022 season!

Should you decide to join as a new member for the 2023 season, $250 will be applied towards that year’s new membership!


Lakeside Notice 7/6/22

Posted: July 5, 2022

 

On Wednesday July 6th, 2022, the Lakeside Grill & Pub will be closing at 5:00pm.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Fireworks Announcement

Posted: July 2, 2022

4th of July Weekend Celebration!

Fireworks Announcement

Dear PFCCA, Inc. Members,

We know that many members have family up for the activities today and the fireworks show tonight. All of today’s activities are taking place behind the Clubhouse.

Although there is a chance for a passing shower later this afternoon and another one tonight, we are STILL moving forward with the fireworks display tonight. We need a 15 minute window to set off the display. Once the display is set up at around 2pm today, they must be set off.

There are plenty of activities going on Sunday for you and your families to enjoy!!

Enjoy your weekend


Phone System 07/01/22

Posted: July 1, 2022

Notice for Friday 07/01/22

The phone system for the Lakeside Grill & Pub is out of service.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and we ask that you if you wish to make a reservation or place a to go order to come in person to the Lakeside Grill & Pub or email katrinaw@poconofarms.com


Venue Change for The PFCCA, Inc. Annual Meeting

Posted: July 1, 2022

Venue Change for The PFCCA, Inc. Annual Meeting

After the initial mailing went out for distribution, we were notified by the school district that they could not accommodate that date for our annual meeting. The PFCCA, Inc Annual Meeting will now be held at the Mt. Airy Casino Resort in their conference center located at:

312 Woodland Road

Mt. Pocono, PA 18344

Take RT 611 South. Turn left at the light at Woodland Road. Meeting time is still on Saturday July 16th, 2022 at 10:00am.

Thank you for your understanding.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Dave Timko – General Manager

PFCCA, Inc.


July 2022 Board of Directors Meeting

Posted: July 1, 2022

2022 Board of Directors Meeting Update

Due to a previously booked function, the Board of Directors Meeting on July 15, 2022 at 7:00pm, has been moved to the Garden View Room.

As a reminder, when visiting the Lakeside Grill & Pub, please use the wooden deck entrance on the parking lot side to enter.


Community Update & Coffee Break July 2022

Posted: June 29, 2022

Community Update & Coffee Break 

Saturday July 9th at 11:00am in the Lakeside Grill & Pub

Stop by to enjoy a cup of coffee and a danish!

*This program is designed for open conversation and to be informative to all that attend*

Topics of Discussion

  • Volunteer Board positions
  • Annual meeting announcement
  • Outdoor pool update
  • Review of the Annual Meeting voting issues

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by contacting Katrina at 570-894-4435 ext. 131 or emailing katrinaw@poconofarms.com


UPDATED – Tennis & Pickleball Courts Notice

Posted: June 24, 2022

 

 

The PFCCA tennis and pickleball courts will be closed through Tuesday 6/28/2022.

Our court repair company will be onsite during this time making repairs to the courts.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.


County Waste Notice for 7/05/22

Posted: June 23, 2022

 

 

Trash Collection Update

NOTICE

Due to Independence Day on Monday July 4th, 2022, the County Waste Trash Collection will be delayed by one day.

Trash Pick-up will resume at 6:00am on Wednesday July 6, 2022


Outdoor Pool Update

Posted: June 23, 2022

Outdoor Pool Update

After soliciting bids for the replacement of the outdoor pool, and on a recommendation of the Ad-Hoc pool committee, the Board awarded all of the site work for the project to Papillon & Moyer, and the contract for the pool replacement to Vincent Pools at their monthly Board of Directors meeting on Friday June 17th, 2022.

In reviewing the references submitted with the bids, the committee also visited a site on top of Camelback Mountain in Tannersville, where Papillon & Moyer are working with Vincent Pools on an outdoor pool complex installation at Serenity Village. After the visit and walk through, it was apparent to the committee that the awarding of the bids should go to Papillon & Moyer and Vincent pools.

The contracted price for the site work and pool replacement came in at $2,165,820.68. This number does not take into consideration any bad soil issues that may be present once the old pool shell is removed, nor does it take into account of any change orders that may need to be implemented during a project of this scope and magnitude. Our estimated budget was $2,500,000.00. With the bids coming in where they did, we do have room for a contingency.

In looking at the length of this project (approximately 11 months), the Board has decided to use the Reserve and Operating accounts to fund this project in the initial phases. If any borrowing would be needed, that would be decided nearer the end of the project based off the levels of the Reserve and Operating accounts at that time.

 

Outdoor Pool Update

In addition, the committee recommended that the 1,200 sq. ft. splash pad be approved at a cost of $324,987.38. Funding for this part of the project comes directly from the Capital account, which is funded through property transfers.

Now that the contracts have been awarded, the process of permitting and other regulatory items can commence. Work on the project should start in mid-July. The target date for re-opening our newly enhanced amenity is Memorial Day weekend 2023. We will remain confident that we will meet that objective if factors beyond our control like weather and supply chain issues do not cause delays.

The Board and Management will continue to update the membership throughout the replacement project. Once an artist’s rendering of the complex is complete, we will share that as well.

This is going to be an exciting time for all of us as we go through this process, and we look forward to the re-opening of the pool complex in May of 2023.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Dave Timko – CMCA, AMS

General Manager – PFCCA, Inc.


Celebrate 4th of July Weekend with us!

Posted: June 22, 2022

4th of July Weekend Celebration

4th of July Weekend Facility and Operating Hours

Lakeside Grill & Pub

  • July 1st & July 2nd from 12:00pm – 9:00pm
  • July 3rd from 12:00pm – 8:00pm
  • July 4th from 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Golf Pro Shop/Course

  • July 1st, 2nd & 3rd from 8:00am – 6:00pm
  • July 4th from 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Call for Tee Times! 570-894-4435 ext. 111

Member Services

  • July 1st & 2nd from 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • July 3rd & 4th – the office will be CLOSED

Fitness Center

  • July 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th from 5:00am – 10:00pm
  • All classes are canceled on July 4th

Lake & Beach

  • July 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th from 11:00am – 7:00pm
  • On Saturday July 2nd, shade structures and pop up tents will NOT be permitted on the beach area. We are anticipating a lot of members that day and we want to make sure that we can accommodate as many members as possible.
  • Water and non-alcoholic beverages may be brought to the beach
  • No glass or alcohol is permitted in the beach area
  • Please bring your PFCCA Inc. ID Badge

 

4th of July Weekend Celebration

*Note: The numbers next to the activities indicate the location on our map

Friday July 1st

  • Beach & Lake (4) 11:00am – 7:00pm
  • Kayaks & Paddle boards (3) 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Movie on the Beach featuring – “Moana” (4) 7:00pm – 9:00pm *please bring blankets & chairs!

Saturday July 2nd

  • Beach & Lake (4) 11:00am – 7:00pm
  • Meet at the Flagpole for a 4th of July Weekend Kickoff! (1) 11:30am
  • Tiki Bar & BBQ (3) 12:00pm
  • Rock Wall (2) 12:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Kayaks, Paddle Boards, & Sports Equipment (3) 12:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Bike Parade (10) 12:00pm *Decorate your bike in holiday colors and meet at the outdoor pool parking lot at 11:45am!
  • Mini Pie Eating Contest (2) 1:00pm – 1:30pm
  • Cotton Candy (5) 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Caricature Artist (2) 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Tug of War (2) 2:00pm – 2:30pm
  • Parachute Games (2) 2:30pm – 3:00pm
  • Candy Bingo (2) 3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Patriotic Tie Dye (2) 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Live Music from the Flyin Blind Band (6) 5:30pm – dusk
  • Spectacular Fireworks Display (2) 9:30pm

4th of July Weekend Celebration

*Note: The numbers next to the activities indicate the location on our map

Sunday July 3rd

  • Beach & Lake (4) 11:00am – 7:00pm
  • Bounce House (2) 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Kayaks, Paddle Boards, & Sports Equipment (3) 12:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Snow Cones (5) 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Face Painter (2) 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Volleyball Tournament (4) 1:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Fishing at the Farms (2) 2:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Potato Sack Races (2) 3:30pm – 4:00pm
  • Patriotic Canvas Painting / Lava Lamps (2) 4:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Live Music from the Jim Roberti Trio (6) 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Monday July 4th

  • Beach & Lake (4) 11:00am – 7:00pm
  • Kayaks, Paddle Boards, & Sports Equipment (3) 12:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Lawn Games (2) 12:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Patriotic Pong Tournament (2) 1:00pm – 3:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Map Key: Numbers indicate the location of the activities for 4th of July Weekend

1. Lakeside Grill & Pub

2. Clubhouse Lawn

3. Tiki Hut & Kayak/Paddle Board Area

4. Beach

5. Community Room below Clubhouse

6. Stage

7. Golf Course/Pro Shop

8. Tennis & Pickleball Courts

9. Member Services

10. Outdoor Pool Parking Lot


Yoga on the Beach Notice for 6/18/22

Posted: June 17, 2022

 

 

 

Yoga on the Beach will be held inside the Fitness Center tomorrow Saturday June 18, 2022 at 8:00am


Beach & Lake Notice for 6/25/22

Posted: June 17, 2022

 

 

Due to a previously booked beach function, the beach area will be at 50% capacity all day on Saturday June 25th.

Kayaks and paddle boards will be available only until 2:00pm


Phone System 06/16/22

Posted: June 16, 2022

 

Notice for Thursday 06/16/22

The phone system for the Lakeside Grill & Pub is out of service.

The phone line was damaged by the early morning storms. We anticipate the parts being here next week to fix the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and we ask that you if you wish to make a reservation or place a to go order to come in person to the Lakeside Grill & Pub or email katrinaw@poconofarms.com


CANCELED – Father’s Day Brunch

Posted: June 15, 2022

Due to lack of reservations, our Father’s Day Brunch on Sunday June 19, 2022 has been canceled


Interested in Adult Slow Pitch Softball?

Posted: June 9, 2022

 

Interested in Adult Slow Pitch Softball?

The Pocono Farms Recreation Committee is considering forming a softball team to compete against other communities. Interested residents should be in good physical condition and have prior experience playing softball/baseball.

You must be over 18 to participate.

Please contact Alli Strauch recreationdir@poconofarms.com

(570) 894-4435 ext. 113


Kayak & Paddle Board with us all summer long!

Posted: June 7, 2022

Join us on the beach for Kayaking & Paddle Boarding!

Monday – Friday from 11:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday & Sunday from 11:00am – 6:00pm

Kayaks & paddle boards are available at the Tiki Hut on the beach located behind the Clubhouse!

There is no charge for this activity!

Please present your 2022 ID Badge to the attendant *STR badges are also accepted*

Reservations are encouraged but not necessary.

Reservations are available every Monday – Friday and must be made 24 hours in advance, otherwise availability is first come first serve.

All participants will be required to sign a waiver!

Participants must be over 12 years of age or accompanied by an adult

To make your reservation or for additional information, contact Alli at recreationdir@poconofarms.com