First, the water level was, in my opinion unfortunately, returned to full today. Apparently, some of the seats at the bar needed to be repaired, so that is why the water level was lowered. I was told this by someone who was out there while they were working on them. By the way, I am at TTR now Next, they are working on the tiles to make to them less slippery. They have crews with scrapers adding texture to the tiles. You can feel the difference when you walk on them. However, there hasn't been any significant rain since they started this so I can't say that this is fixed for sure. Finally - the "deck drop-off" issue. I get that aesthetics drove this. To me, the simple and least obtrusive fix is to add steps to the "missing" center section. I don't think it would have any impact on the aesthetics and doesn't seem like it would be hard to do. The next best idea would be a railing - some nice aluminum posts with a thin silver wire about waste high wouldn't affect the look much at all (IMO of course). I think painting the ledge still leaves too much chance of a fall and would not be very aestheticly pleasing. By the way, great report Steve. And most of all, no matter what, as far as I'm concerned the vibe is better than ever. I'm having a blast!!!