Poop in the Pool

Several times per year we get the following call—“Someone has pooped in the pool—do we have to drain all of the water out of the pool?” With no disrespect to the movie Caddyshack, the pool does not have to be drained. According to the Pool & Spa Operator Handbook, a publication of the … [Read more...]

This Dry Weather Can Cause Pool Problems

Although as of this writing the temperature has not yet reached 100 degrees, we are entering a time of extremely dry and hot weather, which is really drying out the soils. This follows some fairly substantial storms that passed thru here in May & June—dumping quite a bit of rain in a … [Read more...]

Ten Reasons to choose Gohlke Pools as your Pool Builder

Award-winning—We have won over 30 national design awards, including the most prestigious design award in the pool industry, the International Gold Design Award from the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals. In addition, we have been named to the Aqua 100 Swimming Pool Company Hall of Fame and … [Read more...]

Hot Weather Pool Care Secrets from the Front Lines

With the weather now hovering around 100 degrees for the first time this summer, the importance of pool maintenance has stepped up. Hot weather can create problems for swimming pools if the pool is not properly maintained. We care for hundreds of pools on a weekly basis, and although we don’t always … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Help Ensure a Great July 4th Weekend

The July 4th weekend is traditionally the biggest weekend of the year for pool use. With Independence Day falling on a Monday this year, the party will likely be all weekend. Following are five tips to assure that your July 4th pool party will be one to be remembered. Be sure that your pool is … [Read more...]

Top 5 Hot Weather Pool Care Tips

Although summer doesn’t officially begin until June 20th and the average date of our first 100 degree day isn’t until June 30th, it is definitely beginning to warm up in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Hot weather can create problems for swimming pools if the pool is not properly maintained. We care for … [Read more...]

Some Fun Weather Facts about 100 Degree Temperatures

Thus far this year, we have had really good weather for enjoying the outdoors. I am thinking that typically by mid-June we have had several 100 degree days. But after doing some research (thanks to the National Weather Service), I have discovered the following 100 degree weather facts: Average … [Read more...]

School is Out: Let the Swimming Begin

How to Protect Your Eyes, Skin, & Hair this Summer Most area schools let out for the summer this week. As a matter of fact, all three Denton high schools—DHS, Ryan, & Guyer—are holding their graduation ceremonies today. Congratulations to all students on what I hope was a great school year, … [Read more...]

Enjoy Your Pool This Memorial Day Weekend!

Memorial Day weekend is this weekend and is traditionally considered the beginning of swim season. If you are the pool owner, hopefully by now your plans are in place for this weekend—the yard is mowed, the food is planned, the guests are invited, and the pool is ready!   Following are some last … [Read more...]

Pool Heaters: Heat that Cool Water!

We have had some beautiful weather thus far this spring, but the last few days have been unseasonably cool. This recent cool weather has lowered the pool water temperatures in the area by a few degrees. Average water temperatures in the Denton area are now in the low to mid 70’s. Although … [Read more...]