We are now entering the time of year when people move. On average more than 40 million people move each year in the United States, and it is estimated that 80% of those moves occur between April and September (movinglabor.com). An inordinate amount of these moves are occurring right here in north Texas. Many of these moves will be to homes that have existing swimming pools. I am often asked, … [Read more...] about Buying a House with a Swimming Pool
Thank you for such a great sale this past weekend! With that being said, we had quite a few calls from customers who simply could not get here due to the inclement weather that we had. For that reason, we have decided to repeat the sale this coming Friday & Saturday from 9am to 6pm. Friday, April 19th—Big SaleSaturday, April 20th—Big Sale (hot dogs from 11am-1pm)Sunday, April … [Read more...] about Big Sale Extended!
Although we really did not have a very harsh winter, according to weatherunderground.com we have had 27 days in which we had freezing weather (we average 33). Although most pools did not experience any freeze damage, some did and most of the damage was limited to the pool equipment pad area—pumps, filters, heaters, pipes, etc. There are two extreme weather events that can cause freeze … [Read more...] about How to Deal with the Freeze Damage
You might remember February 2018, which was the wettest on record—a whopping 11.31 inches of rain measured at DFW airport. Although we did not receive that much this February or thus far in March, it doesn’t seem to take much rain to cause problems as the ground has been saturated for much of the past year. In my 35 years of building pools, this past year seems to have been the wettest that I … [Read more...] about Swimming Pool Care Tips after the Winter Rainfall
I recently started a building project at my house that had nothing to do with a swimming pool. This project involved hiring multiple contractors, and it reminded me how complicated the process of hiring contractors can be. There are many very good building contractors in the area, but there are others who are not reputable and likely do not have the financial resources necessary to be a … [Read more...] about How to Select a Contractor
One area that is often overlooked by designers is backyard and pool area lighting. This is beginning to change as homeowners want to stay at home and enjoy their backyard environment. When daylight savings ends, many people will be leaving for work when it is still dark and return after dark, only getting weekends to enjoy the beautiful landscaping and pool environment that they have … [Read more...] about Landscape Lighting
This Texas weather—wow! 80 degrees one day and low 20’s just two nights later. We really don’t know what the rest of “winter” will bring with it, but we can rest assured of one thing—before too much longer it will be in the 90’s and likely over 100. Pool season is just around the corner. While many people in the area already have pools, others are trying to decide whether they should have a … [Read more...] about The Pros and Cons of Pool Ownership