In our 63 years in business, we have never seen such a misalignment of supply and demand of swimming pools. The demand for swimming pool construction right now far exceeds the supply. As a result, pool construction is taking much longer than it ever has. Pool construction projects that used to take from 8-12 weeks from the first meeting to swimming are now taking at least twice that long. Why is … [Read more...] about Why Does It Take So Long to Get a Pool Built Right Now?
With ambient temperatures beginning to warm up, pool water temperatures are increasing as well. What a difference one month makes: pools that were frozen over in late February will soon be warm enough to swim. Average pool water temperatures in the Denton area are now in the mid 60’s to low 70’s—of course this depends on if the pool is shaded, if it has a dark surface, etc. According to the … [Read more...] about Swimming Pool Heaters
Believe it or not, we were having a mild winter until the great freeze of February occurred. At that point, we had had only had 8 days at or above freezing. But all of that starting changing on February 9th when it hit freezing and didn’t let up for 12 days, reaching a low of -1 on February 16th, which is one of the few times in the last 125 years that it has been below zero. These low … [Read more...] about Pool Season Is Rapidly Approaching
Oxford Languages online dictionary defines a perfect storm as “a particular bad or critical state of affairs, arising from a number of negative and unpredictable factors.” In a nutshell, that is exactly what has happened to the pool industry to cause the delays. The confluences that have caused the delays that the pool industry is currently experiencing is the shortage of skilled craftsmen, … [Read more...] about The Perfect Storm—Why the Pool Industry is Experiencing Delays
There are many very good contractors in the area, but there are others who are not reputable and likely do not have the knowledge and/or financial resources necessary to be a contractor. Unfortunately, the growth in the area is resulting in unqualified contractors entering the market. Currently, there is much more work than there are contractors to do the work. This combined with the fact that the … [Read more...] about How to Select a Contractor
Our team is working very hard to take care of our clients, but as you can imagine, there are some challenges due to the amount of freeze damage that the area experienced. We will continue to work to make repairs until everything has been taken care of. We are grateful that the pool season is still a few months away. Following is some information that will hopefully help you. What to Do If … [Read more...] about Updated Freeze Damage Information
Due to the widespread power outages and record low temperatures, we are seeing a lot of pool equipment damage. Please be careful with icy ground conditions and check on your pool equipment as soon as you are able. The condition of it will fit into one of the following categories. Please review them and use the subsequent action plan: Everything is running as normal If the pool … [Read more...] about Dealing with Damages from Power Outages and the Hard Freeze
The recent cold weather provided us both of the extreme weather events that can cause freeze damage—long periods of time with temperatures below freezing and extremely low temperatures (lowest temperature recorded since February 1899). Most pools would have been avoided having any damage even with the extremely low temperatures, but the real outlier from past freezing weather events were the power … [Read more...] about I Think That I Might Have Freeze Damage