Pool designers and landscape designers definitely agree on the importance of properly landscaping a pool area—it can really transform a backyard pool area. Oftentimes the only difference between a swimming pool that looks good and one that looks great comes down to the landscaping. As we enter the fall and a prime time to landscape (especially for trees & shrubs), now is a great time to plan … [Read more...] about Poolside Landscaping
We tied for the second coldest temperature on record in DFW with -2 degrees and (if you don’t count the hour that it got above freezing on February 13th) it was also the second-longest consecutive number of hours at or below freezing. With one of the coldest winter snaps on record, we saw very little freeze damage to pools that stayed operating. The extreme temperatures put a significant load on … [Read more...] about Winter After February 2021
What a great September / October we have had thus far—the weather has just been phenomenal! We have had some warm days followed by cool days and even cooler nights, which has resulted in lower pool water temperatures. Average pool water temperatures in the Denton area are now in the 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 Pool Heaters: Heat that Cool Water!
A few years ago, my wife and I purchased our first stand-alone hot tub. We have had swimming pools that had spas attached to them, and have had jetted bathtubs, but we had never had a stand-alone hot tub until then. It was the first time in 30 years that we had not had a swimming pool, but we have really enjoyed having a hot tub. Hot tubs have continued to increase in popularity in recent … [Read more...] about Hot Tub Purchasing Tips
Halloween is around the corner, and incorporating your hot tub into the decor setup is an excellent way to utilize your backyard space. Whether you use your hot tub as a decorative centerpiece with food and beverages stationed around the sides, or you decide to have a Halloween hot tub party, there are tons of creative ways to get your hot tub ready for the spooky season. Here are a few … [Read more...] about How to Spookify Your Hot Tub for Halloween
The following article at SpaRetailer.Com, sponsored by Sundance/Jacuzzi, mentions Gohlke Pools for "Putting People First During the Pandemic". Please read below: For Gohlke Pools, a Sundance® Spas retailer in Denton, Texas, putting people first during the pandemic meant making sure its customers knew the mental health benefits of hot tubbing, and that they felt safe interacting with the … [Read more...] about Putting People First During the Pandemic
The following article published by Sundance/Jacuzzi for Business Wire CHINO, Calif.--A majority of Americans believe having a hot tub would have a role in improving their lifestyles, according to a survey commissioned by Jacuzzi Group, a global manufacturer of premium spas, and conducted online by The Harris Poll. According to the survey of more than 2,000 Americans adults, 71% say a hot tub … [Read more...] about Hot Tubs Play Role for Improving American Lifestyles
It has been a milder summer than we are accustomed to. We average eighteen days of 100 degrees or more, and this year we have only had seven. The average date for our last 100 degree day is August 26th, although we did have a 100 degree day as late as October 3rd (1951). But, it appears that 100 degree days are over for this year. Many who like spending time outdoors are aware that fall in the … [Read more...] about Fall is a Great Time of Year to Enjoy Your Swimming Pool