Recently, Denton County (as well as many other DFW area counties) issued a “Stay at Home” order. Obviously this is a very unique situation right now that is a first for all of us. We have been getting calls from clients about how the “shelter-in-place” affects them and their pool: Is the Retail Store open? Are you going to clean/repair my pool? Are you stopping construction on our pool? … [Read more...] about Why Pool Businesses are Considered Essential Businesses
Denton based Gohlke Pools has been selected by Pool and Spa News as one of the top 50 Pool Service Companies in the country. The list is based on a comprehensive criterion that included customer satisfaction surveys. After compiling the data, Pool and Spa News ranked Gohlke Pools as the #9 Pool Service Company in the country out of an estimated 67,000 pool service companies. “We are honored … [Read more...] about Gohlke Pools Ranked #9 on Top 50 Pool Service Companies List
It was a fairly mild winter. Sure, we had our cold streaks, but it never really got that cold for a long period of time. We are considerably behind our average number of freezes, as we have had 17 days where it reached 32 degrees and we average 33 days. And it goes without saying that we are below the average snowfall of 1.7”. Although we might still have another freeze, it is not real … [Read more...] about Pool Season Appears to be Coming Sooner than Normal
With the recent news about Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have fielded several questions about the virus and swimming pools/hot tubs. Following is a statement from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control): According to the CDC, there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and … [Read more...] about Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Swimming Pools/Hot Tubs
Although we really did not have a very harsh winter, according to weatherunderground.com we have had 17 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 Did You Have Any Freeze Damage This Winter?
Although there might be a few more 100 degree days, for the most part the hottest weather is behind us. With the first average freeze date for the DFW area still over two months away (November 22nd), we are entering the time of year when weather for outdoor activities is optimal. Many who like spending time outdoors are aware that fall in the north Texas area is hard to beat for weather. … [Read more...] about Fall is a Great Time of Year to Enjoy Your Swimming Pool
Labor Day weekend is typically a big weekend for swimming pool parties, probably the second most popular pool use weekend only the July 4th weekend. With the relatively mild weather that we have been experiencing as of late, pools and backyards will be a great place to be this Labor Day Weekend! Following is a checklist to assure that your Labor Day weekend pool party goes as planned: Be … [Read more...] about Start Planning Now for a Great Labor Day Weekend Party!