We have been asked quite a few times this year, “When will it be warm enough to swim?” Although pool water temperatures are currently averaging around 75 degrees in the pools that we monitor, it is still too cold for some to comfortably swim. What some consider comfortable might still be too cold for others and vice versa—everyone is different. But following is a fairly good summary of pool water … [Read more...] about When will it be Warm Enough to Swim?
Inflation in the Pool Industry You have all heard about and experienced the inflation that we have been experiencing over the past two years, especially in 2021 and thus far in 2022. Bloomberg reports that the inflation rate for 2021 was 7%. Obviously, some sectors did not experience 7% inflation rate, while other sectors experienced much more than 7%. One of the sectors that experienced much … [Read more...] about Why Are Prices Now Higher?
As pool season kicks off for many of the 30,000 plus swimming pools in Denton County, it is important to be aware of pool safety. May has been designated as National Water Safety Month. National Water Safety Month is a joint effort of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance, the American Red Cross, the National Recreation & Parks Association, and the World Waterpark Association. These … [Read more...] about May is National Water Safety Month
Here we are again; it is getting hot. As you can imagine, these high temperatures can create problems for swimming pools even when a routine swimming pool maintenance program is followed. Two of the most common pool problems that pool owners experience this time of year due to the heat are cloudy water and algae. Cloudy water due to water chemistry imbalance Low sanitizer (chlorine) levels … [Read more...] about Hot Weather Pool Care
Heavy rain can wreak havoc on swimming pools—by exposing problems such as poor drainage and also by creating problems such as debris in the pool and water chemistry issues. Poor drainage If you have drainage issues, heavy rain can really expose them. The best way to determine if poor drainage exists is to observe the pool area during heavy rain. If poor drainage is an issue which causes rain … [Read more...] about Your Pool Flooded with the Recent Rain… Now What?
With ambient temperatures beginning to warm up, pool water temperatures are increasing as well. As of this writing (March 29th), average pool water temperatures in the Denton area are now in the low to mid 60’s—of course this depends on if the pool is shaded, if it has a dark surface, etc. According to the National Oceanographic Data Center, 70-78 degrees is where most people feel comfortable … [Read more...] about Swimming Pool Heaters
Although we had a few cold spells, it really hasn’t been a memorable winter like it was last winter (the deep freeze of February 2021). Now that we are into late March, it is unlikely that we will have another freeze (as the weather continues to warm up. For the record, our average last freeze is March 13th and our latest freeze on record is April 13th. What does this mean to pool owners? It … [Read more...] about 5 Tips to Help You Get Your Pool Ready
Each winter, we average 33 days where we reach at or below freezing temperatures. As of this writing (March 11th), we are at 34—therefore it has been a fairly typical winter. Most pools in the area did not experience any freeze damage, but a few did. Most of the damage that occurred was limited to the pool equipment pad area—pumps, filters, heaters, pipes, etc. There are two extreme weather … [Read more...] about Did you have any Freeze Damage this Winter?