Most pool contractors in the area are considerably busier than normal right now. The main driver is the pandemic and the desire to improve their home, which is where most people are spending their time. There are also other reasons: fairly mild winter, low interest rates, and the growth of the DFW Metroplex. While many people in the area already have pools, others are trying to decide whether … [Read more...] about The Pros and Cons of Pool Ownership
It goes without saying that our lives have been changed forever due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. One of the results that we have seen is the increase in the demand of home improvements, including swimming pools. This has resulted in an increase in the construction of swimming pools and the supply of skilled labor and materials has not increased, which has resulted in projects taking … [Read more...] about Don’t Wait Any Longer for that New Pool
What a mild fall we have had thus far! The weather has been phenomenal as of late. With a few exceptions, the past few months have provided perfect weather for outside activities. With that being said, we know that extremely cold weather will arrive—it always does. When the really cold weather does get here, it is important that your pool and pool equipment are prepared to handle … [Read more...] about How to Prevent Freeze Damage
What kind of weather will we have this winter? The Old Farmer’s Almanac says the following about the upcoming Texas winter of 2020/2021: “Temperamental! Wild swings from mild to tranquil to cold & wintry.” In addition, I recently heard Pete Delkus, chief meteorologist of WFAA Channel 8, say the following about the upcoming winter: “La Nina is the dominating factor in this … [Read more...] about DFW Freezing Weather Information
The combination over the past week of the rain, lower temperatures, and the high winds have definitely changed the lives for pool owners who have trees—as the leaves are now falling! What can a pool owner do to combat the leaf problem? Short of cutting the trees down (please don’t do this), following are some suggestions to help: Mesh covers Mesh covers have become increasingly popular in … [Read more...] about Alternatives for Dealing with the Leaves Falling into your Pool
Three years ago, we purchased our first stand-alone hot tub. We have had swimming pools that had spas attached to them, and we have even had a jetted bathtub, but we had never had a stand-alone hot tub until recently. It is the first time in 30 years that we have not had a swimming pool, but thus far our family is really enjoying having a hot tub. Hot tubs have continued to increase in … [Read more...] about Hot Tub Purchasing Tips
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. With more people at home than typical (due to the pandemic), many people are more interested in using their pool later into the fall, which has resulted in more pool heaters being … [Read more...] about Pool Heaters: Heat that Cool Water!