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!
While drivers are often in a hurry and looking for ways to optimize their driving time, it is important to remember safety is a critical issue especially when school resumes. School buses make frequent stops and are required to follow all traffic laws regarding intersections, railroad crossings, speed limits, and, most of all, loading and unloading their passengers. It's important to know the … [Read more...] about Drive Safely for Back to School
It has been a relatively mild summer thus far—but the heat recently arrived. It did not reach 90 degrees until May 23rd (30 year average is April 28th according to NBCDFW.com) and our first 100 degree day did not occur until July 30th (average is July 1st). We have had a few more thus far in August, but typically once we get thru August it starts cooling off quite a bit. Most of our 100 degree … [Read more...] about 100 Degree Weather Has Arrived
It took a bit longer before the really hot weather arrived, but it is now here! Traditionally one of the solutions to dealing with this heat is the cool enjoyment that a swimming pool can provide. That is not always possible this time of year—as pool water tends to heat up, oftentimes past the point of being refreshing. Most of those who enjoy swimming pools prefer water temperature in the … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Cool Your Pool Water
It is finally drying out. After a very wet spring and early summer, it has now been awhile since we received measurable rainfall. That combined with the recent 100 degree temperatures, which we have been experiencing, is really drying out area soils. The north Texas area tends to have pockets of fairly expansive soil—soil that contracts when is gets dry and expands when it gets wet. … [Read more...] about Water Your Yard to Prevent Damage to Your Pool
Well, we put it off for as long as we could, but it has finally getting hot. As you can imagine, hot weather can create problems for swimming pools if the pool is not properly maintained. We care for hundreds of pools on a weekly basis, and although we don’t always succeed at keeping them all clear and beautiful, we feel that we can offer some sage advice. Following are 5 hot weather pool care … [Read more...] about 5 Hot Weather Pool Care Secrets from the Front Lines
We will be collecting back to school items ranging from backpacks to notebooks for Friends of the Family starting July 22-August 2 at our Retail Store. Listed below is a list of all items they are looking for/needed. Needed Items: Backpacks (all ages)BindersHighlightersScissors (kid and youth)Compasses & ProtractorsFolders with BradsColored PencilsRed/Black/Blue … [Read more...] about Fill the Jacuzzi®Back to School Drive