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?
It has been almost two years since we started feeling the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. None of us thought that it would last this long or that it would change our lives as much as it has. One of the consequences that we have seen is the increase in the demand for home improvements, including swimming pools. While pool construction demand increased, material availability and … [Read more...] about Don’t Wait Any Longer for that New Pool
What kind of weather will we have this winter? The Old Farmer’s Almanac says the following about the upcoming Texas/Oklahoma Region for winter of 2021/2022: “Winter will be colder than normal, especially in the south, with the coldest periods in mid to late November, mid and late December, and early and late January. Precipitation will be below normal in the north and above normal in the south. … [Read more...] about DFW Freezing Weather Information
You may already be aware of the benefits of hydrotherapy in culmination with aquatic exercises. Since water helps improve flexibility and massaging jets helps relax muscles, an ideal time to stretch is while soaking in your spa. To help you get started with this part of your wellness journey, we’ve compiled a list of five quick stretches that can be done while in the hot tub. If you are unsure of … [Read more...] about 5 Stretching Exercises for Your Hot Tub