As we enter the holiday season, we start thinking of potential gifts for our family and friends. Sometimes it can difficult to find that special gift for someone. One special way to honor that person is to make a contribution in their name to a worthwhile charity. Denton has many excellent non-profit agencies that could always use some financial support. Another gift idea for the “hard to … [Read more...] about Christmas Gift Ideas for the Pool or Hot Tub Owner
Hot tubs have continued to increase in popularity in recent years. There are many reasons for this recent trend, such as: With that being said, purchasing a hot tub can be fairly complicated—especially with the differences in quality and price that are currently in the marketplace. In order to help simplify it, we have put together answers to some of the most common questions about hot tub … [Read more...] about Hot Tub Purchasing Tips
The weather has been wonderful as of late—we have had our share of warm days, but it is starting to cool down considerably, as has pool water. We certainly do not know what the future holds as far as weather goes, but rest assured that 85-degree pool water is over for this year. Average pool water temperatures in the Denton area are now in the high 60’s to low 70’s—of course this depends on if … [Read more...] about Pool Heaters: Heat that Cool Water!
Most home improvement contractors, including pool builders, have been very busy over the last 2-3 years. The main driver was both the pandemic and the desire to improve the home, which is where most people were spending their time. Other drivers were the growth of the DFW area and also low interest rates. Now that the pandemic appears to be coming to an end and interest rates have increased, the … [Read more...] about The Pros and Cons of Pool Ownership
One very common question we receive is how long will it take to build an in-ground swimming pool? This is a very loaded question, being that there is much more to the process than excavating the pool and proceeding from there. Much like building a home, there is a considerable amount of planning that takes place before clearing the lot, setting foundation forms, and beginning the job. You can … [Read more...] about How Long Does it Really Take to Build a Pool?
Pool designers and landscape designers definitely agree on the importance of properly landscaping a pool area—it can really transform a backyard pool area. Oftentimes the only difference between a swimming pool that looks good and one that looks great comes down to the landscaping. As we enter the fall and a prime time to landscape (especially for trees & shrubs), now is a great time to plan … [Read more...] about Poolside Landscaping
There are many very good contractors in the area, but there are others who are not reputable and likely do not have the knowledge and/or financial resources necessary to be a contractor. Unfortunately, the growth in the area is resulting in unqualified contractors entering the market. Currently, there is much more work than there are contractors to do the work. This combined with the fact that the … [Read more...] about How to Select a Contractor
I think that it goes without saying that our lives have been changed forever due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It is something that none of us have ever been through, and there are many things about the future that we do not know: When will this pandemic end? When can we go see our aging parents? When can we go back to church? When will public gatherings (sporting … [Read more...] about Home Sweet Home