Are you having trouble deciding on a gift for that person that is difficult to buy for? You know, the person who already has everything. 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 use, and are worthy of, your help. Another gift idea for the “hard to buy for” is to think … [Read more...] about Christmas Gift Ideas for the Pool Owner
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
A few years ago, my wife and I purchased our first stand-alone hot tub. We have had swimming pools that had spas attached to them, and have had jetted bathtubs, but we had never had a stand-alone hot tub until then. It was the first time in 30 years that we had not had a swimming pool, but we have really enjoyed having a hot tub. Hot tubs have continued to increase in popularity in recent … [Read more...] about Hot Tub Purchasing Tips
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