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It has been a very hot summer, as we have had 43 days of 100 degrees or more, with our last 100-degree day being August 17th. Since that time, it has been surprisingly milder. The average date for our last 100-degree day is August 26th, although we did have a 100 degree day as late as October 3rd (1951). Hopefully, we have seen our last 100 degree day for 2022. Many who like spending time … [Read more...] about Fall is a Great Time of Year to Enjoy Your Swimming Pool
As of this writing (July 21st), we have not yet experienced our first 100 degree day of 2021, but the weather forecasters are expecting that to change in the next week or two. Our average date of our first 100 degree day is July 1st, therefore we are a bit behind schedule this year. We average eighteen 100 degree days per year, therefore we likely have quite a few of them ahead of us. Since … [Read more...] about Weekly Pool Maintenance Tips
Inflation in the Pool Industry You have all heard about and experienced the inflation that we have been experiencing over the past two years, especially in 2021 and thus far in 2022. Bloomberg reports that the inflation rate for 2021 was 7%. Obviously, some sectors did not experience 7% inflation rate, while other sectors experienced much more than 7%. One of the sectors that experienced much … [Read more...] about Why Are Prices Now Higher?
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. Average pool water temperatures in the Denton area are now in the low 70’s—of course this depends on if the pool is shaded, if it has a dark surface, etc. According to the … [Read more...] about Pool Heaters: Heat that Cool Water!
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
One of the trends that we have seen over the past couple of years is string lights, also referred to as bistro lighting or market lighting. While most agree that they are a very good look and provide just enough accent lighting in most situations, most of these lights are 120 volts, which should never be used over a swimming pool due to electrocution dangers. Obviously, electricity and water are … [Read more...] about Water & Electricity Do Not Mix
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
Fall and winter in Denton and surrounding counties may draw a pool owner's attention away from the back yard pool at a time where proper maintenance can be critical. Falling tree foliage, wind-blown debris and sudden freezes are part of the north Texas way of life. Pool covers are an important consideration for pool owners all over the north Texas region. We typically tell customers who are … [Read more...] about Order Your Mesh Pool Cover Now!