Three years ago, we purchased our first stand-alone hot tub. We have had swimming pools that had spas attached to them, and we have even had a jetted bathtub, but we had never had a stand-alone hot tub until recently. It is the first time in 30 years that we have not had a swimming pool, but thus far our family is really enjoying having a hot tub. Hot tubs have continued to increase in … [Read more...] about Hot Tub Purchasing Tips
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. With more people at home than typical (due to the pandemic), many people are more interested in using their pool later into the fall, which has resulted in more pool heaters being … [Read more...] about Pool Heaters: Heat that Cool Water!
With the recent cool weather, it appears that 100 degree days are over for this year. But there are no guarantees—we once had a 100 degree day on October 3rd (1951). With that being said, it will continue to get cooler as we venture thru October & November. Our average first freeze is November 22nd, but our earliest freeze ever was on October 22nd (occurred in 1898), therefore, cold weather … [Read more...] about Top 3 Winter Pool Care Options for for the Denton Area
Most pool builders are asked two questions more than they hear other questions—and those questions are: “What is the best time of year to build a swimming pool?”“How do I begin the planning process for a swimming pool?” Following are the answers to these very common questions: What is the best time of year to build a swimming pool? The answer will probably not surprise you: You need … [Read more...] about Now is the Time to Begin Planning a Pool
It has been a milder summer than we are accustomed to. We average eighteen days of 100 degrees or more, and this year we have only had eight. 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). But with the early September cool front that we had, it appears that 100 degree days are over for this year. Many who like … [Read more...] about Fall is a Great Time of Year to Enjoy Your Swimming Pool
Due to the pandemic, this has been the most unusual start of the school year that any of us have likely ever experienced. Some schools have started in-person learning, while other schools have opted to start the year with on-line learning. With that being said, the roads seem to be much busier and more kids are out and about near schools. While drivers are often in a hurry and looking for ways … [Read more...] about Drive Safely for Back to School
Labor Day weekend is typically a big weekend for swimming pool parties, probably second only to the July 4th weekend. With the hot weather that we receive every August and into early September, 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 sure that your pool is readyTo … [Read more...] about Tips for a Great Labor Day Weekend Pool Party
Approximately 20 years ago, when my sons were much younger, something happened that made me realize that I am a dog lover. Our yellow Labrador retriever, Ellie, died suddenly after 10 years of providing our family with constant joy and me with a running partner. I remember it like it was yesterday—as it was very difficult on our family. Our youngest son, who was responsible for feeding Ellie, kept … [Read more...] about Swimming Pools & Dogs