The Pros and Cons of Pool Ownership
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
Did you have any Freeze Damage this Winter?
Our last freeze of winter 2022/2023 has likely occurred, as the average date of our last freeze is March 13th. It was a fairly typical winter here in DFW, perhaps even considered a fairly mild winter. With that being said, we did have one extended period of time (January 29th-February 2nd) that caused some freeze damage to some pools in the area. Most of the damage that occurred was limited to the … [Read more...] about Did you have any Freeze Damage this Winter?
How Much Does it Cost to Build a Swimming Pool?
One of the most common questions that pool builders get is—“How much does it cost to build a swimming pool?” As with many other purchases, prices vary greatly depending on what the prospective buyer is desiring. We all have different tastes. Following are a few examples of why it is so difficult to answer the simple question—“How much does ___________ cost?” Restaurants When selecting a … [Read more...] about How Much Does it Cost to Build a Swimming Pool?
5 Tips on How to Select a Contractor
The past few years have been extremely busy for the swimming pool construction industry—demand has definitely exceeded supply. In other words, more consumers wanted pools than there were companies and skilled workers available to build them. Unfortunately, this resulted in an expansion in the number of pool companies. While there are many very good building contractors in the area, there are … [Read more...] about 5 Tips on How to Select a Contractor
An Update on Dealing with Freeze Damage
In the days leading up to Christmas Day-2022, we had some extremely cold weather with a low of 11 degrees (DFW Airport). With temperatures getting this cold, there were some pools that experienced freeze damage. Most of the damage that occurred was limited to the pool equipment pad area—pumps, filters, heaters, pipes, etc. There are two extreme weather events that can cause freeze damage to … [Read more...] about An Update on Dealing with Freeze Damage
Christmas Gift Ideas for the Pool Owner
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
Fall is a Great Time to Landscape
My wife and I recently made a trip to Meador Nursery—it was inspirational to walk around a place like that and think of the potential of our home landscaping. 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 … [Read more...] about Fall is a Great Time to Landscape
Top 3 Winter Pool Care Options for for the Denton Area
As pool temperatures continue to cool down, the swim season is over for most in the DFW area—the exception being those who have a pool heater and a few brutes who exist (we have a couple of clients still swimming). Although we haven’t had our first freeze yet, it is likely just around the corner: our average first freeze is November 22nd, but our earliest freeze ever was on October 22nd … [Read more...] about Top 3 Winter Pool Care Options for for the Denton Area