WOW—how about this awesome weather we are having right now! I cannot remember such great weather in August—very conducive to being outdoors. Pete Delkus of WFAA had some interesting things to report earlier this week: This summer, our rainfall total is 13.03”, which is 6.98” above normal. The long term forecast for the rest of August calls for lower than average temperatures. With that being … [Read more...] about Pool Care Tip: Dealing with Summer Rains & High Pool Water Temperatures
In order for your pool to operate properly, it is important that there is enough water in the pool (typically at least halfway up on the tile). For a pool that is leaking, this can be very difficult. Therefore, now would be a great time to determine if your pool is leaking. Depending on the atmospheric conditions, swimming pools will lose up to ½” of water per 24 hour period through … [Read more...] about Is Your Pool Leaking?
We are entering a time of extremely dry and hot weather, which is really drying out the soils. This follows some fairly good rainfall totals that we have had this summer. Extremes such as this can cause problems as this area tends to have expansive soil—soil that expands when it gets wet and contracts when it gets dry. This expansion and contraction of the soil causes whatever is in contact … [Read more...] about This Dry Weather Can Cause Pool Problems
Back in 2012, we were dealing with the West Nile virus being spread by mosquitos. In 2015 & 2016, it was the Zika virus. Regardless of the disease or the year, it is safe to say mosquitos can cause real problems and we all need to do our part to cut down on the mosquito population. Although mosquito season varies from year to year depending on temperature, moisture, and other conditions, … [Read more...] about Battling the Mosquitoes
As the weather continues to warm up this spring, we will all spend more time outdoors. A well-lit outside environment can create an ambience that is hard to beat. With that being said, backyard and pool area lighting is an area that is often overlooked by designers. If your backyard and pool area lighting is something that could be improved, following are some steps to help you improve your … [Read more...] about Enjoy Your Outdoors with Improved Lighting
We are expecting the first freeze of the season toward the end of this week—and pool owners should be prepared, as it appears that it will be a hard freeze, with temperatures forecast to get as low as 20 degrees. The average first freeze occurring in the DFW area on November 22nd, so it appears that it will happen about two weeks behind schedule this year. As the freezing weather approaches, it … [Read more...] about Freezing Warning This Week – Be Prepared
We always end the year with mixed emotions. We are happy that we get a chance to reflect back on 2016 and we have some great memories, a few successes, and also a few failures. In addition, it allows us to look at the goals that we set and see how we did. Overall, we are pleased with 2016, but we feel that the best is yet to come. Being in continuous operation in the swimming pool business for … [Read more...] about A commitment from Gohlke Pools for 2017
Winter is upon us and our Texas weather is as interesting and unpredictable as always. We continue to vacilate between sunny, warm afternoons followed by abrupt dips into the teens and twenties. To be prepared for freezing weather, it is important that you know how to prevent freeze damage if your pool has not already been prepared for the freeze. Following are our recommendations on how to … [Read more...] about Continuing Freeze Warnings