The 100 degree days appear to be over for this year. Soon it will be getting cold, and I recently heard a report by Pete Delkus, meteorologist for WFAA, that this winter will be 3 degrees colder than average with more precipitation. That does not bode too well for swimming pools if preparations aren’t made. Depending on several variables (number of trees surrounding the pool, pool location, … [Read more...] about Winter Pool Care Options
This has been a very interesting pool season. We started out with record rainfall in April & May, and now we are in the midst of an extremely dry period. August 18th is the 41st straight day of no precipitation, which is the third longest dry stretch since records have been kept (1898). Extremes such as this can cause problems as this area tends to have expansive soil—soil that expands when … [Read more...] about Preventing Pool Damage Due to Dry Weather
Although thus far it has been a very mild summer thus far, it is beginning to get hot as it typically does this time of year. Traditionally one of the solutions to dealing with the summer heat is the cool enjoyment that a swimming pool can provide. That is not always possible in August – as pool water tends to heat up, oftentimes past the point of being refreshing. Most swimmers … [Read more...] about Is Your Pool Water & Pool Area Getting Too Hot?
The Rain What an interesting (and wet) spring that we have had—it has been a record breaker! In April, we received much more rain than normal, but then the record-breaking May arrived. Now that the rain appears to be over for a while, let’s look back on it. In May, it rained 24 out of 30 days for a total of 16.96” of rain. It was the most rain that we have received in May since records have … [Read more...] about It Is Going To Be a Great Summer!
Graduation time is here and this group of high school seniors will now prepares to enter the next chapter of their lives. Although I remember high school graduation and the mixed emotions that I had, I have nothing but great memories of the feeling of freedom that the last day of school would bring on an annual basis. There is nothing in adulthood that can compare with the feeling of freedom that … [Read more...] about School Is Out For the Summer!
Due to the recent flooding that the Denton area has experienced, some pools have turned brown. Depending on the severity of the problem, in some cases it might be necessary to drain and refill the pool. But we have found that in most cases, the following treatment will solve the problem. Recommended Treatment for Chlorine and Saltwater Pools: Adjust pH to approximately 7.2 and maintain the pH … [Read more...] about Treatment for Brown Pool Due to Recent Flooding
Memorial Day weekend is coming up and is traditionally considered the beginning of swim season. If you are the pool owner, hopefully by now your plans are in place for this weekend – the yard is mowed, the food is planned, the guests are invited, and the pool is ready! Following are some last minute tips to assure that your Memorial Day weekend will be an enjoyable one. Be sure that … [Read more...] about Enjoy Your Memorial Day Weekend
With the rainy April and cooler than usual weather that we have been experiencing, pool water is not as warm as it typically is by mid-May. Average water temperatures in the Denton area are in the low to mid 70’s. Although according to the National Oceanographic Data Center, 70-78 degrees is where most people feel comfortable swimming. I have found that a water temperature of 70-78 is a bit cold … [Read more...] about Pool Heaters