The July 4th weekend is traditionally the biggest weekend of the year for pool use. With Independence Day falling on a Thursday this year, the party will likely go for a few days—stretching into the weekend. In addition, with the relatively mild weather that we have been experiencing as of late—pools and backyards are a great place to be! If you are the pool owner, hopefully by now … [Read more...] about July 4th Swimming Pool Party Time!
5 Ways to Dial in Your Swimming Pool Pump to Reduce Electricity Costs Run your pump long enough to achieve at least one full turnover per day. Depending on the horsepower of your pump and the size of your pool you can figure out what the bare minimum of pump run time would be (all numbers are estimated): ¾ HP pump – turns 4,000 gallons per hour, 1 HP pump – turns 4,500 gallons per hour, 1.5 … [Read more...] about Pump Settings to Reduce Electricity Costs
We're moving our news feed to Mail Chimp. We have been happy with our current service at Feedburner, but Feedburner is shutting down on July 1st. You'll continue to receive our updates but they may look just a little different and show to be coming from Mail Chimp. Thank you for your continued reading. … [Read more...] about Our E-News Will Be Moving
Even though temperatures have been cooler than normal this spring, many people are beginning to enjoy their pool and before long we will miss these cool weather days. This is the time of year that many of us are trying to get our pools cleaned up and ready for the season. Unfortunately, sometimes problems occur that need to be addressed. Following are some basic tips for … [Read more...] about Basic Pool Troubleshooting
If you are cleaning up your pool this spring, draining water (or backwashing) will probably be necessary. If it is, please read the following information. Did you know that swimming pool water can pollute our creeks, streams, and lakes? Even though it is safe for us, swimming pool water may contain chemicals that are harmful to aquatic life. Anything discharged into streets or storm drains … [Read more...] about Keep Our Waterways Clean!
Two weeks ago I announced, based on many years of weather records and 50 years on this planet, that the cold weather was behind us and that pool season was near. I really believed that we had seen the last of temperatures in the 30’s, but I was wrong. I really shouldn’t be that surprised as the latest freeze on record is April 13th, but that was way back in 1957. Although it doesn’t … [Read more...] about I Promise That Summer Is Coming!
What will the weather be for the next few months? Pete Delkus, chief meteorologist at ABC affiliate WFAA-TV in Dallas, showed a weather pattern map on March 28th that provides some insight on what to expect. The map indicated that the Dallas/Fort Worth area forecast for the months of April, May, & June would be normal rainfall and above average temperatures. Obviously … [Read more...] about It’s Time To Get Your Swimming Pool Ready!
As the weather warms up and spring cleaning begins—you might run across some old or unneeded pool chemicals that you need to get rid of. It is unlawful to dispose of them in your trash—landfills will not accept hazardous che Following are some of the methods of properly disposing of old pool chemicals. Use them in your pool—Although you might have to purchase another chemical to … [Read more...] about Spring Cleaning: How to Dispose of Old or Unneeded Pool Chemicals