Extremely hot weather got off to an early start this year—with our first 100-degree day occurring on June 11th. This is the earliest 100-degree day that we have had in many years, as our first 100-degree day usually doesn’t occur until July 1st. We average only 1.2 days of 100 or more in June, and with what has already occurred and what is in the forecast, we will likely hit 8-10 days of … [Read more...] about 5 Hot Weather Pool Care Secrets from the Front Lines
We are now approaching the time of year where the heat and humidity settles in and rain isn’t as common. Although it is starting to warm up, the really hot weather (100 degrees +) doesn’t typically arrive until July & August—most of our 100-degree days in the DFW area (15.2 of our average of 18) occur in July & August. Thanks to the National Weather Service, following is some more … [Read more...] about 100 Degree Weather Facts for the DFW Area
As of this writing (July 21st), we have not yet experienced our first 100 degree day of 2021, but the weather forecasters are expecting that to change in the next week or two. Our average date of our first 100 degree day is July 1st, therefore we are a bit behind schedule this year. We average eighteen 100 degree days per year, therefore we likely have quite a few of them ahead of us. Since … [Read more...] about Weekly Pool Maintenance Tips
Well, school is out for the summer and now the hot weather has arrived. Although we have not yet had a 100-degree day, but it is likely not far off as the average date of the first 100 degree day is July 1st. With temperatures continuing to heat up, swimming pools use will increase. As swimming pools are being enjoyed this summer, it is important to try to prevent irritants such as eye & skin … [Read more...] about How to Protect Your Eyes, Skin, & Hair this Summer
We have been asked quite a few times this year, “When will it be warm enough to swim?” Although pool water temperatures are currently averaging around 75 degrees in the pools that we monitor, it is still too cold for some to comfortably swim. What some consider comfortable might still be too cold for others and vice versa—everyone is different. But following is a fairly good summary of pool water … [Read more...] about When will it be Warm Enough to Swim?
Inflation in the Pool Industry You have all heard about and experienced the inflation that we have been experiencing over the past two years, especially in 2021 and thus far in 2022. Bloomberg reports that the inflation rate for 2021 was 7%. Obviously, some sectors did not experience 7% inflation rate, while other sectors experienced much more than 7%. One of the sectors that experienced much … [Read more...] about Why Are Prices Now Higher?
As pool season kicks off for many of the 30,000 plus swimming pools in Denton County, it is important to be aware of pool safety. May has been designated as National Water Safety Month. National Water Safety Month is a joint effort of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance, the American Red Cross, the National Recreation & Parks Association, and the World Waterpark Association. These … [Read more...] about May is National Water Safety Month
Here we are again; it is getting hot. As you can imagine, these high temperatures can create problems for swimming pools even when a routine swimming pool maintenance program is followed. Two of the most common pool problems that pool owners experience this time of year due to the heat are cloudy water and algae. Cloudy water due to water chemistry imbalance Low sanitizer (chlorine) levels … [Read more...] about Hot Weather Pool Care