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 we are … [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
Most pool builders are asked one simple question more than any other that they hear, and it is—“What is the best time of year to build a swimming pool?” The answer will probably not surprise you—it is now, before contractors get too busy. This is true of not just swimming pools—but other backyard improvements as well. There are really four reasons for this: It takes time—Due to the length … [Read more...] about Now is the Time to Begin Backyard Projects
Wouldn’t it be great if we accurately predict what the weather would be for North Texas for the next few months? According to The Old Farmer’s 2013 Almanac, we have some interesting weather coming for the Texas-Oklahoma region as it reads: The snowiest periods will be in early to mid-February and early March. April & May will be wetter than normal, with temperatures below normal in … [Read more...] about Soon It Will Be Pool Weather!
A few years ago at the Pool Expo I attended a seminar by Clay Nelson (www.claynelsonlifebalance.com that had an impact on my priorities and my life. I now receive his email newsletters and feel like the following information is worth sharing as we enter Christmas week. Family togetherness during the holiday season is something we look forward to, and often dread all at the same … [Read more...] about A Christmas Message
Being part of the Denton community has been a real blessing for Gohlke Pools. Although we do our best to give back to the community throughout the year, there is something about the Christmas season that brings out the best in the staff of Gohlke Pools. Many years ago, we primarily focused our efforts on the Salvation Army Angel Tree program, which is buying gifts for young people who would … [Read more...] about Bell Ringers
If you have ever viewed a Google satellite image of Denton or have flown over Denton in a small aircraft, two things are very noticeable: there are quite a few swimming pools in Denton and there are many trees in most areas of Denton. During pool season, these trees provide so much for the pool owner in the way of beautifying the pool environment, providing a cool spot near the pool, … [Read more...] about The Leaves are Falling!
Get your winter clothes out! What a sudden end of the swim season for most of us! With the cold weather that we recently had, the average water temperature went from approximately 80 degrees to approximately 70 degrees in just a few days. That is too cold for many of us to comfortably enjoy it, as most of us prefer pool water temperatures in the mid-to-high 80s. With the first average freeze … [Read more...] about Keeping your Pool Swimmable