How about this cool weather that we are having? It feels great to walk out in mid-September to temperatures in the 50s. But believe it or not, pool water temperatures are still warm and we have several more weekends before the really cold weather gets here. Pete Delkus of WFAA Channel 8 reported the following last night: The average date for the first freeze – November … [Read more...] about How About This Weather?
Although Dallas County and Tarrant County have been all over the news recently with 262 & 218 human cases of West Nile virus (as of August 22nd), those of us in Denton County have not escaped, with 105 cases as of the same date. According to Bing Burton of the Denton County Health Department, this gives Denton County the highest rate (per capita) in the state for West Nile virus (source … [Read more...] about Swimming Pools & Mosquitoes
Well, just a few weeks ago (July 12th) I told you what a mild summer we seem to be having. OOPS! Since that time, it has been very hot-with several record breaking days. As a matter of fact-July was the 11th hottest July on record. The hottest July on record was 1980 and the 3rd hottest July on record was last July-2011. We have had approximately 17-18 days where the temperature reached … [Read more...] about NEWS FLASH: IT IS HOT!
With July 4th falling on a Wednesday this year, there is some confusion as to when to have Independence Day pool parties—some are selecting the weekend before (this weekend), some prefer the actual holiday (July 4th), while others are opting for the weekend after (July 7th-8th). Regardless of when the party will be held, pool games and activities can really add to the party. Following are some … [Read more...] about Pool Party Games & Activities
Although the recent weather has been much milder than last year’s record highs, the weather is forecast to reach 100 degrees this weekend. This hot weather 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 are cloudy water and algae. Treating Cloudy Water … [Read more...] about 100 DEGREE WEATHER ARRIVES THIS WEEKEND!
Heavy rain can expose problems such as poor drainage and can create problems such as debris in the pool and water chemistry issues. It is important to do the following after a heavy rain: Determine if drainage problems exist which can be corrected. Remove debris from the skimmer baskets. Skim debris off of the surface of the pool. Vacuum the pool as necessary. Check water chemistry and … [Read more...] about What Pool Owners Should Do After A Rainstorm
Although summer officially begins this year on Friday, June 20th, for most of us it has already begun. I have always considered summer beginning when the kids get out of school, which happened this week for most area schools. There are so many things to look forward to as summer begins – spending time with family and friends, summer camps, Six Flags, Rangers baseball, not having to … [Read more...] about Swimming Pool Safety
Although swim season started early this year due to the warm weather that we have recently experienced, Memorial Day weekend 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 … [Read more...] about Prepare for Memorial Day