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
What is the best water temperature for comfortable swimming? According to the National Oceanographic Data Center, 70-78 degrees is where most people feel comfortable swimming. I have found that water temperature of 70-78 is a bit cold for most of us north Texans. Most prefer somewhere between 80-84, but it really depends on what type of swimming is being done. Competitive … [Read more...] about Pool Water Temperature Talk
What a difference one year makes! Do you remember last winter? What I remember most vividly about last winter is Super Bowl Week in early February when we received more than our fair share of winter weather all in one week—virtually immobilizing the DFW Metroplex as the world watched. But this winter was completely different—it has been a very mild and enjoyable winter in which to spend time … [Read more...] about The Pool Weather Forecast
Over the years, pools can become outdated and in need of a renovation. Some pool owners’ desire minor changes and some desire dramatic overhauls. Due to the availability of new products and materials that weren’t available when the existing pool was constructed, often times the pool looks better than it did when it was new. Other than the shape of the pool, virtually anything is … [Read more...] about Renovating a Swimming Pool
Swimming pools have changed dramatically over the past the last 20 to30 years. Swimming pool designers have really been creative which has changed the look and feel of a swimming pool. Following are some of the designs that are currently popular. Natural Pool This trend had been popular for several years—to make the backyard look like a dark lagoon surrounded by landscaping. This … [Read more...] about Backyard Designs
As we enter the time of year that we make New Year’s resolutions, it is once again that time that we tell ourselves that we will begin and stick to an exercise program. It is sometimes tough to stick to New Year’s resolutions. Several things that have helped me are: Write your resolutions down on paper and review them periodically. Make resolutions that can be attained. For example, if … [Read more...] about New Year’s Resolutions
With last summer’s record-breaking heat, it is not surprising that many homeowners have decided that they are not going through another summer without a swimming pool. Many of them have already begin planning—as we already have quite a few new pools to start after the first of the year. Most pool builders are asked one simple question more than any other that they hear, and it is—“What is … [Read more...] about Begin Planning Now!
The holidays are oftentimes one of the most stressful times of the year. Whatever the cause of the stress—the rush of the holidays, job issues, family issues, financial problems, etc.—it is important to take time to relax. Soaking in a hot tub might be the solution. Everyone enjoys the hot tub experience, whether it’s relaxed family time or a fun gathering with friends. But not everyone … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Hot Tubs