In order for pools to remain clean and clear, they must be both biologically clean and physically clean. Biologically clean water is water that is free from harmful bacteria. Biologically clean water is achieved by maintaining proper water chemistry. Physically clean water is water that is free of particulate matter (particles and contaminants in the water that make it cloudy). Physically … [Read more...] about Cleaning Your Filter
Water treatment for swimming pools, for the most part, has historically been dependent on the use of chlorine. Since chlorine was first used in U.S. pools in around 1930, it has been the sanitizer of choice for most pools. Chlorine has been marketed in many forms for the pool industry—gas, liquid, tablets, sticks, and granular. Over the past 20 to 25 years the pool industry has been looking … [Read more...] about Alternative Sanitizers for Your Swimming Pool
Have you ever wondered what the inspector was looking for when your commercial pool was being inspected? As we get closer to the opening of commercial pools in the north Texas area, commercial pool operators are beginning to wonder what the inspectors will be looking for when an inspection is done. Here is a general checklist that should help with the most commonly inspected … [Read more...] about Commercial Pool Code In Denton
Over 20 years ago, Gohlke Pools started having an annual sale—called The Big Sale! This is a great opportunity for pool owners to stock up for the season at special discounted prices and to begin preparing for the upcoming pool season. Following is a schedule of the events planned: [table id=1 /] One of the highlights of the sale is the fact that we offer free installation for pumps, … [Read more...] about THE BIG SALE NOW ON AT GOHLKE POOLS!
I am not sure whether it is the above-average temperatures that we are experiencing in the north Texas area or the fact that our local school districts had spring break this week—but all that I can say is WOW! It has been very busy this week—and if the number of phone calls and walk-in customers is any indication of what is to come this spring and summer, the future looks bright for outdoor … [Read more...] about Wow! Pool Season is Near…no its Here!
This is the time of year that many pool owners begin cleaning up their pool and preparing it for the pool season. We often get asked about draining a pool – is it a good idea? It really depends on the situation. Some commercial pools and many residential pools in colder climates are drained or partially drained on a regular basis. These pools were structurally designed to be … [Read more...] about Should I Drain My Pool?
One of the most common questions that I receive is “What is best method to use when selecting a pool contractor? Price? Warranty? Company reputation?” This can be a difficult question, as all pools and pool contractors are different and therefore it is difficult to analyze all of the factors involved. To begin with, swimming pools are custom construction projects, which are … [Read more...] about Selecting a Contractor
With the weather that we had two weeks ago (our world famous Super Bowl Week winter storm), it is hard to believe that the weather is so wonderful! This indicates that spring is in the air and before long it will be summertime! For those of you considering a swimming pool this summer, now is the time to get started. Very few people are in a financial position to pay for a swimming pool … [Read more...] about Financing a Swimming Pool