More and more homeowners are beginning to create outdoor kitchens in their backyards. While pools were once the focal point and often still are, outdoor kitchens are increasing in popularity. The weather in the north Texas area, especially spring & fall, is very conducive to being outdoors. Whether it is a large gathering of friends or a relaxing evening with the family, outdoor kitchens … [Read more...] about Outdoor Kitchens
Matt Gohlke and Jody Horton are featured speakers at the International Pool, Spa, Patio Exposition at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas this November. Here, experts in the field share their valued knowledge with professionals across the nation and the world. Matt and Jody will absorb the wealth of knowledge and expertise they have been invited to add to and return to offer Gohlke … [Read more...] about Gohlke Pools Speaks at the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo
Many exercise enthusiasts have turned to aquatic exercise. Aquatic exercise is an activity that millions of people are engaging in and it is gaining in popularity. It is easy on your knee joints and back, and has been used in sports rehabilitation and physical rehabilitation for years, but it has now entered the mainstream. It is used not only for rehabilitation, but offers other benefits as … [Read more...] about Aquatic Exercise
Most every pool owner has experienced pool staining at one time or another. Stains are usually either organic or metallic in nature. Organic stains develop when leaves, pecans, or the like, sit on the pool floor for an extended period of time. Metallic stains typically occur when the pH becomes too low, corroding the heater or other metal piece of pool equipment, causing the metal to be … [Read more...] about Pool Stains
Many people think that if the water looks clear and blue, then it is free from bacteria and algae. But to fully ensure that pool water is free from bacteria and other contaminants, it needs to be tested at least once a week during the peak swimming season. Proper water testing will help detect any problems that might be developing, which—when detected early—can be resolved easily so you can … [Read more...] about Pool Water Testing
As the weather continues to warm up and swimming pools are getting heavy use, it is time to talk pool safety. We can all agree that we want our swimming pools to be as safe as possible; not only to protect our children but also to protect the neighborhood children. Having layers of protection is the best way to ensure a safe swimming pool (outside of adult supervision). A swimming pool … [Read more...] about Pool Safety Devices
June 1-7 is National CPR Week. What a great week to commit to taking a CPR class. We must remember that even when safety procedures are followed, accidents can happen. It is very important that we all learn CPR, but especially pool owners. The American Heart Association has gone as far as make the following statement: “Parents and older children who live in a home with a swimming pool … [Read more...] about National CPR Week
Due to the media attention that it has received and will continue to receive, you have likely become aware of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act. Although this federal law primarily affects commercial pools (including apartments and hotels), it is recommended that residential pools also become aware of the dangers and comply. Many pool owners are inquiring as to … [Read more...] about What is the “Pool and Spa Safety Act”?