Heavy rain can wreak havoc on swimming pools—by exposing problems such as poor drainage and also by creating problems such as debris in the pool and water chemistry issues. Poor drainage If you have drainage issues, heavy rain can really expose them. The best way to determine if poor drainage exists is to observe the pool area during heavy rain. If poor drainage is an issue which causes rain … [Read more...] about Your Pool Flooded with the Recent Rain… Now What?
With ambient temperatures beginning to warm up, pool water temperatures are increasing as well. As of this writing (March 29th), average pool water temperatures in the Denton area are now in the low to mid 60’s—of course this depends on if the pool is shaded, if it has a dark surface, etc. According to the National Oceanographic Data Center, 70-78 degrees is where most people feel comfortable … [Read more...] about Swimming Pool Heaters
Although we had a few cold spells, it really hasn’t been a memorable winter like it was last winter (the deep freeze of February 2021). Now that we are into late March, it is unlikely that we will have another freeze (as the weather continues to warm up. For the record, our average last freeze is March 13th and our latest freeze on record is April 13th. What does this mean to pool owners? It … [Read more...] about 5 Tips to Help You Get Your Pool Ready
Each winter, we average 33 days where we reach at or below freezing temperatures. As of this writing (March 11th), we are at 34—therefore it has been a fairly typical winter. Most pools in the area did not experience any freeze damage, but a few did. Most of the damage that occurred was limited to the pool equipment pad area—pumps, filters, heaters, pipes, etc. There are two extreme weather … [Read more...] about Did you have any Freeze Damage this Winter?
It has been almost two years since we started feeling the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. None of us thought that it would last this long or that it would change our lives as much as it has. One of the consequences that we have seen is the increase in the demand for home improvements, including swimming pools. While pool construction demand increased, material availability and … [Read more...] about Don’t Wait Any Longer for that New Pool
--by Wes Gohlke-- One very common question we receive is how long will it take to build an in-ground swimming pool? This is a very loaded question, being that there is much more to the process than excavating the pool and proceeding from there. Much like building a home, there is a considerable amount of planning that takes place before clearing the lot, setting foundation forms, and beginning … [Read more...] about How Long Does it Really Take to Build a Pool?
Are you having trouble deciding on a gift for that person that is difficult to buy for? You know, the person who already has everything. One special way to honor that person is to make a contribution in their name to a worthwhile charity. Denton has many excellent nonprofit agencies that could use, and are worthy of, your help, especially in this pandemic year. Another gift idea for the “hard … [Read more...] about Christmas Gift Ideas for the Pool Owner
What kind of weather will we have this winter? The Old Farmer’s Almanac says the following about the upcoming Texas/Oklahoma Region for winter of 2021/2022: “Winter will be colder than normal, especially in the south, with the coldest periods in mid to late November, mid and late December, and early and late January. Precipitation will be below normal in the north and above normal in the south. … [Read more...] about DFW Freezing Weather Information