Are you having trouble deciding on a gift for that person that is difficult to buy for? You know, the person who 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 non-profit agencies that could use and are worthy of your help, especially in this pandemic year. Another gift idea for … [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 winter of 2020/2021: “Temperamental! Wild swings from mild to tranquil to cold & wintry.” In addition, I recently heard Pete Delkus, chief meteorologist of WFAA Channel 8, say the following about the upcoming winter: “La Nina is the dominating factor in this … [Read more...] about DFW Freezing Weather Information
Pool designers and landscape designers definitely agree on the importance of properly landscaping a pool area—it can really transform a backyard pool area. Oftentimes the only difference between a swimming pool that looks good and one that looks great comes down to the landscaping. As we enter the fall and a prime time to landscape (especially for trees & shrubs), now is a great time to plan … [Read more...] about Poolside Landscaping
The combination over the past week of the rain, lower temperatures, and the high winds have definitely changed the lives for pool owners who have trees—as the leaves are now falling! What can a pool owner do to combat the leaf problem? Short of cutting the trees down (please don’t do this), following are some suggestions to help: Mesh covers Mesh covers have become increasingly popular in … [Read more...] about Alternatives for Dealing with the Leaves Falling into your Pool
Three years ago, we purchased our first stand-alone hot tub. We have had swimming pools that had spas attached to them, and we have even had a jetted bathtub, but we had never had a stand-alone hot tub until recently. It is the first time in 30 years that we have not had a swimming pool, but thus far our family is really enjoying having a hot tub. Hot tubs have continued to increase in … [Read more...] about Hot Tub Purchasing Tips
What a great September/October we have had thus far—the weather has just been phenomenal! We have had some warm days followed by cool days and even cooler nights, which has resulted in lower pool water temperatures. With more people at home than typical (due to the pandemic), many people are more interested in using their pool later into the fall, which has resulted in more pool heaters being … [Read more...] about Pool Heaters: Heat that Cool Water!
With the recent cool weather, it appears that 100 degree days are over for this year. But there are no guarantees—we once had a 100 degree day on October 3rd (1951). With that being said, it will continue to get cooler as we venture thru October & November. Our average first freeze is November 22nd, but our earliest freeze ever was on October 22nd (occurred in 1898), therefore, cold weather … [Read more...] about Top 3 Winter Pool Care Options for for the Denton Area