I think that it goes without saying that our lives have been changed forever due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It is something that none of us have ever been through, and there are many things about the future that we do not know: When will this pandemic end? When can we go see our aging parents? When can we go back to church? When will public gatherings (sporting events, concerts, etc.) … [Read more...] about There Is No Place Like Home
When is the water warm enough to swim in? According to the National Oceanographic Data Center, 70-78 degrees is where most people feel comfortable swimming. I have found that a water temperature of 70-78 degrees is a bit cold for most of us north Texans. Most prefer somewhere between 80-84 degrees, but it really depends on the individual and what type of swimming is being done. Competitive … [Read more...] about When is it Warm Enough to Swim?
With more people at home than typical (due to the pandemic), many people are more interested in using their pool earlier this year. We have had a few very warm days, but not enough of them to warm the water enough for most of us. Average water temperatures in the Denton area are now in the low to mid 70’s—of course this depends on if the pool is shaded, if it has a dark surface, etc. According … [Read more...] about Pool Heaters: Heat that Cool Water!
Recently, Denton County (as well as many other DFW area counties) issued a “Stay at Home” order. Obviously this is a very unique situation right now that is a first for all of us. We have been getting calls from clients about how the “shelter-in-place” affects them and their pool: Is the Retail Store open? Are you going to clean/repair my pool? Are you stopping construction on our pool? … [Read more...] about Why Pool Businesses are Considered Essential Businesses
Denton based Gohlke Pools has been selected by Pool and Spa News as one of the top 50 Pool Service Companies in the country. The list is based on a comprehensive criterion that included customer satisfaction surveys. After compiling the data, Pool and Spa News ranked Gohlke Pools as the #9 Pool Service Company in the country out of an estimated 67,000 pool service companies. “We are honored … [Read more...] about Gohlke Pools Ranked #9 on Top 50 Pool Service Companies List
It was a fairly mild winter. Sure, we had our cold streaks, but it never really got that cold for a long period of time. We are considerably behind our average number of freezes, as we have had 17 days where it reached 32 degrees and we average 33 days. And it goes without saying that we are below the average snowfall of 1.7”. Although we might still have another freeze, it is not real … [Read more...] about Pool Season Appears to be Coming Sooner than Normal
With the recent news about Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have fielded several questions about the virus and swimming pools/hot tubs. Following is a statement from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control): According to the CDC, there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and … [Read more...] about Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Swimming Pools/Hot Tubs
Although we really did not have a very harsh winter, according to weatherunderground.com we have had 17 days in which we had freezing weather (we average 33). Although most pools did not experience any freeze damage, some did and most of the damage was limited to the pool equipment pad area—pumps, filters, heaters, pipes, etc. There are two extreme weather events that can cause freeze … [Read more...] about Did You Have Any Freeze Damage This Winter?