Two 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 … [Read more...] about Hot Tub Purchasing Tips
What a difference landscaping can make! 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 … [Read more...] about Poolside Landscaping
Most pool builders are asked two questions more than they hear other questions — and those questions are: “What is the best time of year to build a swimming pool?”“How do I begin the planning process for a swimming pool?” Following are the answers to these very common questions: What is the best time of year to build a swimming pool? The answer will probably not surprise you — it is … [Read more...] about Don’t Wait – Now is the Best Time to Begin Planning a Pool!
Labor Day weekend is typically a big weekend for swimming pool parties, probably the second most popular pool use weekend only the July 4th weekend. With the relatively mild weather that we have been experiencing as of late, pools and backyards will be a great place to be this Labor Day Weekend! Following is a checklist to assure that your Labor Day weekend pool party goes as planned: Be … [Read more...] about Start Planning Now for a Great Labor Day Weekend Party!
It took a bit longer before the really hot weather arrived, but it is now here! Traditionally one of the solutions to dealing with this heat is the cool enjoyment that a swimming pool can provide. That is not always possible this time of year—as pool water tends to heat up, oftentimes past the point of being refreshing. Most of those who enjoy swimming pools prefer water temperature in the … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Cool Your Pool Water
Well, we put it off for as long as we could, but it has finally getting hot. As you can imagine, hot weather can create problems for swimming pools if the pool is not properly maintained. We care for hundreds of pools on a weekly basis, and although we don’t always succeed at keeping them all clear and beautiful, we feel that we can offer some sage advice. Following are 5 hot weather pool care … [Read more...] about 5 Hot Weather Pool Care Secrets from the Front Lines
Well, we put it off for as long as we could, but it is finally getting hot. As you can imagine, these high temperatures can create problems for swimming pools even when a routine swimming pool maintenance program is followed. Two of the most common pool problems that pool owners experience this time of year due to the heat are cloudy water and algae. Cloudy water due to water chemistry … [Read more...] about Hot Weather Pool Care
Back in 2012, we were dealing with the West Nile encephalitis epidemic being spread by mosquitos. In 2016, the Zika virus (also spread by mosquitos) was in the news. Recently it was reported (Denton Record Chronicle on June 24, 2019) that a mosquito trap in Frisco tested positive for a West Nile mosquito. Regardless of the disease or the year, it is safe to say mosquitos can cause real problems … [Read more...] about Swimming Pools, Stagnant Water, & Mosquitos