What a great September/October we have had thus far—we have had some very warm days but the cooler days are here, which will result in lower pool water temperatures. Average water temperatures in the Denton area are now in the mid to high 80’s—but with forecasted lows in the 40's, those pool water temperatures will be dropping rapidly. According to the National Oceanographic Data Center, 70-78 … [Read more...] about Pool Heaters: Heat that Cool Water!
What is mastic? Mastic is an expansion joint sealant that is used to seal expansion joints around swimming pools which are subject to movement. The product provides a firm, flexible, water proof seal over the expansion joint that typically surrounds the swimming pool—and is typically between the pool coping and the concrete deck. It is resistant to swimming pool chemicals. Why is it necessary to … [Read more...] about Mastic (also called Deck-O-Seal) – What Is It and Why Is It Important?
WOW—how about this awesome weather we are having right now! I cannot remember such great weather in August—very conducive to being outdoors. Pete Delkus of WFAA had some interesting things to report earlier this week: This summer, our rainfall total is 13.03”, which is 6.98” above normal. The long term forecast for the rest of August calls for lower than average temperatures. With that being … [Read more...] about Pool Care Tip: Dealing with Summer Rains & High Pool Water Temperatures
In order for your pool to operate properly, it is important that there is enough water in the pool (typically at least halfway up on the tile). For a pool that is leaking, this can be very difficult. Therefore, now would be a great time to determine if your pool is leaking. Depending on the atmospheric conditions, swimming pools will lose up to ½” of water per 24 hour period through … [Read more...] about Is Your Pool Leaking?
We are entering a time of extremely dry and hot weather, which is really drying out the soils. This follows some fairly good rainfall totals that we have had this summer. Extremes such as this can cause problems as this area tends to have expansive soil—soil that expands when it gets wet and contracts when it gets dry. This expansion and contraction of the soil causes whatever is in contact … [Read more...] about This Dry Weather Can Cause Pool Problems
Back in 2012, we were dealing with the West Nile virus being spread by mosquitos. In 2015 & 2016, it was the Zika virus. Regardless of the disease or the year, it is safe to say mosquitos can cause real problems and we all need to do our part to cut down on the mosquito population. Although mosquito season varies from year to year depending on temperature, moisture, and other conditions, … [Read more...] about Battling the Mosquitoes
As the weather continues to warm up this spring, we will all spend more time outdoors. A well-lit outside environment can create an ambience that is hard to beat. With that being said, backyard and pool area lighting is an area that is often overlooked by designers. If your backyard and pool area lighting is something that could be improved, following are some steps to help you improve your … [Read more...] about Enjoy Your Outdoors with Improved Lighting
We are expecting the first freeze of the season toward the end of this week—and pool owners should be prepared, as it appears that it will be a hard freeze, with temperatures forecast to get as low as 20 degrees. The average first freeze occurring in the DFW area on November 22nd, so it appears that it will happen about two weeks behind schedule this year. As the freezing weather approaches, it … [Read more...] about Freezing Warning This Week – Be Prepared