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 Now is the Time to Begin Planning a Pool
Although there are no guarantees, it is likely that the 100 degree days are over for this year. 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 is just around the corner. What kind of winter do we have ahead of us? I … [Read more...] about Top 3 Winter Pool Care Options for the Denton Area
Many of us at Gohlke Pools are dog lovers, therefore the topic of swimming pools and dogs is something that we are familiar with. Most in the swimming pool industry do not recommended that dogs be allowed in pools (due to additional chemical requirements/dog hair in the filter/etc.), but we feel that if you have a dog that enjoys being in the water and it’s okay with you, we say “go for … [Read more...] about Swimming Pools & Dogs
Although there might be a few more 100 degree days, for the most part the hottest weather is behind us. With the first average freeze date for the DFW area still over two months away (November 22nd), we are entering the time of year when weather for outdoor activities is optimal. Many who like spending time outdoors are aware that fall in the north Texas area is hard to beat for weather. … [Read more...] about Fall is a Great Time of Year to Enjoy Your Swimming 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!
While drivers are often in a hurry and looking for ways to optimize their driving time, it is important to remember safety is a critical issue especially when school resumes. School buses make frequent stops and are required to follow all traffic laws regarding intersections, railroad crossings, speed limits, and, most of all, loading and unloading their passengers. It's important to know the … [Read more...] about Drive Safely for Back to School