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?
Several times over the years I had a building project at my house that had nothing to do with a swimming pool. This project involved hiring multiple contractors, and it reminded me how complicated the process of hiring contractors can be. There are many very good building contractors in the area, but there are others who are not reputable and likely do not have the financial resources … [Read more...] about How to Select a Contractor
Much like the last two years, 2020 has gotten off to a really wet start. Although we are unlikely to get to February 2018 rainfall totals (the wettest on record — a whopping 11.31 inches of rain measured at DFW airport), it is extremely wet and the ground is saturated. It seems that every yard that we work in is muddy. As can be expected, heavy rain can wreak havoc on swimming … [Read more...] about Swimming Pool Care Tips after the Rainfall
Most pool contractors in the area are busier than normal for this time of year. Although the mild winter that we are experiencing might be a factor, I would imagine that the strong economy, low interest rates, and the growth that the DFW Metroplex is experiencing are the primary drivers. While many people in the area already have pools, others are trying to decide whether or not they … [Read more...] about The Pros and Cons of Pool Ownership