If you have been watching local news stations over the past week or two, you have likely seen stories about foundation problems occurring on area houses. Two remarks that I remember from the reports are: From the owner of a foundation repair company—“We are receiving at least twice as many calls as we typically receive this time of year.” From a homeowner—“My wife and I built this house 41 … [Read more...] about Water Your Yard – Prevent Pool Damage
As you can imagine, 100+ degree 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 imbalance Low sanitizer (chlorine) levels or high pH levels (above 7.6) can cause … [Read more...] about Hot Weather Pool Care Tips
These last few weeks have been very difficult weather wise. Although some in the Denton area received rain in mid-July, many of us did not get a drop of rain. That combined with the recent 100 degree temperatures, which we have been experiencing, is really drying out area soils. The north Texas area tends to have pockets of fairly expansive soil—soil that contracts when is gets dry and expands … [Read more...] about Water Your Yard to Prevent Damage to Your Pool
One of the most common questions that pool builders get is—“How much does it cost to build a swimming pool?” As with many other purchases, prices vary greatly depending on what the prospective buyer is desiring. We all have different tastes. Following are a few examples of why it is so difficult to answer the simple question—“How much does _____________ cost?” Restaurants When selecting a … [Read more...] about How Much Does it Cost to Build a Swimming Pool?
The July 4th weekend is traditionally the biggest weekend of the year for pool use. With Independence Day falling on a Wednesday this year, pool parties will likely be planned for anywhere from June 30th thru July 8th. Following are five tips to assure that your July 4th pool party will be one to be remembered. Be sure that your pool is ready To avoid last minute water problems such as … [Read more...] about 5 Tips to Help Ensure a Great July 4th Weekend
The 4th of July is traditionally the biggest day of the year for pool use. Following are five tips to assure that your July 4th pool party will be one to be remembered. Be sure that your pool is ready To avoid last minute water problems such as cloudy water or a green pool, be sure that your pool water is balanced—have it professionally analyzed at Gohlke Pools sometime before your party. … [Read more...] about July 4th Pool Party Planning Tips
On Saturday, June 2nd, we reached 100 degrees for the first time this year, which is approximately one month earlier than usual—as our average date of our first 100 degree day is July 1st. As far as what is forecast for the rest of the summer, Pete Delkus, meteorologist for WFAA Channel 8, is calling for temperatures to be 2-4 degrees above normal, which means it will be hot! With that being … [Read more...] about Weekly Pool Maintenance Tips
It is always hot this time of year, but this year summer has been hotter than usual in the DFW area. Traditionally one of the solutions to dealing with the summer 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 … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Cool Your Pool Water