I think that it goes without saying that our lives have been changed forever due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It is something that none of us have ever been through, and there are many things about the future that we do not know: When will this pandemic end? When can we go see our aging parents? When can we go back to church? When will public gatherings (sporting … [Read more...] about Home Sweet Home
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
Thus far we have seen a mild winter, but most likely we will see another significant freeze or two before spring. Extreme cold for us and pool equipment is low 20’s and below and prolonged freezes where we don’t get above freezing for 24 hours or longer. Damage due to freezes can be very expensive, so please take the following precautions before any significant freeze: Make sure the … [Read more...] about Be Prepared for Freezing Weather
Denton based Gohlke Pools has been selected by Pool and Spa News as one of the top 10 Pool Service Companies in the country. The list is based on a comprehensive criterion that included customer satisfaction surveys. There are an estimated 67,000 pool service companies in the United States. After compiling the data, Pool and Spa News ranked the top 50 pool service companies and … [Read more...] about Gohlke Pools One of The Top 10 Pool Service Companies In The United States… AGAIN!
We really do not know much about what type of winter that we will be experiencing. The Old Farmer’s 2020 Almanac says the following about what will happen in what they call Region 11, which includes north Texas: Winter will be milder and drier than normal, with below-normal snowfall in places that normally receives snow. The coldest periods will be in mid-to-late November and early … [Read more...] about DFW Freezing Weather Information
What a great fall we have had thus far—sunny weather and mild temperatures. With that being said, we know that it will eventually get very cold. The average date of our first freeze is November 22nd—so it is just around the corner. With freezing weather imminent, it is important that your pool and pool equipment are prepared to handle it. Following are a few general … [Read more...] about How to Prevent Freeze Damage
The combination over the past few weeks of the lower temperatures and the high winds have definitely changed the lives for pool owners who have trees — as the leaves are now falling! What can a pool owner do to combat the leaf problem? Short of cutting the trees down (please don’t do this), following are some suggestions to help: Mesh covers Mesh covers have become increasingly … [Read more...] about 5 Alternatives for Dealing with the Leaves Falling into your Pool
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!