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?
With October 3rd (occurred in 1951) being the latest 100 degree day that we have ever experienced (since records have been kept in 1898), it is likely that the 100 degree days are over for this year. 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. Regardless of what the weather … [Read more...] about Top 3 Winter Pool Care Options for the Denton Area
We have had a relatively mild summer thus far. 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 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 … [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 after the July 4th. 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 sure that your … [Read more...] about Plan Now for a Great Labor Day Party
Although we are currently behind schedule on the number of 100 degree days that we typically have, it is still very hot this time of year. 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 in August—as pool water tends to heat up, oftentimes past the point of being refreshing. Most of those who … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Cool Your Pool Water
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 … [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