One area that is often overlooked by designers is backyard and pool area lighting. This is beginning to change as homeowners want to stay at home and enjoy their backyard environment. When daylight savings ends, many people will be leaving for work when it is still dark and return after dark, only getting weekends to enjoy the beautiful landscaping and pool environment that they have … [Read more...] about Landscape Lighting
This Texas weather—wow! 80 degrees one day and low 20’s just two nights later. We really don’t know what the rest of “winter” will bring with it, but we can rest assured of one thing—before too much longer it will be in the 90’s and likely over 100. Pool season is just around the corner. While many people in the area already have pools, others are trying to decide whether they should have a … [Read more...] about The Pros and Cons of Pool Ownership
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 … [Read more...] about How Much Does it Cost to Build a Swimming Pool?
With the temperatures that we are expecting this weekend, it is important that your pool equipment is prepared to handle IT. Most pool equipment in the Denton area has been programmed so that the pumps are switched on by a freeze sensor when the ambient air temperature approaches freezing, but it is still important to make sure. Following is what you need to be looking for: Main pump—The … [Read more...] about Hard Freeze Warning – Protect Your Pool
As we enter the coldest month of the year, it is hard to imagine that temperatures will soon heat up and it will be pool season. With that being said, now is the time to begin planning for that time and considering whether it is now time for an extreme makeover of your swimming pool & backyard. After a number of years, pools can become outdated and in need of a makeover. Some pool … [Read more...] about Swimming Pool & Backyard Extreme Makeovers
Are you having trouble deciding on a gift for that person that is difficult to buy for? You know, the person who has everything. One special way to honor that person is to make a contribution in their name to a worthwhile charity. Denton has many excellent non-profit agencies that could use and are worthy of your help. Another gift idea for the “hard to buy for” is to think practical. Do they have … [Read more...] about Christmas Gift Ideas for the Pool Owner
Late last year, we purchased our first 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 standalone 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 in popularity in recent … [Read more...] about Hot Tub Purchasing Tips
It has been a very wet and cold autumn so far and leaves are starting to fall. 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 popular in recent years. Mesh covers allow water to pass through but catch the leaves. Although the leaves will … [Read more...] about 4 Alternatives on How to Deal with the Leaves Falling Into Your Pool