We have had some beautiful weather thus far this spring, but as I write (mid- afternoon on April 26th), it is in the mid-50’s with a north wind of 25mph—definitely not swimming weather! This cool weather will lower the pool water temperatures in the area by a few degrees. The average pool water temperature in the Denton area is now in the low 70’s. Although according to the National … [Read more...] about Pool Heaters: Heat that Cool Water!
The pool season seems to be getting off to an earlier start this year. I imagine that this is due to the mild winter that we just experienced, as well as the high temperatures that we experienced in March. It reached 90 degrees on March 20th, almost one month ahead of our average first 90 degree day of April 19th. Just in case you are wondering about last year—the first 90 degree day in 2016 was … [Read more...] about The Pros and Cons of Pool Ownership
Pools should be a source of fun and relaxation, not a source of constant work and worry. Pool care can be very simple and we have found that being consistent and uniform in chemical treatment, vacuuming, basket cleaning, and filter cleaning are the keys to successful pool care. Pool care is like most anything—it is much easier to maintain it than it is to repair it if it wasn’t maintained. If you … [Read more...] about Spring Pool Checklist
As the weather continues to warm up this spring, we will all spend more time outdoors. A well-lit outside environment can create an ambience that is hard to beat. With that being said, backyard and pool area lighting is an area that is often overlooked by designers. If your backyard and pool area lighting is something that could be improved, following are some steps to help you improve your … [Read more...] about Enjoy Your Outdoors with Improved Lighting
We are expecting the first freeze of the season toward the end of this week—and pool owners should be prepared, as it appears that it will be a hard freeze, with temperatures forecast to get as low as 20 degrees. The average first freeze occurring in the DFW area on November 22nd, so it appears that it will happen about two weeks behind schedule this year. As the freezing weather approaches, it … [Read more...] about Freezing Warning This Week – Be Prepared
I recently started 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 necessary to be a … [Read more...] about How to Select a Contractor
We always end the year with mixed emotions. We are happy that we get a chance to reflect back on 2016 and we have some great memories, a few successes, and also a few failures. In addition, it allows us to look at the goals that we set and see how we did. Overall, we are pleased with 2016, but we feel that the best is yet to come. Being in continuous operation in the swimming pool business for … [Read more...] about A commitment from Gohlke Pools for 2017
Winter is upon us and our Texas weather is as interesting and unpredictable as always. We continue to vacilate between sunny, warm afternoons followed by abrupt dips into the teens and twenties. To be prepared for freezing weather, it is important that you know how to prevent freeze damage if your pool has not already been prepared for the freeze. Following are our recommendations on how to … [Read more...] about Continuing Freeze Warnings