Thus far it has been a very mild fall/winter. With that being said, tonight we will get our first hard freeze with a projected low of 23 degrees. It is important that your pool equipment is prepared to handle the freeze. Most pool equipment 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 … [Read more...] about Be Prepared For Freezing Weather
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 … [Read more...] about Christmas Gift Ideas for the Pool Owner
We really do not know much about what type of winter that we will be experiencing. Most of what I am hearing is that we will have a fairly mild winter—but we really will not know until it is over. Following is some weather information to help get you in the right frame of mind: Number of days that the temperature reaching freezing Winter 2016/2017—11 Winter 2015/2016—17 Winter … [Read more...] about DFW Freezing Weather Information
As winter approaches, it is important that you know about wintertime pool care. It is important to continue to maintain your swimming pool during the winter. Following are our recommendations on how to prevent freeze damage. Continue the regular weekly routine of testing the water, adding chemicals as necessary, cleaning out the baskets, etc. Pay particular attention to the chlorine test, … [Read more...] about How To Avoid Freeze Damage
Fall and winter in Denton and surrounding counties may draw a pool owner's attention away from the back yard pool at a time where proper maintenance can be critical. Falling tree foliage, wind-blown debris and sudden freezes are part of the north Texas way of life. Pool covers are an important consideration for pool owners all over the north Texas region. We typically tell customers who are … [Read more...] about Order Your Mesh Pool Cover Now!
What a great September/October we have had thus far—we have had some very warm days followed by cool days, which has resulted in lower pool water temperatures. Average water temperatures in the Denton area are now in the mid to high 70’s—of course this depends on if the pool is shaded, if it has a dark surface, etc. According to the National Oceanographic Data Center, 70-78 degrees is where … [Read more...] about Pool Heaters: Heat that Cool Water!
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