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 a … [Read more...] about How Much Does it Cost to Build a Swimming Pool?
The July 4th weekend is traditionally the biggest weekend of the year for pool use. With Independence Day falling on a Wednesday this year, pool parties will likely be planned for anywhere from June 30th thru July 8th. Following are five tips to assure that your July 4th pool party will be one to be remembered. Be sure that your pool is ready To avoid last minute water problems such as … [Read more...] about 5 Tips to Help Ensure a Great July 4th Weekend
The 4th of July is traditionally the biggest day of the year for pool use. Following are five tips to assure that your July 4th pool party will be one to be remembered. Be sure that your pool is ready To avoid last minute water problems such as cloudy water or a green pool, be sure that your pool water is balanced—have it professionally analyzed at Gohlke Pools sometime before your party. … [Read more...] about July 4th Pool Party Planning Tips
On Saturday, June 2nd, we reached 100 degrees for the first time this year, which is approximately one month earlier than usual—as our average date of our first 100 degree day is July 1st. As far as what is forecast for the rest of the summer, Pete Delkus, meteorologist for WFAA Channel 8, is calling for temperatures to be 2-4 degrees above normal, which means it will be hot! With that being … [Read more...] about Weekly Pool Maintenance Tips
It is always hot this time of year, but this year summer has been hotter than usual in the DFW area. 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 this time of year—as pool water tends to heat up, oftentimes past the point of being refreshing. Most of those who enjoy swimming pools prefer … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Cool Your Pool Water
This week we are expected to reach 100 degrees in the DFW area for the first time this year, which is a bit earlier than usual—as our average date of our first 100 degree day is July 1st. Thanks to the internet and the National Weather Service, following is some more information concerning 100 degree days in the DFW area: Average date of first 100°F: July 1 2017—June 23rd 2016—July … [Read more...] about 100 Degree Weather Facts for the DFW Area
Memorial Day weekend is this weekend and is traditionally considered the beginning of swim season. If you are the pool owner, hopefully by now your plans are in place for this weekend—the yard is mowed, the food is planned, the guests are invited, and the pool is ready! Following are some last minute tips to assure that your Memorial Day weekend will be an enjoyable one. Be sure that your pool is … [Read more...] about Tips for Enjoying Your Memorial Day Weekend
A Potentially Very Dangerous Situation One of the most recent lighting trends is string lights, also referred to as bistro lighting. While most agree that they are a very good look and provide just enough accent lighting in most situations, most of these lights are 120 volts, which should never be used over a swimming pool due to electrocution dangers. Obviously, electricity and water are not a … [Read more...] about Water & Electricity Do Not Mix