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 low to mid 70’s. Although according to the National Oceanographic Data Center, 70-78 degrees is where most people feel comfortable swimming. I have found that a water … [Read more...] about Pool Heaters: Heat that Cool Water!
With October 3rd being the latest 100 degree day that we have experienced (since records have been kept in 1898), it is a pretty safe bet to say that the 100 degree days appear to be over for this year. The DFW area had 18 days at or above 100 degrees, which, oddly enough, is our average since weather records have been kept (1898). With that being said, soon it will be getting cold. Just how … [Read more...] about Top 5 Winter Pool Care Options for the Denton Area
We at Gohlke Pools engage with the community we do business with in a number of ways. One way that we think pays off in multiple ways is through the Alternative Gifts Fair, an annual fundraising event for local charities sponsored by the First United Methodist Church of Denton, Texas. The Alternative Gifts Fair offers friends and family an alternate way to take care of their holiday shopping and … [Read more...] about Gohlke Pools – Alternative Gifts Fair Matching Sponsor
We have now had 18 days at or above 100 degrees this summer, which, oddly enough, is also the average number of days that we typically experience each summer at or above 100 degrees. Following is how the last 6 years shape up: 2016—18 2015—13 2014—14 2013—28 2012—36 2011—71 (record breaker!) Looking at the long range forecast, it appears that we have … [Read more...] about Fall is a Great Time of Year to Enjoy Your Swimming Pool
I have long said that the difference between swimming pools that look good and those that look great, and are often times award winning pools, comes down to one thing—landscaping. It is really amazing how much difference a well thought out landscaping plan can make to a backyard pool. As we enter the off-season and a prime time to landscape (especially for trees & shrubs), what is done between … [Read more...] about Poolside Landscaping
Labor Day weekend is typically a big weekend for swimming pool parties. With the relatively mild weather that we have been experiencing as of late, especially compared to the first two weeks of August, pools and backyards are a great place to be this coming weekend! Following is a checklist to assure that your Labor Day weekend pool party goes as planned: Be sure that your pool is ready To … [Read more...] about Tips for Having a Great Pool Party This Labor Day Weekend!
The first two weeks of August were very hot, but since then we have been experiencing very mild weather. And now with the rains that we have experienced—weather in August doesn’t get any better than this. With that being said, the rains coupled with the high pool water temperatures can make keeping clear, sparkling water more challenging than normal. As a reminder, following are the steps to … [Read more...] about Pool Care Tip: Dealing with Summer Rains & High Pool Water Temperatures
With the 100 degree temperatures that arrived this week, we are again reminded that hot weather can create problems for swimming pools even when a routine swimming pool maintenance program is followed. Two of the most common pool problems that pool owners experience this time of year are cloudy water and algae. Treating Cloudy Water in Pools The cause of cloudy water is usually either a water … [Read more...] about Dealing with Hot Weather Pool Problems