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
Thus far this year, we have had really good weather for enjoying the outdoors. I am thinking that typically by mid-June we have had several 100 degree days. But after doing some research (thanks to the National Weather Service), I have discovered the following 100 degree weather facts: Average date of first 100°F: July 1 Average date of last 100°F: August 26 Earliest occurrence: Mar 9, … [Read more...] about 100 Degree Weather Facts
As far as weather goes, May seemed like a normal May to me. But Pete Delkus, meteorologist for WFAA, reported that we just had the driest May that we have had in 90 years and the warmest spring that we have had in 5 years. As far as what is forecast for June, the prediction is below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation (based on the European model). That sounds like great weather … [Read more...] about Weekly Pool Maintenance Tips
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
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