We have had a relatively mild summer thus far. Although there might be a few more 100 degree days, for the most part the hottest weather is behind us. With the first average freeze date for the DFW area still months away (November 22nd), we are entering the time of year when weather for outdoor activities is optimal. Many who like spending time outdoors are aware that fall in the north Texas … [Read more...] about Fall is a Great Time of Year to Enjoy Your Swimming Pool
Labor Day weekend is typically a big weekend for swimming pool parties, probably the second most popular pool use weekend after the July 4th. With the relatively mild weather that we have been experiencing as of late, pools and backyards will be a great place to be this Labor Day Weekend! Following is a checklist to assure that your Labor Day weekend pool party goes as planned: Be sure that your … [Read more...] about Plan Now for a Great Labor Day Party
Although we are currently behind schedule on the number of 100 degree days that we typically have, it is still very hot this time of year. 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 in August—as pool water tends to heat up, oftentimes past the point of being refreshing. Most of those who … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Cool Your Pool Water
WOW—how about this awesome weather we are having right now! I cannot remember such great weather in August—very conducive to being outdoors. Pete Delkus of WFAA had some interesting things to report earlier this week: This summer, our rainfall total is 13.03”, which is 6.98” above normal. The long term forecast for the rest of August calls for lower than average temperatures. With that … [Read more...] about Pool Care Tip: Dealing with Summer Rains & High Pool Water Temperatures
In order for your pool to operate properly, it is important that there is enough water in the pool (typically at least halfway up on the tile). For a pool that is leaking, this can be very difficult. Therefore, now would be a great time to determine if your pool is leaking. Depending on the atmospheric conditions, swimming pools will lose up to ½” of water per 24 hour period through … [Read more...] about Is Your Pool Leaking?
We are entering a time of extremely dry and hot weather, which is really drying out the soils. This follows some fairly good rainfall totals that we have had this summer. Extremes such as this can cause problems as this area tends to have expansive soil—soil that expands when it gets wet and contracts when it gets dry. This expansion and contraction of the soil causes whatever is in contact … [Read more...] about This Dry Weather Can Cause Pool Problems
So far this year, we have had really good weather for enjoying the outdoors. We are just now entering the time of year when it starts getting really hot—like 100 degree temperature hot. 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 … [Read more...] about 100 Degree Weather & Swimming Pools
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 … [Read more...] about How Much Does it Cost to Build a Swimming Pool?