Spring is here! This month's newsletter is all about getting your pool ready for spring. There are tips and tricks to get your pool ready and several ways to increase your general knowledge. Get the Pool Ready Now that the water is warming up and the trees and other vegetation are blooming it is very important to start getting the pool ready for the upcoming swim season. Below are a few … [Read more...] about Gohlke Pools Newsletter – March 2011
Now that cooler weather has set in, most pools aren't being used. Many pool owners tend to put pool water chemistry on the back burner. However the it is critical to keep the water balanced all year long to reduce water clarity problems, control algae and bacteria growth, and maintain overall condition of the surface of the pool and its equipment. Below are the ideal test … [Read more...] about Water Chemistry 101
Ask the Pool Guy Our website has a new feature where you can submit any question and get a personalized reply emailed back to you. Feel free to use it for any question about pools, spas, or backyard living and you will get a quick response based on 50+ years of backyard aquatic experience. You can access it by clicking here. I will try to post a common question and answer monthly, but here are … [Read more...] about Ask the Pool Guy / Top Ten Seasonal Tips
Labor Day has come and gone, which means Fall is right around the corner. Most pool owners hate this time of year because they know they are about to start the battle against the leaves. Why not be ready for them? There are many things pool owners can do to help make this time of year easier on themselve #1 - Arm Yourself It is important to make sure your leaf removal tools are at the ready, … [Read more...] about Are You Ready for Fall?
Summer is definitely here and pool water is rapidly becoming more bath like. So much so, I hear people say it is too hot to even swim. There are ways to decrease that pool water temperature and make it more enjoyable. #1 - Increase Water Evaporation I know increasing evaporation is not something that you normally want to do, but you lose most of your heat through evaporation. The more … [Read more...] about Keep Your Pool Cool
According to the local meterologists we are going to get some pretty cold temperatures Friday, so I wanted to take this opportunity to make sure everyone is prepared to keep thier pool equipment from freezing. Below are some steps to make sure nothing gets damaged. Keep the Equipment Running Moving water has a hard time freezing, so usually your best option to prevent freeze damage is keeping … [Read more...] about Newsletter – December 2009