As of this writing (July 21st), we have not yet experienced our first 100 degree day of 2021, but the weather forecasters are expecting that to change in the next week or two. Our average date of our first 100 degree day is July 1st, therefore we are a bit behind schedule this year. We average eighteen 100 degree days per year, therefore we likely have quite a few of them ahead of us. Since … [Read more...] about Weekly Pool Maintenance Tips
We seem to be experiencing fairly mild weather thus far this summer, but we can be assured that the hot weather is just around the corner. Needless to say, July & August are our two hottest months. In July, we average six 100 degree days and in August we average nine 100 degree days. As you can imagine, this hot weather can create problems for swimming pools if the pool is not properly … [Read more...] about 5 Hot Weather Pool Care Secrets from the Front Lines
The July 4th weekend is traditionally the biggest weekend of the year for pool use. With Independence Day falling on a Sunday this year and many businesses observing the holiday on Monday, July 5th, pools will be a popular place to be over the July 4th weekend. Following are five tips to assure that your July 4th pool party will be one to be remembered. Be sure that your pool is readyTo … [Read more...] about 5 Tips to Help Ensure a Great July 4th Pool Party
Well, the hot weather has arrived. We have not yet had a 100 degree day, but it is likely not far off as the average date of the first 100 degree day is July 1st. With temperatures continuing to heat up, swimming pools use will increase. As swimming pools are being enjoyed this summer, it is important to try to prevent irritants such as eye & skin irritation, sunburn, and hair discoloration. … [Read more...] about How to Protect Your Eyes, Skin, & Hair this Summer
As can be expected, heavy rain can wreak havoc on swimming pools—by exposing problems such as poor drainage and by creating problems such as debris in the pool and water chemistry issues. Poor drainage If you have drainage issues, heavy rain can really expose them. The best way to determine if poor drainage exists is to observe the pool area during heavy rain. If poor drainage is an issue … [Read more...] about Swimming Pool Care Tips after the Rainfall
How we got here. Over the weekend a lot of the major news outlets decided to report on the pool chlorine shortage our country is facing for this summer. This problem goes back to August 27th, 2020 when Hurricane Laura made landfall in the Lake Charles, LA area. It just so happens that roughly 60% of the nation’s chlorine tablets are manufactured there. The hurricane caused a fire at that … [Read more...] about How to Deal with the Chlorine Shortage
Ever since the record cold snap that we had in mid-February, many pool owners have been looking forward to some warmer weather, and we are finally getting some. Although pool water temperatures are still around 70 degrees, it will not be long until we can all comfortably swim. What some consider comfortable might still be too cold for others and vice versa—everyone is different. But following is a … [Read more...] about When Will it be Warm Enough to Swim?
In our 63 years in business, we have never seen such a misalignment of supply and demand of swimming pools. The demand for swimming pool construction right now far exceeds the supply. As a result, pool construction is taking much longer than it ever has. Pool construction projects that used to take from 8-12 weeks from the first meeting to swimming are now taking at least twice that long. Why is … [Read more...] about Why Does It Take So Long to Get a Pool Built Right Now?