The July 4th weekend is traditionally the biggest weekend of the year for pool use. With Independence Day falling on a Saturday this year and most area fireworks shows canceled due to the pandemic, 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 avoid … [Read more...] about 5 Tips to Help Insure a Great July 4th Pool Party
As of this writing (June 17th), we have not yet experienced our first 100 degree day of 2020. Our average date of our first 100 degree day is July 1st. We average eighteen 100 degree days per year, therefore we likely have quite a few of them ahead of us. Since weather records have been kept (1898), there have only been two summers in which we did not reach 100 degrees (1906 & 1973). With … [Read more...] about Weekly Pool Maintenance Tips
This year started out as one of the wettest we have ever had, but we are now in a period of no rain. It appears that the hot, dry weather will be the case for at least another 10 days—as there is no rain in the forecast. That combined with the hot weather that we are experiencing is really drying out area soils. The north Texas area tends to have pockets of fairly expansive soil—soil that … [Read more...] about Water Your Yard to Prevent Damage to Your Pool
It seems that the hot weather has arrived in the DFW area. We had a really wet start to the year, but we are now approaching the time of year where the heat and humidity settles in and rain isn’t as common. Although it is starting to warm up, the really hot weather (100 degrees +) doesn’t typically arrive until July & August—most of our 100 degree days in the DFW area (15.2 of our average of … [Read more...] about 100 Degree Weather Facts for the DFW Area
Although summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21st, 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 & … [Read more...] about How to Protect Your Eyes, Skin, & Hair this Summer
As pool season kicks off for many of the 30,000 plus swimming pools in Denton County, it is important to be aware of pool safety. May has been designated as National Water Safety Month. National Water Safety Month is a joint effort of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance, the American Red Cross, the National Recreation & Parks Association, and the World Waterpark Association. These organizations … [Read more...] about May is National Water Safety Month
With more people at home than typical (due to the pandemic), many people are more interested in using their pool earlier this year. We have had a few very warm days, but not enough of them to warm the water enough for most of us. Average water temperatures in the Denton area are now in the low to mid 70’s—of course this depends on if the pool is shaded, if it has a dark surface, etc. According … [Read more...] about Pool Heaters: Heat that Cool Water!