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?
Back in 2012, we were dealing with the West Nile virus being spread by mosquitos. In 2015 & 2016, it was the Zika virus. Regardless of the disease or the year, it is safe to say mosquitos can cause real problems and we all need to do our part to cut down on the mosquito population. Although mosquito season varies from year to year depending on temperature, moisture, and other conditions, … [Read more...] about Battling the Mosquitoes
The July 4th weekend is traditionally the biggest weekend of the year for pool use. With Independence Day falling on a Tuesday this year, pool parties will likely be planned for anywhere from Friday thru Tuesday. 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 … [Read more...] about 5 Tips to Help Ensure a Great July 4th Weekend
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
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