It goes without saying that our lives have been changed forever due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. One of the results that we have seen is the increase in the demand of home improvements, including swimming pools. This has resulted in an increase in the construction of swimming pools and the supply of skilled labor and materials has not increased, which has resulted in projects taking … [Read more...] about Don’t Wait Any Longer
What a mild fall we have had thus far! The weather has been phenomenal as of late. With a few exceptions, the past few months have provided perfect weather for outside activities. With that being said, we know that extremely cold weather will arrive—it always does. When the really cold weather does get here, it is important that your pool and pool equipment are prepared to handle … [Read more...] about How to Prevent Freeze Damage
What kind of weather will we have this winter? The Old Farmer’s Almanac says the following about the upcoming Texas winter of 2020/2021: “Temperamental! Wild swings from mild to tranquil to cold & wintry.” In addition, I recently heard Pete Delkus, chief meteorologist of WFAA Channel 8, say the following about the upcoming winter: “La Nina is the dominating factor in this … [Read more...] about DFW Freezing Weather Information
Three years ago, we purchased our first stand-alone hot tub. We have had swimming pools that had spas attached to them, and we have even had a jetted bathtub, but we had never had a stand-alone hot tub until recently. It is the first time in 30 years that we have not had a swimming pool, but thus far our family is really enjoying having a hot tub. Hot tubs have continued to increase in … [Read more...] about Hot Tub Purchasing Tips
What a great September/October we have had thus far—the weather has just been phenomenal! We have had some warm days followed by cool days and even cooler nights, which has resulted in lower pool water temperatures. With more people at home than typical (due to the pandemic), many people are more interested in using their pool later into the fall, which has resulted in more pool heaters being … [Read more...] about Pool Heaters: Heat that Cool Water!
With the recent cool weather, it appears that 100 degree days are over for this year. But there are no guarantees—we once had a 100 degree day on October 3rd (1951). With that being said, it will continue to get cooler as we venture thru October & November. Our average first freeze is November 22nd, but our earliest freeze ever was on October 22nd (occurred in 1898), therefore, cold weather … [Read more...] about Top 3 Winter Pool Care Options for for the Denton Area
It has been a milder summer than we are accustomed to. We average eighteen days of 100 degrees or more, and this year we have only had eight. The average date for our last 100 degree day is August 26th, although we did have a 100 degree day as late as October 3rd (1951). But with the early September cool front that we had, it appears that 100 degree days are over for this year. Many who like … [Read more...] about Fall is a Great Time of Year to Enjoy Your Swimming Pool
Due to the pandemic, this has been the most unusual start of the school year that any of us have likely ever experienced. Some schools have started in-person learning, while other schools have opted to start the year with on-line learning. With that being said, the roads seem to be much busier and more kids are out and about near schools. While drivers are often in a hurry and looking for ways … [Read more...] about Drive Safely for Back to School