Gohlke Pools no longer offers CPR classes but we recommend training that is available from the City of Denton. CPR and First Aid safety may also available in your community. If you don’t have information on this type of service in your area, please contact the American Red Cross. … [Read more...] about CPR and Safety in the Swimming Pool
With a new pool there are many choices. What is right for me? This is something to consider before purchasing a swimming pool. We are not naïve enough to believe that swimming pools are for everyone-each situation is different. Some people who have pools would probably be better off without them, due to lack of time, financial issues, as well as other issues. There are many things to consider … [Read more...] about Exploring New Pool Ideas
After several years your liner can lose its elasticity, causing it to be more susceptible to tearing. Accelerators of this loss of elasticity include improper water balance and sun damage. Sun damage is tough to avoid, but many times improper water balance could have been avoided, causing your liner to last longer. Tearing many times occurs when the liner is punctured by a sharp object such as … [Read more...] about Vinyl Liner Repair
In the pool business, we are fairly accustomed to dealing with animals in swimming pools-mice, rats, frogs, crawfish, turtles, armadillos, and even an occasional skunk. In addition, we sometimes have to deal with snakes in swimming pools. Several of our service technicians have some very humorous snake stories, but they can also be dangerous. We once had an employee injured dealing with a … [Read more...] about Watch Those Snakes!
Most of us remember when we learned to swim, and the experience that we had in swimming lessons. Most of us experienced the same things: fear, lack of confidence, swallowing water, coughing, etc. I can remember the swimming lessons that I took as a young child like it was yesterday. I took my lessons at the Civic Center Pool (that is what I have always called the City of Denton pool off of … [Read more...] about How to Select a Swimming Instructor
Several years ago while attending a swimming pool convention in Fort Myers, Florida, I had an afternoon off and decided to visit the Edison Estate in Fort Myers. Edison was an extremely talented, hard working individual who really made a contribution that is still being felt today. While I really enjoyed looking at his inventions and his estate, I was most fascinated by his swimming pool. With … [Read more...] about The History of Swimming Pools in the United States
An Outdoor Living Area serves as natural gathering place that draws people together. More and more homeowners are beginning to create “outdoor living areas” in their backyards. While pools were once the focal point and often still are, outdoor living areas are increasing in popularity. The weather in the north Texas area, especially in the spring & fall, is very conducive to being outdoors. … [Read more...] about Outdoor Living