The Big Annual Sale Is Soon–Don’t Miss It!

Big Annual Sale

30 years ago, Gohlke Pools started having an annual sale—called The Big Sale!  This is a great opportunity for pool owners to stock up for the season at special discounted prices and to begin preparing for the upcoming pool season.  Following is a schedule of the events planned: Thursday, April … [Read more...]

Spring Pool Checklist

Spring Checklist

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 … [Read more...]

Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the air

With the first day of spring being Friday, March 20th—spring is definitely in the air. While none of us know what the weather will be between now and the end of summer, we can be confident that it will warm up soon and beautiful weather is ahead of us. The Old Farmer’s Almanac forecasts the … [Read more...]

Winter is Finally in the Rear View Mirror

We are right in the middle of the Spring Break period—many area school districts had the break this past week (March 9-13) and other school districts are having this coming week (March 16-20). Both the 10 day forecast and history tells us that we have likely seen the final freeze of the winter. You … [Read more...]

How to Deal with the Freeze Damage

Freezing Pipes

WOW!   What a wild week that it has been, as we have experienced it all: rain, freezing rain, sleet, & snow, and very little sunshine. What can really be difficult on pool equipment is consecutive number of hours below freezing—of which we had the longest streak thus far this winter of 40+ … [Read more...]

Now is a Great Time to Renovate Your Swimming Pool

Pool Renovation

After a number of years, pools can become outdated and in need of a renovation. Some pool owners’ desire minor changes and some desire dramatic overhauls. Due to the availability of new products and materials that weren’t available when the existing pool was constructed, often times the pool looks … [Read more...]

Buying a House with a Swimming Pool

With the hot real estate market that we are experiencing in the north Texas area, many of us in the swimming pool industry are being faced with the question—“Is purchasing a house with an existing swimming pool a good idea?”   The answer is that is really depends on several factors. First, you … [Read more...]

A Commitment From Gohlke Pools for 2015

We always end the year with mixed emotions. We are happy that we get a chance to reflect back on 2014 and we have some great memories, a few successes, and also a few failures. In addition, it allows us to look at goals that we have set and see how we did. We do not know what the economy will be … [Read more...]

Now is the Time to Begin Planning a Backyard Pool

Most pool builders are asked two questions more than they hear other questions—and those questions are: “What is the best time of year to build a swimming pool?” “How do I begin the planning process for a swimming pool?” Following are the answers to these very common questions: What is the … [Read more...]

A Christmas Message

A few years ago at the Pool Expo I attended a seminar by Clay Nelson (www.claynelsonlifebalance.com) that had an impact on my priorities and my life.  I now receive his email newsletters and feel like the following information is worth sharing as we enter Christmas week. “As you sit down for a meal … [Read more...]