How To Enjoy Your Pool This Fall

Well—the water is starting to cool down, as it is now in the high 70’s in most pools as of this writing. Although quite a few people are still swimming, for others the water is simply too cold—as most of us prefer pool water temperatures in the mid-to-high 80s. With the first average freeze date … [Read more...]

Winter Is On the Way!

The 100 degree days appear to be over for this year.  Soon it will be getting cold, and I have heard several weather forecasters call for a winter that is colder and wetter than normal.  That doesn’t bode too well for pools if preparations aren’t made, especially in the Denton area. If you have … [Read more...]

Outdoor Living Environments

Even with the relatively mild summer that we have had, the fall is a great time of year. We are now beginning to have cooler weather and it will be much more enjoyable to be outside. More and more homeowners are beginning to create outdoor living environments in their backyards. While pools were … [Read more...]

Winter Pool Care Options

The 100 degree days appear to be over for this year. Soon it will be getting cold, and I have heard several weather forecasters call for a winter that is colder and wetter than normal. That doesn’t bode too well for pools if preparations aren’t made. Depending on several variables (number of trees … [Read more...]

What a Great Summer We Have Had!

It has been a great summer! Pete Delkus of WFAA—Channel 8 recently reported that we had the coolest summer that we have had in a decade and the lowest number of 100 degree days from June thru August—which is listed below: Number of 100 Degree Days  - June through August 2014 … [Read more...]

Swimming Pools & Dogs

Swimming Pools and Dogs

When my sons were both young (one is currently a junior at the University of Oklahoma and the other is a senior at Denton Ryan High School), something happened that made me realize that I am a dog lover. Our yellow Labrador retriever, “Ellie”, died suddenly after 10 years of providing our family … [Read more...]

Tips for Having a Great Pool Party This Labor Day Weekend!

Labor Day weekend is typically a big weekend for swimming pool parties.  With the relatively mild weather that we have been experiencing as of late—pools and backyards are a great place to be this coming weekend! Following is a checklist to assure that your Labor Day weekend pool party goes as … [Read more...]

Sun Protection

Although this information is a bit later in the summer that it should be, maybe it will help you prevent sunburn for the remainder of the summer—especially over Labor Day weekend, which is one of the busiest swim days of the year. Sunscreen is rated by SPF, which stands for Sun Protective … [Read more...]

Let’s Prevent Another 2012

You probably remember the summer of 2012, when Denton County had the highest rate per capita in the state for West Nile virus (source—WFAA Channel 8 news on August 22, 2012). As of late, there have been a few cases of West Nile virus in the DFW metroplex. Although the numbers are low, we need to be … [Read more...]

Water Saving Tips for Pool Owners

This has been a relatively mild summer thus far—especially when compared to the last few summers that we have experienced.  But one concern that we have had to deal with for the last few years is limited rainfall.  The current drought combined with the continued influx of new residents to the north … [Read more...]