What? March already? Geez! Leprechauns, fun with pollen (although, we are not going to complain about trees blooming and longer days!), Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and swim season is right around the corner! We're sure that a lot of you are ready to shake off those winter blues and embrace warmer weather!
Just as a reminder, we've officially changed our retail store hours for the spring and summer. Beginning on March 1st we will be open weekdays from 9 AM until 6 PM and on Saturday from 9 AM until 5 PM. Spring and summer hours will remain effective through the end of September.
We're here for you and all of your pool needs! Visit our retail store (but mind our mess as we are in a bit of transition) to get your water tested and check out our line of Poolife products. Or bring in your pool sweep for a checkup. Need a filter clean? Have a leaky pump? Booster pump noisy? Automation acting up? Call us at 713-665-4441 to schedule a visit from one of our service techs. We also do leak detection and even renovations!
Have a general question? Call us, text us (832-780-5955) or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org). Keep in mind that any texts or emails received after business hours will be answered the following business day.
And be sure to check out the link to this month's newsletter. We've featured articles about pool lighting, pool care with a link to Poolife, tasty March treats and things to do this month in Houston.
Have a wonderful March and we look forward to hearing from you or seeing you pop by our store!
We're a little late getting this month's newsletter out due to some "technical issues". We hope that you will forgive our tardiness in rolling out this year's first newsletter. We also trust that the start of your year has been absolutely fantastic.
This month we have articles about a floating pool in New York, modern pool designs, things to do around Houston this month and let's not forget sweet treats for Valentine's Day.
We're also pleased to announce that we are now offering leak detection service. Give us a call at 713-665-4441 for more information.
Remember: We're here when you need us like that hotel that leaves the light on.
Have a fabulous February!
Here are some tips to help protect your swimming pool should the mercury drop below freezing:
*If your system is automated with controls, freeze mode will automatically kick in and stay in place as long as the temps are at 32 degrees or lower.
*If you have time clock trippers you will need to remove both the ON and OFF trippers so that the equipment will continuously run.
**For more information:
If you still have your pool operational, make sure you run the water through the filtration system while we are under the threat of freezing temperatures. As the outside temps fall below freezing, and your pool is not winterized, make sure to run your system as long as the temps are below 32 degrees.
Should you have an equipment failure or power outage that prevents you from running your system, make sure to turn the breakers off and remove all the winterizing plugs from your equipment to keep it from freezing and bursting.
Every pump has a plug in the basket chamber that should be removed – including the automatic cleaner’s booster pump. The filter tank will either have a plug or a cap that needs to be removed to let the water drain out. And if you have a chlorinator, salt cell, or heater remove any plugs on them.
Lastly, protect your skimmer against freeze by stuffing an empty – but with the top secured – ½ gallon milk jug or 2-liter soda bottle into the skimmer and put the skimmer lid back on. You want something collapsible that will absorb the expansion of water into ice to keep the plastic skimmer body from cracking.
If you need a LIFE LINE feel free to PHONE A FRIEND at 713-665-4441, text us at 832-780-5955, or email us at email@example.com.
Thank you for wonderful 2023! We wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2024 and look forward to serving you in the New Year and beyond! We will be taking a break and not posting a newsletter to start the year and will restart our monthly newsletters in February.
Oh, my goodness! It totally slipped our minds with all the Holiday hub bub going on to post a blog for this month and a link to December's newsletter! Better late than never!
We will just keep it short and sweet and pause and wish you, your family and friends a very Merry Christmas! Be sure to check out this month's newsletter by clicking on the link below!
Hello all! This year is truly coming to a close! Holidays are literally around the corner, and we'll soon be changing our calendars to read 2024. Yikes!
Since we're in the "thick" of the fall season, be sure to remember to:
*Keep your skimmer baskets free of debris.
*Check the bag of your Polaris, or pool sweep, and empty any debris and/or leaves.
*If you have a pool heater, and haven't checked it already, fire it up to be sure it's in proper working order. Give us a shout at 713-665-4441 if it isn't and we can schedule a service technician to come out and take a look.
Lastly, be sure to click on the link and check out this month's newsletter. We've thrown a few articles and tidbits in there for you.
And, as always, we're in the office weekdays until 5 PM and our Retail Store is open weekdays from 9 AM until 5 PM and on Saturday from 9 AM until 3 PM.
Wishing everyone a wonderful November and Happy Thanksgiving!
I don't know about y'all, but it's hard for me to believe that we've officially reached the month of October! Although, I'm not ready for pumpkin spice everything, a little cooler weather is definitely welcome after this summer's brutal heat.
Be sure to check out the link below and take a few minutes to read this month's newsletter. This month you'll find articles about some guy who thought it would be cute to randomly drop green dye into swimming pools, tips on how to keep your swimming pool mosquito free, some things to do this month in the Houston area, and some fall recipes sure to please the crowd!
Remember, we are a phone call away at 713-665-4441 or you can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a fantastic month!
Well, a big how do ya do to September! And, Happy Labor Day, y'all!
As a reminder: We will be closed on Monday, September 4th for the Labor Day holiday. We hope that you, your family, and friends enjoy it!
Please note that as of September 1st we will be transitioning to our fall and winter hours. We will now be open from 9 AM until 5 PM weekdays and from 9 AM until 3 PM on Saturdays. Any calls, emails, or texts received after hours will be answered after the start of the next business day.
Now that we have all that formality out of our way, be sure to check out this month's newsletter. We're featuring a tale of survival from Hawaii, some fun facts about swimming pools, some things to do in the Houston area over the Labor Day weekend, and some yummy recipes to get your grill on!
Here's to a fabulous September and a little cooler weather! Until next time . . .
It's officially August, which means more hot weather and more time relaxing by the pool, not to mention getting ready the kids ready to get back to school! Also, for you dog lovers, this month is National Dog Month. So, spend a little extra time with your furry household members.
Be sure to click on the link to our Newsletter below. This month we've featured articles on the following: natural swimming holes in our great state of Texas, a trip in the past with Esther Williams, some summer activities to do with your dog(s), and some yummy summer recipes.
As always, we're here to help you with any of your pool needs. From water testing, weekly service, repairs, and even renovations. We're in the office weekdays until 5 PM and our Retail Store is open on Saturdays until 5 PM. You can also contact us by phone at 713-665-4441, text 832-780-5955, or email at email@example.com.
Have a great month and we'll see you in September!
Rainwater is acidic and involves the chemicals in the pool’s water. Rainwater can also change the pH balance and alkalinity level. Acidic rain can also make water corrosive, which can affect plaster and ceramic over time.
Here are some other factors on how rain may affect your swimming pool:
Rainfall Pool Maintenance
Some recommendations on how to treat your pool before and after it rains are as follows: