Swimming is a great American pastime, which explains why there are over 10 million residential pools in the United States.
Over half are inground.
But it isn’t just a matter of filling it up and jumping into the water. Pools require regular maintenance. It’s not just a matter of aesthetics but for safety reasons too.
To keep a pool clean and running properly you must:
- remove debris floating in the water that can clog the filter system
- add chemicals to the water to keep bacteria and other disease-causing organisms under control
- get rid of algae and mold from the surfaces.
- remove calcium from the pool tile and rocks
All of these tasks take time and attention from the pool owner.
It’s no secret that pools require yearlong upkeep in the form of servicing, cleaning, and maintenance, but sometimes, despite the most dedicated care, pools become susceptible to unexpected issues that regular service doesn’t prevent.
One of the most common—and often bewildering—problems that pool owners face is pool plaster delamination.
Never heard of it?
Here’s everything you need to know to identify this unsightly pool concern and how to solve this issue.
Recently the team at Willsha Pools finished building a custom pool for a homeowner in Walsh Ranch. We are very excited to share some pictures of this pool project and walk you through the complete process of the pool build.
Many homeowners dream of a backyard oasis to beat the Texas heat. A custom pool is a great idea, but also a hefty investment – one that could turn into a costly mistake if you aren’t careful.
To make this dream a reality, you’ll need to partner with a DFW pool builder you can trust.
“But how do I find a pool builder near me?”
If that’s the question you’re asking, we’ve got answers.
Nothing beats jumping into your pool on a hot summer day, but the price of refinishing a pool can leave you wondering if it was worth it. It may surprise you how expensive a concrete pool can get, so keeping it properly maintained should be a top priority.
Why is that?
Besides the usual prices to maintain your pool throughout the year, repairs and utilities can sneak up on you. The surface on your pool is what seals it and keeps the water from leaking into the ground.
Are you planning to build an outdoor living area with a pool and patio?
Or just a new addition such as a pool deck? Our staff of customer service reps, design pros, and swimming pool consultants has seen and done it all.
In this post, we will discuss the things that need to be considered when planning and designing your pool and outdoor living area.
Living in the heat of the Lone Star State, you might wonder, is it even necessary to winterize a pool in Texas?
If you have a pool and happen to reside in or around the Dallas/Fort Worth area, where we get days that average around 59-60° in January, you might think it’s easiest to slide through winter without closing your pool entirely.
When is the best time of the year to have a new pool installed? On a hot summer day, the answer can often seem like “immediately.” But all kidding aside, the time of year does play an important role in both renovations for an existing pool and new pool installation.
Let’s take a look at the best time to buy or remodel a pool:
If you have been looking to build a new pool, you’ve probably noticed that there are a lot of choices out there.
Perhaps more than you originally anticipated.
The most popular type of material to build a pool is concrete. Concrete pools are durable, long lasting, and made to fit any shape or size.
There are two main types of concretes used for swimming pools: gunite and shotcrete.
In the baking Texas heat, the last thing you want is a hot pool. Not only does it prevent you from cooling down at the end of a workday, but it’s also going to make you reluctant to use it even on weekend and holidays.
While in colder states the idea of a warm pool is a luxury, as Texans we know that once the weather ticks into the 100’s for weeks on end the water can start to become uncomfortably warm.