Although we are halfway through summer, there is still a lot of time to enjoy your backyard pool. Whether you want some alone time or a way to hang out with your family, you can enjoy a relaxing, entertaining day right in your backyard. It does not get better than that. DMG Pool Builders has come up with 5 ways to enjoy your backyard pool for the remainder of the summer.
Play Water Games With the Family
Splashing around your backyard pool is a great way to bond with your family. Bring some squirt guns or set up a volleyball net and have some friendly competition! Here are a couple more entertaining water games to enjoy with your family. It is time to make some unforgettable memories!
Read a Book and Take in the Sun
Catch up on your novel while relaxing on your pool float or a comfortable lounge chair. This is a perfect opportunity to take in some sun as well. But don’t forget to put on some sunscreen!
If audiobooks are more of your style, crank up those outdoor speakers and immerse yourself in the book’s world while floating around your pool.
Need to Relax? How About Some Water Meditation?
Pull up a guided meditation and swim a couple of laps or float around your pool as you listen. If you don’t want to listen to a guided meditation, just train your attention inward and focus on your breathing. This will help you get rid of distracting thoughts. Enjoy the calming effect of water by yourself or with your loved ones!
Increase Your Depths With an Underwater Photoshoot
Is your photo game on point? Have you taken pictures on cliffs and with celebrities? Well, how about underwater? Do you think you can hold your breath long enough to do an underwater photoshoot? Even just a few seconds underwater can get you some glamorous pictures. Buy a cheap disposable camera or seal your phone in a tight waterproof case and start posing!
Get Your Work Out In
Is it too hot to go for a jog, but these gas prices are telling you to stay home instead of driving to the gym? We don’t blame you! You don’t need to leave your house to exercise when you have a backyard pool. Just blast your favorite songs and swim a couple of laps. If you want to spice up your workout, do some water jumping jacks, dips, pool planks, and some leg kicks!
Get Your Pool Maintenance With DMG Pool Builders
If your backyard pool needs repairs or just regular maintenance, DMG Pool Builders can take care of it. We service Houston, Texas, and surrounding areas and have over 35 years of combined experience. We are here to help you get the best of your pool this summer. Give us a call or send us a message and we will schedule a date and time that works best for you.
There’s nothing better than taking a dip in your pool to cool off from this hot Texas heat. However, with these high temperatures, your pool water can get warm too. Although this can be desirable in the winter months, you don’t want to be dealing with warm pool water in the summertime. Luckily, DMG Pool Builders has some tips and tricks to keep your pool water cool during these hot months.
Keep the Water Moving
DMG Pool Builders can add a waterfall or decorative fountain to your pool in order to keep the pool water moving. Just let us know what your vision is, and we will create it. There are many styles to choose from that get the job done. So how does this help keep the pool water cool? You only run the fountain in the evening and night to circulate cool air throughout the water. If you run the fountain or waterfall during the day, you risk making the water even hotter because you are circulating the hot air throughout the water.
Use a Pool Mister
Pool misters can quickly lower the temperature of your pool water. The constant mist leads to quick evaporation and in turn cooler water. We recommend running the pool mister at night for a greater cooling effect.
Cover the Pool When It’s Not In Use
Invest in a fitted pool covering. Although this cover won’t make your pool water any cooler, it will maintain the temperature that it’s at. Therefore, if the water is at a desirable temperature, cover the pool when you aren’t using it. Most covers are easy to use and relatively inexpensive.
Install a Pool Chiller or Heat Pump
Pool chillers are another option that is more affordable than installing a fountain or waterfall. These chillers use fans to cool water as it travels through its system. They are supposed to lower the pool water up to 10 degrees overnight. Of course, it depends on the size of the pool.
We can also install a heat pump. That’s right. You read that right. A heat pump has a reverse option that cools water by extracting heat from it.
The landscape of your home can help with keeping your pool water cool. For example, having trees around your pool can provide shading and help keep the temperature lower. However, that does mean you will have to deal with leaves and other debris getting into your pool. So, if you decide to build your pool around trees or plant trees around your pool, you will need to provide a lot more maintenance to your pool.
Stay Cool This Summer
Use these tips and tricks to help lower the temperature of your pool water. Our experts can come over to install fountains, waterfalls, heat pumps, or pool chillers in order to keep your pool water cool. And if you don’t have a pool in your backyard yet, give us a call today! We will schedule a time and date that works best and build your dream pool.
It’s no surprise that you want to maintain your vinyl pool clean during the summer months. Who wants to swim in a pool with dirty water full of mold and soggy leaves floating around? Just imagine accidentally drinking that water or finding wet trash stuck to your body in places no one wants to even think about. DMG Pool Builders has some insiders for keeping your vinyl pool clean these upcoming months, so you can enjoy your pool to the max.
Why Does Your Pool Need Regular Maintenance?
Regularly maintaining your pool will help it last for many years. In fact, neglect is the main reason pools lose their durablity and nice appearance. Not only does maintenance keep your pool water clean and inviting, but it also reduces the risk of algae and it helps keep your drains clear and functioning properly.
What Pool Cleaning Items Should You Invest In?
We recommend investing in a leaf skimmer, a pool brush, a vacuum, and a tile and vinyl cleaner. And as a heads up, when the pool brush is no longer in good condition, don’t hesitate to chuck it out. Worn-down bristles can damage the pool liner by creating rough edges.
You can also use ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) to clean the pool. It can be found in pool supply stores and it removes stains and discoloration without harming the vinyl. All you need to do is mix the acid with water and spread it on the discolored areas. After you leave it on there for a few minutes, scrub it off with the pool brush and rinse the area.
DIY Cleaning Supplies
Although cleaning supplies aren’t too expensive, they can add up in the long run. Luckily for you, we have some DIY supplies that work just well in keeping your vinyl pool clean.
If you have Borax in your laundry cleaning solutions, you can also use it to clean your pool. Just mix it with some water to create a thick paste. Apply the paste to a pool stain, leave it on there for several minutes, and then scrub it off. It might lighten colored liners, so test it out first in an area that is not too visible.
Undiluted White Vinegar
You can remove mold and mildew with undiluted white vinegar. Apply the vinegar with a rag or sponge. Leave it in there for a few minutes, then scrub it with a brush.
Wet Melamine Sponge
To remove grime, you can gently scrub it with a wet melamine sponge. An example of this type of sponge is a Magic Eraser. Don’t use soap or any other cleaning material when going down this route.
Dish Soap Solution
You can create a dish soap solution by adding water and vinegar to the soap. Use a sponge and scrub the areas that need cleaning.
Get Repairs Done with DMG Pool Builders
If your pool needs a repair or you want a team that can maintain your pool for you, get in touch with DMG Pool Builders today. We have the resources and skillset to keep your vinyl pool in top shape!
Summer is the best time of the year to have fun and enjoy life. With temperatures going higher and higher, we all want to find ways to cool off. That’s why having a pool is so helpful! Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to have a fancy in-ground pool. On the other hand, that’s why above-ground pools exist. Like any other type of pool, they have their advantages and disadvantages. So, if you’re wondering if you should get one, here’s all you need to know about them. Weighing the pros and cons will help you decide if this is the right type of pool for you.
Advantages of Above-Ground Pools
There are numerous advantages to above-ground pools. They have their own great features, ways of installment, and aesthetic appeal. Let’s talk about some pros that might be enough to convince you to get one:
- The price — One of the main advantages is the price. While not everyone will find them affordable, above-ground pools cost significantly less than other swimming pools. DMG Pools offers them for $1,200 to $5,000.
- Easy installment — It’s always best to leave pool installation to professionals who will ensure everything goes smoothly. However, if you’re handy, you can easily set it up yourself.
- Relocation — If you decide you’re not happy with your pool’s location, the swimming season is over, you are moving into a new house, or you want to resell the pool, you can relocate it easily. You will still have to make an effort, but at least it’s an option, unlike with in-ground pools.
Disadvantages of Above-Ground Pools
Not every pool can have it all and be perfect. So, there are some disadvantages to this type of pool. Many of these cons won’t make much of a difference in your decision, but it’s still helpful to know about them so that you’re aware of any potential issues. The disadvantages include:
- Aesthetics — When it comes to looks, above-ground pools might not look as good as the in-ground ones. Plus, there’s not much you can do about the way they look on the outside.
- No added property value — These pools don’t add value to your home. So, if you’re looking to sell it at some point, don’t expect the price to go up just because you have an above-ground pool in your backyard.
- Not as durable, and options are limited — No pool lasts forever, and while the maintenance is easy, their durability doesn’t impress. Plus, if you want a custom pool or cool features, your options are pretty limited.
How to Make a Decision
Weighing the pros and cons sometimes seems like an impossible task. However, you just need to consider your needs and purchasing power. Take into account all of the pros and cons before making a rash decision. If you need more convincing, take a peek at the DMG Pools gallery to see if above-ground pools are something you want.
DMG Pools at Your Service
If you’re looking into Houston pool companies, we’re here for you. We offer fair prices and have over 35 years of experience. If you’re looking for any kind of pool — contact us. Requesting a quote is absolutely free, so let’s get in touch and see what we can do for you.