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.
Did your phone alert you of the upcoming heat waves? If so, it has probably been going off all summer. Heat waves are common in Texas, but this year they have become much more extreme due to climate change. When you pull up your weather app, it’s normal to see over 100 degrees reflected for the week. If you need some strategies for cooling down this summer, just follow our tips below while enjoying your pool. And if you need one installed, DMG Pool Builders is readily available! Let’s keep you fresh this summer and kick those heat waves to the curb in the comfort of your backyard.
Split Your Large Meals Into Mini Meals
We are accustomed to having three big meals throughout the day, but splitting those up into snacks can actually make the heat more tolerable. Digesting a big meal makes your body work harder, which results in you feeling lethargic or uncomfortable. Instead, eat mini-meals throughout the day to keep you fueled up instead of full.
Make Drinking Fun!
It’s recommended to drink at least 8 cups of water a day. But let’s be honest. For some of us, that’s a really hard goal to meet. But it’s highly important to stay hydrated, especially during these heat waves. There are plenty of ways to make drinking fun for you and your family. Get ice cubed trays with different shapes and fill them up with different colored juices. Throw some cranberry juice ice cubes into your water and make it extra refreshing!
Did you know that peppermint makes the heat more tolerable? Mint opens your airways. As you take a breath, you will feel a blast of relief from the heat. Pop some peppermint gum or put some mint leaves into your drink and freshen up. If you want to be a little more creative, make some minty popsicles and enjoy them in the vinyl pool in your backyard.
Crank Up the Spice
We know what you’re thinking. How can spicy food cool me down, when all I feel is my body burn up as I eat some hot peppers? Well, when your body temperature is turning up, you will begin to sweat, which in return cools you down. Interesting, right?
Contact DMG Pool Builders
Let’s cool you down this summer with the vinyl pool in your backyard and these tips and tricks! If you don’t have a pool installed yet, what are you waiting for? Our crew is on call and ready to get you rolling! If your pool needs maintenance work, we have you covered. We can schedule a regular maintenance routine or just a yearly appointment– we’ll operate within your budget.
There’s no need to suffer through these heat waves without a remedy. It’s time to implement these tricks, while you’re chilling in your backyard.
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!
Want to be the talk of the town? Upgrade your backyard with a new pool and a patio to accompany it! Now that summer is rolling around, you want to start thinking about how you can make the hot summer days bearable. Will you be locked away inside, standing in front of the AC unit? Or will you be enjoying the sun’s rays from your backyard pool? Your backyard is an extension of your home, and the world is your oyster. You can install an outdoor kitchen, maybe some extra seating, or even a chimney. But the highlight of your home will be the newest modern pool. The entire neighborhood will be lining up to take a dive.
You don’t need to look far to find the best pool installers either. In fact, you have come to the right place. DMG Pool Builders has your back. We have been installing, maintaining, and repairing pools in Houston, Texas, for over 35 years. Just relate your dream to us, and we will begin creating it.
Pick an Aesthetic
Let your imagination run wild. What’s your dream look? Do you want to mimic the tropics, or do you want something elegant? If you want a tropical look to your backyard, you can plant some palm trees, use splashes of color, get some tiki torches, etc. Maybe you want a serene Grecian look. All you need to do is choose the right plants and materials to create your dream. DMG Pool Builders will guide you in which materials work best for your vision.
Revamp the Patio or Deck
If your home has a patio or deck, you might want to invest in revamping it to fit your pool style. Or maybe you just want to make it homier. You can look into installing an outdoor kitchen, a grill, a chimney, some outdoor seating, you name it. Maybe you want to have some tanning chairs to soak up the sun. Don’t forget about your patio and deck. They play a big role in turning your backyard into a hot spot.
Plant Some Greens
You can turn your modern pool into a calm oasis by adding some greens to your backyard. Green is good for your mental health. Being outside with nature can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. But be careful when planting them. You don’t want to plant them too close to the pool for their dirt and leaves can end up in there.
Add Lights to Your Modern Pool
No matter how simple the lighting is, it can give your pool a great glow at night. Lights are a nice touch, and they can set the mood. Now you don’t need to worry about the dark limiting your ability to enjoy your pool. With lights, you can enjoy your modern pool day and night!
Get Started with DMG Pool Builders
Let’s begin creating the best hot spot in the neighborhood by installing a new vinyl pool. We can customize it to fit your desired aesthetic and add light too! Just let us know what your dream oasis looks like and we will recreate it! Get in touch with DMG Pool Builders today.