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.
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.
Do you remember that great feeling of having a brand new pool in your backyard? The vibrant colors and patterns of the liner shining in the sun, waiting for you to jump in? The vinyl liner in your pool can last from 10 to 15 years, if properly maintained. However, there are factors that can affect its lifespan, such as not keeping the water balanced. Even if you do everything in your power to protect your liner, there comes a time when you need to replace it. Here are some signs that indicate when the time has come.
Fades and Stains
You can’t keep the vibrant colors and patterns forever. Over time, exposure to chemicals and UV rays will make your vinyl liner fade, as well as the patterns. Keep an eye out for algae, stains, and rust buildup. These are very difficult to remove. But the problem isn’t just the aesthetics here. With fading comes a loss of plasticizers, which keep the vinyl liner flexible. Therefore, the liner becomes brittle and doesn’t expand and contract as easily as before.
Has the water level inside your pool gotten smaller? Use a simple bucket test to determine if the water loss is due to natural evaporation or from a leak. Leaks that are below the water surface are not easy to spot. This is why you should monitor your water levels, to catch a problem before it becomes a serious issue. Although some leaks can be fixed individually, more often than not you will need to get a liner replacement.
Tearing and Cracking
If you are experiencing water loss, you could be dealing with cracks or tears in the liner. When the liner becomes brittle, it can easily tear. These cracks will continue to grow in size, which will result in even higher water loss. But that’s not all. If water leaks under the liner, the pool base will get damaged. This will lead to even higher expenses, if you don’t take care of it soon.
Stretching and Wrinkles
A new, properly installed vinyl liner fits your pool’s surfaces like a glove. However, as the liner ages, wrinkles will start to appear. This is because it loses elasticity and plasticity. Once it begins stretching, wrinkles will form. Wrinkles can appear on the corners, on the bottom, or near fittings, such as drains. Although this can be due to age, damaged under-floor or under-wall spots can be the cause as well.
Liner Bead Problems
If the bead of the liner has popped out, and it doesn’t want to go back in, you might need professional help or a liner replacement. Most often, this problem appears at the corners of the pool, but it can happen anywhere along the walls.
Get in Touch with DMG Pool Builders
DMG Pool Builders offers professional vinyl pool services in Houston and surrounding areas. Our expert team can handle any pool project that comes our way. We install, repair, replace, remove, and provide maintenance to your vinyl pool. If your vinyl liner needs to be replaced, give us a call. We offer affordable and timely services, and our number one priority is your satisfaction. Let’s keep your pool looking brand new!
Are you ready to beat the heat with an awesome Fourth of July pool party? This patriotic holiday is just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning for the epic summer event. Great music, refreshing snacks, and friendly water sports and activities are just a few of the things that will make your pool party one to remember. There is no better way to celebrate, than with your family and friends right in your backyard!
Decorate with Spirit
There are many ways to decorate your backyard with Independence Day theme colors. Blow up red, white, and blue balloons and throw them into your pool, or place them all over your outdoor space. Get creative with lounge popsicle pool floats and flag-themed donut floats for the guests that want to be carried away by smooth waves. Throw in a couple of color themed beach balls into the pool as well. You can even invest in some red or blue lights to keep the party alive throughout the night.
Snack and Drink Ideas to Refresh the Guests
Everything tastes better when it’s eaten or sipped beside a poolside. That being said, snacks and drinks are a pool party must! Any refreshment that is made with fruits is an excellent choice. For a fancy, but simple snack, watermelon feta salad is the way to go. If you want some protein options, deviled eggs are a summer staple. For something more traditional, Texas caviar is another favorite.
As for drinks, remember to have lots of water! This will keep your guests hydrated and happy. However, in order to entertain a majority of your guests, you will need more than just water. Make cucumber water and lemonade for the kids. As for the adults, cold beer and fruity mixed drinks will liven them up.
Activities and Pool Games
Entertainment is essential for the perfect pool party. There are many activities that will get everyone active, no matter the age. A cornhole set by the poolside will get some friendly competition started outside of the pool. Water balloons will keep little kids entertained for hours. You can install a pool volleyball net or a basketball hoop for those that want to test their athletic skills. Coin diving, giant Jenga, floatie races, chicken fight, and Marco Polo are other great activities to play. And remember to keep your guests motivated with popular music and celebration songs.
Pool Party Necessities
Sometimes, it’s easy to get caught up in the fun, creative aspects of planning a Fourth of July pool party. However, safety is a top priority. Remember to provide lots of sunscreen to protect yourselves from the intense sun. Have shaded areas where your guests can cool off. Have extra flip flops and towels for guests that might forget theirs. And if you want to keep your house clean, provide a space where your guests can change out of their wet clothes.
DMG Pool Builders
If you are looking to install a new pool for some summertime fun, or want to add extra installments for this upcoming event, give DMG Pool Builders a call! We offer a number of pool services in Houston and surrounding areas. Each project is executed with extreme attention and care, and we have been in the vinyl pool industry for over 35 years. Let us help you throw the best Fourth of July party, with the coolest pool in the area!