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Creative Easter Egg Hunt Ideas from your Houston Pool Builder

Easter is right around the corner.  If you are looking for some fun and creative Easter Egg Hunt ideas, check out this article from our friends at Celebrating-Easter.com – http://www.celebrating-easter.com/party/egg-hunt-ideas.shtml Have a safe and Happy Easter! For more Family Fun ideas, please subscribe to our blog or find us on Facebook. The Pool Man Inc., is a Houston Pool Builder serving the Tomball, Cypress, Magnolia and Houston areas since 1981. We are a BBB (Better Business Bureau) accre

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Wishing you a Happy Holiday, from your Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man, Inc.

The Pool Man, Inc., a Houston Pool Builder since 1981, would like to wish you a safe and Happy Holiday. For pool maintenance tips, recipes and family fun ideas, please subscribe to our blog or find us on Facebook. The Pool Man Inc., is a Houston Pool Builder serving the Tomball, Cypress, Magnolia and Houston areas since 1981. We are a BBB (Better Business Bureau) accredited member, receiving the BBB Awards for Excellence for 2012 – a Pinnacle Winner.

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Toys-For-Tots Supported by Your Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man, Inc.

Once again we are supporting the Toy-For-Tots program sponsored by The Marine Corps. We are a drop off station for toys or a monetary donation.  Please help the Marines make this Christmas special for the children. Thank you and God bless. For pool maintenance tips, recipes and family fun ideas, please subscribe to our blog or find us on Facebook. The Pool Man Inc., is a Houston Pool Builder serving the Tomball, Cypress, Magnolia and Houston areas since 1981. We are a BBB (Better Business Bureau

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Wreaths Across America – Supported by The Pool Man, Inc.

The holidays are fast approaching and many of us are looking for ways to give back.  Wreaths Across America is a great organization that helps all of us to show our gratitude to those who have served our country.  Wreaths Across America Houston is raising funds with the goal of placing a live wreath at each gravesite in Houston National Cemetery. Each $15 donation equals one wreath that will be placed during a special ceremony on Saturday, December 15, 2012. For more information, please visit ww

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How to Carve a Pumpkin, from your Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man, Inc.

Yesterday we showed you a video on pumpkin carving 101, today we have some step by step instructions from our friends at ehow.com on how to carve a pumpkin. For more holiday family fun tips, please subscribe to our blog or find us on Facebook. The Pool Man Inc., is a Houston Pool Builder serving the Tomball, Cypress, Magnolia and Houston areas since 1981. We are a BBB (Better Business Bureau) accredited member, receiving the BBB Awards for Excellence for 2012 – a Pinnacle Winner.

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Halloween Fun for the Family & Pets – from your Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man, Inc.

Looking for some Halloween fun for the whole family including our furry friends?  The Pool Man, Inc. recommends the Bridgeland Howl-o-ween Fest, this Saturday, October 27, 2012. http://www.bridgeland.com/howl-o-ween-fest For more holiday family fun tips, please subscribe to our blog or find us on Facebook. The Pool Man Inc., is a Houston Pool Builder serving the Tomball, Cypress, Magnolia and Houston areas since 1981. We are a BBB (Better Business Bureau) accredited member, receiving the BBB Awa

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Pumpkin Patch Festival Information from your Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man, Inc.

Fall is here and a perfect time to get outdoors with the family.  The Pool Man, Inc. found a couple of pumpkin patch festivals for your family to enjoy this season.  Get out and have some fun! Fall Fun Days and Pumpkin Patch – www.springcreekgrowers.com Pumpkin Patch and Scarecrow Festival – http://oilranch.com/activities/pumpkin-scarecrow-festival/ For more family fun tips, please subscribe to our blog or find us on Facebook. The Pool Man Inc., is a Houston Pool Builder serving the

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The Pool Man, Inc. on Pinterest

The Pool Man is now on Pinterest. Check out pictures, recipes and much more.


Aquatic Center goes to the Dogs from your Houston Pool Builder

If you regularly read our blogs, you know we have an affection for our furry little friends, our pets.  We saw this video and just couldn’t resist sharing with our readers. Please click this link to see the video:  Hamilton-Lowe Aquatics Center goes to the dogs We hope you enjoy! For more pool related stories, please subscribe to our blog or find us on facebook. The Pool Man Inc., is a Houston Pool Builder serving the Tomball, Cypress, Magnolia and Houston areas since 1981. We are BBB (Better Bu

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The Pool Man, Inc., proud members of Carecraft

The Pool Man, Inc. are proud members of Carecraft – a group of independent pool professionals who have joined together for the purpose of promoting the highest standards of continuing education, providing exceptional Member service and using their collective buying power to secure the best available pricing on pool, spa and backyard components. We are honored that Ken Rogner from Carecraft has selected about our company and our Director of Operations, Dane Thompson, to write an article about. Co

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The Pool Man Inc. proudly sponsors Operation Military Embrace, Inc.

The Pool Man Inc, a Houston Pool Builder, proudly sponsors Operation Military Embrace, Inc., who supports our wounded military and their families at San Antonio Military Medical Center.  OME supports our wounded military and their families at San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) and other military and private facilities by: Providing financial assistance in their time of crisis Providing one-on-one support and comfort through regular visits to SAMMC Hosting outings and dinne

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Outdoor Entertaining Tip from your Cypress & Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man, Inc.

Summertime is here and it seems we have been planning outdoor activities for the children since Spring.  It is essential to plan for the children, however, let’s not forget the adults!  To make sure ALL of your guests are enjoying themselves at your next outdoor function, our friends at ehow.com have compiled some games that are geared towards the adults in your crowd.http://www.ehow.com/list_7179393_summer-party-games-adults.html Have fun!! For more outdoor entertaining tips, please subscribe t

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Swimming Pool Entertainment Tips – Patriotic Playlist – from your Houston Pool Builder

While everyone is enjoying this July 4th holiday around the swimming pool – don’t forget the “tunes”. Here is a short Patriotic Playlist “Born in the USA” – Bruce Springsteen “Living in America” – James Brown “America the Beautiful” – Ray Charles “Coming to America” – Neil Diamond “Red White and Blue” –  Lynyrd Skynyrd For more swimming pool entertainment tips from your Houston Pool Builder, “like” our Facebook page or follow our blog .

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Great Pool Side Grilling Tips from your Houston & Cypress Custom Pool Builder

Here are some tips from Steven Raichlen, author of The Barbecue! Biblejust in time for your July 4th cookouts! Use a fattier cut of meat – 15 – 20 percent fat is ideal Pretreat your grill – Once it’s hot, brush it clean with a stiff wire brush, then wipe a oiled paper towel across the grate Avoid “premature ignition” – Raichlen’s term for lighting coals too early and having insufficient heat Be careful not to over-crowd the grill – Leave about 30% of the grill free so you can

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BBB 2012 Pinnacle Award Winner, The Pool Man, Inc. – Your Houston Pool Builder

The Pool Man, Inc, your Houston Pool Builder, was honored to receive the coveted BBB Pinnacle Award for 2012.  This award is given as a recognition for our  commitment to excellence in the marketplace.  Our customers are our greatest asset and it makes us proud that we have received this award.


Pool Safety Tip from your Houston Pool Builder – May is National Safety Month

Your Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man, Inc invites you to join us in celebrating National Water Safety Month, During the month of May we encourage everyone to educate themselves about water safety. There are many resources available and we recommend nationalwatersafetymonth.com . You will find everything you need to know about pool safety including safety tips, swimming rules, free resources and educational programs. Another great resource for water safety is your local YMCA. They conduct regu

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Thinking of Purchasing a New Pool this year?

With the internet, your research options are endless. The Pool Man team suggests you do your homework when searching for a reputable pool builder.  A good rule to follow is to look for companies who are involved in the community or who belong to business rated organizations such as the BBB (Better Business Bureau).  To give an example, we are long standing members of the following organizations: Better Business Bureau of Houston The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals Tomball

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Spring Break Travel Safety Tip from your Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man Inc.

Spring  Break is almost here so let the fun begin!  Spring Break can be a lot of fun, but please remember to keep Safety at the top of your list whether staying close to home or traveling to a popular Spring Break destination.  A good travel safety tip is to do your homework on the destination of your choice.  A good resource is Travel.State.Gov, which offers information and helpful links to keep you safe while still having fun. Whatever your plans for Spring Break, your Houston Pool Builder, Th

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Operation Military Embrace, Inc. Supported by The Pool Man, Inc.

The Pool Man, Inc. is a proud supporter of Operation Military Embrace, Inc..  OME supports our wounded military and their families at San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) and other military and private facilities. For more information or to donate go to their website: www.operationmilitaryembrace.com or contact our office with any questions. Thank you, in advance, on behalf of OME as well as all of our brave wounded men and women and their families who so much appreciate and value the sup

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Happy Valentines Day from your Houston Custom Pool Builder

Don’t forget that special someone in your life! A Card – OK, Flowers – pretty good, Gold – better, A Pool – priceless! Visit our office and have that date in our showroom!


Recipe of the Month from your Cypress and Houston Custom Pool Builder

Ted’s Buffalo Style Shrimp 1 pound of shrimp; cleaned, cooked and dry – 2 tablespoons Franks Hot Sauce – 2 tablespoons butter – 1 teaspoon minced garlic – Pinch of black pepper – Chopped green onion to taste (optional). Add Franks Hot Sauce, butter, garlic and pepper to medium size frying pan. Heat over medium flame until mixture starts to bubble then add the shrimp. Stir frequently and sprinkle on green onion if desired. Cook down until mixture sticks to shrimp. Serve with carrots, celery and B

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Happy Groundhog Day from your Houston Pool Builder

Have a great Groundhog Day!


Las Vegas Water Show in your own Backyard

Check out this backyard water show


Pool Safety & Maintenance Tip – Keeping Your Dog Safe Around The Pool

Pools can be great for the family dog (especially in the summer) but there are pool safety considerations you should always keep in mind. Many breeds are naturals in the water and are quite adept at swimming, however, you should never leave the pet unsupervised. If your pool has built in stairs, that’s great. If not, you may want to purchase a pet ramp they can use to get in and out of the pool. Always rinse your dog off after swimming to reduce the risk of skin irritation and make sure your poo

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Texas Landmark from Your Houston Pool Builder

The Pool Man, Inc. recommends  the Ft. Worth Water Gardens The next time you are in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, the Ft. Worth Water Gardens is a “must” stop. Check out the link below (watch the video!) and enjoy!http://www.watershapes.com/articles/landing_page.aspx?article_id=297


Your Custom Pool Builder in Houston wins National Award

The Pool Man, Inc. has won the Paramount PCC2000 National Dealer of the Year for 2011. We are very proud and honored of this achievement. The PCC2000 In-Floor cleaning system continues to surpass all other pool cleaning systems and we stand by its performance. See for yourself – Visit our website and read what our customers are saying. We would love to hear from you!

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The Pool Man, Inc. Your Custom Pool Builder in Houston

Cy-Fair Home & Garden Show – February 25 & 26 Once again we will be in the Show at the Berry Center in Cy-Fair.  Stop by our booth to meet the team. More info to follow!


Happy New Year from your Houston & Cypress Pool Builder

All of us at The Pool Man wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year!


Irrigation System Winter Tip from your Houston Pool Builder

It is time to look into protecting the backflow device on your irrigation system from potential freeze damage.  Wrapping the pipes and the copper bell housing with insulation and following the draining procedure below will help lessen the likelihood of the backflow device cracking or busting. http://www.backflow-supply.com/backflowcd/pdffiles/Febco/Pressure%20Vacuum%20Breaker/765%20FREEZE%20PROTECTION.pdf

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MERRY CHRISTMAS from The Pool Man, Inc

Merry Christmas to everyone from your Houston pool builder! Have a safe and happy holiday!


Recipe of the Month from The Pool Man Inc, your Houston Pool Builder

Island Iced Orange Rum Cake 1 – package 2-layer-size orange cake mix 4 – Tablespoon dark rum 1 – 3 3/4oz. package instant vanilla pudding mix 4 – eggs ½ – cup cooking oil ½ – cup orange juice In large mixer bowl, combine cake mix and pudding mix. Add the eggs, oil, ½ cup orange juice and 4 tablespoons dark rum. Beat on low speed with electric mixer for ½ minute. Then beat on medium speed for 5 minutes, scraping bowl frequently. Pour into greased and floured 10-inch fluted tube pan; bake in 350 d

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Employee Spotlight from your Houston and Tomball Pool Builder

This month everyone is in the spotlight! We are so blessed to have such a great team all under one roof! Everyone has contributed so much to take care of our customers and help keep our company prosperous. Great job Everyone!


Toys For Tots and The Pool Man in Houston

To our wonderful Customers and neighbors who donated to our Toys for Tots campaign, we’re sending you a GREAT BIG THANK YOU for opening your hearts! You were so kind and generous this year. Your toy donations will bring smiles to many needy children. The Marines thank you too! We hope you all have a Merry Christmas and GOD bless you!

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The Pool Man — Employee Spotlight

Congratulations to Vidal Lozano! Vidal has been with us for 20 years! Thank you Vidal for your years of service!


Toys For Tots and The Pool Man in Houston

The deadline for donating toys is Monday December 12th. Please help us with this great cause and drop off a toy for a less fortunate child in our area. Contact our officewith any questions.


Toys For Tots, The Marines and your Houston Pool Builder

Don’t forget – The Pool Man is again helping the Marines with their “Toys for Tots” program. Please donate a toy for a less fortunate child in our area. Our office is a drop off point and the deadline is Dec. 12th. Bring a smile to a child this Christmas!


Winter Pool Service Tip from your Houston Pool Service provider – What is Freeze Protection & How Does It Work?

Freeze protection is a system that detects colder temperatures and will automatically turn your pumps on to ensure the water stays circulating and does not freeze in your pipes & equipment. For pools with automated (electronic) timers, they are most likely built in as a feature of your system, but for pools with manual time clocks, the freeze protection is usually a separate component that is installed separate from the time clock itself. It is a relatively inexpensive addition to any pool s

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Happy Thanksgiving from your Houston Area Pool Builder

The Pool Man is thankful for all of our great customers. We hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving with your families.


Recipe of the Month from your Cypress and Houston Pool Builder

Merrie’s Hershey Pie is a big hit during the Holiday and easy to make. 8 oz. Hershey Candy Bar (with or without almonds), Graham Cracker Pie Crust ( I use the crust with 2 extra servings), 12 oz. Cool Whip Break candy bar into pieces in microwavable glass bowl. Melt candy bar in microwave for approx. 2 1/2-3 minutes on 50% power. Stir until creamy. Cool candy bar to room temperature, stirring occasionally so it won’t harden (approx. 35-45 minutes). Vigorously stir 2/3 of cool whip in with candy

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Toys For Tots and your Houston Pool Builder

Just a reminder – The Pool Man is again helping the Marines with their toy drive. You can drop off a toy anytime during the day or just give a toy to our service or maintenance tech while they are at your house. Please help us bring smiles to the kids and their families. It will do your “Heart” good! Thank You! We can also stop by and pick up your donation – contact us and we will make arrangements.

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“Helpful Tip for Holiday Travelers” from The Pool Man, your Houston Pool Builder

Planning a trip away from home during the upcoming holidays? Did you know that many local Constable’s Offices and Sheriff’s Departments offer Vacation Watch Programs.  While you are out of town, Patrol Officers will periodically check on your home. You’ll be able to relax while you are away knowing that someone is keeping an eye on your home and property. Visit their websites to see which Precinct or Department services your area. Fill out their Vacation Watch Request Form and enjoy your trip. H

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Nov. 10th – United States Marine Corps – Happy Birthday Marines

From all of us at The Pool Man, Inc. – Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps. “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. The Marines don’t have that problem.” Semper Fi


Toys for Tots and The Pool Man

Once again the Pool Man is serving as a Toy Donation Site for the TOYS FOR TOTS CAMPAIGN.  Won’t you please join us and the U.S. Marine Corps by donating a New, Unwrapped toy for a needy child in our community? You may drop off the toys at our office Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, or give them to your cleaner or technician during his visit.  If needed we will send someone to pick them up.  To ensure delivery to the children in time for Christmas, the deadline for toy drop off is December 12,

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Poolside Recipe of the Month – Rum Ribs on the Grill from your Houston Pool Builder

Here is Ted’s favorite recipe for grilling ribs: 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 3/4 cup rum (dark or light), 3/4 cup ketchup, 1/2 cup orange juice, 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon chopped garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1/8 teaspoon cayenne and 1/3 cup honey In saucepan, over medium to high heat, melt butter. Stir in rum, ketchup, orange juice, lemon juice, honey, garlic, salt, pepper and cayenne. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 4 minutes or until thickened. Grill 3 lbs.

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Happy Halloween from The Pool Man – Your Houston Pool Builder

Here are some Halloween safety tips: Remind kids not to approach houses that do not have lights on. Some people choose to refrain from Halloween festivities. Kids should never enter a house, invited or not. This spooky night can become truly frightening if a child enters a stranger’s house. Unwrapped candy, candy that has a torn wrapper or strange looking candy should be thrown out immediately. Instruct the kids to “trick or treat” in familiar neighborhoods. Most important – make

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Pool Landscaping Tip – Look out for Brown Patch in your lawn

Below are some helpful tips for this time of year from our friends at Fox Landscaping. Be on the lookout for brown patch in the lawn. This fungus is characterized by circular brown areas that appear when we get cooler nights and warm days. If you have an irrigation system, make sure it only runs in the morning and not for a long period of time as the grass should be dry by the afternoon. October and November is the time to fertilize with a ‘Fall’ fertilizer to ‘Winterize’ your lawn. This will he

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The Pool Man, Inc. Employee Spotlight

Meet Steven Page our Service Manager. Steven handles all of the repair/service calls and all of our weekly cleaning customers.  We keep him extremely busy but he makes customer satisfaction his number one goal. Thanks Steven for your dedication to our customer’s needs!


The Pool Man, Inc – DOGS HOME ALONE

Check out this video – HomeAlone You never know what will happen when they are “home alone”.  What do your dogs do in your pool when left home alone?


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Early detection is the key to the cure.  Please keep everyone who has had to deal with this disease in your heart and prayers.  Show your PINK!


The Pool Man, Inc.

We hope everyone enjoys this Labor Day – Great food, good times, and a job well done!


The Pool Man, Inc. Employee Spotlight

Meet Carol Basford – one of the “friendly” voices in our front office.  Carol handles many of the administrative duties of the Company and makes sure our customers concerns are directed to the right people.  Thanks Carol!


The Pool Man, Inc. – Houston Pool Builder

Be a “FAN” of our facebook page!  Access to pictures, videos, tips, safety information and more.  We’re currently building in Houston, Tomball, Cypress and Magnolia.  Let us know what you think!


Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man, Inc.

We are posting more photos on facebook.  “Like” our page and check them out! www.facebook.com/poolmaninc – also visit our website – www.poolmaninc.com


Houston Pool Builder – The Pool Man, Inc.

We have added more videos to our website and on youtube,  Check out our “about us” videos.  www.youtube.com/poolmanincvideos


Houston Pool Builder Employee Spotlight

Meet Blake Harrott, one of our salesman.  Blake has been with us for several years and continues to amaze our customers with his custom designs.  His attention to our customers desires and needs is exceptional.  Thank you Blake!


New Videos for The Pool Man, Inc.

Check out our new videos on YouTube – www.youtube.com/poolmanincvideos


The Pool Man, Inc. Houston Pool Builder Videos

We have added videos to our website and our facebook page!  Our first videos are testimonials from some of our customers.  We will be adding more including a series of new pool construction videos, “about us” segments and more testimonials.


Houston Pool Builder Employee Spotlight

Meet Vidal Lozano.  Vidal has been maintaining pools in the Houston area while working at The Pool Man for 20 years. His knowledge and level of customer service is an asset that is greatly appreciated by all.  Thank you Vidal!


Be a part of our Facebook Family

“LIKE” our facebook page and be a part of the “Poolman Group”.  Check out new pictures, tips and trends, Q & A, safety and service issues and much more.  Let us know what you want!


Employee Spotlight

Meet Joel Fitzgerald, one of our Service Technicians.  Joel has been with us for three years and has been an asset in every way for our Company.  His knowledge, dedication to customer service and attitude has not only been appreciated by us but also by our customers.  Many of them “request” Joel on their service calls.  We are lucky to have him on our team.


Pool Renovations

Is it time to update?  Give your pool that “Extreme Makeover” and turn something old into something new!  We have been doing pool renovations for thirty years.  From a simple re-plaster to a complete re-creation!  Let us give that old pool a face lift!


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

We hope everything in your day today is green – except your pool!


Copper Water and Fire Bowls

Add a touch of elegance to your pool with copper water and fire bowls.


Join Our Facebook Family

Be a fan of our Facebook page. You’ll have access to our specials, contests, sales and tips for safety and service.  Don’t forget to visit us at the Cy-Fair Home and Garden show March 26th and 27th at the Berry Center.


Cold Weather Precautions

With this cold weather upon us, you should do the following to protect your pool: Make sure your “freeze protection” is working. If you don’t have automatic freeze protection on your timers or controllers, keep your pumps running 24 hours or until the temperature rises above 35 degrees. This includes all of your pumps (filter pump, cleaner pump and any water feature pumps). If you are experiencing  “rolling blackouts”, check your pool equipment on a regular basis to make sure everything is comin

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Toys for Tots- Drop Off Toys by Dec. 13

The Pool Man is hosting a toy drive for Toys for Tots. Stop by our office and bring new toys for kids in Houston.


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