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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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Pool Service from your Pool Builder in Houston, The Pool Man, Inc.

Spring is almost here! Get your pool ready for swimming season with help from The Pool Man. Give our Pool Service Manager a call to schedule an equipment check-up to make sure you are ready for the upcoming swim season.  Don’t forget to add a filter clean also. For more pool maintenance 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) a

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Swimming Pool Water Testing Tips from your Houston Pool Builder

Testing Pool Water Pool chemistry is affected by many different factors including bathers, chemical additions and environmental influences. Because conditions in a pool change constantly, testing is vital to ensure proper water balance and sanitizer levels. Testing Tips : 1.) The water sample for testing should be taken approximately 18” below the water’s surface. 2.) The sample should be taken from an area of the pool that is away from the skimmers and return inlets AND should be taken from the

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Pool Maintenance Tip from you Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man, Inc.

Salt Cell Service – Pools that use salt and an electronic chlorine generator (salt cell) need service that is unique to that product. The cell itself will gradually accumulate “scale” on the fins inside the housing that has to be cleaned off. This is a natural byproduct of the process of converting salt to chlorine, so be sure to clean your cell every couple of months. All salt cells have a built in sensor the reads the salinity of the water, if your system thinks the salt is always too high or

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Pool Service Tip from your Houston Pool Builder

If you are having a hard time keeping your pool water clean and clear – it might be time to service your filter. Some of the signs of a dirty or damaged filter are: pressure reading on filter gauge is 5 – 10 lbs. above normal dirt and debris blowing back into pool DE blowing back into pool when recharging after backwashing heater not operating because of restricted water flow through filter Give our Service Department a call and we’ll have your system quickly back to normal.

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Pool Chemical Tip from your Custom Pool Builder in Houston

With the rain we are currently having, make sure your check your pool water for proper chemical balance. The rain can bring debris, unwanted chemicals such as fertilizer, leaves and grass clippings all into your pool. These items will affect the chemical balance of your pool water. Be sure to test your water after the rain and adjust your chemicals to bring the water back to proper balance and avoid issues down the road. For more pool maintenance tips, please subscribe to our blog or find us on

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Pool Chemical Safety Tip from Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man, Inc.

You should always make note of the expiration date of your pool chemicals.   Pool chemicals will degrade over time.  Those of us in Houston, Tomball and Cypress know that our weather can be troublesome for pool chemicals. To keep your pool chemicals at optimum performance, we recommend storing your chemicals in a cool, dry location as exposure to heat, water or direct sunlight will cause problems.  We suggest using a backyard shed and plastic containers to keep chemicals separate. As always, if

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Pool Safety Tip from your Houston Custom Pool Builder

It is very important to regularly check any handrails, ladders, slides and diving boards around your pool for any signs of wear or needed repairs. Any rusted bolts or cracked equipment should be replaced immediately to prevent any injury or damage. Be sure all equipment is secure and does not move in any way. Regular inspections will prevent costly repairs or safety concerns down the road. For more pool safety tips, please subscribe to our blog or find us on Facebook. The Pool Man Inc., is a Hou

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Warm Drink Recipe from your Houston Pool Builder

For these cool mornings or a quick warm drink before bed try this Spiced Cocoa Mix, by Loretta Chilek: 3 ½ cups brown sugar, 2 cups cocoa, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg, ½ teaspoon ground cloves, ¼ teaspoon salt Combine all ingredients in a food processor or in batches in a blender. Process until well powdered. Store in an airtight container. To serve, combine 1 ½ tablespoons of mix with 6 ounces of hot milk.  Enjoy and stay warm! For more poolside recipe ideas, please su

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Pool Chemical Tip from your Houston and Cypress Pool Builder

Cloudy Water: Cloudy water can be attributed to either chemical or physical causes. Common chemical causes include the following: High PH High total alkalinity High calcium hardness Low (or No) free chlorine residual High levels of combined chlorine Improper product addition If the water is in proper balance, and chemicals have been added properly, then you should look to physical contributions to cloudy water. These include: Inadequate circulation Poor fi

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Pool Maintenance Tip from your Houston and Cypress Pool Builder

Give your automatic cleaner a check-up! With the Fall season, your pool’s automatic cleaner is about to earn it’s stripes and save you tons of time and sweat in clearing leaves from your pool. Whether you have an In-Floor cleaning system or one of the variety of robotic cleaners, now is the time to give it a check-up and repair/replace anything that isn’t working quite right! For more information, please contact our pool service department. For more pool maintenance tips, please subscribe to our

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Safety Tip from The Pool Man, Inc. – your Houston Pool Builder

Electrical safety around your pool equipment is extremely important. You should periodically check all exposed conduit  for cracks or loose connections. Any metal conduit that is rusted or decayed to the point that wiring is exposed should be replaced immediately. If you see any sort of spark, smell smoke, hear popping or cracking sounds or your breaker is constantly tripping call a professional right away. By being aware today of any potential problems you can prevent injuries and more expensiv

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Monthly Recipe from your Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man, Inc.

This Pork Roast recipe is from LaVerne Lamp in Bellview. Place a 3 – 5 pound pork loin in the oven at 325 degrees for 45 minutes per pound using the following sauce to baste during cooking, Mix all ingredients together – continue basting until done. 1 can tomato soup 1/3 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup chopped celery 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons mustard 4 drops Tabasco sauce 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons lemon juice For more great recipes, please subs

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Pool Heater Maintenance Tip from you Custom Houston Pool Builder

An important tip to remember about your pool heater is that it is best to run it occasionally, even if you don’t plan on using it. Sometimes, especially in the warmer months, we can forget about our heaters for quite a while and let them sit idle. Like an automobile or any other fueled machine, it is wise to run it once in a while to shake all the cobwebs off. We mean that last part literally… over time bugs, lizards, mice and other unwelcome guests like to make homes inside pool heaters. By tur

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Halloween Decorating Ideas from your Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man, Inc.

If you are having a Halloween party and want some decorating ideas, our friends at CountryLiving.com have put together an article to help you have the best Halloween decorations on the street.http://www.countryliving.com/cooking/entertaining/halloween-decorating-party-ideas For more holiday decorating 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 Bus

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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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Baby Ducks Rescue video – from your Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man, Inc.

Even a mama duck needs help when trying to get her babies out of the pool.  Watch this adorable video that will warm your heart. For more backyard 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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Pool Party Crashers Video – from your Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man, Inc.

When you host a pool party, there is always a chance that you will have a party crasher.  Take a look at this video with the ultimate pool party crasher… an elephant!! For more backyard entertaining 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 Pinnacl

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3D Swimming Pool Painting Video from your Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man, Inc.

If you are interested in building a new custom pool, The Pool Man, Inc, a Houston Pool Builder, is who you want to contact. But if you are looking for an interesting twist on the backyard pool, check out this video of a 3D painting of a swimming pool. These painters are very talented!  Let us know if you like this video as much as we do. For more poolside fun ideas, please subscribe to our blog or find us on Facebook. The Pool Man Inc., is a Houston Pool Builder serving the Tomball, C

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Halloween Party by the Pool Ideas from your Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man, Inc.

Halloween is just around the corner.  Why not shake things up a bit this year and plan a Halloween Party around your pool.  Our friends at In the Swim have some great ideas for a Halloween Pool Party.   Please click on this link for the complete article http://blog.intheswim.com/2012/10/13/halloween-pool-party-ideas/Whatever your Halloween plans are, The Pool Man, Inc. wants you to have a safe and Happy Halloween. For more backyard entertaining tips, please subscribe to our blog or find us on Fa

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The Benefits of Swimming as a Workout from your Houston Pool Builder

The Pool Man Inc is proud to promote the benefits of swimming and how they can benefit your health.  We recently found this article from Women’s Health Magazine on “Best Swimming Workout: Lose Body Fat in the Pool” and found it very interesting.  We hope you enjoy it too. Having trouble with the link above?  Read more at Women’s Health: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/style/swim-workout#ixzz26qM4dcWE http://www.womenshealthmag.com/style/swim-workout?page=1 For more health and wellness tips, pleas

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Safety Tip from The Pool Man, Inc. – Your Custom Pool Builder in Houston

This is a safety tip from all the Parents to their young teens just starting to drive. For more safety 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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Key Lime Pound Cake Bites Recipe from your Custom Pool Builder in Houston

1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened, 8 ounces cream cheese, softened, 3 cups sugar, 6 large eggs, 3 cups all-purpose flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, 2 tablespoons key lime zest Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter and cream cheese on medium speed with an electric mixer for about 2 minutes, or until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating for 5 to 7 minutes. Add eggs, one by one, beating just until yellow is incorporated. Combine flour and salt. Slow

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Employee Spotlight from your Houston Pool Builder – The Pool Man, Inc.

Meet Donny Overcast, one of our Pool Maintenance Team Members. Donny has been with us since 2009 and he quickly became a “favorite” among our customers. His attitude and care towards our customers and their pools  has been a blessing for us. Thank you Donny! For pool maintenance tips, please visit our website, 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 Business

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Fun & Game Ideas for your next Kids Pool Party from your Houston Custom Pool Builder

Getting ready for your next kids pool party, but not sure how to keep them entertained?  Try this creative game to make the most of your next kids pool party!! Surprise Package Game – 1.Use a gift card or cash (something small) – wrap in a small box with packaging tape (wrap all over) 2. Put that box in a larger box and wrap all over – continue this until you have wrapped 6 boxes – the final wrap should be with nice wrapping paper. 3. You need a pair of dice and a set of funny glasses (with the

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Pool Safety Tip from your Houston Pool Builder

After School Pool Safety – Kids are back in school but don’t forget about safety around the pool. Make sure you have adult supervision for those “after school” swims, especially if friends are over at the pool. The kids will want to “blow off some steam” and an responsible adult on site is a must. For more pool safety tips visit to our blog or “like” us on facebookThe Pool Man Inc., is a Houston Pool Builder serving the Tomball, Cypress, Magnolia and Houston areas since 1981. We are BBB (Better

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Poolside Salad Recipe from your Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man, Inc.

Tahitian Salad: 1 small box (6 ounces) wild rice, cooked per directions, 1 can (11 ½ ounces) mixed vegetables, drained, 1 can (7 ½ ounces) corn, drained, 1 onion, chopped, 1 tomato, chopped, ¼ bell pepper, chopped, 3 stalks celery, chopped, 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped, 1 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise, ¼ cup vegetable oil, ¼ cup vinegar, ½ teaspoon garlic salt, Salt and pepper to taste Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and chill overnight. Serve with your favorite grilled steak and enjoy! F

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Top 10 Things to Look for When Choosing a Pool Builder – The Pool Man, Inc.

Top Ten Things to Look For When Choosing Your Pool Builder 1. Do Your Homework. The Builder should be a member of the local BBB, Chamber of Commerce and professional trade organizations. 2. Do They Participate in Continuing Education? This is necessary to keep up with industry and equipment changes. 3. Do They Have a Support System in Place for your Future Service and Maintenance Needs? 4. How Does Their Warranty Measure Up?5. Are They Adequately Staffed to Properly Supervise Your Project? Make

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Safety Tips for Exercising Outdoors this Summer from your Houston Pool Builder

It’s important to follow some safety tips to make sure your outdoor exercise doesn’t result in heat exhaustion or dehydration. Nothing would ruin your summer more than an extended trip to the hospital or a sunburn that could make Chuck Norris cry! First and most obvious – stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Sports drinks before and after a workout can help you as well. If you’re a runner, carry a water bottle with you. Before going outside, make sure you put on sunscreen. If you

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Summer Berry Cobbler Recipe from your Houston Pool Builder

A great treat after a long hot day this summer and easy to prepare! Ingredients: 4 cups fresh strawberries (or fruits or berries of your choice) 1/3 cup sugar 1 lemon, juiced ½ teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 pkg. Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix 1 stick plus 3 tablespoons butter, softened 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Preheat oven to 375 degrees, spray an 8 X 10 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Add berries to the dish. Sprinkle sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and cornstarch over

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Employee spotlight from your Houston pool builder, The Pool Man Inc.

Meet David Beckman, one of our construction Superintendents. David strives to keep customer satisfaction his number one priority and it shows in the testimonials and customer surveys we have received. Thank you David for your hard work and commitment. For the latest news from your Houston Pool Builder, please subscribe to our blog or find us on facebook.

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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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Basic Burger Recipe from your Houston and Cypress Pool Builder

Here is a simple burger recipe from Steven Raichlen: 2 ¼ pounds ground round, chuck or sirloin 6 slices sweet onion (optional) 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted Divided salt and pepper 6 hamburger buns 1.      Divide the meat into 6 equally portioned patties 2.      Set up the grill for direct cooking and preheat to high 3.      If using onion slices, brush both side with butter and season with salt and pepper. Grill until nicely browned, then transfer to a plate 4.

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Pool Safety Tip – Pool Chemicals Do’s and Don’ts – from your Houston Custom Pool Builder

Handling Pool Chemicals can be very hazardous if not done properly.  Here are some Do’s and Don’ts when handling Pool Chemicals: Do not mix chemicals together Do not store chemicals where average daily temperature exceeds 95 degrees Do not allow Children to handle pool and spa chemicals Do not dispose of spilled material without complying with safety instructions on the label Do read and follow the dosage instructions on the container Do keep your chemical storage ar

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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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Pool Safety Tip from your Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man Inc

Summer time is in full swing and when you have a pool, NOTHING is more important that pool safety.   Teaching your children how to swim is an extremely important factor in pool safety.  One of our blog subscribers is a blog writer herself, The Summer Nanny.  She wrote a recent article titled, “10 Great Ways to Teach Children How to Swim” that has very helpful information about teaching your children to swim.  To read the complete article:   http://www.summernanny.com/blog/10-great-ways-to-teach-

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Great Salad Recipe For Lunch By The Pool from your Custom Pool Builder in Houston

Cucumber Citrus Salad 1 cup thinly sliced radishes ½ cup finely chopped orange bell peppers ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley 6 cups (approx. 2 whole) seedless cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind 1 tablespoon EVO 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 ½ teaspoons white wine vinegar 1.       Combine first four ingredients in a large bowl. 2.       Combine lemon rind and remaining ingredie

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Pool Maintenance Tip – Swimming Pool Water Testing – from your Houston Pool Builder & Service provider, The Pool Man Inc

Pool chemistry is affected by many different factors including bathers, chemical additions and environmental influences. These conditions can change constantly so testing your pool water is vital to ensure proper water balance and sanitizer levels. Here are some testing tips to help you: · Obtain an appropriate water sample. The water sample should be taken in a clean, plastic container approximately 18 inches below the water’s surface. · The sample should be taken from an area away fro

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Pool Service Tip from your Houston Pool Service Provider

Is your pool pump running dry or hard to prime? With the warmer weather already here, we are experiencing many pool service calls due to pool pumps running dry. Dry running pool pumps cause heat which in turn damages equipment and pipes. Here are a few quick checks you can make to ensure your pool pump is running properly. 1.      Check to make sure your pool filter is clean – poor flow can cause many problems with your pool equipment. 2.      Make sure the water level in your pool is at least h

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10 Safety Concerns for Parents with Pools from your Houston and Cypress Pool Builder

One of the quickest ways to become the most popular parents on the block is to install a swimming pool in your backyard. Guaranteeing hours of fun through the dog days of summer, pools are the centerpiece of a great backyard bash and a delight for all ages. There are, however, a few safety concerns that parents should acknowledge before opening their new oasis to the public; here are ten of the most important: Fencing and Gates – Whether you opt for an in-ground or above-ground model, your

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Houston Pool Builder, Lawn Care Tip – How to Determine if you have Chinch Bugs

Now is the time to start watching out for chinch bugs in the lawn. During the summer months you may see dry areas in the grass. Be sure to investigate these spots as it may be chinch bug damage that will rapidly spread and damage large sections of grass. You can usually spot the little bugs if you press your hand down on the area in question for a minute as they may walk across your hand. Yuck!(this might be a good time to wear gloves) There are a number of treatments you can find a local stores

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Pool Safety Tips From Your Custom Pool Builder In Houston Northwest

School is almost out for the Summer – here are some basic safety items to follow: · Teach your children basic water safety tips · Have a phone close by whenever using the pool or spa · Share safety information with friends and neighbors · Never leave a child unattended around a pool or spa For more pool safety tips from your Custom Pool Builder, check out our blog or find us on facebook.

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Houston Pool Builder’s Quick Landscaping Tip

Now is the to treat your lawn for ants. They are relocating this time of year and may need a round of ant killer so they do not end up around your pool. We recommend keeping your mower at a high setting to help conserve water and to encourage the St. Augustine to choke out weeds. For pool landscaping tips, visit your Houston Pool Builder’s website , check out our blog or visit our facebook page.

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Employee Spotlight from your Houston and Cypress Custom Pool Builder

Meet Wes Colby, one of our designers here at The Pool Man. Wes has had plenty of experience with The Pool Man, we have built two pools for his family. He can share his “first-hand” experience with you as he creates your backyard dream! Contact us to set up an appointment today!

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Getting Rid of Black Algae – Houston Pool Builder Pool Maintenance Tip

Pool Maintenance Tip #3 in our Pool Algae Series – Black Algae When dealing with algae, the worst of the bunch is Black algae. Black algae tends to form in cracks/crevices in the pool surface, starting as black or blue/green spots about the size of a pencil eraser. It has strong roots and a protective shell which makes it highly resistant to chlorine. The key word for eliminating black algae is persistence. You need to brush the spots firmly, with a wire brush if available, and then apply chemic

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Pool Maintenance Tip from your Houston Pool Service Company

Pool Maintenance Tip #2 in our Pool Algae Series – Phosphates and Algae Growth It has been suggested the an effective way to eliminate algae is to remove the phosphates from the water. The belief is that this action takes away a food source and thus reduces algae by starvation. Phosphorous is the base element phosphates are derived from and it is not a “new” addition to pool water, though some marketing efforts want you to think the presence of phosphates is a new phenomenon. Phosphates make the

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Health & Wellness Tip from your Houston Pool Builder

One of the best ways to stay healthy is to avoid stress. Stress leads to high blood pressure, lack of sleep, depression and many other “bad” things. What better way to relieve the stress than to relax by the pool and let your cares slip away! Don’t have a pool? Contact your Houston Pool Builder and let our staff remedy that. Visit The Pool Man, Inc facebook page and “like” us for more great tips.

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Pool Maintenance Tip from your Houston Weekly Pool Service Provider – The Pool Man, Inc.

ALGAE SEASON!!!      – With the warmer weather upon us, Mother Nature has also returned to us every pool owner’s nemesis….algae. This year, algae blooms are expected to be more prevalent, as well as to contain more aggressive strains than in previous years, as algae from dried up rivers, lakes, etc. has found its way into the air…and it is a much heartier type than your blooms in years’ past have been. Not to worry though, as there is a cure for all types. We will do these in a series over the c

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Pool Safety Message from your Cypress and Houston Pool Builder

Remember May is National Water Safety Month and one of the most important safety measures you can take, especially with children, is to make sure your drain covers are secure and properly installed. A pool with a broken or loose drain cover should be closed immediately until repairs are made. The Pool Man, Inc. is proud of the fact that we use drain covers that meet or exceed the requirements of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool And Spa Safety Act. For more information you can go to www.PoolSafely.

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Pool Safety Tip from your Houston Custom Pool Builder, The Pool Man Inc.

It is important to know life-saving skills such as teaching your children how to swim.  Giving children the basics and teaching them swimming techniques of what to do if they get into trouble while in the water, can save your child’s life.   It is also important to know Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR.  Knowing CPR can save a life if a water emergency happens and helps you understand the basics of life-saving so you can assist in an emergency. Remember, May is National Water Safety Month.Fo

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Pool Maintenance Tip from your Houston Pool Builder – Why is my pool water cloudy?

Why is my pool water cloudy? Cloudy pool water can be attributed to either Improper Chemical Balance or Physical Causes.Common chemical causes can include High PH, High Total Alkalinity, High calcium hardness or improper product addition.When several chemicals need to be applied, it is usually necessary to space out the application of the chemicals. When adding larger amounts of chemicals to adjust water balance, the key thing to remember is add small amounts over a wide area of the pool, over t

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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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A great recipe to serve at your Spring pool party from your Cypress and Houston Pool Builder

Springtime Pasta Salad 2 cups dry spiral pasta ¼ cup sour cream 1 medium zucchini, cubed ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup sliced olives 1 ¼ teaspoons dill ¼ cup chopped onions ½ teaspoon mustard ½ cup chopped sweet red peppers   ¼ teaspoon pepper ½ cup mayonnaise or salad dressing  ¼ teaspoon garlic salt Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and rinse with cold water. Place drained pasta in a large bowl. Add zucchini, olives, red pepper and onion. Combine remaining ingredients; pour over salad

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Landscaping tip from your Houston Pool Builder’s partner, Fox Landscaping

Spring has sprung and now it is time to apply a spring application of turf fertilizer.  We suggest not using a weed and feed product as it may contain hazardous chemicals for children and amphibians alike.  Reach for an organic fertilizer that will give you great results and also feed plants and shrubs. You can find a local retailer that carries ‘Microlife 6-2-4’ in Houston and surrounding areas.  http://microlifefertilizer.com/retailers/ It is time to prune back ornamental plants and the freeze

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Recipe of the Month from your Houston Pool Builder

Cheesy Corn Dip 2 cups – Mayo, 2 cans – Mexican blend corn, 2 cups – shredded Mexican blend cheese, 1 cup – graded Parmesan cheese, chopped Jalapeno peppers to taste. Mix all ingredients in bowl and transfer to a 9″ X 9″ baking dish. Cook at 350 degrees until top is golden brown. (approx. 20 min.) Serve hot with tortilla chips, Ritz crackers, etc.  Enjoy! For more monthly recipes from your Houston Pool Builder, check out our blog or check us out on Facebook.

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Health Tip from your Houston Pool Builder

Studies show that regular physical activity can help strengthen bones, tone muscles, relieve depression and improve sleep.  You should aim for 30 – 60 minutes of activity at least 5 times a week.  One of the best activities is to swim laps in your pool. Swimming works your arms, legs, back and stomach muscles.  Swimming is easy on your joint and when performed correctly, can improve breathing. Have fun and stay healthy! For more health tips from your Houston Pool Builder, check us out on Faceboo

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Construction Progress on the Barton Pool from The Pool Man, Inc.

Here is an update on David and Tracie Barton’s new pool. Just finished the Gunite! It’s starting to look like a pool! Look for more updates in the future from your Houston Pool Builder.


Pool Chemical Tip from your Pool Builder in Houston

Today’s Pool Chemical Tip:  Combined Chlorine.  Combined chlorine occurs when free available chlorine combines with ammonia or other nitrogen containing contaminants present in pool water. Combined chlorine (or chloramines) is not an effective sanitizer for pool water applications. Combined chlorine can contribute to cloudy water, chlorine odor and eye irritation. The only way to find your combined chlorine level is to test for total chlorine and free chlorine, then subtract free chlorine from t

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Your Houston Pool Builder wishes you a Happy & Safe St. Patrick’s Day

Everyone at The Pool Man, Inc. hopes you have a safe and fun time this weekend for St. Patrick’s Day.   If the warm weather this weekend makes you want to jump in the pool, please test your water beforehand to make sure your pool water is chemically balanced. If you need any help in getting your pool ready for the upcoming season, contact our Pool Service Department.  For more warm weather and Pool Maintenance tips, check out your Houston Pool Builder’s blog page.

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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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Water Chemistry Tip from your Cypress and Houston Pool Builder

When/Why do I need fresh water in my pool? There are circumstance where replacing the pool water is necessary to reduce the buildup of certain chemicals.  These chemicals can include calcium, metals, cyanuric acid(stabilizer) and total dissolved solids. The easiest way to remedy the situation is to partially drain the pool and refill with fresh water. It has been suggested that draining and refilling a pool before the swimming season is beneficial in keeping these substances at a happy medium. I

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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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Super Service Award from Angie’s List for The Pool Man, Inc – your Custom, Houston Pool Builder

The Pool Man, Inc. was awarded the “Super Service Award” from Angie’s List for 2011. With all the options available to you on the internet to research and use recommendation or referrals, we are proud of our feedback on Angie’s List. We encourage you to use all the information you can obtain to make your decision on choosing a Houston Pool Builder.

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Pool Safety Tips from your Houston Pool Builder

Practicing good water safety skills around your pool should include the following: *Learn how to swim *Learn to perform CPR on children and adults; update those skills regularly *Understand the basics of life-saving so that you can assist in a pool emergency For more pool safety tips from your Houston Pool Builder, check out our blog page or the Pool Safely website at http://www.poolsafely.gov/

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Celebrate Presidents’ Day with your Custom Pool Builder in Houston

Do you have the day off in honor of Presidents’ Day? Nothing to do? Take a vote with the family and give us a call to see how you can transform your backyard into a year-round vacation destination. Check out our website and browse through our gallery.


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!


Quick Service Tip from your Custom Pool Builder

The Pool Man, Inc. service tip: Pool lights aren’t turning on? The first place to check is the GFCI outlet or the circuit breaker connected to the pool lights. Many times  it just requires the GFCI outlet to be reset. If you are not sure, just call our Service Manager and he would be happy to walk you through it or schedule one of our Technicians to come out. All of our Technicians are certified and licensed with the State of Texas.

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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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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


“How Much Does a Pool Cost?”, from your Houston Pool Builder

We are often asked, “How much does a pool cost?”  This is an excellent question.  Custom inground swimming pools can have many options and there are several things to consider when thinking of building a swimming pool.   Here are a couple of suggestions: The materials used:  This may seem like a no brainer, but there are many different material choices such as the type of finish (plaster, pebble, etc…), Tile and Coping choices and deck selections that can determine the price of your pool.

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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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Chemical Tip from your Custom Pool Builder in Houston

Total Dissolved Solids Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) is a measure of dissolved material in the water such as bather waste, algaecides, disinfectants, specialty chemicals, dirt & debris. High TDS can be an indication of “old” water. An acceptable TDS level is less than 2500 ppm (or less than 1500 ppm above source water). Note that these levels do not apply to pools equipped with a chlorine generator. At high TDS levels, the water can become cloudy. If the level is higher than 2500ppm, it is re

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Houston’s Custom Pool Builder – Landscape Tip

Now is also the time to feed the root systems in the grass and flower beds with a winterizer fertilizer.  We recommend using an organic fertilizer from the link below to help feed your landscape.  You will find a tab in the website to your local retail outlet that carries these products.http://microlifefertilizer.com/


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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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!


Chemical Tip from The Pool Man, Your Houston and Tomball Pool Builder

What is Total Alkalinity (TA)? It’s the amount of alkaline components in the water. TA acts as a buffer against rapid PH fluctuation. PH can be affected by environmental factors such as acid rain, pollution, run-off from the surrounding land and fertilizers – just to name a few. Keeping the TA at the proper range will help prevent PH bounce if it is too low and help prevent scale from forming if it is too high.  The ideal range is 80 – 120 parts per million.  Contact our Service Department if yo

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Swimming Pool Safety Tip from your Tomball, Cypress and Houston Pool Builder

Learning and Practicing Swimming Pool Safety Skills: A Swimming Pool can create lots of memories for you and your family, but if anyone in your family doesn’t know how to swim, it can also be  dangerous.  Follow these simple steps and make your outdoor retreat more enjoyable and your swimming pool, a safer place. Learn how to swim – your Local YMCA has lessons for children and adults Enroll your child in swimming lessons  – Swim instructors not only teach children how to swim, but how t

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The Pool Man, Inc. – Your Houston Area Pool Builder and Facebook

Join our Facebook page. “LIKE” us and have access to safety and maintenance tips, pictures, recipes of the month, videos, landscaping tips, pool chemical instructions and much more. Keep yourself informed. Become a part of The Pool Man Family!www.poolmaninc.com


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 Landscaping Tips from your Houston and Magnolia Pool Builder

Below are some seasonal tips to gear up for cooler weather.  It is that time of year to plant some seasonal color before the Holidays.  Some popular types of flowers are snapdragon, pansy, alyssum, viola, dianthus, and cyclamen.  When installing your new flowers, make sure that the area you are planting in has fresh / loose soil.  Make sure you locate your flowers where they can best accent your landscape and add the best amount of pop for the Holiday season. Now is the time to mulch the beds to

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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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Chemical Tip from The Pool Man, Providing Pool Service in the Houston and Cypress Area

What is PH? PART 2 Yesterday we explained what PH is – Today we will cover what happens when your PH is not properly balanced. PH too low – your water becomes acidic which will etch and pit your plaster surface, creating a roughness which is ideal for algae growth and uncomfortable to swimmers.  Pool equipment can become damaged. Chlorine is activated and lost to the atmosphere quickly and you throw money away by adding chlorine when the PH is too low. While swimming your eyes and nose will burn

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Chemical Tip from the Pool Man, Providing Pool Service in the Houston Area

What is PH? PH is one of the most important factors in pool water balance and it should be tested and adjusted every week. PH is a way to measure the acidity or alkalinity of water. Proper PH balance protects the equipment, the plaster surface, allows the sanitizer to do its best job and it increases swimmer enjoyment. The ideal range for PH is 7.2 – 7.6 ppm (parts per million).  Look for our follow-up Pool Service tip tomorrow on what happens when the PH is too high or too low. You can “like” u

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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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Employee Spotlight at The Pool Man, Your Cypress Pool Builder

Meet Noble Roberts. He has been with us for 13 years and is still going strong. Noble is our resident fishing expert. When he’s not servicing your pool you’ll find him on one of the local waters with his fishing pole. Thank you Noble for your years of service and we look forward to many more. Check out our facebook page for more information and tips.

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Potential New Client for The Pool Man, your Houston and Cypress Pool Builder

At The Pool Man we can relate to customers of any age! Here’s Karen following up on a  lead right away! What kind of pool do you think she wants? Let us know what you want. Our Designers want to fulfill your dream!


Service Tip from The Pool Man, Inc. – Your Houston Pool Service Provider

Leaves, Leaves Everywhere! This time of year is when the leaves start falling.  If you have a lot of trees around your pool you must be mindful about emptying your skimmer baskets and pump baskets as often as needed. You need to “net” the leaves floating around in the pool also. Clogged skimmer and pump baskets can cause your pumps to run “dry” and severely damage your pool equipment and plumbing. As inconvenient as emptying the baskets several times a week can be (not to mention sticking your h

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Chemical Tip from The Pool Man, your Houston Pool Builder

What is Free Available Chlorine? This is the active chlorine in the water that has not combined with organic matter and is therefore available for killing bacteria and algae. The proper range for free chlorine residual is 1.0 – 3.0 ppm (parts per million). Below 1.0 can cause swimmer irritation, cloudy water and even allow algae to grow. Have a question about your Pool Chemistry? Contact Pool Man Inc, your Houston Pool Builder and Service Provider.

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Pool Service Tip from your Houston Pool Builder

How long does my filter pump need to run when the weather gets cooler? As we start to move into the cooler months, you should decrease the run time of your filtration pump. The exact time varies for each pool but a good starting point is to cut your running time down to 6 hours and monitor the condition of your pool. If you notice any negative change, increase the run time. You might find that you may be able to decrease the run time even more. This process will take a few days but you will

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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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Pool Service Tip – Houston, is it time to clean my filter?

How do I know when it is time to clean my filter? The frequency of filter cleans can vary greatly dependant upon the type and size of your pool filter and the bather load (the maximum # of people who can safely swim in your pool at one time) of your pool. Filters that use cartridge media or diatomaceous earth (D.E.) usually need to be cleaned at least bi-annually, while sand filters can go much longer before needing to change out the sand. Both sand & D.E. filters can be backwashed to reduce

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Staining of Pool Surfaces could mean there is Metal in your pool water

You may have metal in your pool water and not even be aware it. Even the smallest amount of metal can cause staining of the pool surface. Metal stains take on the characteristics of the metal. Since they have no texture, they do not brush off, at least not easily. Here are some examples of metal staining and the characteristics of each. * Copper – green, turquoise, gray or black color stain  *Iron – brownish, rust color stain  *Manganese – dark brown, black or purple color stain. When you suspec

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An Important Pool Service Tip from your Houston Pool Builder

Our Pool Service Tip of the week – Hopefully we all remember to clean out the skimmer and pump baskets, but have you checked to see if they are cracked, warped or damaged? Remember to check your pump and skimmer baskets regularly for damage. A small crack in your basket today can cause big problems tomorrow. Debris can pass through these baskets and cause internal damage to your pump and filter which can result in expensive repairs or replacement. So, remember to check your baskets, and if t

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Houston Pool Builders Chemical Safety Tip

As Houston Pool Builders, we know the dangers of pool chemicals and wanted to remind everyone about basic pool chemical storage.  Keep your pool chemicals in a well ventilated area with the containers sealed and keep them away from children.  An important note, if you keep your pool chemicals in the garage, the fumes can be corrosive to any metal objects.  One last safety issue – NEVER mix pool chemicals with each other.  Remember – SAFETY FIRST!


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!


Swimming Pool Maintenance Tip

The kids are back in school! Now that your pool will have less usage each day, it’s a good time to check your chemicals. With less usage of your pool, your chemical dosage will change. Keep your chemicals balanced to eliminate problems, especially with these 100+ temps we have been experiencing here in Houston. Extreme weather can play havoc on our Houston pools. Always add less chemicals than what is prescribed – you can come back later and add more if needed. Once you’ve added too much, it’s h

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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!


The Pool Man, Inc. – Pool Safety Tip

Many owners of Houston pools are experiencing problems with “hot decks”. Children and adults are burning the bottom of their feet because of this. Keep the garden hose handy to spray down the deck to help keep it cool. Also keep your flip-flops in the shade and always have a responsible adult present when children are swimming.


Houston Pool Builder – The Pool Man, Inc. – Employee Spotlight

Meet Danielle Bowman, our New Construction Coordinator. She is the one behind the scenes working on the schedules, communicating with subs and making sure we all stay in line!  Keep up the great work Danielle!


Maintenance Tip

While we are all trying to “keep cool” in this heat – don’t forget to run your filter pump at least 10 – 12 hours per day.  This weather is perfect for “algae blooms”.  There is nothing worse than wanting to jump in the pool to cool off and it’s “green”. Keep an eye on your chemicals and test your water every day.


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!


Water Safety

May is water safety month! Here are some general safety tips: Watch out for the “dangerous too’s” – too tired, too cold, too much sun, too much strenuous activity. Use plastic instead of glassware around the pool. Watch the weather, especially when lightning is present. ALWAYS supervise children when they are in or around the pool.  Enjoy your pool and be safety conscious.

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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!


Service Tip

Don’t let balancing your pool water intimidate you!  Keep it simple! Always remember to test your PH and Alkalinity first, adjust them, and then test your Chlorine.  If your PH and Alkalinity are not balanced, your Chlorine reading will be off.  Another good practice to follow is to always “use less”. Example: if after testing your water you have determined that 2lbs. of shock is required, add only 1lb. and retest a couple of hours later.  Remember you can always add more but you can’t take too

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Service Tip

Just a quick reminder –  when adding tablets to your free standing or inline chlorinator, follow these steps – first make sure all equipment is turned off,  then unscrew the lid slowly and turn your head away from the opening (the water inside is highly chlorinated and gives off a very strong odor), next drop in the tablets and screw the lid back on tightly.  Turn your equipment back on and check for any leaks. Now you’re ready to enjoy the pool!


Pool Safety

We hope everyone is enjoying this great weather.  More and more people are getting their pools ‘in shape” for the upcoming season. A quick safety tip about diving in a residential pool – Most backyard pools are not designed for diving and everyone using the pool should be cautioned about that. Backyard pools are normally not deep enough to allow diving and serious head and neck injuries can occur. Please inform family and friends about this concern so that you may continue to enjoy your backyard

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Service Tip

The warmer weather is on the way and swimming season will soon be here.  Make sure your equipment is operating correctly and running for longer periods of time due to the warmer temperatures .  Also inspect and clean your filter to avoid problems before you begin enjoying your pool.  Contact us if you need help – check out www.poolmaninc.com  or call our office – 281-351-2577.  We service Houston, Cypress, Tomball, Magnolia and other surrounding areas.


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.


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  Don’t get your sweetheart the same old thing! Candy – NO! Jewelry – NO!   Be different, be exciting, be creative!  Get your sweetheart something they will not forget. Something they can enjoy for years to come. Surprise them with a Pool!!  Now is a great time to buy. You can have the pool ready for swim season and we are continuing our landscape package specials. Send us an email, call us or just stop by our office. We would be happy to meet you and di

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CHRISTMAS PRESENT

Guess what Mom & Dad got me for Christmas !!!!!


Browse Our Latest Pool Photos- From The Pool Man

View more photos from our newest 2010 album on our Facebook page here.


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