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Employee Spotlight from your Houston Custom Pool Builder

Congratulations to Donny Overcast for his new position as Pool Repair Technician. Donny has been training for the last couple of months and has now joined our Repair Technician crew.  Great job Donny! For pool maintenance tips, health and wellness tips and poolside recipes, 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, r

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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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Sweet Recipe from your Houston Pool Builder

Here is a great candy recipe from Heather Williams – Silky Caramels: 1 cup butter, plus more for pan if desired 1 pound brown sugar 1 dash salt 1 cup light corn syrup 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened, condensed milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Line a 9-inch square pan with nonstick foil, or butter it very well. Melt butter in a heavy two-quart saucepan. Add brown sugar and salt, stirring until completely mixed. Stir in corn syrup. Slowly add condensed milk, stirring constantly. Cook and stir constantl

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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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Employee Spotlight from your Houston Custom Pool Builder

Meet Daniel King, one of our Certified Technicians. Daniel handles not only equipment repairs but also does several tasks on our new pools including Pool Schools, Equipment Calibration and Warranty service. Daniel has become our “go to guy” when it comes to Pool Schools. He does not leave until the customer is comfortable and confident with their new pool. For pool maintenance tips, health and wellness tips and poolside recipes, please subscribe to our blog or find us on Facebook. The Pool Man I

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Pool Maintenance Tip from your Cypress & Houston Pool Builder

Leaks on pool equipment or plumbing should be a cause for concern – it’s not going to get better on its own. Many leaks can rapidly get worse and can cause other issues with your plumbing and pool equipment. Your pump can run dry or hot causing damage to the pump itself and the surrounding plumbing. A leak on a salt water pool can cause any exposed metal to corrode if left unchecked. If you see constant wet areas on your equipment pad give our Service Department a call – we would be happy to com

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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 Pool Builder, The Pool Man, Inc.

A swimming pool is lots of fun, but it can be dangerous if you don’t know how to swim.  Our friends at The American Red Cross have begun enrollment for their 2013 Learn-to-Swim program. For more information, click here – http://bit.ly/Vbt0DP Hurry, this offer ends on February 5, 2013.  Start your new year off right – learn to swim. For more pool 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 an

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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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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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Thanksgiving tip from your Houston Pool Builder, The Pool Man, Inc.

The Pool Man, Inc wants everyone to have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.  One way to make sure you have a Happy Thanksgiving is to be kind to your plumbing.  Please read this article from our friends at DIYlife.com about avoiding plumbing problems on Thanksgiving.http://www.diylife.com/2010/11/18/plumbing-problems-on-thanksgiving/For more pool and home related tips, please subscribe to our blog or find us on Facebook. The Pool Man Inc., is a Houston Pool Builder serving the Tomball, Cypress, Magn

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Pool Maintenance Tip from your Houston Pool Builder

The Importance of Proper Water Balance Water balance is important for the following reasons: 1.) prevent disease 2.) protect equipment 3.) provide the expected environment. Sanitizers are more effective in water that is properly balanced. Balanced water is more comfortable for swimmers because it reduces unpleasant odor, burning eyes and itchy skin. Balanced water will also help prevent equipment corrosion and / or scale build up. Improperly balanced water can become cloudy and unappealing for s

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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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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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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 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.


Fall Turf Care & Landscaping Tip from your Houston Pool Builder

It is that time of year where brown patch begins to develop in the lawn.  If you have an irrigation system we suggest watering only in the mornings so the grass does not sit wet overnight when fungus is likely to spread.  If you happen to see low areas in the lawn showing fungus, reach for a liquid treatment of ‘Banner’ from a local retailer.  The best way to fight fungus is to add a little amount of soil to the problem areas so they do not hold water for extended periods of time. For more pool

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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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Pet Fire Safety – Things you should know – from your Houston Pool Builder

For those of you who regularly read our blogs (thank you), you will notice that we have an affection for our furry little friends, our beloved family pets.  One of our blog subscribers, Matthew Pelletier, is the Director of Public Relations for C&S Safety Training Videos.  He wrote a recent infographic titled, “Pet Fire Safety” that has very helpful information about keeping your pets safe in the event of a fire. To read the complete infographic, click this link: http://complianceandsafety.c

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Tips on Testing Your Pool Water from your Custom Pool Builder in Houston

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: The water sample for testing should be taken approximately 18 inches below the water’s surface. The sample should be taken from an area of the pool that is away from skimmers and returns and should be taken from the same location every ti

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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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Backyard Entertaining Ideas from your Houston Pool Builder

Summer is winding down, the kids are getting ready to go back to school and you are looking for new ideas to help entertain the kids.  What about planning a kid friendly picnic? One of our blog subscribers is a blog writer herself, Share a Nanny. She wrote a recent article titled, “How to Plan a Kid Friendly Picnic” that has very helpful information about keeping your kids entertained. To read the complete article http://www.shareananny.com/blog/how-to-plan-a-kid-friendly-picnic/ We hope you enj

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Pool Landscaping Tip from your Houston Pool Builder

During the hot and humid months, some plants are likely to be infested with spider mites and black spot or powdery mildew. A couple of treatments of Bonide Systemic insect spray will help with the spider mites. For black spot or powdery mildew use a liquid Systemic Fungicide to help the plants along into the fall. For more pool landscaping 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

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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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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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Pool Landscaping Tip from your Custom Houston Pool Builder

Summer is here and the weeds are too!  One common weed that is the most stubborn is called ‘Nut grass’ or ‘Nut sedge’.  It is a grassy weed that we recommend not pulling as it promotes spreading if it is pulled.  The most efficient way to treat this is with a select herbicide indicated to treat nut grass.  Make sure to follow the label instructions prior to treating the area in question. If it is in the lawn, we suggest not mowing the grass 2 days prior and 2 days after treatment and not to wate

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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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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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Brunch Recipe from your Houston Custom Pool Builder

Elegant, easy and delicious – Eggs New Orleans ¼ cup diced onions (butter or oil for saute’), 1 dozen eggs, 4 ounces shredded smoked salmon, 1 cup sour cream, 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese, 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, 2 ounces sherry (optional), 6 English muffins to serve Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly saute’ onions in butter or oil. Break 1 dozen eggs into lightly greased 9-inch casserole dish (careful not to break yolks). In separate bowl gently combine onions, salmon, sour cream, cheese,

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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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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 Landscaping Tip from your Custom Pool Builder in Houston

Now is the time of year to consider planting some perennials around your pool to give your pool landscaping some added color. Drought tolerant perennials such as lantana, salvia, sage, sedum and daylilies make for nice colorful accents. For more tips from your Custom Pool builder in Houston check our facebook page or our landscaping partner www.foxlandscapingonline.com>

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Employee Spotlight from your Pool Service Company in Houston

Meet Chris Scaife one of our Repair Technicians. Chris is one of four technicians responsible for keeping your pool equipment up and running. All of our Technicians are Certified by the State of Texas and we provide ongoing training to keep them current with all types of pool equipment.

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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.


Landscaping Tip from your Custom Pool Builder in Houston

With Winter winding down, Palm trees may have some brown and/or browning on their fronds this time of year, and they prefer not to be trimmed off until it is warmer. The Palms use all the fronds to generate food and continue feeding the Palm to keep it stronger during the winter.


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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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


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!


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