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What is the Perfect Pool Temperature?

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Different Temperatures Are Needed For Different Situations While winter is still in full swing, spring and summer are just around the corner. If you are a pool owner, that means you are inching closer and closer to being able to use your pool again. Even if you have a pool heater, the outdoor temperature may still be too cold to swim. Most pool heaters don’t work as efficiently in temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (F). As the weather begins to warm up, people are mentally …

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The History of Swimming Pools

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Pools Span Throughout Human History For many years, swimming pools have been viewed as luxuries in many cultures and countries around the world. In today’s era, pools have become commonplace in various corners of the globe. Virtually every country has swimming pools. Because the majority of the world has become so familiar with pools, no one stops to wonder when the first pools first appeared. Were they always a part of our culture, or did they only just make their appearance in human history? Pools …

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How to Maintain a Spa

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Maintaining Your Spa Ensures It Lasts a Lifetime Adding a spa or hot tub to your backyard oasis puts you on the fast track to a life of ultimate relaxation. It provides you with an easy to access spot to unwind and relax after a long, stressful day. While having a spa will undoubtedly improve your overall quality of life, it isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Your spa can’t function at its best without some tender loving care from you. To optimize your overall hot …

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New Year, New Pool? Is It Time to Renovate Your Pool?

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Take Advantage of the New Year and Renovate Your Pool We have finally entered a brand-new year and a brand-new decade! The start of a new year is the perfect time to step back and reassess many areas of your life. Many people all across the world take this time to make changes in their lives, some personal and some professional. People tend to make New Year’s Resolutions that involve weight loss or reading more. However, Mid City Custom Pools would like to remind you …

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What to Know Before Getting a Pool Slide

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A Slide Can Be A Great Addition to Your Pool Pools are a source of limitless fun, excitement, and relaxation. They are a great way to keep your children occupied while also providing you with a chance to cool off during hot summer months. However, excitement in the pool does not stop there! There are several amenities you can add to your pool, including water features, diving boards, and slides. A pool slide is a particularly exciting feature that provides your children with the chance …

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5 Ways Swimming Helps Athletes

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Swimming Can Help Athletes in Any Sport How athletes train for their respective sport can vary greatly. Baseball players don’t have to prepare their bodies for the heavy collisions football players do. Basketball players don’t have to prepare their bodies to endure the elements like soccer or football players do. Each sport has unique training methods. However, swimming may be a training element that can help all athletes, regardless of sport. The buoyancy of water greatly affects the level of coordination and movement required to …

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Benefits of Owning a Spa

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Spas Provide You with Many Health Benefits There are many backyard amenities that homeowners all across the country consider adding to their outside space. From pools to fire features, they all have their unique benefits. Homeowners will also pair many of these together. One amenity that compliments any outside feature well is an outdoor spa. With summer coming to a close, a spa offers you plenty of opportunities to enjoy being outside while staying warm. Commonly referred to as hot tubs or jacuzzies, they are …

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The Dangers of Diving

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There are Many Ways to Enter a Pool, But Diving Shouldn’t Be One Pools are a great way to spend your summer months, cooling off in the Texas heat. They offer plenty of activities for the whole family, both young and old. Unfortunately, not enough people are aware of the dangers of diving into pools. While it may seem fun in some cases, diving into any body of water can be extremely dangerous. The National Spinal Cord Injury Association states that diving is the fifth …

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Throwing the Best Back to School Pool Party

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Get Your Kids Ready for the School Year With a Pool Party It’s that time of year again. Summer is finally winding down, and school is about to start. Many kids are about to start preparing to go back to school. However, summer isn’t quite over yet. The weather is still warm, so kids still have a chance to enjoy the remaining days of their summer. Parents, let your kids celebrate summer one last time by throwing a Back to School Pool Party! This gives …

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Dogs and Swimming Pools

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Dogs Enjoy the Benefits of a Pool Just as Much as Humans During the summer, humans aren’t the only ones that struggle with the heat. Our four-legged companions also have a hard time in warmer weather. There seems to be a constant stream of videos featuring dogs swimming in pools, cooling themselves off. As many pet owners and pool owners see these videos, they often question if dogs and swimming pools go well together. It is completely understandable for pool owners to question whether it …