In lakes and rivers, where algae grow abundantly, swimmers rarely encounter problems. However, in your backyard pool, it can cause a few hazards.Read More
Are you trying to decide between a salt water pool and a chlorine pool? Either way you decide we have the supplies to keep your pool refreshing throughout the swimming season. Check out some helpful information below on salt water and chlorine options.Read More
Spring is here and it's just about that time to open up your pools and bask in the nice warm sunshine. Here are some quick tips to get your pool uncovered and open for the spring festivities.Read More
Admittedly, online shopping is a modern day miracle. You can find almost anything imaginable while never getting out of the house, and then you can have it delivered to your front step! Even with all the wonderful aspects of online shopping, an in-store experience can be much more fun and effective. There are several benefits to visiting a business in person that you would never receive online.Read More
Choosing the right outdoor furniture is the difference between a concrete patio and a backyard paradise. The right piece can bring comfort, style and function to a space. But, how can you ensure you’re receiving the highest quality for your dollar? Thompson Pool & Patio has created the ultimate guide for choosing patio furniture that lasts for summers to come.Read More
A pool leak often occurs when you least expect it. The difficult part isn’t fixing one but identifying where it’s coming from. Before searching your pool’s interior, check your pump, filter, and chlorinator for any cracks. And, if you own an inground pool, a flooding backyard could indicate a cracked pipe underground. If that’s the case, though, always bring in a professional.Read More
With the winter elements in full blast, now is the time (if it wasn’t already) to protect your pool equipment. Simply turning off the switch and covering your pool isn’t enough. Freezing temperatures, snowfall, and ice have the ability to damage your equipment if you’re not careful.Read More
Your cover protects your swimming pool from the winter elements. But, who’s protecting your pool cover? Whether you use a hard or mesh cover, it protects you from constantly skimming and vacuuming your pool all season long. And let us tell you, it’s no fun scooping out debris when it’s below freezing.Read More
Have you checked your winter pool cover lately? Luckily, we haven’t received too harsh of weather but that doesn’t stop the elements from taking a toll on your pool cover. If you’ve noticed some wear and tear, you’re probably wondering whether you should repair or replace.Read More
Stains can be one of the most irritating and difficult aspects of maintaining a pool. With winter here, stains are more prone to settling in your pool because you are not constantly using and cleaning it. We have created a quick guide to help you identify and begin pool stain removal!Read More
Just because the cooler weather is settling in doesn’t mean that your patio needs to close down for the winter. Fire pits and space heaters are our favorite way to stay warm, while still enjoying the crisp winter nights!
What we sometimes overlook is the opportunity to complement the blazing colors of fall and backdrop of a winter landscape by moving the party outside. Pool and patio areas can become gracious, welcoming extensions to festivities inside the house.Read More
Do you ever find yourself wishing you could enjoy pool season a little longer?
We have some pretty big news for you — you can. While most homeowners are closing their pools down for the season, you can swim freely (without turning into a popsicle).Read More
While outdoor furniture pieces are crafted to withstand the winter elements, it’s best to take extra precaution when expecting harsh weather conditions.
If you choose to move your outdoor furniture into a garage or storage unit, make sure to wipe it clean prior to storing it. Moisture and dirt left on these pieces are quick to encourage mold or mildew growth during the cooler months.Read More
It’s that special time of year. A sudden chill enters the Oklahoma air and a sea of candle-lit pumpkins begin lining the sidewalks. As excitement draws near for Halloween, homeowners are steadily transforming their front and backyards into spooky scenes of ghosts and goblins.
To get into the holiday spirit, our team at Thompson Pool and Patio has rounded up our six favorite Halloween swimming pool decorations for you to try!Read More
As the leaves begin to fall, it’s time to begin storing furniture away for the cold months ahead. Even pieces claiming to be weather-resistant need to be cared for. But with a little spick and span, and a dash of care, your furniture will be in tip-top shape when next summer rolls around.Read More
As we Oklahomans are aware, the weather can get pretty tricky transitioning into autumn. The elements can quickly take a toll on your patio furniture if you’re not taking the right precautions or storing it away. A great (and affordable) solution to avoid seasonal wear and tear is water resistant protection. It doesn’t need to cost you an arm and a leg, though. Read on below for our 5-step process for a DIY patio furniture cover!Read More