Swimming Pools & Water Fountains & Ponds : Home & Garden

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A Freestanding Hot Tub Makes a Design Statement

A Freestanding Hot Tub Makes a Design Statement

If there is one thing that could be said to have happened to the modern bathroom is that it has become a little bit more bland over the years, with many people now preferring to have very clean lines of chrome and steel rather than the old-fashioned curves that were so prominent in yesteryear. Howev......[Read More]
How to Troubleshoot a Salt Chlorinator

How to Troubleshoot a Salt Chlorinator

Swimming pools hold a large body of water that is constantly assailed by bacteria and other contaminants. In order to keep pool water clean and safe for swimmers, the water is sanitized regularly. The most common form of pool sanitizer is chlorine. Chlorine is applied to the pool water in a number o......[Read More]
Colorful Murals of Flower-Head Senoritas

Colorful Murals of Flower-Head Senoritas

With an outdoor privacy screen, you can add some much-needed privacy to your pool, hot tub or spa area. Maybe you're seeking a small space for a backyard retreat or a patio, deck or balcony. An outdoor privacy screen gives you personal space away from the view of neighbors or passers-by. Follow......[Read More]
Hot Tubs Portugal - Key Components

Hot Tubs Portugal - Key Components

Those of us who regularly use a Hot Tub Jacuzzi know the very many benefits that one receives and if you have not tried one then you must take the time out to submerge your self in the natural warm water therapy to find out what you are missing. Here aresome simple pointers of what goes in to a Hot ......[Read More]
What Are the Pros & Cons of Cellulose Insulation?

What Are the Pros & Cons of Cellulose Insulation?

Cellulose insulation is shredded newspaper treated with chemicals that make it fire, rot and fungus-resistant; the treatment also prevents corrosion when wet. It is typically blown in as a loose fill into attics and other horizontal surfaces. It can also be wet-sprayed into vertical surfaces, such a......[Read More]
Safety Pool Fence - An Important Accessory For Swimming Pools

Safety Pool Fence - An Important Accessory For Swimming Pools

A swimming pool in the backyard is a promise of great enjoyment for the whole family, relatives and friends. However, safety is of the paramount importance and you must install the right pool accessories to take care of this crucial factor.......[Read More]
Safety for Children With Backyard Pools

Safety for Children With Backyard Pools

Having your own pool is quite the luxury - you don't have to leave your home to cool down or have fun with your family and friends. Having a pool, however, can also be quite the hazard if your children aren't protected in the best ways possible.......[Read More]
When Should You Replace Your Spa Heater?

When Should You Replace Your Spa Heater?

There becomes a time in every hot tub owners life when your spa pack and hot tub heater will eventually fail.The dilemma will then be whether you replace or repair your heater.......[Read More]
Tips For Purchasing a Spa

Tips For Purchasing a Spa

Maybe it's always been your dream to own your very own spa. But now that you can finally afford one, could your dream slowly turning into a nightmare? Don't be surprised if this happens. Buying a spa can be confusing. With all the different makes and models in the market, choosing one coul......[Read More]
Cozy Pool Seating Areas

Cozy Pool Seating Areas

If you are fortunate enough to have a swimming pool in your backyard, you will want to maximize on the design of that space with a cozy pool seating area. You may have a lot of space available near your pool or just a small spot of concrete, but either way, creating a pool seating area will be a gre......[Read More]
Pondless Fountain Rock Installation Planning Ideas

Pondless Fountain Rock Installation Planning Ideas

A fountain rock that has water that disappears back into the fountain's structure, or into an invisible underground basin, can be an excellent addition to your landscape. You can enjoy the sight and sound of the water without worrying about keeping an open area of water clean.......[Read More]
What Is the Best Type of Pool Filters for Your Swimming Pool?

What Is the Best Type of Pool Filters for Your Swimming Pool?

The pool filters are the tools that are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the pool. it takes away all the unnecessary debris brought by the wind, rain, cleaning supplies and other stuffs that manages to get to your swimming pool.......[Read More]
How to Use a Pool Patch

How to Use a Pool Patch

Although vinyl pool liners are designed to withstand many tons of pressure, seams can give way and linings can be punctured accidentally. If your in-ground pool springs a leak, repair it as soon as possible. Water oozing through will soon cause soil cavitation. As a result, the lining will bulge int......[Read More]
How to Remove a Pop-Up Stopper From a Tub

How to Remove a Pop-Up Stopper From a Tub

Pop-up drain stoppers are also called lift-and-turn stoppers and sit in the bottom of the tub on top of the drain. Unlike older, lever-style stoppers that require you to lift up and push down on a lever, pop-up stoppers simply lift up and down on the tub floor. If you have never removed a pop-up dra......[Read More]
How to Build Fish Ponds With Concrete

How to Build Fish Ponds With Concrete

Building a small decorative fish pond is a great way to add a touch of the wild to your yard. One of the problems with prefabricated plastic-mold ponds, though, is that they don't always hold up well to the elements. They can crack or develop leaks in excessive heat. The same goes for the more flexi......[Read More]
How to Get Cyuranic Acid Up in a Pool

How to Get Cyuranic Acid Up in a Pool

Cyuranic acid is an important element when it comes to maintaining a proper chemical balance in pool water. It's used to stabilize chlorine levels in the pool. If the cyuranic acid level is too low, chlorine dissipates too quickly. If the cyuranic acid level is too high, it interferes with the chlor......[Read More]
How to Select the Right Above Ground Pool For Your Home

How to Select the Right Above Ground Pool For Your Home

It's a great feeling when you can have an above ground pool in your backyard. There's nothing better than to cool off than to relax in the comfort of your own property. Nowadays, this is made easier with more people getting these pools because more people can afford them. Even though they ......[Read More]
How to Prevent Cooktop Stains

How to Prevent Cooktop Stains

Your home is your sanctuary, and of course you want to keep it neat and clean. Your cooktop is the one place where you may constantly splatter food or have a spill over, so preventing stains is key to a clean, pleasant looking stove. To enhance the durability of your cooktop, you only need to do a f......[Read More]
Marilyn Monroe's Pool and Garden

Marilyn Monroe's Pool and Garden

Marilyn Monroe lived in a one-story home with a sparkling freeform pool, patio and citrus grove on more than half an acre.......[Read More]
Half-Moon Chair

Half-Moon Chair

The third annual Dwell on Design event was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center June 5-8, 2008. Jam-packed into the four-day design fest hosted by [i]Dwell[/i] magazine were conferences, exhibits, home tours and parties revolving around modern architecture and design. What we experienced: a pre......[Read More]