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Gold Angelfish

Gold Angelfish

This Gold Angelfish has some veilness genes somewhere in its background. Because the tail is not long and flowing, the veil traing is a generation or more removed.
Pros & Cons of Having a Trash Compacter

Pros & Cons of Having a Trash Compacter

A trash compacter is used in residences and commercial businesses in efforts to reduce the amount of garbage and trash. They can be found inside the home, but very large commercial units are located outside.
Types of Pool Lights

Types of Pool Lights

Swimming pool lights extend the hours you can play in a pool.Reggie Casagrande/Digital Vision/Getty ImagesLighting and water make attractive companions. Swimming pool lighting extends the amount of time you can enjoy your pool while accentuating your pool's shape at night. Practical and...
Information on Cal Spa Hot Tub Plumbing

Information on Cal Spa Hot Tub Plumbing

Cal Spas is a California-based hot tub manufacturer that focuses on making home resorts, offering spas, gazebos and other home luxuries. Care and maintenance of their hot tubs starts with the plumbing system, which is integral for running the unit.
I Have Shocked My Pool & Still Can't Get the Green Out

I Have Shocked My Pool & Still Can't Get the Green Out

Shock treatment is used in pools to decrease the water's pH level and to kill a high buildup of algae that may occur as a result of a high pH level. Shock mix is essentially "hyperchlorine" and is designed to kill algae in one powerful chemically-induced blow. Sometimes, however, it takes more than
Our home Aquarium

Our home Aquarium

Our home Aquarium an entry in the Freshwater Aquarium Photo Ace Contest
How to Fix the Foam in a Hot Tub

How to Fix the Foam in a Hot Tub

Foam is a problem that many hot tub owners face. When you go into the hot tub, there are many things that come off of you---hair products, deodorants, lotions, skin and laundry soap from swimsuits (see Tips). These products build up, and while some of it gets taken care of by your filter, a lot rema
How a Deck Can Enhance the Landscape of Your Swimming Pool

How a Deck Can Enhance the Landscape of Your Swimming Pool

This article discusses how adding a deck to a swimming pool can make a difference.It also discusses how the transformation of this addition to a pool is done.
Pool Water Fountains: What Is Right for Your Property?

Pool Water Fountains: What Is Right for Your Property?

If a new swimming pool is in the works for your property, why not take it to the limits and design a custom pool water fountain? This is an excellent way to bring your landscape to life and create a special space for entertaining, romantic evenings, or just a lot more fun with the family.
How to Winterize an Easy Set Pool

How to Winterize an Easy Set Pool

Easy Set pools are very economical and provide a great way to cool off in the summer months. Generally, these pools are not meant to be left out year-round if the temperature falls below 40 degrees. Exposure to the cold temperatures and ice may cause the pool to become brittle and crack. However, if
Different Kinds of Pools for Your Home

Different Kinds of Pools for Your Home

If you are thinking about installing a swimming pool in your home, you will have to make many decisions. Some of the questions that you need to answer are what kind of swimming pool would you want? What will be the pool's main function? Will kids be using it? How much space do you have?
Swimming Pool Shapes & Sizes

Swimming Pool Shapes & Sizes

If you've always dreamed of having a nice swimming pool in the backyard, the choices have never been more diverse. Above-ground and in-ground swimming pools come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Three common shapes for in-ground pools are figure-8, rectangular and kidney, of varying depths, but con
Inground Spa Ideas

Inground Spa Ideas

Inground spas are different from hot tubs, which usually have less "bells and whistles" than spas. An inground spa is a hydrotherapeutic tub used for relaxation and rejuvenation. Inground spas can also use jets, lighting and comfort settings. The circular whirlpool action of the water in a spa can b
Ideas for Celebrating Hanukkah

Ideas for Celebrating Hanukkah

Hanukkah, aka Chanukah, is the eight-day Festival of Lights. It starts on the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev, which coincides with late November - December on the secular calendar. It celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, purity over adulteration, and spirituality over materiality. We&a
Sauna Kits For Every Budget

Sauna Kits For Every Budget

Besides being delightfully relaxing, there are several health benefits to proper use of a sauna. The high temperatures cause profuse sweating which flushes toxins and impurities from the body and improves circulation.
How to Clean Swimming Pool Grout

How to Clean Swimming Pool Grout

Having your own swimming pool means properly maintaining it. One of the most important facets of cleaning a pool involves the grout. Grout is very porous. Over time grout lines in pools can fill up with dirt, sand and algae to name a few. Failure to maintain correct chemical balances in your pool ca
Solid Or Mesh Inground Pool Covers - Which Type is Right For You?

Solid Or Mesh Inground Pool Covers - Which Type is Right For You?

It is true that a swimming pool is expensive. It is often more costly to maintain it. That is why you should definitely use items that can provide for the protection of your investment. The inground pool covers have a lot of advantages. They provide for the cleanliness of the tank and the water in i
Best Gifts For Hot Tub Owners

Best Gifts For Hot Tub Owners

Searching for the best gift for a hot tub lover? There is a lot to choose from and you don't have to break your budget!
Maintain Your Swimming Pool

Maintain Your Swimming Pool

The single most important factor that directly affects your health is, of course, the pool water! Your filter system keeps the water clean and the pump keeps it circulating through the filter. So far so good, but what else should you be doing to ensure that your pool water is good enough for you and
Prevent Scale Deposits With Magnetic Water Conditioner

Prevent Scale Deposits With Magnetic Water Conditioner

Ever bothered by the continuous scale formations that clog the pool filtration system and also leaves a disgusting look on your pool water? This effect is caused by the improper balancing of calcium hardness on the pool water. That is why pool water chemistry should always be given importance whenev