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A Hot Tub Addition to Calm Your Nerves

A Hot Tub Addition to Calm Your Nerves

Before the heat of the summer really gets to you and makes you crabby, get a hot tub fitted at home. It's a fine addition not only because it would help you let your hair down but also because you won't need to spend time on spa appointments. With a hot tub in the house, it won't be t
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.
Add Value to Your Bathroom With Relaxing Whirlpool and Air Tub Systems

Add Value to Your Bathroom With Relaxing Whirlpool and Air Tub Systems

It's difficult to discern what adds value to your house and what is just stylishly appealing unless you have special training in the field. In order to get the most "bang for your buck" during renovations it's important to understand how to increase the value of your home while c
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.
Pyracantha Espalier

Pyracantha Espalier

When you step outside this season, what surprises await? While you probably won't be expecting a new car tied with a bow in your driveway, there are other less expensive ways to decorate your outdoor space with flair. One of the more traditional ways of sprucing up your yard, entryway or outdoo
Design Tips for the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

Design Tips for the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

Before you plan an outdoor kitchen, become familiar with smart and basic design considerations that will save you time, frustration and money.
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
What to Look For in a Hot Tub - The Top 5

What to Look For in a Hot Tub - The Top 5

After having bought or sold several hot tubs for friends and family, I have narrowed down my list of what to look for in a hot tub to five different areas. There are a lot more but these five will save you the most headaches.
Getting it Done With Cheap Above Ground Pools

Getting it Done With Cheap Above Ground Pools

Cheap above ground pools are your answer to your dream personal pool in your backyard. It offers the possibility of enjoying the pleasures of your own splash super pools at a cost equivalent to just a fraction of what you will spend for the conventional in-ground swimming pool models.
How to Install Plywood Van Liners

How to Install Plywood Van Liners

Installing plywood panels in your work van allows you to mount shelves or containers in the van to keep your tools organized. Because most commercial vans are not fitted with an interior, it's usually up to the purchaser of the van to install the amenities they'll need to make the van useful. You ca
The Harsh Truth About Pools And Kids

The Harsh Truth About Pools And Kids

WARNING! This article includes a sensitive content. A pool can be such a delight for the whole family - more a delight in fact for the youngsters. Let's admit shall we? Our kids add joy to our lives but sometimes they can really turn into a chore, if not a source of severe headache. We chase af
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