Swimming Pools & Water Fountains & Ponds : Home & Garden

Rss & Feeds
Cleaning Your Home Sauna

Cleaning Your Home Sauna

Home saunas are wonderful rooms that offer a multitude of benefits, from improving health to relieving stress. Though like any room in your home, it will require...
How to Adjust Swimming Pool Water Levels

How to Adjust Swimming Pool Water Levels

Over time, swimming pool water levels change due to evaporation and even strong winds and thunderstorms. Whether you need to increase pool water levels or decrease the amount of water, adjusting swimming pool water levels is done through several steps. Take note of any local swimming pool laws when
Aquarium Gifts Under Five Dollars

Aquarium Gifts Under Five Dollars

Looking for an inexpensive gift for an aquarium owner? Check out this list of aquarium gifts under five dollars.
In Ground Pool Pumps - Invest in Quality or Price?

In Ground Pool Pumps - Invest in Quality or Price?

When choosing in ground pool pumps, consider the following. Make sure you are buying a quality pump that will not corrode or burn out quickly. You should focus on the horsepower of the engine, volts, etc. Ideally you want a pool pump that is heat resistant, energy efficient, powerful enough for your
Pool Cleaning Guidelines

Pool Cleaning Guidelines

Failing to clean your pool can lead to serious problems including mosquito and pest infestations and the deterioration of the pool's lining. A regular maintenance schedule can prevent these problems.
Making an Artificial Rock Waterfall

Making an Artificial Rock Waterfall

Building an artificial rock waterfall is a challenging task that requires some preparation, but once you've completed the project you will have a waterfall that you can enjoy for years to come. Even though a waterfall is beautiful and will add a little bit of tranquility to your backyard living spac
Purchasing Tips For Hot Tubs For Personal Use

Purchasing Tips For Hot Tubs For Personal Use

This article is about hot tubs and related features. Here, you will find some valuable tips for those planning to buy their own personal hot tub for installation at home.
Why You Should Hire a Swimming Pool Contractor

Why You Should Hire a Swimming Pool Contractor

There should be a certain amount of research done before choosing a specific pool contractor. Do a little background check on the company, and have a list of questions ready to ask them so you ensure you are getting your money's worth and your pool will reach its full potential.
How To Clean Your Swimming Pool Tiles

How To Clean Your Swimming Pool Tiles

Keeping your swimming pool clean involves more than simply vacuuming and maintaining the swimming pool, it means addressing and removing calcium water deposits and lime scale from your swimming pool deck. The swimming pool cleaning tile professionals know it takes specific steps to keep the tiles cl
Safest States From Natural Disasters

Safest States From Natural Disasters

Flooding is the most common natural disaster.kayaker in flood image by Karin Lau from Fotolia.comNo state is completely absolved from the occasional natural disaster. Water and wind are the biggest culprits when it comes to wreaking havoc. Flooding can occur instantly during a storm or...
Aquariums For Bettas

Aquariums For Bettas

Bettas should not be kept with a plant in a vase, but what should they be kept in? Here are small aquarium choices for Bettas.
What Chemicals Do I Need for My Pool?

What Chemicals Do I Need for My Pool?

Learning to maintain your pool yourself can save hundreds of dollars each yearswimming pool image by apeschi from Fotolia.comBasic knowledge of pool chemicals is essential to keep your pool clean for swimmers. According to Learn About Pools, however, no two swimming pools are the same and...
How to Drain The Water On Your Pool Cover

How to Drain The Water On Your Pool Cover

What I hate the most about opening my above ground pool is getting the cover off. It is always full of dirty water, leaves, branches and other things. It is pretty nasty by the spring.I have tried to use a bucket to scoop the water off and I have tried to rush and pull it over the side o
How to Patch a Pool Liner in the Cold

How to Patch a Pool Liner in the Cold

Damage to a vinyl pool liner is a necessary repair, one that requires care to prevent further damage while making the reparations. The liner is attached to the cement or plaster pool walls and floor. When the liner pulls away, water may get trapped inside, but it is best to leave it alone and not dr
Maintaining Your Automatic Swimming Pool Safety Cover

Maintaining Your Automatic Swimming Pool Safety Cover

All mechanical equipment needs regular maintenance to prevent breakdown. To keep your automatic swimming pool safety cover in top operating condition it needs regular service. By servicing your cover system every couple of years you will be able to maintain a safe and clean swimming environment for
How to Anchor a Winter Pool Cover

How to Anchor a Winter Pool Cover

Water bags are the most common type of anchor used for winter pool covers. These bags are made of plastic and are placed around the edge of the pool on top of the winter cover. They can be used for either in-ground or above-ground swimming pools. When they are not being used, you can store the water
Baracuda Pool Cleaners - The Perfect Pool Cleaning Solution

Baracuda Pool Cleaners - The Perfect Pool Cleaning Solution

Baracuda is a well known manufacturer of automatic pool cleaners. It offers a range of simple to sophisticated pool cleaners.
Craft Project: How to Make a Fountain With Clay Pots

Craft Project: How to Make a Fountain With Clay Pots

Create a decorative clay pot water fountain to add design interest to a flower bed, patio table or sunroom corner. Beginning craft artists can easily make and customize a clay pot fountain to suit any home or garden decor. Paint the clay pots with acrylics and flowering vines to add color to the pro
Specifications of American Standard Toilets

Specifications of American Standard Toilets

American Standard's toilet specifications help maintain a level of professional consistency.Miguel S Salmeron/Photodisc/Getty ImagesAmerican Standard has been manufacturing toilets since 1872. It maintains specifications to which all its toilets must adhere. Performance, water use,...
Fiberglass Swimming Pools - The Negative Aspects

Fiberglass Swimming Pools - The Negative Aspects

If you've done research on the very popular fiberglass pool you have certainly read about their wonderful benefits. The most talked about is of course how sturdy and lifelong these models of pools are. The articles you read or the people you talked to have no doubt mentioned these facts, as wel