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How to Install a Decorative Outdoor Fountain

How to Install a Decorative Outdoor Fountain

A soothing water feature may be a welcome addition to any yard. It is not complicated or costly to create your own decorative fountain for a special outdoor area in your yard. A simple fountain project made from nesting ceramic pots looks more complicated than it is. Creating a decorative fountain f
Choosing the Right Swimming Pool

Choosing the Right Swimming Pool

Deciding on installing or purchasing a new swimming pool. How do you know which one is right for you? Be sure that you are making an informed decision before making a purchase.
An Alternative Pool Treatment for Chlorine

An Alternative Pool Treatment for Chlorine

Although chlorine is the most popular and most used among pool chemicals in keeping the pool water intact and clean at all times, the negative effect it has on the medical condition of swimmers should be put into account and careful consideration. In most of the pool-related cases where the bathers
Hot Tub Requirements for Decks

Hot Tub Requirements for Decks

A man and a woman in a hot tubjacuzzi love image by .shock from Fotolia.comRelaxing in a hot tub is a great way to end a hard day at work or after a good workout. The jets for the hot tub loosen your muscles and rejuvenate your body. So when you get your hot tub, these are the things you...
How to Price Out the Cost of an Indoor Pool

How to Price Out the Cost of an Indoor Pool

How to fibreglass line your swimming pool, and how to choose a reputable company to do the renovation to your pool correct. It is not a simple DIY job. Do your swimming pool's daily, and weekly, maintenance regularly by testing the water balance and adding the necessary pool chemicals. Doing th
How to Clear Algae on an Above Ground Pool

How to Clear Algae on an Above Ground Pool

Pond algae is the green slime that covers the water of a pond. It turns clear, crystal water to a smelly mess. Algae are actually small plants that have no roots. They can float at the surface of a pond or attach to the sides or bottom of other plants. Microscopic algae and the larger forms of algae
How to Landscape Ponds & Waterfalls

How to Landscape Ponds & Waterfalls

Waterscapes, such as ponds and waterfalls, need to be surrounded with plants that are tolerant of water and do not deposit leaf litter in the water. Avoiding plants that cannot thrive in such a wet environment is easy, because most nurseries carry many different varieties of water-loving trees, shru
How to Restore Waterfront Property Erosion

How to Restore Waterfront Property Erosion

Waterfront property can be a very desirable commodity. However, it is often subject to erosion. This wearing away of the shoreline can be caused by storms, by the continuous lapping of the water against the bank or shoreline, or by boaters' wakes that slam against the shore with great force. Battlin
How to Clean the Vinyl Steps of a Saltwater Swimming Pool

How to Clean the Vinyl Steps of a Saltwater Swimming Pool

A swimming pool converted to saltwater does not use traditional chemicals like chlorine to keep clean. In fact, saltwater makes natural chlorine that produces fewer toxins than traditional chemicals. Like any pool, however, dirt can accumulate, even on the vinyl steps. Use this process to clean all
How to Clean Hayward Pool Pumps

How to Clean Hayward Pool Pumps

Pool maintenance includes cleaning not only the pool water but the pool filter and a pool pump. If you own a Hayward Pool pump, you can extend the life of your pump if you clean it regularly to ensure that it's not being damaged by normal pool dirt and debris. Most pool owners spend a lot of time cl
How to Vacuum Clean a Pond

How to Vacuum Clean a Pond

Backyard ponds are a wanted addition to any naturalists' home garden area. Maintenance is a must, but professional service can be costly or of poor quality. Mud, debris and algae are an eyesore and can be harmful in some cases. Clean and healthy water is a necessity for anyone sustaining koi or simi
Plans on How to Make a Waterfall Out of Rocks

Plans on How to Make a Waterfall Out of Rocks

Building a rock waterfall is not as difficult as it may seem and makes for a really appealing feature in any yard. Teamed with lush vegetation and a gold fish or two, your new rock waterfall will be the envy of the street. A waterfall can be built out of real rocks or fake rocks--it depends on your
Laurel Birch Rainbow Fish

Laurel Birch Rainbow Fish

These hand carved wooden ornaments are part of an aquatic / fish themed Christmas tree
Hollywood Hills Gargoyle Sconces

Hollywood Hills Gargoyle Sconces

Years before the recession hit, bargain hunters were combing flea markets and estate sales looking for outdoor furnishings. Many weren't doing so out of necessity -- they simply liked the look and individuality of vintage patio chairs, tables, loungers and outdoor accessories. There's an e
What Is a Spring Tooth Harrow?

What Is a Spring Tooth Harrow?

The spring tooth harrow is a farming tool, pulled behind a tractor, that conditions the soil by breaking up surface clods to produce a finer seed bed. The chain and especially disk harrows are more common.
Hot Tub Heater Problems

Hot Tub Heater Problems

Heater problems with your hot tub can present as no heat at all, the water being too hot and the water being too cold. The maximum temperature the spa can be set at is 104 degrees and the minimum is 80 degrees. Press the cooler or warmer buttons to adjust the temperature. Pressing the cooler or warm
A Pool Pump Can Help Keep Your Pool Waters Safe and Clean

A Pool Pump Can Help Keep Your Pool Waters Safe and Clean

It is necessary that pool owners maintain a clean pool to provide a safe swimming environment for all of its users. The swimming pool, if not cared for properly, can cause its swimmers to acquire infections and other diseases. You don't want this to happen in your pool area. One of the importan
Building a Swimming Pool Is a Great Way of Utilizing the Space in a Large Backyard

Building a Swimming Pool Is a Great Way of Utilizing the Space in a Large Backyard

Do you have a rather large backyard, but do not know what you should do with all that space? Well, why not have a swimming pool built in there? It would be a great way of utilizing the spare space, and will also make for an excellent location to hang out with your friends. Besides, what better way c
How to Price Inground Pools

How to Price Inground Pools

An inground pool may seem like a luxury but considering its lifespan is considerably longer than a comparable above-ground pool, the pool installation costs may be well worth the money. Not only does an inground pool provide hours of entertainment for your family but it also adds to the value of you
Never Underestimate the Power of Jetted Bathtubs

Never Underestimate the Power of Jetted Bathtubs

If you want a bathtub that can double as a place to wash your body, as well as soak and relax, you will want to consider jetted bathtubs, or the more common name, whirlpool tub. These bathtubs are made with built-in jets which come with fitted pipes, suction fittings, an electrical pump and water je