The green residue that algae creates, as it grows on the surfaces of a garden wall fountain, can certainly take away from the fountain's appeal. While it's easy enough to occasionally rub small areas of algae off from a small fountain, a persistent plague of algae -- especially on a large wall fount
Above-ground swimming pools are less expensive and generally easier to maintain than in-ground pools. Above-ground pools are assaulted by the same threats that assail in-ground pools, including algae and other contaminants. Chemicals prevent an algae infection and sanitize the pool. Algaecides preve
A swimming pool pump that appears not to be circulatiing the water fast enough could be a sign of a few problems. Some of these issues are minor while others are more expensive and time-consuming to fix. Simple troubleshooting can help diagnose and correct the cause of your pool pump's poor operatio
Blogger is a website that lets you create your own blog and post it for the rest of the Internet world to see. You can add new posts whenever you see fit from the Blogger dashboard, but there is no included way to mark a blog post as a featured post. Blogger lets you install widgets to add features
Building a backyard half-pipe requires a little bit of knowledge of foundations and skate ramps. You want to be sure your half-pipe is strong enough to rest on your lawn and doesn't sink into your grass. You also want to preserve your grass, so keeping it up off the lawn itself is important. There a
Solar heaters are an inexpensive alternative to the more traditional pool heater. Not only is it cheaper to run since they don't require electricity, the initial cost to purchase is also less. With a solar pool heater you don't have the monthly hit to your electric bill nor the need to purchase prop
Maintaining a swimming pool requires vacuuming the bottom of the pool to remove debris to keep it clean. Before you start cleaning the pool, you must connect a pool vacuum to a filter the correct way so that you get as much suction as you need to pick up every speck of debris on the bottom of the po
American Standard tubs, like all tubs, do not come with a drain-waste-overflow kit. These are standardized and must be purchased separately. They are generally installed before the tub is put in place but may be repaired and replaced after tub installation. Many kits have a drain stopper mechanism t
Fiberglass pools are almost 20 times stronger than concrete pools and are manufactured in one large shell. Their strength and composite materials mean they are resistant to temperature changes such as extreme heat and freezing. The smooth, nonporous surface of the fiberglass has a strong gel coat fi
Red poinsettias, pink poinsettias, purple poinsettias: it's quite clear these aren't your grandmother's drug-store poinsettias. Shake up her world a bit with a 'Peppermint Twist' thrown into the mix, along with her favorite red and some assorted evergreens. While you're
Above ground swimming pools are excellent alternatives to in-ground pools if cost is a factor. Also, most above ground pool kits come with assembly and installation instructions for the do-it-yourself enthusiast. If you have enough help and prepare sufficiently it can take less than a day to install
A backyard inground swimming pool of any size is something desired by more than a few homeowners and renters. There's little doubt that swimming pools provide plenty of opportunity for fun and quality time spent with family and friends. Imagine all the fun one can have in a truly large swimming pool
Wave pools use computers to control the frequency and size of waves.blue water background image by Wolfgang Zintl from Fotolia.comWave pools are a top attraction at many water parks, giving swimmers a chance to experience powerful ocean waves without traveling to the beach. Wave pools...
A good quality swimming pool pump should last a minimum of 5 years and with proper care can sometimes last upwards of 15 to 20 years. Typically at some time during that period, the pump will start getting loud indicating that the front bearings are going out. This is a sign that the pump will need t
There are several assets that a real property must possess in order to boost its market value and make it a profitability investment in your real estate venture. Keeping a home pool is definitely one of the many things you may seriously considering for a high quality and preferred home.
Algae is one of the most common problems faced by pond owners. The aquatic weed is unattractive and can kill fish and other plants if not properly maintained. Chemical algaecides are effective in controlling algae, but they may also poison fish and kill desirable plants. English research has demonst
Fiberglass is resilient enough to stand up the wear and tear on cars, trucks, boats and bathtubs, so lining a swimming pool with it makes sense to ensure longevity and low-maintenance care. While this tough stuff is relatively stain-resistant, easy to clean and hard to damage, it still requires main
Hot tubs or spas have, over the years, changed the perception of relaxation. From being a status symbol to a must-have for various health benefits, these are now commonly seen in a huge number of households. They are playing a big role in enhancing health and providing relaxation to tired limbs.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Thursday, March 31, 2011, released information urging consumers to stop participating in a new type of water-related recreational activity, due to the potential risks of suffocation and drowning. The activity is called water walking and the water walkin