Archive for Pools & Spas

If you have a spa or hot tub, then you understand the importance of having a hot tub cover. While a hot tub cover is good at keeping debris from getting in your hot tub, over time the cover can get heavy and break. It is important to understand why this happens, and you should […]

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There are a lot of things that go into maintenance for a swimming pool. Some are really essential, and can assure that your pool has clear water and provides you lots of enjoyment – which is why you had the pool installed in the first place.  Here are 8 things I consider essential in caring […]

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You’re enjoying the family pool, the kids are having fun, but suddenly you notice that there’s an odd green tint to your family swimming pool. What is that? Why does it keep happening? What needs to happen here? “What is going on with my pool?  It turned green!” – You’re having algae problems. Don’t take […]

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There are numerous uses for indoor outdoor carpet.  As the name implies, this type of carpeting can be used indoors or outdoors.  Primarily, however, indoor outdoor carpet is used in an exterior setting due to the fact that it is made to withstand conditions that are not often found indoors (like contact with moisture and […]

Installing a pool in your backyard is a luxury that many homeowners aspire to, whether you are installing an inground or above ground swimming pool.  Not only does a pool give you the benefit of cooling down, relaxing and exercising right in your own backyard, but it also can add to the aesthetics of your […]

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Swimming is known as one of the best exercises that you can do for your health.  Running and biking are good as well, but swimming works everything in your body unlike the others.  For those people that enjoy doing exercise, having your own lap pool in the backyard might be a good option. There are […]

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If you are looking for a way to keep your pool warmer without the need for exorbitant pool heating costs, then you should consider getting a solar pool cover or solar blanket, whether you have an inground pool (with or without an outdoor spa) or an above ground swimming pool.  Swimming pool solar covers collect […]

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As a homeowner, there are a number of advantages to building an outdoor swimming pool on the grounds of your property.  First of all, a swimming pool can increase the value of your home by a significant amount.  Secondly, there are health benefits, because if you have your own pool it encourages you to swim […]

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Any person who is currently considering purchasing a swimming pool to improve the value of their home is also probably taking into heavy consideration which type of pool structure they should decide on.  There are many different pool designs and structures one can choose from, and people are often confused about which one to go […]

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The cost of maintaining a swimming pool should not be underestimated, yet you cannot put a price on health and hygiene.  Thankfully, you can ensure that you get the best conditions for your pool without having to burn a hole in your pocket by overpaying for the required pool chemicals used to clean a pool […]

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Many people don’t consider all of the options available for tropical pool landscaping.  There are a variety of plants that can survive outdoors with proper care, as well as outdoor decor and accessories with a tropical theme,  that can find their place in most regions of the United States.   These features can fit right in […]

When it comes to tiling pools, porcelain is out and glass tile is so in.  Glass tile has become the leading choice for tiling pools in recent years.  It’s glassy surface and color durability make it a top choice.  Glass tile captures the light in a beautiful way that really complements and almost mirrors water […]

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There are benefits to be gained for anyone who is an avid gardener or who enjoys working in their backyard with the installation of a portable outdoor shower.  While the idea of showering outdoors is not something that many people might find appealing, there are times when having access to somewhere that you can rinse […]

Hot tub filters are an important part of keeping a hot tub clean and clear.  There are many filters on the market from many different manufacturers and at different prices.  The right hot tub filter for any particular hot tub or spa is necessary to maintain the system properly.

  After you’ve had your filter for […]

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In almost every home, space is at a premium and there simply never seems to be a enough room.  In that effort to find more living space, an outdoor rug can open up a world of opportunities, giving every family more room to relax, play, or entertain.  Nothing makes a space, even an outdoor space, […]

Is the look of your home in a rut?  Are you tired of the floral water sculpture in your backyard that’s gone dull with time?  Many landscaping and interior home designs just don’t offer the originality, edge, or modern look that lots of homeowners out there are looking for these days. If you are looking […]

If you are having a hard time controlling your swimming pool cost, then there are a few things that you may want to try in order to bring those costs down.  Obviously, if you haven’t yet purchased and installed a swimming pool, you are at a big advantage – you can learn from people’s past […]

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What is one thing that every pool must have?  Pool toys?  A water slide?  That would be nice, but the actual answer is a pool filter.  Pool filters are absolutely crucial to have for the pool if you want your pool to have a long life.  A good rule of thumb to keep in mind when […]

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If you are in the market for a garden canopy, there are a few things you should consider before you start looking amongst the wide variety of options that are available.  You will need to decide on criteria such as the size you need, what your plans are for the canopy (are you using it […]

If you plan on installing an outdoor shower but find that your water pressure is low, one consideration may be to install a shower pump.  Shower pumps work by increasing the pressure that is put out by your water system, and while most homeowners will choose to install a shower pump to increase the pressure […]