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How to Replace a Jacuzzi Sand Filter Control

The sand in the sand filter of a Jacuzzi needs to be changed once every three years. Depending on other conditions (such as how hard your water is or the kind of Jacuzzi sanitizer you use), you may need to replace the sand more often. Hard water makes the sand "channel." Clean sand in your Jacuzzi s...More...

Classic Pool Party Games

When you're throwing a pool party, people expect to play some pretty great pool party games when they get there - it's half the fun! And while they'll likely all come with their own ideas and favorite games in mind, here are some of the classics to have in mind just in case. After all...More...

Types of Swimming Pools

Swimming pools are a lot of fun, especially during hot summer months. They are a great way to relax, exercise and pass the time. Pools come in different shapes and sizes. Depending on the basin structure, here are the types of pools you can enjoy....More...

Swimming Pool Covers - Do I Truly Need One?

There is nothing more relaxing and invigorating than swimming in your very own pool, especially during those sweltering summer months on the Island. Having your own pool is not only an enjoyable amenity; it adds value to your home....More...

How Will You Use Your Backyard Swimming Pool?

Maybe you're dreaming of owning a swimming pool, but are wondering what you can do with it besides just swim in it. Of course, getting cooled down in the summer months and enjoying a good swim is the main use and benefit of a swimming pool....More...

How to Decrease Chlorine When Chlorine is Too High in a Pool?

Chlorine is a primary sanitizer for swimming pools. Chlorine eliminates bacteria and other contaminants that are constantly entering pool water. Chlorine is applied to pools most commonly as chlorine tablets or granular chlorine shock. You may accidentally treat your pool with too much chlorine, or ...More...

The Best Game to Play on Grass: Croquet

If you didn't grow up with a croquet set, perhaps your grandparents had one. Better yet, if you read Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" or saw the film, then you probably recall the scene in which Alice played croquet by using flamingos as mallets, poor hedgehogs as balls and ...More...

How to Decorate Your Tiered Water Fountain With Flowers

Tiered water fountains not only add a visually interesting focal point to your yard, but also they provide a subtle bubbling sound that lends an air of tranquility to the area. If you want to add even more interest to your current tiered water fountain, consider adding flowers to it. How you integra...More...

How to Treat a Kiddie Pool

Kiddie pools are set up in backyards all across our country, and little children enjoy hours and hours of splashing and fun times in the water. These pools, although smaller than the larger above ground pools, still require sanitization to protect young bathers from harmful bacteria and parasites. W...More...

Curtains That Filter Light

Curtains are a great way to obtain privacy in your home and block unwanted sunlight from shining in. Light filtering curtains provide you with similar privacy, but they allow limited amounts of sunlight to come through the window. Limiting the amount of light coming into your home with a light filte...More...

Inground Pool Designs Bring The Whole Family Together

There is one thing that you can do to raise the value of your home, encourage your family to spend more time together, and improve your quality of life at home. That is adding a pool to your backyard with one of the many inground pool designs available. Such a pool will more than repay you for the e...More...

Making Outdoor Cushions

MeasureMeasure the area in which the cushion will sit. Purchase a piece of foam rubber and cut it to the measured size. Many times there are precut cushion sizes available at fabric or upholstery stores. Measure the thickness of the foam and all the way around the outside.PatternCreate a......More...

Planning a Garden Pond & Waterfall

Adding a pond and waterfall to your property adds beauty--and potential headaches. Managing a body of water means managing an environment that changes as quickly as the weather. Planning can help you to anticipate and reduce problems that may develop. Some people will abandon their ponds and waterfa...More...

Removing Antifreeze From the Inground Pool Lines

Preparing your water lines for winter is critical in protecting the money you have invested in your inground pool. Although you try to empty all the water from the lines, antifreeze works as insurance to prevent any remaining water from racking pipes or valves during the dead of winter. The type of ...More...

How to Fix a Hole in a Pool Without Draining the Water

Most above-ground pools come from the factory with a repair kit in case of damage to the side or bottom of the pool. These pools use a remarkably durable PVC material that is capable of enduring years of water weight pressing against it. However, after years of constant pressure from ...More...

How to Install Sand Filters

Swimming pool sand filters are commonly installed the same way and are low maintenance and relatively inexpensive. The filter will need to be placed on a solid surface that can safely support the heavy weight of the filter. The process will be simple as long as you have the correct tools. The only m...More...

Facts and Myths About Earthquakes and Pools

Whether you live in earthquake-prone California or a region that rarely experiences any seismic activity, like the East Coast, nerves get rattled to your inner core and you may have a few questions post-quake. Like with your yard and swimming pool....More...