Swimming Pools & Water Fountains & Ponds : Home & Garden

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Aboveground Pool Cover Dilemma! What is the Best Winter Cover?

Aboveground Pool Cover Dilemma! What is the Best Winter Cover?

Find out how to save money and play safe with your aboveground pool cover. After a close call and discovering we needed an above ground pool cover we researched and have passed on our findings to save you time and so you get longer enjoyment and cost savings from your pool.......[Read More]
Tips to Remove Stains From a Pool

Tips to Remove Stains From a Pool

It is so much fun to enjoy summer time on your own swimming pool. However, it may become annoying when you have to deal with the maintenance. One of the most horrible problems that you have to face when maintaining your swimming pool is about the stains. Stains are the most common problems that have......[Read More]
Malachite Green

Malachite Green

Malachite Green is used in aquariums as a antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic.. It is also used to treat eggs in breeding tanks.......[Read More]
What Does Centrifugal Force Have to do With a Centrifugal Pump?

What Does Centrifugal Force Have to do With a Centrifugal Pump?

A pump is a pool or spa's circulation system. Pool and spa pumps are known as centrifugal pumps. Why? These important pieces of equipment cause water to move, due to the principle of centrifugal force. Learn why it's an important part of keeping your pool clean.......[Read More]
Pool Inspections

Pool Inspections

If you are getting ready to hit the pool again, make sure to remember water quality and safety! Getting a yearly pool inspection is a big part of this.......[Read More]
Get Your Own Home Sauna

Get Your Own Home Sauna

Saunas are a great way to relax, to detoxify and to improve your health overall.With home saunas being so inexpensive now might be the right time to considering adding your own personal home sauna.......[Read More]
How to Care for Pool Filters

How to Care for Pool Filters

Pool filters are designed to keep your swimming water clean and clear, but like all machines and tools, they only function as well as they are cared for themselves. Improper care of your filter can lead to clogging, wearing down, and even total failure, leaving all of the dirt and debris that finds ......[Read More]
Have a Seat. Or Not.

Have a Seat. Or Not.

Halloween yard haunts have replaced full-sized candy bars as the big draw in neighborhoods across the United States, Canada and other countries that celebrate Halloween. Nobody knows this better than Dave Gugel, a Florida resident and extreme DIYer who started transforming his home about five years ......[Read More]
The Best Water-Based Concrete Sealers

The Best Water-Based Concrete Sealers

Protect these stairs by applying a water-based concrete sealer.David Jordan Williams/Brand X Pictures/Getty ImagesConcrete water-based sealers protect concrete by providing a barrier between the concrete and moisture. They also are beneficial for preventing stains. Water-based concrete.........[Read More]
Are Pine Trees Toxic to Frogs?

Are Pine Trees Toxic to Frogs?

Frogs in a nearby pond or stream can add a charming touch of nature to your yard, but did you know that pine trees are toxic to frogs? To reproduce, frogs lay eggs in bodies of water; the eggs hatch into tadpoles. The tadpole stage is delicate, and most tadpoles are tiny. They require special condit......[Read More]
How to Set Up a Tetra Pond Filter

How to Set Up a Tetra Pond Filter

Dangerous impurities can make their way into any pond, threatening the ecosystem found within. Tetra Pond Filters help protect your fish and plant life from these outside threats. There are several varieties of pond filters you can choose from; some even include fountains for a visually pleasing eff......[Read More]
How to Keep Water Feature Skimmers From Freezing

How to Keep Water Feature Skimmers From Freezing

Water features such as fountains, reflecting pools and small fish ponds often are installed in yards. A skimmer is often installed on these water features to collect debris. These skimmers function in much the same way that a swimming pool skimmer does. During the winter, freezing temperatures can c......[Read More]
Steps To Take For Purchasing A Hot Tub

Steps To Take For Purchasing A Hot Tub

Many people consider purchasing hot tubs and spas for therapeutic purposes, but before you sign the papers, you need to consider a few things. First thing you need to do is call an electrician out to your house to see if your electrical panel can accept the increased load. Depending on which model y......[Read More]
Chlorine Alternatives for Hot Tubs

Chlorine Alternatives for Hot Tubs

Hot tub sanitization is important.jacuzzi love image by .shock from Fotolia.comSanitizing a hot tub is nearly as complicated as sanitizing and cleaning a large pool. Without proper sanitization, the hot tub becomes dirty and full of harmful bacteria, viruses and algae. Chlorine is the.........[Read More]
A Custom Swim Spa Takes The Stress Away

A Custom Swim Spa Takes The Stress Away

Relaxation takes many forms and none are more peaceful than sitting in a hot tub or custom swim spa and letting the water flow around us to remove the stresses and strains of a hard day at work. We work hard in our day to day lives, whether we use our bodies in a physically demanding way, or push ou......[Read More]
Time to Give Your Pool Guy a Raise

Time to Give Your Pool Guy a Raise

The other day I had a conversation with a very nice older lady at Starbucks about the increases in prices. She is a very worldly wise and financially frugal individual and although on a fixed income, she is not hurting in the least. Still, she was concerned about all the issues with fuel costs and f......[Read More]
Breeding Kribensis

Breeding Kribensis

Information for breeding and raising Kribensis - Pelvicachromis pulcher.......[Read More]
exotic fish

exotic fish

A definition of the aquarium term exotic fish.......[Read More]