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42 Gallon Planted Tank

42 Gallon Planted Tank

Photo of 42 Gallon Planted Tank submitted by Samit Roy.......[Read More]
Give Your Pool an Elegant Look With Swimming Pool Lights

Give Your Pool an Elegant Look With Swimming Pool Lights

Are you planning a poolside party at home? You could create a beautiful ambience to your poolside with accessories like swimming pool lights. Sometimes a space constraint may force you to change the venue of your party from indoors to outdoors. Having a party by the poolside can be real fun. All you......[Read More]
How to Landscape Your Pool Area

How to Landscape Your Pool Area

Landscaping the area around your pool will enhance the environment and add to the value of your investment. Before you dig in, consider the amount of maintenance you want to do, as well as space restrictions. To avoid scooping leaves and petals from your pool throughout the season, choose perennials......[Read More]
Saving Time and Money With Pool Resurfacing

Saving Time and Money With Pool Resurfacing

A swimming pool can be a fantastic luxury to have in your home, but it has its downsides - such as the price. It definitely costs quite a lot to keep a pool operational for a longer period of time, never mind the initial price for its construction. Needless to say, you should plan ahead quite well i......[Read More]
Tips for Cleaning a Gunite Pool

Tips for Cleaning a Gunite Pool

When it comes to choosing materials for a new pool, many homeowners opt for gunite or concrete because this type of pool tends to be more durable than a pool made from other materials. However, one of the main drawbacks to a gunite pool is that its porous surface stains easily and often requires dee......[Read More]
How to Make a Grapevine Pergola With a Swing

How to Make a Grapevine Pergola With a Swing

Pergolas are structures designed by the ancient Greeks as transitional gardens that add scenery and beauty to pathways from one entrance to another. While some modern pergolas are free floating on concrete, working with a swing requires a permanent installation. Without permanently installed legs, t......[Read More]
How to Clean Fast Set Swimming Pools

How to Clean Fast Set Swimming Pools

Quick set pools are inexpensive and easy to set up, but it is important to understand that these pools are not maintenance free. Just like any other pool, a fast set pool needs to be cleaned regularly or the water will become dirty and potentially hazardous. That being said, a quick set pool can be ......[Read More]
Steam Shower Bath Tub Manufacturers - The Emerging League

Steam Shower Bath Tub Manufacturers - The Emerging League

The tremendously emerging popularity of steam showers bath tub has resulted in the cropping up of many new companies in the manufacturing business. With the masses becoming intelligent and demanding, all the steam shower bath tub manufacturers have adapted to the requirements.......[Read More]
exotic fish

exotic fish

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

Breeding Kribensis

Information for breeding and raising Kribensis - Pelvicachromis pulcher.......[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]
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]
Instructions to Make Outside Water Fountains

Instructions to Make Outside Water Fountains

Water fountains can enhance any outside space with the relaxing sounds of trickling water. To make outside fountains that you can use year-round, use a material that will withstand the temperature changes, such as concrete or metal. Basin materials such as terracotta or ceramic can crack during cold......[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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]