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Swimming Pools & Water Fountains & Ponds : Home & Garden

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Angelfish - Koi

Angelfish - Koi

A profile of the Angelfish - Koi (Pterophyllum scalare), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.......[Read More]
5 Reasons to Buy Used Hot Tubs

5 Reasons to Buy Used Hot Tubs

Hot tubs are a nice way for people to relax after a long, hard day, especially for those in the more northern states such as Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. Although they are considered by some to be a luxury, hot tubs in NY, NJ and CT can be quite affordable, especially when bought used.......[Read More]
How to Remove the Bottom Sludge Pump in Fish Ponds

How to Remove the Bottom Sludge Pump in Fish Ponds

Sludge pumps are generally used at the bottom of fish ponds to suck away waste, sunken debris and other contaminants. The pumps are attached to a discharge tube and a power source. Generally, if one becomes disconnected, the other stays intact. In rare cases, however, the sludge pump can become comp......[Read More]
How to Make a Fine Particle Pond Sand Filter

How to Make a Fine Particle Pond Sand Filter

Pond filtration is one of the most important and also one of the most frustrating aspects of pond maintenance. Ponds require several different types of filtration in order to keep the water in optimum shape to support life, both plant life as well as fish. One key component to the filtration system ......[Read More]
Swimming Pools - Above Ground Versus in Ground

Swimming Pools - Above Ground Versus in Ground

You have moved into your new home and finally have a lovely backyard to call your own, now comes the question of what do you do with it? Easy! Think of summer, hot days and a big pool to cool off in - are you getting the idea? The best way to put the space in your backyard to good use is to install ......[Read More]
Swimming Pool Install Design Consultant

Swimming Pool Install Design Consultant

When planning for a swimming pool install, take advantage of the services of the design consultant. You can take advantage of some great ideas and get the backyard that you have always dreamed of.......[Read More]
Pool House Design Ideas

Pool House Design Ideas

Who doesn't want a nice pool to slip into anytime of the year, especially in the summer months? Many people worry about having to drip through the house and those fears can be taken away with the addition of a pool house.......[Read More]
Pros & Cons of Cement Countertops

Pros & Cons of Cement Countertops

Cement countertops offer homeowners tremendous versatility for color and design.Marble texture image by Viacheslav Anyakin from Fotolia.comCement allows you to get the look of natural stone counter tops without the expense. The raw materials are much less expensive than other materials,.........[Read More]
How to Repair Cracks in Cement Around a Swimming Pool

How to Repair Cracks in Cement Around a Swimming Pool

Maintenance and proper upkeep of your swimming pool and the surrounding concrete is important. The life of the pool and your ability to use it for many years relies on keeping it clean and filling in cracks regularly. You can fix cracks in the cement around your pool without calling in a contractor ......[Read More]
Buenos Aires Tetra

Buenos Aires Tetra

A profile of the aquarium fish, Buenos Aires Tetra - Hyphessobrycon anisitsi, including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.......[Read More]
algae eater

algae eater

A definition of the aquarium term algae eater......[Read More]
Solar Swimming Pool Heaters

Solar Swimming Pool Heaters

One of the biggest summer energy expenses can come from heating a swimming pool. You can definitely save some energy costs by investing in one of the solar swimming pool heaters available. You may think that a conventional gas or heat pump heaters would have a much lower cost, but lately solar swimm......[Read More]
Things to Consider When Looking to Buy a Hot Tub

Things to Consider When Looking to Buy a Hot Tub

If you are looking to buy a hot tub it can be a little overwhelming. There are so many different models and types to choose from. Considering these things first will help make the decision a little bit easier.......[Read More]
Promote Safety With Pool Ladders

Promote Safety With Pool Ladders

Swimming pools are a great place that provide fun and excitement to us and our families. However, we only put ourselves as well as the lives of our family members at risk once we bring them to a swimming pool where the water that is not safe for swimming and its physical features provoke danger too.......[Read More]
The Advantages of Using Ozone Sanitizers With Your Pool Pebble

The Advantages of Using Ozone Sanitizers With Your Pool Pebble

Our environment is filled with resources that have contributed in making our lives easier. Almost everything around us, down the earth or above the atmosphere, can contribute in the preservation of life. One of the elements that have an important role in our lives is the oxygen. This is one importan......[Read More]
How To Repair Tears in Pool Table Felt

How To Repair Tears in Pool Table Felt

The felt on your pool table may become ripped if people use it inappropriately or if the end of the pool cue hits it too many times. A completely new felt can be difficult to install and may cost a lot of money. Performing a pool table repair requires some skill due to the slate underneath the felt.......[Read More]
How to Fix a Hayward Pool Pump to Decrease Suction

How to Fix a Hayward Pool Pump to Decrease Suction

Hayward swimming pool pumps generate the suction needed to circulate a pool's water. The correct amount of suction for the pool system depends on a number of factors, including length of the plumbing and height of the pump. Too much or too little suction is harmful to the pump and filter of the pool......[Read More]
How to Make Pool Water Green

How to Make Pool Water Green

Swimming pool maintenance involves the use of chemicals to keep the water clean and clear. If these chemicals are not used, the pool water will end up getting cloudy and may turn a variety of colors, including green. The most common cause of green pool water is the growth of algae. Algae is not dang......[Read More]
Pool Fence Ideas for Safety and Privacy

Pool Fence Ideas for Safety and Privacy

There are several reasons why a homeowner would want to install a pool fence. Apart from it, there are jurisdictions that require its pool-owning residents to secure their pool with a fence that is equipped with a gate that can be locked. That is both for safety and privacy purposes.......[Read More]
How to Relieve Pool Pressure With a Sand Filter

How to Relieve Pool Pressure With a Sand Filter

Sand filters are one of several choices pool owners have when choosing a pool filter system. The sand inside a sand filter traps small particles of dirt and debris and keeps them from re-entering your swimming pool. When the sand gets too dirty inside the filter, the pressure rises. The only way to ......[Read More]