Swimming Pools & Water Fountains & Ponds : Home & Garden

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DIY Concrete Fountains

DIY Concrete Fountains

Concrete water fountains can potentially be ornamental improvements to your lawn. Anyone can easily make their own concrete water fountains using existing decorative gardening materials. To make DIY concrete fountains, insert the water fountain components into an existing concrete bird bath, or make......[Read More]
How to Build Your Own Pool

How to Build Your Own Pool

Constructing your own backyard swimming pool is a major undertaking and a significant investment that can cost more than $30,000. Depending on complexity, it can take professional pool companies six to eight weeks to complete an in-ground concrete swimming pool.......[Read More]
How to Wire a Sundance Hot Tub

How to Wire a Sundance Hot Tub

The electrical wiring of your Sundance hot tub must be in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC). Sundance spas must be wired directly using a 240V wire. The spa is designed to run on a single breaker. You must not use extension cords or plug-in connections to power your spa. Avoid g......[Read More]
Pool Filter Elements & Cartridges

Pool Filter Elements & Cartridges

Cartridge pool filters are one of a few choices pool owners have when deciding on a pool filtration system. Elements such as dirt, bugs and other small particles are trapped by the cartridge, which must be removed and cleaned when it gets too dirty. Excessive filter pressure builds when the filter g......[Read More]
How to Landscape Garden Ponds

How to Landscape Garden Ponds

With consumers in the United States spending billions every year to landscape their outdoor spaces, it is no wonder that garden ponds and similar water features have become a hot trend. The tranquil sound of a garden pond is soothing, and the pond brings an entirely new ecosystem right into your bac......[Read More]
Actinopterygii

Actinopterygii

A definition of the aquarium term Actinopterygii......[Read More]
Using Sphagnum Moss to Treat Pools and Spas

Using Sphagnum Moss to Treat Pools and Spas

But, isn't moss kind of like algae? No algae are microscopic plants whereas moss is a plant with leaves, stems and a root system.There are different varieties of sphagnum moss.......[Read More]
amphibious

amphibious

A definition of the aquarium term amphibious......[Read More]
Hot Tubs - Handle With Care

Hot Tubs - Handle With Care

What's the best method for hot tub care? How can care be made simple and effective? Terry will take you through the basics to understanding your water chemistry and providing the proper care. You will be able to soak in peace when you know the simple steps to handling your hot tub with care!......[Read More]
The Best Way to Bleed a Pool Filter

The Best Way to Bleed a Pool Filter

Pool owners have a choice between a sand, cartridge or diatomaceous earth pool filter systems. All three kinds of filters have a pressure gauge that helps determine how efficiently the filter is operating. Low pressure indicates a circulation problem while high pressure indicates a cleaning is neede......[Read More]
Pond Maintenance Why Filters Are Important

Pond Maintenance Why Filters Are Important

Pond maintenance is all relative to your filtration. The proper setup is needed for having low pond maintenance.......[Read More]
How to Sanitize a Hot Tub

How to Sanitize a Hot Tub

Hot tubs are a wonderful place to relax, but they are also a breeding ground for bacteria. Bacteria grow in the warm water, but you can easily sanitize your hot tub to exterminate it. Harsh chemicals may make for an uncomfortable soaking experience, irritating the skin and drying out your hair. Usin......[Read More]
The Alternative: A Salt Water Pool

The Alternative: A Salt Water Pool

Traditional pools require consistent attention and maintenance throughout the year. If you are looking for a little relief, turn to a salt water pool.......[Read More]
A Homemade Pond Filter

A Homemade Pond Filter

While commercially available pond filters are effective, their cost can push construction of a home pond out of reach. As long as proper volume and filtration capabilities are maintained, homemade pond filters can be just as effective. You can create one with basic materials found at a hardware stor......[Read More]
Home Remedies for Hot Tub Foam

Home Remedies for Hot Tub Foam

At the end of a long, stressful day, the hot tub is a welcome sight, unless the surface of the water happens to be covered in a thick layer of ugly foam. To remove this unwanted residue, add an antifoaming agent to the tub; these ordinary chemicals alter the surface tension or the pH of the water, e......[Read More]
Chemicals in Swimming Pools Besides Chlorine

Chemicals in Swimming Pools Besides Chlorine

Balanced pool chemistry is essential for keeping swimming pool water clear and healthy for swimmers. Chlorine is the most commonly thought of chemical that is used in pool water. It is used for the elimination of bacteria and other harmful organisms. Chlorine is only one of many chemicals.........[Read More]
How to Change a Hot Tub Water Filter

How to Change a Hot Tub Water Filter

One of the processes of maintaining the functions of your tub is to clean the water filter every so often. You might also need to change it to keep it in top functions.......[Read More]
Resources for Christmas Light Displays, Shows and Decorations

Resources for Christmas Light Displays, Shows and Decorations

You know the house. The one that went all-out for Christmas -- lights everywhere imaginable, a glowing plastic Santa and his reindeer on the roof, maybe some custom-built props with music piped in from somewhere. It was magical. While you may not be vying for your city's 'Best Lights'......[Read More]
BBB Method Kiddie Pool Cleaning

BBB Method Kiddie Pool Cleaning

It may be extremely tempting to empty and refill a kiddie pool every few days instead of cleaning it. However, after one summer you will waste 300 to 600 gallons of water needlessly. Use the BBB method to keep your kiddie pool clean.......[Read More]
All About Pool Contractors

All About Pool Contractors

The summer has come and it is time to open up or get a new pool. If you are looking for a pool contractor to do the job, searching online is one way to do it. You can open up any search engine and find a local pool contractor in your area. There are many different pool contractors to choose from, so......[Read More]