Swimming Pools & Water Fountains & Ponds : Home & Garden

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How Many Hours a Day Should a Pool Filter Run?

How Many Hours a Day Should a Pool Filter Run?

Run your filter to keep your swimming pool clean.swimming pool, image by Greg Pickens from Fotolia.comPool Filters Use Electricity.While pool filters are the first line of defense in maintaining a clear, sparkling pool, running them constantly can have drawbacks. The electricity use can.........[Read More]
Stingrays

Stingrays

These beautiful fabric ornaments are part of an aquatic / fish themed Christmas tree.......[Read More]
Fish Pond Waterfall Ideas

Fish Pond Waterfall Ideas

A stepped stone waterfall adds a modern touch to a fishpond.Garden waterfall image by Allen Stoner from Fotolia.comAdd a waterfall to a backyard fishpond to create an instant focal point. Falling water not only helps oxygenate the pond for the fish community creating a healthier.........[Read More]
An Above Ground Pool Deck Construction Guide

An Above Ground Pool Deck Construction Guide

Above ground swimming pools will once again grace backyards of so many American homes as summer approaches. It is no longer a surprise that millions of people own these temporary pool installations. Above ground pools are popular, because they are affordable and easy to put up. Plus, they require lo......[Read More]
Specifications of Jacuzzi Whirlpools

Specifications of Jacuzzi Whirlpools

Jacuzzis are great places to relax and chat.Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty ImagesJacuzzis are designed not for bathing but for relaxation and enjoyment. These Jacuzzis are designed to serve as a place where owners can spend time with friends or relax after a stressful day. Since Jacuzzis.........[Read More]
How to Start the Pump to Open Your Pool

How to Start the Pump to Open Your Pool

Properly starting your pool pump is essential for your safety and protecting the integrity of your pool. After sitting dormant all winter, your pool's pump is vulnerable to breakage, cracking or even becoming a safety hazard if it is not hooked up correctly to your pool and started correctly. Correc......[Read More]
Importance of Salt in Cooking

Importance of Salt in Cooking

Salt is the oldest cooking flavoring in the world. All mammals have a natural hunger for salt, and it is a vital nutrient for humans. Salt is important in several aspects of cooking and baking.......[Read More]
Inflatable Pools and Water Slides

Inflatable Pools and Water Slides

In the summer cooling down and having fun in a pool is a favourite pastime of many. However, not many people have a yard that is big enough for a swimming pool so an inflatable pool is a great alternative.......[Read More]
How To Find And Repair Most Swimming Pool Leaks

How To Find And Repair Most Swimming Pool Leaks

It's not uncommon for pool owners to notice that water seems to be leaking out of their pool after opening it for the year. But where is the leak coming from? Let's take a look and see how to find and repair swimming pool leaks.......[Read More]
Ideas For Raising Morale In Your Community

Ideas For Raising Morale In Your Community

With the economy being battered by morale, people aren't able to spend their money on themselves for their entertainment needs. A lot of people feel like they are going to work and then going home again and that is it. That is not the way to live.......[Read More]
How to Make a Miniature Fountain With Household Materials

How to Make a Miniature Fountain With Household Materials

Make your own miniature fountains and add a serene feature to your home. You can use any container as a miniature fountain, as long as it is waterproof. Look around your house to find wooden, plastic or glass containers that you can use. When selecting a container, consider the placement of the foun......[Read More]
Outdoor Dining: What You Need to Know

Outdoor Dining: What You Need to Know

Entertaining and dining outdoors is one of life's simple pleasures. We cover the basics, so that your next backyard dining experience will be a success.......[Read More]
How to Clean an Electric Swimming Pool Cover

How to Clean an Electric Swimming Pool Cover

Besides retaining heat in the water, a swimming pool cover also keeps debris out of the pool when you're not using it. An electric pool cover makes it easy to slide the cover over the pool at the end of the day. Like any appliance, the cover can get dirty with use. Periodic cleaning is necessary to ......[Read More]
Plant Plug & Liner Care

Plant Plug & Liner Care

Planting a garden can be satisfying, but waiting days or weeks for seeds to emerge can get tiresome. Plugs and liners are seedlings that have had a number of weeks growing in a greenhouse and are semi-mature when planted in the ground. Planting established seedlings like these gives the plants a bet......[Read More]
How Does a Pool Slide Work?

How Does a Pool Slide Work?

Having a Pool SlideAdding a slide to your in-ground pool can add hours of fun and excitement but it also adds responsibility. In some municipalities there are building codes as to how the slides may be installed and the depth of the water they are over. Check with your building and code.........[Read More]
How to Build Wooden Above Ground Water Storage Tanks

How to Build Wooden Above Ground Water Storage Tanks

Wooden water storage tanks are a convenient way to capture and store rain runoff for later use in the yard or garden. Sitting above ground, they are easy to access and maintain. Although plastic containers can be less expensive, wood offers a more natural look that many people prefer. Wooden storage......[Read More]
Doughboy Round

Doughboy Round

When above-ground swimming pools became popular in the 1950s, the most common shape available was the classic round. It still remains popular.......[Read More]
Instructions for a Automatic Pool Cleaner for an Above Ground Pool

Instructions for a Automatic Pool Cleaner for an Above Ground Pool

Automatic pool cleaners, also called pool vacuums, hook to your pool's skimmer to use its suction power to clean your pool bottom. Automatic cleaners usually come with several connector hoses to accommodate the length of your pool. You might not need all the connections when using the automatic pool......[Read More]
Like a Nice, Big Bathtub

Like a Nice, Big Bathtub

Swimming pools come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, styles and designs. Some are used for specific purposes, like lap pools for health and fitness, infinity pools to make a landscape architectural statement, novelty pools to express the owner's personality or interests, and naturalistic pools th......[Read More]
Is Acidic Swimming Pool Water Dangerous to Swim in?

Is Acidic Swimming Pool Water Dangerous to Swim in?

A swimming pool is basically an enclosed body of water, which means it comes with certain conditions; one of them is its pH. The pH of swimming pool water, or any water, is simply a measure of how acidic or alkaline that water is. A swimming pool with a pH below 7 is said to be in an acidic state. W......[Read More]