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How to Detect a Leak in an Above Ground Swimming Pool

The last thing that any above-ground pool owner wants to face is a leak in the pool. Not only are leaks messy and can cause unwanted puddles and soggy grass, finding a leak is a time consuming process. Fortunately, once you discover the location of the leak, the repair process is usually quick and e

Information on Winter Covers for In-Ground Pools

Winter covers for in-ground pools have come a long way from the traditional flimsy tarps of the past. Because of new cover materials, as well as increasingly complex designs of in-ground pools, designers have created innovative pool covers that meet pool owners' practical and aesthetic needs and tha

How to Drain Hot Tubs

If your hot tub has become dirty and needs a deep cleaning or the water has become stagnant, you need to drain the hot tub. This is not a difficult task, but one that is necessary to complete routine maintenance and it takes a bit of time to accomplish. Fortunately, you don't need a professional to

Pond & Pool Liners

Ponds and pools designed for landscaping, generally use liners to isolate the water from its surrounding environment. Old-fashioned mud ponds, however, still have the advantage for raising certain fish or maintaining a thriving ecosystem, according to Langston University.

How to Fix Inground Pool Leaks

With any leak around the home, fixing it as soon as possible prevents further damage to the structure, whether it be a swimming pool or home foundation. As a pool ages and gets used, small cracks may appear in the surface, which may end up leaking. Once you notice the cracks, repairing them is recom


A definition of the aquarium term aerobic

Pool Cleaner Review - Learn About the Different Kinds Available In the Market

Are you looking for an automatic pool cleaner that will help keep your swimming pool clear of dirt and debris? You'll need a reliable cleaner that can do an effective job on your pool, ensuring that you do not have any health and safety issues. One way to make a good selection is to read more t

Can You Make Life Easier With a Hot Tub Cover Lifter?

There are many reasons to cover your hot tub, many of which are health related.The cover is great for holding the heat in and and debris out.In addition, the amount of electricity needed to keep the water heated is reduced which reduces your costs, and this way the cover eventually pays for itself.T

The Refrigerator Safety Act

The Refrigerator Safety Act was first enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1956 to make companies add a magnetic latch to refrigerator doors to make it possible to open them from the inside.

Fishless Cycling

Few things spark more debate in the aquarium world than the words fishless cycling. Is it all that it's cracked up to be? Read this forum discussion and judge for yourself.

Tips on Buying Hot Tubs

A hot tub is a great alternative to a swimming pool, if you cannot afford the large costs of a pool construction or have space constraints. But hot tubs are not as cheap as you may imagine, with overheads adding quite a bit to the price tag when you buy one from a showroom. Here are some tips you ca

How to Maintain Your Pool by Using a Thermometer For Your Pool

There are many people who have swimming pools in their yards, and they know how difficult the upkeep can be on one. Maintaining a pool is not only a lot of work, but also costs a lot of money. Those people who own their own pools however, can also tell you how great it is to have one.


A profile of the Kribensis (Pelvicachromis pulcher), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

Cobblestone Pavers

When building a patio or walkway, one of the more fun but challenging decisions you'll have to make is determining what type of paving material to use. The material should blend in with the architecture and landscaping, be easy to walk on, easy to maintain and weather-resistant.This photo galle

Deck Ideas for an Above Ground Pool

Your above-ground pool doesn't have to stick out like a sore thumb from your yard. You can incorporate several deck ideas to help your above-ground pool blend into your yard and lifestyle. Creating a deck around your above-ground pool can help your pool act more like a built-in pool.

The Average Cost of Inground Pools

According to the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals, Americans have 175,000 to 200,000 new pools built each year. When it comes to the cost of an in-ground pool, prices vary widely, depending on where you live, what kind of pool you want and what time of the year it is. The best way to get th

How This Pool Alarm Can Be Your Extra Eye When You Can't Be There

I grew up around a swimming pool. I also learned to swim at a very young age. The reason I know that is because I can't remember ever NOT knowing how to swim. I don't remember being told to be careful around the pool, but I'm sure someone mentioned it. Anyhow, I survived growing up wi

Pool Heater Problems

Society has enjoyed recreational pools since the dawn of organized civilization. Although early pools were either naturally heated or not heated at all, modern pools contain a heating element that is often prone to error. Pool heating problems often arise from an incorrect installation or poor plann