Learning About Swimming Pool Builds

3 BIG Factors That Could Affect The Cost Of Your In-Ground Pool Installation

Posted by on July 20, 2016

Slipping into your own private oasis to enjoy cool water is an alluring idea for many homeowners, and with the ready availability of professional pool contractors, this dream can easily become a reality. The biggest question homeowners tend to have about in-ground pool installation is the costs involved. While you may be able to narrow down a specific cost for things like materials and the pool itself, there are factors that can affect the cost of your in-ground pool installation that do have to be taken into consideration. Here are a few of...

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Three Reasons Your Spa Isn’t Producing Heat

Posted by on July 9, 2016

One of the most relaxing features of a spa is its warm water. Warm water isn’t just calming, but it can also help relieve physical discomfort. When the water in your spa isn’t warming properly, this is cause for concern. Fortunately, there is generally a solvable problem that can be addressed to ensure warm water is returned to your spa. Here are just some of the reasons your spa’s heater isn’t functioning correctly. Thermostat Error A common cause for a heating issue is a thermostat error. When you adjust the...

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Top 5 Backyard Improvements That Help Sell Your Home

Posted by on July 7, 2016

When Realtors and professional stagers talk about that infamous curb appeal, they are referring to the front yard. They are talking about the way the front of your home is impeccably maintained and how cute it looks as potential buyers drive by. What about the backyard? You can’t see it from the curb, but it still can house several key selling points of your home.  1. Sports Court: Many HOAs now forbid the classic basketball net over the garage door. While it seems sad to lose this little part of Americana, many homeowners are now...

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How To Pick The Most Relaxing Hot Tub

Posted by on July 5, 2016

If you’re in the market for a hot tub for your in-home spa, there are a couple of choices that you can make so that it’s as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Here are some ways to customize your hot tub for relaxation.  Size Choosing a small tub is a great idea if your primary goal is relaxation. Larger tubs are ideal for parties, but a smaller hot tub can provide a much-needed space for solitary reflection.  Personal Fit Even if you have an out-of-the-box hot tub, your spa service and repair contractor can likely...

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Pros And Cons Of Choosing A Fiberglass Pool

Posted by on June 30, 2016

Fiberglass pools are pre-made pool shapes that can be easily dropped into the ground to create a seamless pool surface. Unlike concrete (gunite) pools, they aren’t likely to crack when the ground freezes and thaws. In addition, fiberglass pools don’t have a liner that needs to be replaced periodically, like vinyl pools do. However, as attractive and easy to install as a fiberglass pool is, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of this type of pool carefully before making a final choice. Advantages of a fiberglass pool....

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How And Why To Use Hot Tubs For Relaxation

Posted by on June 28, 2016

One great way to practice relaxation techniques in your home is to regularly use a jacuzzi or hot tub for hydrotherapy. Here is a guide to how and why to use hot tubs for this purpose.  Relaxation Benefits of Hot Tubs and Jacuzzis There are many reasons that hot tubs and jacuzzis can be used for therapeutic treatments. When you’re immersed in hot water, your blood pressure and pulse rates begin to drop almost immediately. The water’s heat can help to improve your circulation, which will begin to replenish your muscles with...

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Should I Hire A Pool Service To Take Care Of My Pool?

Posted by on June 22, 2016

Pools are a heavy investment, and in the interest of preventative maintenance you may look at the services of pool-cleaning professionals. These companies will send its employees to your house about once a week to clean and maintain your pool and its various parts. These services can get a little pricey, but they might be worth it if you don’t have the time to maintain your pool yourself or if you want to hand the maintenance work over to professionals. Before you hire anyone, however, make sure you know what you’re getting. What...

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Hot Tubs And Hydrotherapy

Posted by on June 21, 2016

Having a hot tub or jacuzzi in your home may sound like a great idea to provide fun and entertainment. But it can also be a great source of relaxation and therapeutic treatment. Here is what you need to know about using hot tubs for hydrotherapy.  Physiological Benefits Hydrotherapy is the use of water as a therapeutic treatment to relax and relieve tensions. There are many physiological benefits to using hot tubs for hydrotherapy and relaxation. For instance, your blood pressure and pulse rates may start to drop as you relax into the...

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Repair A Wrought Iron Patio Table That Has A Chipped Frame And Rusted Surface

Posted by on June 20, 2016

Sunlight and moisture can diminish the beauty of wrought iron furniture and cause its surface to rust. If you own a wrought iron patio table that has a chipped frame and several rust spots on its surface, sand the frame and add a coat of rust-resistant primer and paint over it to protect it from additional damage. Materials Needed steel wool pad hand sander low and high grit sandpaper emery cloth mild detergent small bucket sponge water hose painter’s tape vinyl tarp rust-resistant spray primer (for exteriors) rust-resistant spray paint...

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How To Deal With A Green Swimming Pool

Posted by on June 14, 2016

If your swimming pool is green and cloudy, it is not safe to swim in, but with the right treatment, you can make the pool safe again. In some cases, the pool may be so green and full of algae that you have no choice but to drain your pool and treat it with an acid wash to kill the algae and bacteria that infest the pool. However, if you can see for at least a foot down into your pool, then you can clean the pool in the following way.  Muriatic Acid If the ph balance in your pool is too high, then any attempt to clean your pool will be...

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