Swimming Pools & Water Fountains & Ponds : Home & Garden

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How to Care for a Fiberglass Surface Pool

How to Care for a Fiberglass Surface Pool

Strong and durable, fiberglass pools do not contain any fused joints that can lead to leaks. Fiberglass surface pools come in a variety of shapes, including kidney, freeform, rectangle and classic design. Fiberglass pools have a gel coat sealer that can endure the strong UV rays of the sun, subtle e......[Read More]
How to Remove Cloudy Residue on Glasses

How to Remove Cloudy Residue on Glasses

If your drinking glasses appear to have a cloudy residue, chances are it was caused by the hard water in your dishwasher. Fortunately, if it's caught early, the residue can be removed and you can enjoy crystal clear glasses again. However, if the residue becomes etched into the glasses, it's too lat......[Read More]
How to Remove Green Algae From Above Ground Pools

How to Remove Green Algae From Above Ground Pools

Green algae seems to blossom in above ground pools in a matter of hours. A pool that was sparkling clean the day before can become green and slimy overnight. Maintaining the proper chemical balance in your pool is the best way to prevent algae from forming, but sometimes factors such as the weather ......[Read More]
Rosy Danio

Rosy Danio

A profile of the Rosy Danio including habitat, feeding, and breeding.......[Read More]
Hot Tub and Home Spa Safety

Hot Tub and Home Spa Safety

An article with some important health considerations for hot tub owners......[Read More]
Square Pavers & Pebbles

Square Pavers & Pebbles

A prefab house at the L.A. Garden Show features a simple patio area with concrete pavers and pebbles.......[Read More]
How Do I Clean a Raypak Boiler Burner?

How Do I Clean a Raypak Boiler Burner?

Keeping a warm home in a cold climate can be difficult in the winter if your boiler isn't working like it should. Raypak boilers are gas powered, and the burners in those boilers can get clogged with dust and lint over time, causing them not to heat as well as they should. To prevent a heat failure ......[Read More]
Like Night & Day

Like Night & Day

Halloween yard haunts have replaced full-sized candy bars as the big draw in neighborhoods across the United States, Canada and other countries that celebrate Halloween. Nobody knows this better than Dave Gugel, a Florida resident and extreme DIYer who started transforming his home about five years ......[Read More]
How to Build a Rustic Bubbler Fountain

How to Build a Rustic Bubbler Fountain

A used, half whiskey barrel provides a solid base for a rustic bubbler fountain. Not only is this fountain pleasant to look at but the soothing sound of water is sure to relax. This fountain is a charming accent piece for any garden or is equally attractive when used as a focal point on a patio or d......[Read More]
Identifying and Treating Causes of Stinky Aquarium Water

Identifying and Treating Causes of Stinky Aquarium Water

Ewwww, what is that smell? If it’s your aquarium, you’d better do something, and quick. Learn what can cause a sticky tank, and what you can do about it.wa......[Read More]
Pool Supplies to Repair Fiberglass Steps

Pool Supplies to Repair Fiberglass Steps

Repairing fiberglass steps for a pool is a complicated process, with many tools involved. It is important to obtain the right equipment or the repair process will turn out wrong. With the right tools, the repair process will be much easier.ToolsUsually the reason that fiberglass pool.........[Read More]
What Are the Four Properties of Water That Make It Important for Living Things?

What Are the Four Properties of Water That Make It Important for Living Things?

Liquid water is essential to all forms of life on Earth. The processes that sustain Earthly life require a fluid medium to operate in, and water's unique properties make it the ideal medium for transporting the molecules of biochemical processes from one place to another within a living organism. Wa......[Read More]
Before You Install a Pool Pump, Check Out These Tips

Before You Install a Pool Pump, Check Out These Tips

If you need to install a new pump for your swimming pool, here are some important tips you should consider. It is very important to choose the correct capacity pump for your particular pool.......[Read More]
Children's Handprints

Children's Handprints

Much has been documented about the interior of the White House, but what about the exterior? With a residence that large, it must have an amazing yard, with lots of patios, terraces, porches, pools and private retreats the average person knows nothing about. Take an historical tour of the White Hous......[Read More]
How to Kill Algae in a Pool Without Using Lots of Chemicals

How to Kill Algae in a Pool Without Using Lots of Chemicals

Swimming in a pool strewn with algae is gross. Algae outbreaks commonly occur in pools because of large amounts of phosphates in the water. Algae is typically eliminated with algaecides that contain chemicals such as copper sulfate, quaternary ammonia and chlorine. However, many environmentally mind......[Read More]
How to Repair a Rip in the Upper Ring on Intex Swimming Pool

How to Repair a Rip in the Upper Ring on Intex Swimming Pool

The upper ring of an Intex brand above ground swimming pool is constructed of a heavy-duty rubber material. It is designed to hold the water in the pool and keeps the side walls of the pool erect. If the ring sustains a hole or rip, it will weaken the pool wall and cause it to collapse. While a rip ......[Read More]
Proper Water Height for an Aboveground Pool

Proper Water Height for an Aboveground Pool

Maintaining the proper height of the water is essential to your aboveground swimming pool. Water will routinely evaporate and spill over as more people jump around in the pool or swim. A few problems can occur from improper water height. If you're losing more water than what appears normal, you coul......[Read More]
How to Balance Your Swimming Pool

How to Balance Your Swimming Pool

PH is the most important factor controlling your pool water balance. It refers to the measure of the relative acid or base of the pool water and should be tested daily.......[Read More]
lateral line scale count

lateral line scale count

A definition of the aquarium term lateral line scale count......[Read More]
Three Must Have Chemicals For Your Pool

Three Must Have Chemicals For Your Pool

All pool owners must deal with chemicals. When considering which chemicals to use, there are several things that pool owners must know. Regardless of how many chemicals you have, you should never mix them together.......[Read More]