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Landscaping

When winter comes around, it is important to remember that your pool's filtration system will be the most susceptible to freezing temperatures and requires special attention. By following these tips on pool winterizing, you could prevent freezing temperatures from damaging your filtration...

Green Home, Saving Energy

Most outdoor pool owners already use the sun to heat their pool water. Sunlight is absorbed by pool water, and thus the water is warmed. Pretty straightforward stuff.  But there’s more you can do to exploit the 100% free solar power of the sun to heat your pool.  How?

We asked Everett...

Masonry
When selecting your landscaping projects to beautify your exterior, consider home improvements that deliver long life and good value to your property, without adding to the maintenance bills.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently did a study of the life expectancy of...
Home Safety

Amid the fun of summer, there’s a sobering reality – the difference between life and death can be a matter of seconds when it comes to children and swimming pools. What’s more, drowning is usually silent, with no splash or cry for help to alert parents to the emergency.

There are about 300...

Solar Energy

Want to heat your swimming pool on the cheap? Make the most of the summer sun. Even if you already use the sun to warm up your outdoor pool, the following adjustments can help you extend swim season by up to three weeks.

Harness daylight: To soak up maximum heat during the day, your pool...

Deck and Patio Planning and Building

If you’re already plotting springtime projects that’ll spruce up outdoor rooms, you’re not alone. Americans love beautiful, functional outdoor spaces for entertaining and recreation, and according to the 2013 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends survey, we also favor sustainable and...