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How to Keep the Pump on a Pond Waterfall Clear

A waterfall pond has some natural filtration, but all ponds collect debris of some type. Without a system to keep it from entering the pump, debris can get lodged within the impeller and cause the pump to stop working. There are pre-made systems to filter things that can collect in the pump, as well

Hayward Pool Filter Instructions

Hayward Pool Products offers three types of pool filters: cartridge, sand and diatomaceous earth. They are all used in the same manner and are designed with a novice user in mind. To ensure maximum efficiency and results, properly install the pool filter.

Swimming Pool Covers - Why They're Important

One of the most often overlooked accessory for owners of swimming pools is having a good cover. Not only does covering your pool improve the look and aesthetics of your favorite leisure hotspot but it also aids in safety. Did you know that drowning is one of the leading causes of death among small c

Pondless Stream Water Features

There are many ways to make a pondless water feature.Water Fountain in stone image by Gramper from Fotolia.comWater features can add a soothing element to your home garden. If you want to add a water feature with running water to your garden, but lack the space or time to construct a...

Black Worms Found in Hot Tubs

For the most part, insects that prefer to live outdoors only move inside when their chances for survival are better indoors. If hiding indoors protects the insects from harsh outdoor weather conditions, for instance, or if the insects can have access to more moisture than they could outdoors, the in

How to Prep the Ground for a Hot Tub

A hot tub is a self-contained unit that circulates and filters water that has been chemically treated. Hot tubs come in different sizes and can usually accommodate two or more people. When placing a hot tub, the ground on which it sits must be level, smooth and solid enough to support the weight of

About Pool Winterization

Barrel splashes, colored noodles and pool parties are over until next summer, and all that is left are warm memories. Making sure the pool is winterized is an important task to get done before the onset of cold weather.

Pool Safety Covers

As far as safety is concerned, a pool without a pool cover is like a house without a roof. The key advantage of pool covers is that they keep the pool clean and reduce maintenance, while establishing a secure barrier.

A Hot Tub Filter Saves Time and Money

When it comes to relaxing at the end of a long, arduous day, whether it's at the office or at home with your children, there isn't anything that quite compares to the soothing, bubbly heat of a hot tub to ease those stresses away, especially if that tub is right in your own home or backyar

Swim Without the Worry of Insects in a Screened Pool Enclosure

Having a pool in the home is a big help. You can do your entertaining at the pool area. Your kids can invite their friends over for an impromptu swimming party. You can keep yourself fit by doing several laps every day. It can be a place where the whole family can relax and have fun.

Bringing New Life to Your Old Pool

Remember when everyone was excited with the pool? You had just bought your new house with a pre-existing pool, or perhaps had one installed many years ago. It was your pride and joy and well used by you and your family.

Preconstruction Tips for Water Features

Know what to expect from your water feature before you begin construction.Perry Mastrovito/Creatas/Getty ImagesPutting a water feature in your landscaping plans can transform your yard from just another part of the neighborhood into a neighborhood showcase. You need to plan ahead before...

How to Build a Simple Dam & Spillway for a Pond

Dams are usually the most attractive features of ponds. They add a sense of life to the tranquility of a body of water. They are very simple to make and often can be completed in one day. The hard part is making your dam long-lasting -- one that can stand the test of time. With the proper approach,

How to Purchase Thistle Seeds

Thistle seeds are small, black seeds that are native to Asia and Africa, and have a high oil content and caloric value that makes them an attractive food source for wild birds. Distribute thistle seeds using a thistle feeder -- also called a finch feeder -- or a thistle sack, both of which are commo

Concrete Vs. Fiberglass Swimming Pools

Swimming pools have become more and more affordable over the last 50 years, offering homeowners a way to cool off in the summer, exercise and have fun. That said, deciding to invest in a swimming pool is not a light matter, the first and perhaps greatest question being the material: concrete or fibe

Why You Need a Swimming Pool Cleaner

If you own a swimming pool, getting a good swimming pool cleaner is essential. It is one of the best investments you can make as far as your pool is concerned. Due to the growing popularity of swimming pools, lots of new pool cleaners have appeared on the market. Their technology is advancing rapidl

Build Eco-Friendly Swimming Pools

With the current trend towards building a much more green and eco-friendly lifestyle, there have been great strides towards building the best in eco-friendly swimming pools. When you think of a pool you no doubt think of sparkling blue water and an almost overwhelming chlorine smell that accompanies