2015

Laying The Groundwork For Your New Above-Ground Pool

Installing an above-ground pool is a great way to have the fun of a traditional pool while saving a lot of money. It's also a good choice for those who don't want a permanent hole in their yard. But before rushing out to purchase and set up your new above-ground pool, it's important to lay the right foundation for it. Here are the 4 steps to creating the right space for you to enjoy splashing around.

Basic Covers And Security Covers: Which Pool Cover Style Is Best For You?

There are a variety of pool covers available for you to choose from. However, some pool owners have very specific needs which limit their choices. If you're trying to decide between a basic cover and a security cover, here are just some of the factors that separate the two.  Basic Covers You should be able to distinguish a basic cover from other options because they typically have a considerably lower price point--and for good reason.

Getting Your Backyard Plumbing Ready For Winter: What You Should Keep In Mind

When you see the leaves begin to change color and you suddenly realize that winter is right around the corner, you may begin to panic about all that you need to do to get your home ready for the transition to winter. While there are many different steps that you will need to take for general home preparations, one of the first and most important elements that you will need to focus on is the various plumbing fixtures and plumbed elements you have in your backyard.

Fixing And Preventing Cracks In Poured-Concrete Swimming Pools

One of the realities of living in a home with a concrete swimming pool is dealing with occasional cracks and other common problems. Thankfully, when your pool's concrete develops cracks they can be patched and there are a few things that you can do to help ensure that your swimming pool will not crack in the future. Here is some information on the formation of swimming pool cracks, how they are repaired, and how to prevent damage to your pool's concrete in the future:

3 Ways To Make Your Pool More Eco-Friendly

Having the luxury of swimming in your own private swimming pool is appealing, but some home owners find themselves concerned with the energy consumption and environmental impact a swimming pool can have. If you are interested in living a green lifestyle, you don't have to give up your dream of having a private swimming pool. Here are three things you can do during the planning phase to ensure your finished pool is more eco-friendly.