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Swimming Pools & Water Fountains & Ponds : Home & Garden

How to Maintain a Pool & Its Cost

Your pool needs regular maintenance, which takes both time and money. This year, like most, you may want to reduce on costs, but not at the expense of poorly maintaining the pool. Properly maintaining a pool, along with a few landscaping adjustments, can reduce costs significantly, all while making

How to Hook Up a UV Light in a Pond

An outdoor pond can provide a decorative addition to your back or front yard. However, maintaining your pond sometimes takes a little work. In addition to maintaining PH levels, warding off algae is one of the challenges you will face with your pond. The use of ultraviolet (UV) light though, is one

Safety Tips for Electricity Use in the Home

Electricity can be both a warm friend and fiery foe. It helps us bathe, eat, read, sleep, watch television and listen to music, but it also carries the risk of potentially fatal fire or electrocution. Using electricity safely around the home means becoming acquainted with home electrical system as s

A Brief History of Kiddie Pools

While wading pools date back to ancient civilizations, kiddie pools debuted in 1938. Learn more about the history of a summer backyard classic.

How to Clean a Large Pond Filter

Is your large pond dirty? Is your pond filter not working well, or your waterfall barely trickling? This article will show you how to clean a large pond filter. Click on any picture for a larger view.

How to Remove a Filter from a Frigidaire Electrolux Dishwasher

Making repairs to the pump on the Frigidaire Electrolux dishwasher requires removing the fine filter at the bottom of the dishwasher. The Electrolux uses two different filters. The large removable filter in front of the spray arm assembly captures large debris, while the filter screen that covers th

Diamond Tetra

A photo profile of the Diamond Tetra (Moenkhausia pittieri), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding.

How to Keep Water Off a Pool Cover

The pool cover is a vital resource to protect your pool and the water from the harsh winter elements. In order to preserve the longevity of the pool cover, water must routinely be drained from the cover. If too much water collects on the pool cover, it can weigh it down and tear. In order to prevent

drip acclimation

A definition of the aquarium term drip acclimation.

bilateral symmetry

A definition of the aquarium term bilateral symmetry

Hanging Outdoor Christmas Lights: Avoiding Disaster

You don't need to be a certified electrician or hire one to light up your home and yard for the holidays. Simply follow the rules, educate yourself on lighting and electrical basics, and don't try to "mickey-mouse" any fixtures. May your holidays be merry and bright!

Cloudy Pond Water Cures

Maintaining clear pond water is one of the greatest challenges for the water gardener. Absolutely crystal clear water, however, is not considered natural, since even this water could have mineral and chemical pollutants. Water that is slightly brown or green is often more optimally balanced for heal

Different Types of Indoor Swimming Pools

Most people know how to swim and in fact it is one of the most favorite hobbies enjoyed worldwide. It is very common to find indoor swimming pools installed in ones house. If you have been looking around to get it installed in your house then the article would tell you how you can manage to do that.

Pool Chemical Problems

Pool chemicals can react in different ways when combined with certain other additives or environmental conditions. Knowing what to look for as well as what to add before situations become problems can make pool ownership much more enjoyable.

Instruction to Replace an Above Ground Pool Liner

Swimming pool liners have come of age and now sport the latest technological advances in their look. Solid blue liners of the past have been replaced by liners with vibrant colors and geometric patterns. Above ground pool liners fit into two basic categories: beaded or overlap. Those that fit into a

Choosing a Pool Cleaner 101

When looking for a pool cleaner to service your swimming pool, it can be confusing trying to determine where to start.The options are seemingly endless and the price can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars depending upon the model and features.Below are a few simple things you c

How to Repaint Pool Tiles

Instead of replacing pool tiles that are showing wear and tear, a more economical solution is repainting the tiles. Three types of paint will work on pool tiles. Epoxy paint lasts the longest. It can be used on newly constructed pools as well as older pools that have been painted with epoxy paint b

How to Keep Fish Alive Over the Winter in a Pond

As the seasons change, so do the needs of the fish in your backyard pond. A misconception exists that common pond fish, such as goldfish and koi, perish during the winter due to extreme water temperatures. However, pond fish are coldblooded and can tolerate winter weather, provided your pond contain

Above-ground Pool Liner Installation Tips

One of the most important parts of installing an above-ground pool is the liner. This is the plastic membrane that actually keeps the water in the pool. Installing an above-ground pool liner can be tricky. Many people hire professionals to do it, but it is possible to do it yourself. If you decide t

Pond Liners

Pros and Cons of Preformed Liners - When it comes to picking a liner for your garden pond you may not be sure which would be the better choice for you. If you are looking for something that's quick and easy you may want to take a close look at the preformed liners. There are advantages and disa