Home Swimming Pools: A Care and Maintenance Guide

Home Swimming Pools: A Care and Maintenance Guide

  • The Best Outdoor Furniture Options For Apartment Living

    Living in an apartment shouldn't keep you from enjoying your outdoor space. Whether you have a small patio on the ground floor or a small balcony up above, you deserve to enjoy it. If you are having trouble trying to figure out how to furnish your small apartment space, here are some ideas that will work for any outdoor apartment patio or balcony. Table & Chairs If you like to sit outside and have your coffee or lunch, you need to add a table and chairs to your space.

  • Safety And Spectrum Disorders: Creating A Safe Bedroom For Kids With Autism

    Most of the furniture available for a child's bedroom is bold, bright and full of a variety of patterns, shapes and textures. Most kids thrive in an environment surrounded by things like this, but when your child is on the autism spectrum, it can lead to meltdowns and sensory overload. Shopping for bedroom furniture for kids on the spectrum means considering a lot of things that you wouldn't otherwise have to think about.

  • Easy Ways To Keep Cool Without Maxing Out Your Air Conditioner

    It's not uncommon for homeowners to run their air conditioner at max capacity during the hot summer months, and air conditioner electricity costs can range up to 11 billion dollars or more every year in the United States alone. However, running your air conditioner constantly can do more than raise your monthly utility bill--it can lower the lifespan of your air conditioner. Fortunately, there are some simple, natural ways to reduce this stress on your air conditioner and on your monthly budget.

  • 4 Stubborn Pest Problems (And What To Do About Them)

    Owning a home isn't all fun and games, as anyone who's ever had to deal with a pest problem can tell you. If you're feeling bugged by tiny invaders in your property, you may be wondering whether to call an exterminator or try to handle the problem yourself. Here are four common pest issues and some possible answers to them. 1. Bedbugs Bedbugs have become something of a national epidemic. Today's frequent travelers pick them up in hotels or on public transportation and then carry them home on their clothing -- to the point that some surveys have labeled these tiny parasites as the single most difficult kind of pest to control.

  • Moving? 2 Packing Tips That Can Keep Your Stuff Safer

    After finding the perfect house, you might start thinking about where you will put your furniture and hang your family photos. Unfortunately, if you are like most people, some of your favorite objects might be damaged during the transition. As your family members and friends help you to load up those moving trucks, things can get dropped, scratched, or shattered. Here are two packing tips that might help you and your residential moving van lines keep your stuff safer, so you can enjoy your belongings for many years to come:

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    Home Swimming Pools: A Care and Maintenance Guide

    As a teenager, I joined my local swim team and soon became a champion swimmer. I have been swimming my entire life, and my love for water pushed me to purchase a home with a large in-ground pool. Strangely enough, after years of swimming I had no idea how to take care of the pool. I knew that I needed to add chemicals to get rid of potentially dangerous bacteria, and I also knew that chemicals kept algae at bay. I didn't know how to choose from hydrogen peroxide, salt, or chlorine additives. I definitely had no idea about shock, and I didn't know how many chemicals to add. After some trial and error, a very green pool, and a necessary draining, I figured it out. I have compiled for you a number of blogs and resources so you do not have to make costly mistakes like me.

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