Home Swimming Pools: A Care and Maintenance Guide

Home Swimming Pools: A Care and Maintenance Guide

  • 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:

  • 3 Ways To Keep Your Vacuum In Better Shape

    Nothing is worse than planning out your budget for the month, and then having your financial plans destroyed by a surprise expense. Unfortunately, if you are a homeowner, dealing with broken appliances is just part of the game. You might find that your vacuum doesn't whisk away crumbs as effectively as it once did, making your Saturday chores take twice as long as they should. Here are three ways to keep your vacuum in better shape, so you don't end up shopping for a new model earlier than you need to.

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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.