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Swimming Pools & Water Fountains & Ponds : Home & Garden

How to Make Waterfall Fountains Out of Barrels

Fountains are special way to bring interest into garden, and can provide a soothing affect. Create a garden focal point with a well-placed barrel waterfall fountain.Waterfall fountains are characterized by having more than one tier, with water cascading from one tier to the next. Before ...More...

Why Were Cabot Deck Cleaners Recalled?

A voluntary recall is underway for deck cleaning products made by Cabot. The recall, in conjunction with the U.S. CPSC, is due to a potential chemical leak hazard. Consumers should contact the CPSC for more information about the Cabot Problem-Solver pump spray products, along with how to get a refun...More...

How to Control Frogs in a Backyard Pond

The sounds of "ribbits" resounding through the house from the backyard can disturb many sensible residents. If you do not like frogs for their friendly nature and insect eating habits, control the pond environment so frogs do not like it. Most frogs do not take to a backyard pond, since they like a ...More...

Relaxing Therapy in Home Saunas and Hot Tubs

Hot tubs and saunas are two of the most popular social hydrotherapy and heat therapy treatment options. They are both becoming the norm at gyms and fitness centers. However, they are also moving from luxuries to common home furnishings....More...

How to Hook Up a Sand Filter Pump to an Above Ground Swimming Pool

Before you can enjoy a cool, clean swimming pool on a hot summer day, the pool's filter pump needs to be hooked up properly. If you have an above-ground pool, it probably uses a sand filter pump. While sand filter pumps are available in many brands, all are relatively similar in the way they hook up...More...

group fish

A definition of the aquarium term group fish....More...

How Does Chlorine Work to Clean a Swimming Pool?

IntroductionA necessary part of owning a pool, is constant pool maintenance. Chlorine is used to kill any algae or bacteria within the pool. This keeps the pool water clear, while at the same time protecting you from any harmful bacteria may be in the pool water.How it WorksChlorine works......More...

Honey Gourami

A profile of the Honey Gourami Gold (Colisa chuna "Gold"), including habitat, care, feeding, and breeding....More...

Water Care for Pools

Owning a swimming pool can provide years of enjoyment while also possibly increasing property value, but considerable maintenance is required to ensure the safety and quality of a residential pool. This maintenance is particularly important for the swimming pool's water, which must be clean and dise...More...

How to Create a Fish Farm Pond

A farm pond is a fairly small man-made body of water, often used to raise fish commercially. Adding a farm pond to your property allows you to catch fish without leaving home, and if you own a commercial fish farm, an extra pond will allow you to increase your stock. Enlisting the help of profession...More...

Backyard Ideas for Above-Ground Pools

Above-ground pools make great places to cool off and enjoy the warm weather, but most of these pools are not particularly attractive as backyard design elements. Instead of approaching your above-ground pool as a convenient eyesore, make it a part of your landscaping. You can hide the entire exterio...More...

Pros & Cons of the Sycamore Tree

Sycamore leaves are large and shaped like a hand.sycamore image by Jan Rakic from Fotolia.comThe sycamore can grow to massive sizes in the eastern U.S., an aspect of the tree that can be a benefit or a detriment depending upon the site. Sycamores serve as ornamental and shade trees.......More...

How to Make an Outdoor Lounger

An outdoor lounger is the perfect spot to relax and read a book on a warm afternoon. The trick is finding the right lounger: one that is as comfortable as your own bed but able to withstand beatings from the sun and rain. Finding a lounger like that could cost you thousands of dollars. Avoid the sti...More...

Denison Barb - Puntius denisonii

One of the larger Barbs, the Denison Barb is a colorful and interesting fish keep, but requires a large aquarium. Learn more about habitat, care, and feeding this attractive fish....More...

Softubs Are a Great Portable Spa

With portable spas becoming ever so popular it's no amazement why people are making the change to a smaller and portable option of a Hot Tub. Softubs are a great alternative to Portable HotTubs....More...

Things You See at a Swimming Pool

Swimming pools come in all shapes and sizes from small, backyard pools enjoyed by homeowners to large water park wave pools enjoyed by patrons. The purpose of use for each can range from privately entertaining guests to providing exercise programs to being a public recreational gathering place for ...More...

Understanding Pool Water Treatment

With in the market today consumers have many choices of the routes they can follow when it comes to treating their pool water. The only problem with this is that many consumers are not educated in the facts of pool treatments and do not understand that some pool treatment methods are actually harmfu...More...

How to Build a Backyard Pond

Building a background pond is a wonderful addition to a yard. It brings in birds and frogs and it is a fabulous place to sit beside in the afternoon and enjoy a cool drink. It is really not that difficult to do if you can wield a shovel and have a little time to spare....More...