What Should I Do to Protect My Patio Furniture from Rainy Weather?

As the temperature cools down, fall settles in, and winter approaches, the weather changes from relatively warm and dry to colder and wetter. That’s great for the plants you have in your backyard, but it’s not so great for your patio furniture. You spent good money on putting your patio furniture setup together, so it […]

3 Things Every Backyard Needs to Be Complete

Your backyard should be a place of comfort and refuge. It’s a way to spend time outside in a controlled environment that you’ve cultivated for yourself. Putting together a great backyard takes time and effort. While what defines the perfect backyard will change from person to person, there are three things that every backyard should […]

How to Accessorize Your Patio or Deck for Winter Use

Fall is well underway, with winter not too far behind. As such, it’s time to start thinking about getting your patio or deck ready for winter. Part of that involves making sure your patio or deck is prepared for the colder, wetter weather that comes with this time of year. Another part of it is […]

Safety Features Every Pool Should Have

Swimming and relaxing in a pool can be exactly what you need to stay fit and healthy, both physically and mentally. That only works if the pool you’re swimming in is safe. Safety should always be the primary concern whenever a pool is involved. Fortunately, there are safety features that can make it safer to […]

Can I Use My Hot Tub during the Winter?

Summer may seem like a great time to use your hot tub, especially those summer nights when you just want to relax and unwind. Have you ever considered using your hot tub during the winter? It may seem a little odd due to the juxtaposition in temperatures if your hot tub is outside. That doesn’t […]

How to Winterize Your Pool

Pools are fantastic during the hotter months of the year. There’s nothing quite like having the option to jump in for a refreshing swim whenever you like. Most people don’t use their pools once the weather turns cold, though. If you’re one of them, you need to know how to winterize your pool. Cleaning and […]

Need to Relax after the Back-to-School Craziness? 3 Things to Try

Kids are back in school. The beginning of the school year is always hectic. There are school supplies to purchase, extracurricular activities to sign up for, and class schedules to finalize. All that running around can leave you feeling overwhelmed and in need of a good relaxation session. Here are three ways you can kick […]

What Is Pool Shocking All About?

You know you need to keep your pool clean for it to be safe to swim in. Have you heard of shocking your pool? If you’re a new pool owner, you may not have: What is it all about, and is it any different from the normal water balancing you do? As it turns out, […]

How Do I Know When to Close My Pool for the Season?

You love swimming in your pool. That’s why you have one. No matter how much you like using it, however, you may not be able to use it year-round. When the weather turns cold, it’s time to start thinking about closing your pool for the season. Still, there’s no sense in closing it sooner than […]

Top 3 Benefits of Choosing a Gunite Pool

Did you know that there are different types of in-ground pools? Some are made from fiberglass, while others are made from vinyl. Gunite is another option. Gunite pools are made by creating a shell from concrete that is reinforced with steel. Gunite is a combination of sand, concrete, and water. It’s then coated with a […]