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Infrared Light Sauna Versus Traditional Finnish Sauna

The age-old tradition of the steam sauna has been around for a long time, and many users enjoy the healthy benefits that come from "sweating it out" inside a sauna. But now there is a new type of sauna on the scene called the infrared light sauna. What is it, and how is it different from a

Pros and Con of Robotic Pool Cleaners

Robotic pool cleaners is just one of the many pool supplies that can help you maintain your swimming pool and it is sensible that you try to know more about a product before buying one, to avoid regrets and inconvenience on your part. This robotic pool cleaner is powered by the electric motor found

Aquarium Checklist

Planning to purchase a new aquarium for yourself, or as a gift? You should take a list with you when you go shopping. Here's a checklist of all the items you'll need for a new aquarium, complete with tips and suggestions.

Why You Need Patio and Pool Covers?

Do you have a wide vacant space in your residence? Why not make some renovations or extensions to make your house more pleasurable to live in? If you have a free space at the back of your house, you can plan to have an elegant swimming pool built on it. Have a beautiful landscape design made to make

How to Add Salt to a Salt Water Pool

Setting up a salt water pool or converting an existing system to salt water is easy. It is possible to have your pool set up and ready for swimming in about a day. Salt water pools have softer water that is easier on the skin, eyes, hair and clothing. Adding salt to your pool only takes a short amou

Installing A Hot Tub - What Else Needs To Be Arranged?

Okay you have made the decision to buy a hot tub, but now you need to think carefully about where you are going to install it, what services you need going to it e.g. where is the water and electricity supply going to go to and from? You may also need to source a local installer if your spa is being

How to Construct a Backyard Pond

A water source is a key element in developing a balanced ecosystem. With the addition of a pond, your backyard can become a haven for a wide range of plants and animals. Everything from insects and amphibians to birds and mammals will enjoy the retreat provided by your pond. If you have the room, go

Pool Gate Laws

Anyone who owns a swimming pool should be aware of pool safety, including pool gate laws, which are designed to prevent accidents. While laws vary from state to state in regards to pool gates, most states require the gate to meet certain requirements in order to be legal.

Hoover Steam Vac Ultra Instructions

The Hoover SteamVac Ultra is an older model in the Hoover line of carpet and upholstery cleaners. The SteamVac Ultra is very similar to the SteamVac Plus and the SteamVac Deluxe; the three cleaners have several shared features. Although Hoover no longer manufactures the SteamVac Ultra, the cleaner i

Pool Installation Guidelines

With a little planning and careful preparation, an above-ground pool can give your family years of fun. It's an inexpensive way to make your backyard the focal point of entertainment and outdoor activities.

Intex Swimming Pool Maintenance

Summer fun in the backyard pools is a right of passage. So is mom and dad spending endless hours setting up and maintaining the pool. Intex brand pools are easy to set up and maintain. Intex bills itself as the world's leader in above-ground pools, having sold more above-ground pools than any other

Pumpkin Head at Halloween House

Get your Halloween spirit on! Big or small, your outdoor space needs to be transformed into something festive for Halloween. Spooky, terrifying or family-friendly Halloween decorations adorn people's front and backyards, porches, entryways, doors, windows, patios, balconies and wherever else th

Gregg Fleishman's "The Comeback Cube"

The third annual Dwell on Design event was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center June 5-8, 2008. Packed into the four-day design fest hosted by [i]Dwell[/i] magazine were conferences, exhibits, home tours and parties revolving around modern architecture and design. What we experienced: a pre-fab

Automatic Pool Vacuums

As private swimming pools have become popular, there are various kinds of vacuums available in the market. The automatic vacuums offer a good line of hygiene and maintenance if swimming is done regularly.

Vacation and Holiday Fish Care and Feeding

The care and feeding of aquarium fish is a big concern to fish owners planning a vacation. This care and feeding checklist assures that your freshwater aquarium fish will be well provided for while you are away.

My Hot Tub Heater Doesn't Work

Heat problems are common in hot tubs. The element that heats the water is in constant use and has to normally compete with cooler outside temperatures. A few steps can help correct hot tub heating problems.

Disadvantages of Imbalanced Pool Water Alkalinity

Alkalinity, pH and calcium hardness comprise some of the essential elements that keep the good and healthy quality of pool water intact at all times. They act as the controllers of the water when it comes to feel, smell, and appearance. Good water condition is the result of the proper manipulation o

Pool Decking Plans

Adding a pool to the back yard can be a dream come true for many. Children love pools, and enjoy spending hot summer days floating in the pool. Think about the dog days of summer and picture yourself sitting pool side with a cool drink.