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How to Open Your Pool

When the temperature warms up, swim season is around the corner. If you have a swimming pool, you need to get the pool — and the water — ready. From covers to chemicals to filter maintenance, follow these pool opening steps to get ready for a season of fun and relaxation.

How to Maintain a Pool

The Importance of a Clean Pool Having a swimming pool in your own backyard helps you cool off on those hot summer days. More important than the fun and recreation, though, is keeping it clean. Regular maintenance with cleaning keeps your water clear and inviting. Not only will it keep your pool free of leaves,…
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How to Install a Pool Filter

In addition to maintaining the right water chemistry, a pool pump and filter help keep your water clean, clear and ready for summertime fun. Learn about different types of filters and see an example of how to install a sand pool filter for an above-ground pool. Types of Pool Filters Basic operation is similar for…
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How to Build a Pond or Water Garden in Your Yard

A backyard pond can add color and life to any landscape, and it’s a DIY project that just about anyone can complete. We’ll show you how to build a pond or water feature with a waterfall to give your backyard beauty and serenity.

Childproof Your Pool

Make your pool the safe, fun place it should be. Childproof your pool area to prevent slips and falls, sunburns and other more serious accidents, so you can keep your outdoor oasis a fun place for the whole family. Tips for Childproofing Your Pool Protect all entryways to the pool area to make sure children don’t…
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