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Dogs and Ducks in the Pool…Oh My!
Three years ago in March, I brought home a 13-week-old golden retriever puppy. I named her Josie, and our adventure together began.
Photo credit: Allison Bradshaw
That first weekend with Josie, I had a pair of mallard ducks swimming on the winter cover of my pool. There was about 5 inches of water on the...
Fall is upon us, so it’s time to think about closing your pool for the winter. Both inground and above-ground pools are affected by cold weather. Pumps, filters, heaters and other pieces of equipment can freeze, which will cause them malfunction or simply cease to operate when exposed to extremely cold conditions.
Simply closing down the pool is not enough. You will have to...
Buying or building a pool is a big investment, but one that can pay huge dividends. Before you decide to take the plunge, you should know exactly what is involved in owning a pool, as well as the benefits you can expect to enjoy.
Costs of Pool Ownership
In addition to the upfront cost of building the pool and remodeling the surrounding landscape, there are also ongoing...
It’s summertime and you know what that means: pool parties! With a few essential items in your packed in your pool bag, the pool parties you attend this summer are bound to go swimmingly. To help you make the most of pool season, we’ve put together a list of five of the basic pool bag essentials you need to pack for your next pool party:
Having a swimming pool in your backyard can transform your summer days from hot and uncomfortable to cool and unforgettable. A pool often becomes a neighborhood magnet for fun and relaxation on a hot summer’s day, and the chances of lifelong memories being created by the pool are high.
But with the joy of a swimming pool comes a certain degree of responsibility. Have you...
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