Reasons Why Your Barrel Sauna Leaking (And How to Fix)

Barrel Sauna with Leak

If you’re having trouble with your barrel sauna leaking, you may start rethinking your sauna choice. However, this is one of the most common phenomena when it comes to barrel saunas. Barrel saunas are often located outside and are exposed to weather elements.  A barrel sauna leaking may not initially seem problematic, but over time … Read more

3 Reasons Why Your Pool Water Looks Clear, But Feels Slimy (How to Fix!)

Crystal Clear Pool

Owning a pool provides countless benefits. It’s a great way to keep cool in the summer without having to travel to a beach. It can also provide an easy means to host get-togethers with family and friends.   However, a pool is not always easy to maintain as it requires careful attention in keeping the water … Read more

15 Clever Ways to Keep Ants Off Patio Furniture

Ant Carrying Food

While we all love hanging around the backyard, most of us have probably seen what happens when crumbs of food are left lying around.  In several short hours, it’s not uncommon to have hordes of ants scrounging for the remnants. Those ants can seemingly come out of nowhere, crawling on everything in sight, including your … Read more

Can You Scuba in a Pool? (Why It’s Highly Recommended!)

Scuba Diving in a Pool

Scuba diving is an exciting activity that allows you to explore the underwater world and get up close with marine life.  It’s often associated with exploring exotic locations, swimming alongside dolphins, fish, and other aquatic life. However, before diving into the deep blue ocean, it’s important to start with the basics in a controlled environment. That’s … Read more

Uh-Oh, Tiny Black Bugs in the Pool After Rain? (How to Identify and Eliminate!)

Bug Bites in Pool

There’s little more in life that’s as refreshing as a dip in a crystal-clear pool on a hot summer day.   But, as all pool owners know, the pool doesn’t stay clean on its own.  Whether it’s bugs, leaves, dirt, algae, rodents –all of these are things that most pool owners don’t want to see in … Read more

Will Chlorine Damage Your Pool Screen? (It’s Very Possible!)

Swimming Pool Screen and Chlorine

Pool screens are helpful in keeping animals, insects, leaves, and debris out of the water, while still providing a sense of openness. Ultimately, a functional screen means more fun in the pool and less cleaning.   However, over time pool screens often get dirty accumulating mold and algae. That’s why they require cleaning regularly. One of … Read more

5 Cheap & Easy Ways to Remove Mold from Pool Toys

Removing Mold from Pool Toys

Pool toys are a great addition to water activities, especially during the summer.  From inflatables to squirt guns, these toys add an extra dose of fun to keep everyone entertained. Many types of pool toys are made of PVC, vinyl, or foam –some even have a fabric covering.  While many of these materials provide a … Read more

Do Wood-Burning Pool Heaters Actually Work? (It Depends!)

Wood Burning for Pool Heating

Swimming pools are great for recreational activities for friends and family year in and year out. Although pools are more popular and practical to use in the summer months when it’s hot, some of us still want to have fun in them even in mild weather. This is possible of course with pool heaters. Thanks … Read more

How to Use a Kickboard in the Pool: Your Full Guide

Using kickboards in a pool

While swimming can be a great workout, it might be one of the hardest sports to master especially for those that aren’t acquainted with water. Swimming can be challenging in part due to the number of muscles that are used throughout your body. It also requires skilled coordination of posture, breathing, and arm/leg techniques. Fortunately, … Read more

Simple Steps for Repainting Powder-Coated Aluminum Patio Furniture

Green Powder Coated Patio Furniture

One of the best things about aluminum patio furniture is how durable it can be, especially if it’s powder coated.  It can withstand harsh elements and it’s easy to move. However, with time, the surface can start to discolor and lose its shine. The powder coating may also see its share of nicks and scrapes … Read more

7 Affordable Ways to Protect Your Composite Deck from Furniture

Corner of Composite Deck with Debris

A composite deck is often considered to be a step up from a traditional pressure-treated deck.  Composite is a manmade material that provides great resistance against general wear and tear, allowing it to maintain a fresh appearance. Because of its reputation for being such low-maintenance, most people assume composite is scratch-proof. Yet, when you start … Read more