Pools & Water Features

Completed sunroom, deck, and pool addition

Sunroom, Deck, and Pool Addition Project, Part 2

Watch this video to see the completion of our sunroom, porch, deck, and pool additions that will enhance the homeowner’s beautiful view of the water, including spraying cellulose insulation, inlayed pine floors, and ipê wood on the pool house.

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Danny Lipford with wooden play set in backyard

How to Make Your Backyard Family Friendly

Watch this video to find out how to make your backyard family friendly for kids by adding a privacy fence, play set, and a hot tub or pool. In addition we’ll show you how to build a storage shed and plant a vegetable garden the whole family can enjoy.

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Water feature made from a recycled planter

Easy DIY Water Features for Your Yard, Garden, Patio, or Deck

A water feature is a beautiful, soothing addition to any garden, whether it’s a spacious backyard or a small balcony. You can make a simple water feature in an afternoon, with supplies readily available at your local home center. Read on to find out how.

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How to Grow Vines in Damp Soil Around a Fountain

How to Grow Vines in Damp Soil Around a Fountain

Karen asks, “The soil around our fountain stays wet, and the vines we plant soon die. What should we do?”

Soggy soil can mess up the balance of air and nutrient circulation. Here are some tips for growing plants around a fountain.

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Birdbath dripper

How to Make a Homemade Birdbath Dripper for Your Yard

A dripper is a great addition to the birdbath in your garden. The sound attracts birds, and the rippling water prevents mosquitoes from breeding, making your birdbath the freshest, busiest one in the neighborhood! Read on to find out how to make your own birdbath dripper for your yard.

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How to Keep Koi Fish in a Pond During Freezing Weather

How to Keep Koi Fish in a Pond During Freezing Weather

Brett asks, “During this latest cold snap, my koi fish pond has threatened to freeze over. What should I do?”

Ice by itself is not dangerous to koi. The danger is the reduced oxygen and increased toxic gases from the sealed water surface. Read on for more.

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Frozen birdbath

How to Care for a Birdbath in Winter

If you live in an area with extended freezing temperatures, you may find that your birdbath or water feature freezes over rather quickly in winter. Read more for tips on taking care of a birdbath during the winter.

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adding pool house

Adding a Pool House to Your Home

A pool house was added to provide and a bathroom and changing facilities without having to go into the house. The privacy fence for the outside shower was made from a dense tropical wood called ipê, which is naturally resistant to rot and decay.

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