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Pools & Water Features

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How to Apply a Finish Coat of Plaster to a Pool

After the concrete for the pool has set, a coat of plaster is troweled on the sides and bottom to give it a smooth, finished appearance. Watch this video to see what is involved in the process.

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Building a Screen Enclosure for Your Pool

To keep your pool area free from unwanted leaves and insects, a custom built, aluminum framework can be erected over your entire pool and covered with durable screening.

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How to Choose a Water Feature or Fountain for Your Yard

The soothing sound of falling water coming from a fountain, waterfall, or other water feature can help turn your yard into a peaceful retreat. Watch this video to find out everything you need to know about adding a water feature to your yard.

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Landscaping Tips for a Bird-Friendly Yard

Incorporating a few simple ideas into your lawn and garden design will increase the bird population in your yard. Read on for landscaping tips for turning your yard into a wild bird haven.

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Pool Alarms Help Keep Children Safe

If you have a pool, make sure it’s fenced, has a gate that locks, and has a pool alarm. Pool alarms detect when a child has fallen in the water and then send a signal to a remote alarm located inside the house.

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Removing Foam from a Garden Fountain

Judy asks, “What causes the water in my garden fountain to appear foamy and full of suds?”

Foam is a common problem in both indoor and outdoor fountains. Here are some tips for getting rid of it.

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Homemade Swimming Pool Line Antifreeze

Kurt asks, “Is there a way I can make my own swimming pool antifreeze for buried lines?”

Pool antifreeze is generally a propylene glycol solution, sometimes mixed with alcohol or other additives. Read more to find out where to purchase it.

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How to Build a Stone Waterfall

Building a stone waterfall involves careful planning and design to achieve the desired result. The interior of the waterfall is made of concrete blocks then faced with stone to reduce the amount of stone needed.

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