Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

How to Choose a Swimming Pool for Your Home

There are several options when choosing a pool for your backyard including concrete, vinyl, or fiberglass. Each has advantages and disadvantages in terms of cost, ease of installation, and durability.

How to Install an Electrical Outlet for a Wall Fountain 

To get the relaxing water sounds from a ready-made wall fountain, you first need an exterior outlet. Here's how an electrician installs one.
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.
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.

3 Ways to Clean Pool Coping | Ep. 175

Calcium can build up along pool coping just like it does on a glass shower door. Here's how to clean it and prevent it from coming back.
Fountain with foam.

How to Remove Foam from a Garden Fountain

Foam is common in fountains — but there is a solution! Here are some ways to reduce foam's formation.

Pool Fencing Ideas — How to Make Your Pool Safe and Stylish

The right pool fence can improve your outdoor area and add value to your home.
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.

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.