Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

How to Clean and Maintain a Birdbath in Your Yard

A birdbath makes a great addition to your landscape, but the debris and algae they collect are far less than attractive. Here's a tip for getting the bath clean and keeping it clean.

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.
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.

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.

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.
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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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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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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.

Digging and Pouring a Backyard Swimming Pool

Using heavy equipment to dig the hole for a backyard pool can be a challenge in tight quarters. Once the hole has been dug, steel reinforcement is laid and specially modified concrete is sprayed and shaped to form the sides and bottom of the pool.