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  • Get Smart with Your Pool

    The iAquaLink 2.0 from Zodiac Pool Systems, is a resource that allows pool owners to have complete control of their pool and spa from an app on their smartphone.…

  • iRobot Mirra 530 Pool Cleaner Review

    Mirra uses enhanced robotic technology to deep clean pool surfaces and water for you, removing leaves, hair and dirt, as well as algae, pollen and bacteria as small as two microns.…

  • Swimming Pool Face-Off: Salt Water v. Chlorine

    So you’re considering taking the plunge (har, har!) and installing an at-home swimming pool. When it comes to the water, you have two choices: salt water or chlorine. We’ve rounded up…

  • Don’t Get Soaked By Long-Term Pool Costs

    In continuing a discussion about things I’d like to have in my dream home (including a secret room), an in-ground swimming pool tops the list. I’ve loved to swim and be…

  • Our Hot Tub Time Machines

    In the vein of great time travel comedies such as Back to the Future and Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, the curiously named Hot Tub Time Machine opens Friday. For some…

  • Pamper Yourself with these Outdoor Showers

    There is nothing more refreshing than taking a cool shower outdoors. Unfortunately the only chance we get to do this is at a public shower near a beach which is great…

  • More Cool Pools

    Dwell shares their favorite pools and we like the above private lap pool but it’s definitely cut out for business not pleasure. Check out more of our favorite pool photo galleries…

  • It’s Pool Party Time

    It broke 100 degrees in downtown LA a couple days ago and fortunately we live near the coast which was toasty but definitely cooler especially with a breeze. We have the…

  • Winterize a Swimming Pool

    Unless you live in the Southwest, winter has already hit you hard and this article may have arrived a bit late for you but MonkeySee has some informative home improvement videos…

  • Close Your Pool for the Winter

    Last weekend I visited my folks in Tucson to celebrate my sisters wedding. A good time was had by all and while out there I was able to enjoy our swimming…

  • Non-Chlorine Swimming Pool Cleaning Systems

    We’ve always been advocates for alternative filtering systems for backyard pools and there are even options for creating natural ponds. But the barriers to going “no chemical” are many and they…

  • Remodeling Your Pool for Entertaining

    If your backyard pool resembles more “concrete pond” than swimming oasis then maybe it’s time to rejuvenate it. There are companies now that will evaluate your current pool and work with…

  • Preparing Your Pool for Summer

    With heated pools more people open them up before the official start of summer. If you’re tackling this by yourself, make sure you take all the precautions now so your pool…

  • BioHaven Floating Islands

    If you’re looking for a way to enhance your pond or water element, then checkout these floating islands that promise to:…

  • Modern Hot Tub Solution

    Hot tubs and jacuzzis are an eye-sore for many homeowners who otherwise have built the perfect modern landscape in their backyards. But Surfacedesign Inc. was up to the task of incorporating…

  • Home Exercise and Resistance Pools

    These exercise pools from Swimex can add the finishing touch to your home cross-training regimen. They use a patented paddle wheel technology that ensures a consistent wave that can be set…

  • Pool to Pond Conversion

    Swimming pools are great fun but if the kids have moved out or you find yourself sunbathing less and less, you may want to consider turning the pool into another type…

  • Chemical-Free Swimming Pools

    Flipping the script on what backyard pools should be, Mick Hilleary of Total Habitat, has introduced America to a more natural way of keeping a pool clean that doesn’t involve chemicals.…