Get Yourself a Pool Cover

I'm not much of a winter person. I want the snow to start falling the day after Thanksgiving and to stop — completely — on January 2. That's when spring should begin, steadily growing warmer and warmer. Today, with the Lindon, Utah, temperature sitting squarely at 26...

2012 Backyard Wish List

I realize I stil haven't completed my final post on the landscape. With the end of summer and the cooler weather closing in, we're trying to wrap up all the final issues, replace plants that didn't survive the year (or the deer!) and get everything ready to sleep for...

Backyard Pool Safety

When we began the search for our first home in 1992, it was with the condition that there be no swimming pool. That might not seem like a hard constraint to meet in most areas, but in south Florida it was. With two little girls in our family, I just didn't feel...

Certified Pool Operator Responsibilities

Guest Blog by: Sarah K. Certified pool operators are pool owners and professionals who have undergone extensive training to properly and efficiently manage commercial swimming pools. After completing the CPO online training course and passing all exams, CPOs are...

Patio Sets

Spring is (finally) upon us. If your neck of the woods is anything like mine, you've been mired in unusually cold, unusually precipitous weather — and you're pretty darn sick of it. Waiting for the sunshine and some outdoor living can't come soon enough! With spring...