Nutgrass – Nutsedge Control – Above Ground Pools
Nutgrass And Above Ground Pools
Nutsedge or Nutgrass is a very stubborn weed that is most often found in the southern and eastern parts of the United States. This weed is can ruin landscaping, gardens etc. but is also known to wreak havoc on above ground pool liners. Sadly most above ground pool owners are unaware of the weeds existence until it’s too late. The good news is that Nutgrass damage is preventable and existing damage is repairable.
Big Green Egg vs. Primo Grill – Kamado Grill Comparison
Big Green Egg or Primo XL – Head To Head
This is the first time I have had the chance to compare the two most popular Kamado grills side by side. I was in the fortunate position to have one of each present at a neighborhood block party recently. This was a big event that happens every year on our street, in fact this party can last for two days. So I was excited to observe the abilities of both these high end ceramic grills as they would be both working hard. (more…)
Pool Safety Covers – Swimming Pool Safety Covers
Pool Safety Covers
Pool safety covers are thee way to safely close your inground swimming pool. Nothing is more important than ensuring the safety of other people and pets around a swimming pool. In fact many cities and municipalities now require the use of a safety pool cover for all in ground pools. Besides the obvious safety advantages, the safety cover does a fantastic job of keeping out debris like leaves, twigs and other unwanted contaminants from entering the pool water. A safety cover also keeps out about 95%-98% of sunlight, greatly reducing the growth of algae. These covers also do not blow off or flap during winter storms thanks to their proven securing system. Sure they may cost more than the traditional “tarp” style pool cover, but there is no comparison in quality or safety.
Sauna Kits Home Sauna Kits DIY Sauna Kits
Home Sauna Kits
Infrared saunas are becoming increasing popular each year. So much so that personal in home saunas are now available in do it yourself kits that are incredibly simple to assemble. This increasing popularity has created many home models as well as indoor sauna kit. Prices for indoor home saunas are very affordable and the benefits of infrared saunas are undeniable. Below we answer some of the basic infrared sauna questions that many people have. Hopefully this information will be beneficial, and hopefully you will soon enjoy the at home relaxation that a home sauna delivers. (more…)
Infrared Saunas For Home Use
Far Infrared Saunas
Infrared saunas have become very popular in recent years. So much so that personal in home saunas are practically a must have for many. Their popularity has spawned many personal sized models to come to the marketplace, while this groundswell of interest has driven down prices, making them affordable to most anyone. (more…)
Using Vermiculite Or Perlite Under A Pool
Vermiculite and perlite are commonly used to prevent soil compaction in gardens or potted plants. Both of these materials are found in the garden section of most home improvement stores as well as many local garden shops. They both are readily available in small quantities without trouble, but larger amounts may be difficult to find. (more…)
Natural Swimming Pool In Thassos, Greece
Giola, the lagoon in the rock, is located near the village Astris on the Greek Island of Thassos. This incredible formation is often called the most beautiful natural swimming pool in the world. This pool get it’s water from the Aegean Sea as tide waters rise and splash against the shore, filling the pool with water. However, because the lagoon pool is separated from the sea by a rock wall, the water in the lagoon stays much warmer than the sea making Giola a warm and inviting place to swim.
Several mythical tales surround this natural wonder. According to Greek legend, the pool is the eye of Zeus, and he used it to spy on his mistress. According to another legend, Zeus created Giola for Aphrodite to bathe in, so Giola is also called “Aphrodite’s tear”. Finally, mythological Syrens who have attracted sailors with their beautiful singing, were believed to have resided here too.
Giola is somewhat remote and difficult to reach because of rocky terrain but visitors say the experience is well worth the trip. A definite must see if you ever find yourself on southeast side of this beautiful Greek Island. (more…)
1972 V8 Vega GT
Viva Lost Vegas!!!
These few pics below pay homage to an often forgotten piece of automotive Americana, the V8 Vega. Pictured here is a classic 1972 Chevrolet Vega GT. This car is powered by an original 1970 LT-1 350/370hp small block V8, while the remainder of the drive train is comprised of a GM TH350 transmission mated to a Chevrolet 12 bolt rear differential with 4.10 gears.
The body of this Vega GT is in great shape and still wears it’s original code 75 Red paint and original black deluxe interior. Other “Day 2″ features include 5 lug spindle conversion with 15” Cragar s/s rims and Good Year Polyglas GT tires. Rounding out the mods are vintage Stewart Warner Green Line gauges and a Hurst Auto Stick II shifter. (more…)
Rusty Pool Walls
In all, an above ground pool is a very worthy investment. Where else can you have decades of fun for such a small amount of money. However, eventually your investment may need may need some additional help to keep delivering the good times. It would likely last forever if it did not eventually succumb to corrosion, this includes aluminum pools and pool walls too.
Regardless of the type of metal your pool is constructed of, it going to happen to most every above ground pool owner sooner or later. I am referring to the discovery you find when it comes time to replace the liner in your above ground pool. You dig and and upon the liner’s removal you discover rust on the inside of the pool wall. Your heart sinks at the thought of not being able to use your pool again or the possibility of having to spend money to replace it. (more…)
Above Ground Pool Fence Installation
When it comes to the installation of an above ground swimming pool, there are many things to take into consideration and none more important than safety. The last thing you want is to install a pool that is not going to be safe for your family and others who may swim in the pool from time to time.
It is so easy to get so caught up in the excitement of installing a pool that we often overlook this detail, but many municipalities in this country require you to have a fence around your pool or yard. Now if you already have a fenced in yard you may not need to acquire a fence kit all though many families do. One big reason pool fences for above ground pools have gained popularity is the fact that they are far less expensive than fencing in an entire backyard and do a great job of keeping pool toys in the pool. (more…)