—How to make smart choices to avoid risks and enjoy the benefits
—How building a pool-spa combo enhances backyard appeal and lifestyle options
From bubbling relaxation to a more attractive outdoor space, including a custom spa with your inground swimming pool offers a variety of advantages—making it an extremely popular feature.
—Understanding styles and features on deck-mounted units for inground pools
Free-standing swimming pool slides provide a terrific way to capture a little waterpark-style excitement at home in your backyard.
How big, how deep, what shape?—Fundamental design factors for concrete pools
You’ve decided to build a backyard swimming pool, but don’t know exactly how to begin. Particularly with a concrete (gunite/shotcrete) pool, the process is rather detailed, with a wide range of design and construction elements to discuss with your pool builder.
—Five suggestions for upgrading your backyard retreat with cool amenities
Considering making over your backyard with an amenity or two to complement your swimming pool and elevate your outdoor-living experience?
Various high-end options can create an upscale outdoor environment retreat around your pool and boost opportunities for entertaining friends and family.
—Understanding how diving boards, platforms, and flexible jump boards each provide unique benefits
Note: This is the second article in a two-part series on diving boards. For part 1, “Swimming Pool Diving Boards: Consider Safety, Usage, and Backyard Size,” click here.
After considering the important issues of diving safety, board usage, backyard size, and maximizing your family’s recreation, you’ve decided to include a diving board with your new swimming pool.
—Comparing earplug materials and choices to achieve the best fit and most effective protection
Guest blog: Alex Pop, Say What Hearing
You protect your eyes when swimming by wearing goggles, so why not protect your ears with earplugs?
If you spend much time in a swimming pool or the ocean, your best bet is to use earplugs to guard against swimmer’s ear, surfer’s ear, and other ear infections. This guide will help you will find the right pair of earplugs to fit your ears and your swimming needs.