As the summer is coming to an end, it is time to start inquiring if you need to drain your pool. You may have been at your local pool store having your water tested and the pool technician may have mentioned it. It is now about that time to start asking questions to see if draining your pool is something you need to do during the off season.
Having a built in outdoor bar at your home is truly a great thing. They’re usually built under the patio awning staying cool in its pleasant shade. They are often connected to a grill and have a built in refrigerator near by. Shade, warm food and cool drinks all within reach from the comfort of your very own backyard. That is a recipe for a good day. Now, if your home already has a built-in bar, then unfortunately the following advice may be too late for you. That’s because homebuilders have a bad habit of building outdoor bars without giving much thought into the height of a standard outdoor barstool. Maybe you already noticed this and how changeling it is to find a patio barstool for your built-in bar? The good news for you is that we already authored a piece about measuring your custom built-in bar for outdoor barstools. Give that a read and good luck to you. For those who are on the eve of building their very own outdoor bar, please read the following before proceeding.
In some parts of the country, if you were to take a casual stroll outside (like here in Phoenix) you would notice that triple digit temperatures have already arrived. You don’t need to be a meteorologist to realize the cold hard fact that summer is here. If you haven’t already begun to feel the heat, consider yourself lucky. For those who have, and are doing everything they can to dodge the sun and somehow not sweat, just know that there is a better way.
When it comes to outdoor furniture, there really is nothing like sectional furniture. Just like people, no two outdoor areas are exactly the same. For those with unusually shaped outdoor spaces or big open areas, sectional furniture offers the perfect fit. Once you have customized your layout to your liking and fastened the various sections together, you have truly created a unique piece of furniture. No other furniture gives you this kind of freedom and flexibility.
The fall is a much celebrated time of the year. It dramatically alters our landscape with those fantastic autumn colors. Both Halloween and Thanksgiving occur during its watch. The nights start to grow longer and the temperatures start to dip. In places with hotter climates such as our home base Arizona, it’s a time when we start to use our outdoor areas more. Below you will find some essential items that will help you have an enjoyable and unforgettable fall.
What are phosphates in the pool? Most pool owners have heard of Phosphates in their pool probably from their pool professional. The basic explanation of a phosphate is that it is food for algae. Phosphates being present in your pool water will let an onset algae bloom thrive. The ideal amount of Phosphates present in a pool is zero, however some environments will not allow that so the goal is to keep them as minimal as possible.
“One person’s junk is another person’s treasure” is an old adage that most are familiar with and it can be traced back to the 16th century. It may be a popular 500 year old saying but it wasn’t until 1998 that it took on such a visual and comfortable meaning. That was when Chris Bruning founded the furniture company Groovystuff that specializes in making rustic furniture out of re-claimed teak wood.