How To Get Your Swimming Pool Ready For Summer

In Maintenance and Repair by John & Sabrina Foley

With warm weather around the corner, it’s time to get your swimming pool ready for Summer and your first big outdoor party of the season. This checklist will help you tackle all of the important tasks, so nothing gets overlooked.

Pool Storage and Organization

In Cleaning and Organization by John & Sabrina Foley

Owning a swimming pool requires having numerous pool accessories. Most pool owners have chemicals, water testing kits, pool toys, pool furniture, cleaning items and more. That’s a lot of stuff.  Sometimes the sheer volume can lead to disorganization. Don’t let your pool accessories become a mess. Follow the tips below to keep your pool, shed and …

Pool Maintenance for Beginners

In Maintenance and Repair by John & Sabrina Foley

So you’re a new pool owner – congratulations!  As a first-time pool owner, it is important to know how to properly maintain your swimming pool. Whether you do the maintenance yourself or hire a service, keeping the chemistry just right and the pool clean will save you both time and money. The following basics are sure to keep …

Outdoor Landscape and Lighting Design

In Lifestyle and Entertaining by John & Sabrina Foley

A landscape renovation in the front or back yard will give your home some serious curb appeal, not to mention an outdoor retreat that everyone can appreciate and enjoy. Patios, outdoor kitchens, and swimming pools provide excellent outside entertainment, especially on a sunny day. The same serve as outdoor havens during summer nights when the …

Spring Swimming Pool Maintenance Checklist

In Maintenance and Repair by John & Sabrina Foley

The cold weather is finally starting to leave, which means it’s almost time to set up the swimming pool for fun and relaxation.  Taking time to properly check all aspects of the swimming pool in the spring will help in creating a safe and healthy swimming environment for the summer. Here’s a simple pool maintenance checklist: Pool …

Creating Ambience with Outdoor Fireplaces and Fire Pits

In Lifestyle and Entertaining by John & Sabrina Foley

Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are the perfect addition to just about any outdoor space. They offer a gathering place like no other, creating good times for friends and family. There are many benefits to installing an outdoor fireplace or fire pit on your property and plenty of ways to make it fit your tastes and lifestyle. …

Secrets to Optimizing your Outdoor Kitchen Layout

In Lifestyle and Entertaining by John & Sabrina Foley

The kitchen is one of the most popular rooms in the home. Once the place where people simply gathered to cook, now this is the place where families cook, entertain, and do work or homework. As this is such a special place, it is natural to think it would be a bustling spot year round. However …

Pool Fencing and Gates

In Lifestyle and Entertaining by John & Sabrina Foley

Because of local laws, you may have no choice regarding installation of pool fencing and gates to protect your pool from stray animals and unsupervised children. You do have, however, many options in selecting specific materials and accessories. You must follow the law, but you can control the type, cost, and permanency of your particular pool …