Adding Value to My Home

Adding Value to My Home

  • A Pre-Splash Checklist For Opening Your Pool

    With summer coming, this is the perfect time to start prepping your swimming pool for the sunny new season. Well before you plan your first swim party, there are a few steps you need to go through to get the pool ready. Here's a handy checklist. Uncover It Obviously, step one is to uncover the pool and physically clean the debris that's gathered during the fall and winter. Try to remove large debris from the cover before moving it to avoid damage.

  • 4 Ways To Keep Kids Safe Around Swimming Pools

    Even though swimming pools are a great amenity to have around your home, they are also safety hazards that come into play when you have children at home. Drowning happens more often than you might think. Sadly, children ages 1-4 often end up drowning in their own yard, not somewhere else. To protect your children and prevent something like this from happening, you might want to get a pool fence installed.

  • Three Ways To Start Pool Prep In The Spring

    Before you know it, the warmth of spring will be at your doorstep. Once the warm weather arrives, this means one thing – pool season is near. Don't wait until the pool season arrives to get your pool ready. Start in the spring with these helpful tips. Landscaping Your preparation efforts should start in the area outside the pool. If you have any trees or shrubs around your pool, this is a good time to do so landscaping.

  • Three Shades Of Algae And How To Eliminate Them From Your Pool

    Maintaining the swimming pool that your family enjoys can be a lot of work. Even after doing all of the work, the water might not be perfect for swimming. What do you do if you have algae in your pool? You will find out what to do to stop the algae and the foam below. Algae in your pool is caused by spores being carried by the wind and dropping into the water.

  • Which Pool Upgrade Is Best For You?

    If you are considering some upgrades for your pool, then there are a wide variety of options available to you. You might want to focus on comfort, aesthetics, or value. To help you decide which upgrades are best for you, here are some of the most common pool add-ons: Bubblers and Streams For pure aesthetics, you can't go wrong with a few bubblers and streams around your pool. These will greatly increase the action and activity of your pool without dramatically impacting its usability.

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    Adding Value to My Home

    My husband and I are considering selling our small brick home in the near future. While we’ve completed some work on this house recently, we know we will need to do a few more things before we put it on the market. For instance, we need to replace some of the flooring, paint some of the walls, and replace some of the siding on the front porch. In addition, we may want to add a pool to the backyard. Because we live in the hot southern United States, many of our neighbors have pools. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of pools to install in a home you may sell in the near future. Enjoy!