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Chlorine Pool Maintenance

By Phil Vandermeer

Pool Maintenance is Way Easier Than Cleanup We all want to swim in water that looks great, feels clean and invites us in. Chlorine pool maintenance is not that hard, really, unless you let yourself get behind, or algae begins to take over your pool. Cleaning up a pool is a different job than regular […]

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“Green” Lawn Care Tips Made Easy

By Phil Vandermeer

We all want a greener lawn – both in color and in making our yard and surroundings more earth friendly. So, here are some lawn care tips that will make your yard the envy of the neighborhood and help maintain a healthy soil in your yard. Lawn care is typically considered a chore, but it […]

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Exterior Painting Supplies And Tools

By Phil Vandermeer

Always Use The Right Exterior Painting Supplies And Tools Using the correct exterior painting supplies will ensure the best results when painting the exterior of your home. You already finalized your exterior paint project and picked the paint colors to use, but you also need to be sure of the tools that you will need […]

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Prepare Your Home For Winter

By Phil Vandermeer

Prepare Your Home For Winter Proper care for your home in every season is time consuming and can be expensive, but proper care care of your home will make it last and last, letting you enjoy every benefit of owning your own home!  If you are aware of the problems that can arise, you can […]

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I Have Done A Lot Of Mulching

By Phil Vandermeer

Mulching Serves A Few Purposes Mulches should retain moisture, protect trees and plants from mowers and trimmers, and they keep weeds at bay. I used to work on the grounds crew for the college I attended. We had rings of mulch around all of the trees on campus. We replenished the mulch in these beds […]

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Regular Gutter Cleaning And The Hidden Values

By Phil Vandermeer

Make Gutter Cleaning Part Of Regular Maintenance Like all maintenance chores around the house, gutter cleaning on a regular basis is extremely important. When you make the decision to purchase a home you are not only taking on the benefits of home ownership, you are also taking on all of the responsibilities that come along […]

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DIY Air Conditioning Maintenance

By Phil Vandermeer

Savvy homeowners have a DIY air conditioning maintenance routine for cleaning the furnace and evaporator compartment as well as their compressor unit before winter sets in and when spring breaks. And, they know the importance of monthly filter changes. The climate in Utah’s capital and largest city is one of the features that draws newcomers […]

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Water Chemistry In Chlorine Swimming Pools

By Phil Vandermeer

Water Is Actually A Solvent Swimming pool water chemistry, as most pool owners know, can be a confusing topic when you look at it scientifically. Water is actually a solvent and when your pool water chemistry is out of balance it can and will try to satisfy it’s own need for certain minerals by dissolving […]

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I Have Green Pool Water – The Challenge

By Phil Vandermeer

This past winter I didn’t do much in the way of pool maintenance. So what? So now I have green pool water. That’s what. This is the third year we’ve lived in our house. The first year was really all about learning how to maintain a pool and keeping up with the pool chemicals. I […]

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