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How to Conserve Pool and Spa Water

Your pool is a fantastic and fun addition to your home, providing entertainment and exercise for the entire family. It can also be a huge water waster! Luckily, there are simple things you can do to help offset evaporation, water loss and waste and still enjoy your beautiful pool. • Use a pool cover. Not only will a cover help reduce water loss by evaporation, it can also help save on heating and chemicals by containing the pool when not in use. When properly fit, a pool cover can reduce water use by almost 30%. It is also a key feature in keeping your pool …

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High-Efficiency Toilets Save Water

It’s a simple act that you do several times a day without even thinking about it, but the way your toilet flushes could be wasting a significant amount of water in your home. A basic toilet uses almost four gallons of water for every flush. While that may not seem like a lot, multiply that by the number of times you use your toilet in a day. Then consider the other people living in your house. It adds up! With newer options like high-efficiency and dual-flush toilets, you can easily become a household that saves water with every flush. Standard high-efficiency toilets use less than …

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How to Refinish Your Deck

Refinishing your deck can be easier you think. In just a weekend, you can turn your old, tired-looking deck into an outdoor oasis. With a few tips and a little bit of time, you can refinish and stain your deck and return it to a newer-looking state. The first step is looking for any dark spots on you decking, railings, or steps. These spots are usually wood oxidation and tannin bleed, common effects of weather. Dark spots are best addressed with a wood cleaner followed by a wood brightener, allowing the affected area to better blend in with the other areas of your deck. For …

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