Better maintenance means more enjoyment of your pool or spa. Black & Decker The Complete Guide Maintain Your Pool & Spa will both inspire and educate readers on the practical points of owning and maintaining a home swimming pool, hot tub, or recreational whirlpool. For those considering a recreational water feature, an exciting gallery chapter and a planning/design chapter will show the latest trends and products, and unique new ways to integrate a pool or spa into the landscape. The book also includes an overview of each type of structure, including above-ground and in-ground swimming pools, stand-alone whirlpools, integrated pool/spa installations, and pool houses and accessories. For readers who already own a pool or spa, lengthy, detailed chapters on basic maintenance, water quality, seasonal upkeep, and routine repairs provide everything needed to keep water features in good operating condition. Even the mechanical systems - pumps, heaters, drains and skimmers - are covered in depth. With this book, no pool or spa owner will need to spend money on a professional pool-care service, and may never need to call a repairman.
Get the Perfect Pool in Five Easy Steps! Do you own a swimming pool but don't know how to take care of it? Have you looked at pool manuals that leave you dazed and confused? Are you unsure how to add pool chemicals properly? If so, I Love My Pool is the perfect book for you! Written in a simple, easy to understand format by a professional pool service technician, this book teaches you how to take care of your pool in five easy steps by using the EZ-Clear Pool Care System[. In this book you will find great tips on: 1. Pool Chemistry - simple and easy. 2. Cleaning and vacuuming your pool - the right way. 3. Automated pool vacuums. 4. Pool Safety. Plus, featured chapters include: Splash! Having Fun With Your Pool...Turning your pool into a vacation getaway and tropical paradise...Romancing Your Pool...Enjoying magical moments poolside. The 25th book by author Ken Christensen, I Love My Pool teaches you how to get the maximum amount of pleasure from your pool.
Harness All the Latest Technology, Equipment, and Methods Needed to Keep Any Pool or Spa in Top Condition! The Ultimate Guide to Pool Maintenance provides complete guidance on all the maintenance and repair tasks required to keep pools and spas working at peak efficiency. This Third Edition now contains information on the latest technology and equipment, together with Quick Start Guides and difficulty ratings for each procedure. Filled with hundreds of detailed illustrations, this updated classic features: A step-by-step explanation of each pool maintenance procedure with easy-to-follow photos Quick Start Guides to help readers start and finish each task quickly Tricks of the Trade to make each procedure easier Tools of the Trade highlighting parts and tools for each job An Easy, Advanced, or Pro difficulty rating for every task The following new material: new information on chlorine alternatives; a new section on maintaining saltwater pools; expanded coverage of pools with built-in spas Inside This Updated Pool Maintenance “Bible” • The Pool and Spa • Basic Plumbing Systems • Advanced Plumbing Systems • Pumps and Motors _ Filters • Heaters • Additional Equipment • Water Chemistry • Cleaning and Servicing • Special Procedures • Water Features • Commercial Pools • Winterizing • Basic Electricity • The Toolbox • 50 Things Your Pool and Spa Can Do for Our Environment • Facts and Formulas • Typical Pool and Spa Health, Safety, and Building Codes
Chris Peterson,Black & Decker Corporation (Towson, Md.)
Plan & Build Your Dream Deck Includes Complete Deck Plans
Author: Editors of CPi
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Category: House & Home
The most detailed, most current and most complete deck building book on the market. It reflects the latest changes in building codes and it features deck building materials that are popular today. The additional two signatures (32 pages) contain all-new deck plans with complete plan drawings. Updates to the materials section focus on new composite and non-wood deck building alternatives, as well as the current generation of deck hardware that resists corrosion caused by non-CCA pressure treated lumber. Step-by-step projects feature clever ways to customize and accessorize your deck to enhance both utility and enjoyment.
Editors of Creative Publishing,Creative Publishing International
Author: Editors of Creative Publishing,Creative Publishing International
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
Category: House & Home
"This updated 3rd edition of Black & Decker's Complete Guide to Roofing & Siding provides detailed and updated information on modern materials and techniques for evaluating, installing, and maintaining a wide variety of roofing and siding materials"--Provided by publisher.
With 5.6 million spas and hot tubs in the United States (260,000 installed last year alone) service technicians and do-it-yourselfers have been clamoring for a practical user-friendly guide to demystify the purchase, repair, installation, and everyday maintenance of spas and tubs. And here it is. This first-ever book on the subject utilizes easy-to-follow photos and text to walk the reader through every necessary procedure--purchasing, installing, heating, winterizing, understanding water chemistry, troubleshooting and repair, automatic cleaning, decks and enclosures, enhancements, and much more. * Tricks of the Trade: special insider tips throughout the book speed and simplify each task * Tools of the Trade: a parts and tools list for each procedure makes preparation simple and assures success * A complete resource guide listing websites, manufacturers, sources of cost-saving generic replacement parts, and more * Realistic cost estimates of components, equipment, and upgrades makes anyone an educated shopper * Quick Start Guides: a short, summarized list for each common task helps he reader start right and finish quickly * All data and measurements presented in both English and standard metric dimensions for use in any country
Find more than 150 projects for building custom decks, patios, fences, sheds, and more! From building a new deck to creating a garden pathway, the great outdoors is the most popular place for homeowners to showcase their creativity and skill. With more than 150 outdoor building projects shown with step-by-step photography, Complete Outdoor Builder has a project for anyone, guaranteed to improve your yard. This updated and redesigned book is now available with a handsome hardcover, and it's sure to find a permanent place on the shelf of anyone who wants to create and maintain a beautiful outdoor living space. The Complete Outdoor Builder includes a wide range of projects and appeals to all skill levels. Building decks and patios are among the most popular categories for outdoor construction, and you'll find all the techniques and skills--as well as complete lists of tools and materials required--to design and build your own. Complete Outdoor Builder also offers plans and revamped photography for more than a dozen designs that you can replicate or use as inspiration for a custom project. Designed, built, and photographed by professionals, the fun projects in this book also have the stamp of approval from Black & Decker(r), the most trusted name in DIY tools and equipment. Roll up your sleeves; it's time to build something great.
Showcasing the work of leading designers from across the country, a beautifully illustrated volume takes homeowners through the complete process of planning, designing, building, and decorating an outdoor kitchen to suit any taste or budget, with tips on developing a floor plan, selecting appliances, creating food preparation and dining areas, amenities, and more. Original.
This book brings attractive and functional outdoor kitchens within the reach of budget-conscious homeowners, with lots of design ideas, plenty of dream kitchens for inspiration, and more than 300 clear how-to photographs. Highly accessible DIY instructions carefully guide the reader through all aspects of construction--even cutting and installing a granite countertop. It shows you how to build lightweight "masonry" counters using steel studs and concrete backboard and offers alternatives to high-end appliances to save money. Also included are accessories and amenities to affordably customize an outdoor kitchen: fire pits, a variety of adobe/clay ovens, pergolas, awnings, TV and stereo equipment, mosquito abatement, misters and heaters, fireplaces, pizza ovens, and standup "churrasco" grills.
Originally devised as a guide for converting from imperial to metric measurements, 'The Metric Handbook' has since been totally transformed into a major international handbook of planning and design data. The second edition has been completely updated, with most chapters being totally rewritten, to meet the needs of the modern designer. The book contains nearly 50 chapters dealing with all the principal building types from airports, factories and warehouses, offices shops and hospitals, to schools, religious buildings and libraries. For each building type 'The Metric Handbook' gives the basic design requirements and all the principal dimensional data. Several chapters deal with general aspects of building such as materials, lighting, acoustics and tropical design. There are also sections on general design data, including details of human dimensions and space requirements. It is a unique authoritative reference for solving everyday planning problems. In its various editions it has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide, and continues to be a reference work belonging on every design office desk or drawing board.
Landscaping with Stone, 2nd Edition, is a combination landscape design and project book in one, whcih has been updated with all new photographs. The first section of the book provides readers with a framework for incorporating stone in their landscape designs, including a look at the different types of stone used in landscapes, sources of inspiration, and ways to think about stone in relation to other landscape elements. The second part provides readers with tips on working with stone, from transporting to cutting and setting. There is also step-by-step instruction on some of the most popular stone projects, including patios, walls, and rock gardens.
In this classic text, Jane Jacobs set out to produce an attack on current city planning and rebuilding and to introduce new principles by which these should be governed. The result is one of the most stimulating books on cities ever written. Throughout the post-war period, planners temperamentally unsympathetic to cities have been let loose on our urban environment. Inspired by the ideals of the Garden City or Le Corbusier's Radiant City, they have dreamt up ambitious projects based on self-contained neighbourhoods, super-blocks, rigid 'scientific' plans and endless acres of grass. Yet they seldom stop to look at what actually works on the ground. The real vitality of cities, argues Jacobs, lies in their diversity, architectural variety, teeming street life and human scale. It is only when we appreciate such fundamental realities that we can hope to create cities that are safe, interesting and economically viable, as well as places that people want to live in. 'Perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning... Jacobs has a powerful sense of narrative, a lively wit, a talent for surprise and the ability to touch the emotions as well as the mind' New York Times Book Review