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.
The common backyard swingset or treehouse or jungle-gym will never go away, but today's recreational landscape is also likely to have a full-featured sports court, a putting green, an outdoor kitchen for grown-up entertaining, or a board-game gazebo where the adults play bridge or mahjongg. Here, in one comprehensive book, are more than 25 complete DIY projects to create play spaces for family members of all ages--toddlers to old-timers. Also includes a detailed appendix giving rules and dimensions for all the popular lawn games, such as badminton and croquet. This is an ideal book for consumers traveling less and recreating at home more.
"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.
Plan & Build Your Dream Deck Includes Complete Deck Plans
Author: Editors of CPi
Publisher: Creative Publishing international
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.