Posts tagged "swimming pools"
Green Power - Electricity in Motion

Green Power – Electricity in Motion

Green thinking can start with easy-to-do steps: How about your phone of coffee machine?! Charge your iPhone and/or iPad with Dexim , the Apple charger. This handy cord has visible blue light which moves along the cored while the unit is powering up and turns off when fully charged. For those of us who live with chargers plugged in throughout the house, it’s easy to forget that a device may already be fully charged and… Read More…

Engineered Wood Floors – The “Fancy” Building Product

Engineered Wood Floors – The “Fancy” Building Product

Contrary to public opinion, which often describes veneered or engineered floors as a recent phenomenon with roots in the trend toward green products, veneered floors have been around for a long time.  I can state… Read More…

Chemical & Pesticide Free Mosquito Control Solution

Chemical & Pesticide Free Mosquito Control Solution

Given today’s widespread West Nile virus infections from mosquitoes, everyone who is outdoors needs to take precautions.  Go to any barbeque and hosts are offering their guests a variety of deet containing anti-mosquito sprays before getting to drink selections.  There is one more hidden but real danger… Read More…

Pools and Spas - Natural versus Chemical or "Our Dog Knows"

Pools and Spas – Natural versus Chemical or “Our Dog Knows”

Most pools still have chlorinated systems installed. I personally wonder why. We had a fancy newly built chlorinated swimming pool. The smell of chlorine was unpleasant and, I would today add unhealthy. My vain side points out that over the course of the summer my hair developed this yellow-ish tint. Our dog would be the first to run into ocean water but shirked away from even putting a paw into the pool. We always wondered what that was all about…. Read More…