Outdoor Recreation

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INSPIRATION GUIDE

Fire Pit Ideas


Get inspired by outdoor spaces designed around stylish fire pits

A video highlights features of pool filters.
BUYING GUIDE

Pool Filters Buying Guide


Keep your pool water free from harmful bacteria by choosing the right pool filter

A person reads a magazine while reclining in a tent.
INSPIRATION GUIDE

Camping Checklist


Travel list but bring these essentials when getting away from it all

An aerial view of an above-ground pool in a backyard
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Install a Pool Liner


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Learn how to install a pool liner for your above-ground or in-ground pool liner

Food cooks on tabletop grills on a patio overlooking a mountain view.
BUYING GUIDE

Camp Cooking Gear


Create mouth-watering recipes like a pro at your campsite

A woman and a dog look out of a tent while camping.
INSPIRATION GUIDE

DIY Camping Tips and Tricks


Enjoy the great outdoors more with these easy camping hacks

A bubbling hot tub sits on a shady patio.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Wire a Hot Tub


Difficulty Advanced
Time Over 1 day

Protect your hot tub by connecting it to its own dedicated breaker panel

A video featuring different styles of dog houses.
INSPIRATION GUIDE

Dog House Ideas


Find a good-looking dog house that you and your pet will be proud to have in the backyard

An assembled hot tub sits on a finished patio.
PROJECT GUIDE

Hot Tub Prep and Installation


Difficulty Beginner
Time 2-4 hours

Prepare your deck or patio area for relaxation with a hot tub

A white brick fireplace with firewood stacked on a grate and a basket of more firewood sitting on the hearth.
BUYING GUIDE

Firewood Buying Guide


Gather 'round the hearth, wood stove for fire pit for warmth and fun

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PROJECT GUIDE

How to Build a Picnic Table with a Built-In Cooler


Difficulty Intermediate
Time Over 1 day

Grabbing a cold beverage from the center of your table can't get more convenient
A swimming pool in a fenced yard.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Shock a Pool


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Keep your pool water fresh and clear with regular maintenance
Cooler filled with ice and drinks sitting on tailgate of a pickup truck
BUYING GUIDE

Best Coolers for the Beach, Travel and More


Find a cooler that keeps ice frozen for days or weeks
Someone using different ice cream makers to make ice cream
BUYING GUIDE

The Best Ice Cream Makers for Homemade Frozen Treats


Treat yourself to ice cream, frozen yogurt and other sweet treats.
A square portable hot tub on a patio.
BUYING GUIDE

The Best Hot Tubs and Spas for Your Outdoor Space


Complete your outdoor living space with a soothing hot tub or spa
A pump is attached to an aboveground pool.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Install a Pool Pump


Difficulty Advanced
Time Over 1 day

Go with the flow and follow these steps for removing, writing a replacing a pool pump.
A couple plays a game of cornhole at a backyard tailgate.
INSPIRATION GUIDE

5 Ways to Bring Tailgate Style to Your Backyard


Be the host with the most style and team spirit
Learn how to vacuum your pool for clean swimming all season long
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Vacuum a Pool


Difficulty Beginner
Time 2-4 hours

Regularly vacuum your pool for clean swimming all season long
A video details the different types of utility trailers.
BUYING GUIDE

Types of Trailers


Haul oversized appliances and outdoor power equipment with your own utility trailer
Learn how to balance the pH in your pool and avoid skin irritation
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Lower pH in a Pool


Difficulty Beginner
Time Over 1 day

Learn how to balance the pH in your pool and avoid skin irritation
Children are enjoying playing on a swing set.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Prep Your Yard for a Swing Set


Difficulty Beginner
Time Over 1 day

A level yard and shock-absorbing material are key for a swing set
Cloudy Pool
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Clear a Cloudy Pool


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Learn how to make pool water clear with these straightforward fixes
How to Winterize a Pool
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Winterize a Pool


Difficulty Beginner
Time 2-4 hours

Learn how to close and open an above-ground pool with these pool winterizing tips.
Algae
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Get Rid of Algae in a Pool


Difficulty Beginner
Time 2-4 hours

Learn how to treat and prevent visible algae from invading your pool
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