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BUYING GUIDE

Pool Filters Buying Guide


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

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 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 woman wearing safety glasses and gloves adds pool shock to her swimming pool.
BUYING GUIDE

Swimming Pool Maintenance


Learn how to maintain a pool for a safe and fun summer

BUYING GUIDE

How to Select a Pool Pump


Make pool maintenance easy and water free of bugs, algae and debris with the proper size pool pump

Boat and Marine Paint
BUYING GUIDE

Boat and Marine Paint


Touch up and protect your vessel with marine epoxy paint

BUYING GUIDE

Types of Trailers


Haul oversized appliances and outdoor power equipment with your own utility trailer

Friends tailgate together outside a football game.
BUYING GUIDE

Tailgate Ideas


Prepare for the big game with some tailgating essentials

A sparkling clean pool at the end of a swim season.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Winterize a Pool


Difficulty Beginner
Time 2-4 hours

Learn how to close a pool for winter with this helpful guide

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

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
Children are enjoying playing on a swing set.
PROJECT GUIDE

Tips for Installing a Swing Set


Difficulty Beginner
Time Over 1 day

A level yard and shock-absorbing material are key for a swing set
Patio furniture by a pool
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Open a Pool


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Prepare your pool for use after a long winter
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
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
Cooler filled with ice and drinks sitting on tailgate of a pickup truck
BUYING GUIDE

Types of Coolers for Every Occasion


Find a cooler that's best for the beach, camping, tailgating or grilling in your own backyard
Pet Containment Systems and Training Tools Buying Guide
BUYING GUIDE

Best Dog Crates and Training Tools for Your Furry Friend


Get a little help with pet training, whether inside or out, with gates, in-ground fences or correction collars
Grow a Green Playhouse for Kids
PROJECT GUIDE

Grow a Green Playhouse for Kids


Difficulty Beginner
Time 2-4 hours

There’s nothing more imaginative and creative to a child than a fort
INSPIRATION GUIDE

Dog House Ideas


Find a good-looking dog house that you and your pet will be proud to have in the backyard
Friends using a metal detector.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Use a Metal Detector


Difficulty Beginner
Time Under 2 hours

Get outdoors to explore areas you might not otherwise see – and maybe discover lost treasure along the way
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 person reads a magazine while reclining in a tent.
INSPIRATION GUIDE

Camping Checklist


Make sure you have everything you need for your next adventure
A woman and a dog look out of a tent while camping.
INSPIRATION GUIDE

Camping Tips and Tricks


Enjoy the great outdoors more with these easy camping hacks
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
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