Outdoor Recreation

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PROJECT GUIDE

How to Open a Pool


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Prepare your pool for use after a long winter

INSPIRATION GUIDE

Fire Pit Ideas


Get inspired by outdoor spaces designed around stylish fire pits

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

Woman in green towel sitting in a cedar-lined sauna.
INSPIRATION GUIDE

How to Build a Sauna


If you want to know how to build a sauna, start with these basics first

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

PROJECT GUIDE

How to Wire an Above-ground Pool Pump


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Presented by This Old House

An above ground pool next to an elevated deck with lounge furniture.
PROJECT GUIDE

How to Install a Pool Filter


Difficulty Intermediate
Time 2-4 hours

Keep your pool safe and pristine by learning how to install a new or replacement pool filter

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 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

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

An RV with a bicycle rack on the back driving on a highway.
BUYING GUIDE

RV Accessories and RV Supplies


Having the right equipment in your camper can enhance your RV vacation on the road and at the campsite
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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
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
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
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 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
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
How to select a pool pump.
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
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
Friends tailgate together outside a football game.
BUYING GUIDE

Tailgate Ideas


Prepare for the big game with some tailgating essentials
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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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