Martien Luther's Blog – July 2017 Archive (221)

Factors to Consider When Constructing a Swimming Pool

The first and major factor that affects in-ground swimming pool construction in Australia is available space. This is an outdoor pool and it requires excavation so that building can commence. This means that there has to be enough room for the construction of the desired swimming pool. If the available area is small, the size of the pool will also be small and vice versa for a larger area and pool. This detail has a great impact on the design chosen. For example, the addition of a…

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Added by Martien Luther on July 31, 2017 at 11:35 — No Comments

Hiring A Landscape Contractor

This is one that has gotten some traction recently, and it couldn't be further from the truth. While the competition in your area may force the landscape contractors to do work with no deposit required, there is nothing unethical or unprofessional about a company asking for one before embarking on a project. Even the most successful companies have only so much cash flow on hand. In an economy where contractors are trying to stay afloat while offering their clients the best deals…

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Added by Martien Luther on July 31, 2017 at 11:15 — No Comments

What Are the Best Automatic Pool Cleaners

For those who are running home swimming pools in their backyards some of the most common challenges that they face include keeping the swimming pool clean and maintaining the pool facilities. Developments in technology have come to the rescue of those who consistently have to make sure that the pool is clean and that its facilities are well maintained.

In the range of swimming pool maintenance equipment there are various…

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Added by Martien Luther on July 31, 2017 at 10:51 — No Comments

Hot Tub Accessory For Improved Experience

Disguised as a kind of lifeguard, a bathing beauty and perhaps a wedding couple, these little guys will help make sitting in your hot tub more fun since an additional tub accessory probably will get a laugh from your friends. There are, however, a lot more conventional and valuable hot tub components from which to choose.

A word of caution, though, is required with a few of them. One such Outdoor Hot Tub Guys be a DVD…

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Added by Martien Luther on July 31, 2017 at 10:14 — No Comments

Choosing The Right Pool Contractor

First, check your local Better Business Bureau. That's a group of consumer advocates who give dissatisfied customers a central location to register complaints about businesses. Whenever someone registers a complaint, the Better Business Bureau checks out the business in question and posts a score based on the business's behavior. A contractor with a low BBB score is one you should cross off your list.

You can use other online review tools as well. Sites like Angie's…

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Added by Martien Luther on July 31, 2017 at 9:45 — No Comments

Why Should I Keep My Pool Service After Summer

It's true that cooler temperatures inhibit algae growth and algae problems are the number one reason homeowners turn to professionals for weekly service in the summer. However, even though algae is less of a problem in the winter and fall, it doesn't mean you are out of the woods when it comes to pool care issues.

As a matter of fact, the woods might be your number one problem. This time of the year is beautiful as the leaves on the trees transition to all the glorious…

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Added by Martien Luther on July 31, 2017 at 7:25 — No Comments

Kelowna Hot Tubs and Spas Are you considering to put one of those hot tubs and spas in your home? A tub is said to have health benefits while it relieves your stress. It is definitely a great idea t…

Kelowna Hot Tubs and Spas

Are you considering to put one of those hot tubs and spas in your home? A tub is said to have health benefits while it relieves your stress. It is definitely a great idea to have one to rest and relax in a bubbling spa after a hard day's work. It can be the inexpensive portable types or you could delve into the more elaborate pricey tubs and spas. It's all in the budget that works for you and your family. If your need more ideas, just checked around…

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Added by Martien Luther on July 31, 2017 at 6:57 — No Comments

Always Remember the Lessons of Childhood

During the past week, I have learned that my wife is superwoman. I have experience kids peeing, pooping, fighting, arguing, whining, falling down, running through the house only to run into someone else or something, getting cut, getting bruised, getting thirsty, getting hungry, eating, and getting hungry and eating again before I could ever eat a meal. In addition, my 2 year old has opened every board game owned in the Soward home (while I was napping) and scattered pieces…

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Added by Martien Luther on July 31, 2017 at 6:33 — No Comments

Salt Destroys Negative Edge Pools

Imagine you're looking out a huge picture window. In the foreground, there's a beautiful negative edge or a four sided overflow pool. The edge of the pool appears to waterfall over onto a tree covered hillside gently sloping away from you. There are several trees on this hillside, but the largest and oldest, a huge pecan tree, is smack in the middle of your view, as if this whole project, this whole house and pool and terraces were built centered on that tree's magnificent canopy.…

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Added by Martien Luther on July 31, 2017 at 6:18 — No Comments

How To Party With Swimming Pools

You want to be the most happening house on the block this summer, so you're considering getting a backyard renovation. Swimming pools have long been the best way to be cool during a hot summer, and make you more popular amongst your neighbors. In fact, if you get one how about calling up your favorite writer and having me over for some hamburgers. I'll bring the buns. Feel free to bring your own and let's have a rundown on what to do to get your pool party started.

The…

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Peek In My Medicine Cabinet for Fat Loss

If you look inside my medicine cabinet, you will see why Big Pharma might broke with too many guys like me around. The big pharmaceutical companies have to hate guys like me. Let me explain.

I had to check my medicine cabinet after my older sister recently sent Water Pressure Booster Guys emails about baby boomers getting older, and the stuff they supposedly are all taking as they age, or need to take. While I…

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Added by Martien Luther on July 29, 2017 at 10:12 — No Comments

Can Tangerines Protect You Against a Cold Virus

Tangerines, as most citric fruits, are rich in vitamin C. Making tangerines part of a healthy Mediterranean diet can help you boost your immune system and as a result, prevent colds. Although this effect of vitamin C is not backed up by the scientific community, there are many studies that connect vitamin C with a faster recovery and decrease of cold and flue symptoms.

Another function of vitamin C is to increase the production of interferon. Interferon has two basic…

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Added by Martien Luther on July 29, 2017 at 9:46 — No Comments

Water Softener Use In Mobile Auto Detailing

Hardness in water is caused calcium and magnesium ions that form insoluble compounds; sometimes iron and even aluminum. There are many ways to soften water. Some are more complicated than others; Aeration, De-Ionization or ion-exchange, Distillation, Reverse Osmosis or Softening.

Softening by use of a water softener is the simplest concept used today; Low Water Pressure Guys replace hardness ions like calcium and…

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Added by Martien Luther on July 29, 2017 at 7:22 — No Comments

How Water Helps Fight Hypertension

I have known for a long time that if I don't drink enough water my body will be dehydrated which might result in elevated blood pressure. But I never took the time to find out what exactly was happening inside my body to cause that reaction!

Well, I became more interested in that process after my last checkup No Water Pressure Guys indicated she was concerned about my blood pressure reading... it was not up just a few…

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Added by Martien Luther on July 29, 2017 at 6:32 — No Comments

Truck Washes And Hot Water Usage Considered

Most everyone realizes that when cleaning trucks you need hot water to remove grease, oil, and caked-on dirt, mud, and grime. Still, there are ways to clean without hot water using acidity, high pressure, and large volumes of water. Perhaps, one could say as they do in military aviation; "it's all about energy management" and I'd say that's about right, however, I'd add it's also about time, labor, cost, safety, and environmental compliance as well. Thus, this decision multi-faceted…

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Professional Plumbers Ensure Resident Satisfaction and Safet

As a property manager, you have a lot of responsibility. Show your residents that you care about bringing them the best service possible by providing them with top-notch water and sewer service. Call your local plumbers for routine maintenance, repairs, and more!

You love being the property manager for a series of apartment complexes, Faucet Repair Guys go-to guy for household problems, you sometimes get stuck handling the…

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Added by Martien Luther on July 29, 2017 at 5:41 — No Comments

Some Plumbing Tips You Should Always Keep Handy

Plumbers charge on the hourly basis. You should not end up creating a hole in your pocket for the whole plumbing affair. Compare the rates, but choosing a plumber solely based on the rate is not a good idea. A veteran plumber may charge a high per-hour rate but he may resolve the problem in no time, which eventually will save your money.

Choose a plumber based on customers' satisfaction, testimonials, and reputation; rather than on cost alone. Read testimonials, seek…

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Added by Martien Luther on July 28, 2017 at 12:07 — No Comments

Why Choose Rheem Tankless Gas Water Heaters

Rheem tankless gas water heaters have dual gas burning units that superheats the water as it passes through the internal copper piping, and this means that it will never run out unlike a conventional heating system that has a limited supply of hot water. Rheem has an energy sufficient design which directly contributes to the low cost of operating the unit. Households with higher demand requirements can purchase the EZ-link cable to connect two ore more units at the same…

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Added by Martien Luther on July 28, 2017 at 11:35 — No Comments

American Dream With the Smell of Apple Pie

Is American dream a reality or a delusion? Do people ask themselves this question when they risk their lives crossing the borders or try to win green card in the lottery? I don't think so. As a survival instinct they repeat their favorite stories about uncles and neighbors that came to this country and built their happy lives here. Most of them are not able to accept the idea that if you're born poor, no matter how hard you work, sometimes success is still outside your grasp and…

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Added by Martien Luther on July 28, 2017 at 11:01 — No Comments

What You Need to Know About Heating System

Most building owners know how to set the thermostat, change air filters and check the fuel level on their heating fuel tank gauge, but that is about the extent of their heating system knowledge. Typically, building owners do not want to know how their heating system works; it seems too complicated and futile. They prefer to leave the technical aspects to the service personnel they have come to trust. Did I say "trust"? There are many reasons to examine your trust for your heating…

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Added by Martien Luther on July 28, 2017 at 10:16 — No Comments

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