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  1. How should I pressure wash my house?

    Pressure washing offers a great way to quickly blast dirt and grime from exterior surfaces like driveways and decks, quickly and efficiently freshening up the surface.

    Pressure washing basically uses a water pump and electric or gasoline motor to power a high-pressure hose and sprayer to generate an extremely powerful spray. In some cases, detergents or other chemicals are used to enhance the effect.

    Sometimes, the term is used interchangeably with "power washing," ...
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  2. How can I maintain my pool this summer?

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ID:	11195Before you get to splashing around and enjoying your in-ground pool this summer, ensure your family's safety and your pool's long life by engaging in proper preparation.

    Then, pay attention to pool care to keep your water clean and fresh.

    OPENING THE POOL FOR THE SUMMER

    The first time you open the pool, take great care to get the season off to a good start.

    First, remove water and debris from your pool cover. Use a ...
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  3. Before you dive into a saltwater pool for your home

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    As saltwater pool systems become more prevalent - industry experts say about half of all new pool installations feature saltwater systems - homeowners are curious about their advantages, disadvantages and, most important, how much they cost.

    Whether you're building a new pool (which averages $50,000 for a concrete, shotcrete or gunite pool) or converting a standard chlorinated pool, it will cost between $1,500 and $2,500 for the saltwater chlorination ...
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