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Playhouse Designs and Ideas - Extreme Playhouse Designs and Ideas - A Picture Gallery of Playhouse Designs and Ideas
Each of the amazing playhouse designs for Project Playhouse are built by teams of contractors, builders, architects, interior designers, and landscapers. Project Playhouse debuted in 1992 in Orange County, California, and is the largest event of its kind in the United States. The playhouses are on display to the public then sold at live auctions. Proceeds benefit each city's local chapter of HomeAid, a national nonprofit that builds dignified housing for homeless families and individuals. Page 19.

Playhouse Designs and Ideas - Extreme Playhouse Designs and Ideas - A Picture Gallery of Playhouse Designs and Ideas
Each of the amazing playhouse designs for Project Playhouse are built by teams of contractors, builders, architects, interior designers, and landscapers. Project Playhouse debuted in 1992 in Orange County, California, and is the largest event of its kind in the United States. The playhouses are on display to the public then sold at live auctions. Proceeds benefit each city's local chapter of HomeAid, a national nonprofit that builds dignified housing for homeless families and individuals. Page 28.

Playhouse Designs and Ideas - Extreme Playhouse Designs and Ideas - A Picture Gallery of Playhouse Designs and Ideas
Each of the amazing playhouse designs for Project Playhouse are built by teams of contractors, builders, architects, interior designers, and landscapers. Project Playhouse debuted in 1992 in Orange County, California, and is the largest event of its kind in the United States. The playhouses are on display to the public then sold at live auctions. Proceeds benefit each city's local chapter of HomeAid, a national nonprofit that builds dignified housing for homeless families and individuals. Page 26.

Playhouse Designs and Ideas - Extreme Playhouse Designs and Ideas - A Picture Gallery of Playhouse Designs and Ideas
Each of the amazing playhouse designs for Project Playhouse are built by teams of contractors, builders, architects, interior designers, and landscapers. Project Playhouse debuted in 1992 in Orange County, California, and is the largest event of its kind in the United States. The playhouses are on display to the public then sold at live auctions. Proceeds benefit each city's local chapter of HomeAid, a national nonprofit that builds dignified housing for homeless families and individuals. Page 29.

Playhouse Designs - Beach Shack
Each of the amazing playhouse designs for Project Playhouse are built by teams of contractors, builders, architects, interior designers, and landscapers. Project Playhouse debuted in 1992 in Orange County, California, and is the largest event of its kind in the United States. The playhouses are on display to the public then sold at live auctions. Proceeds benefit each city's local chapter of HomeAid, a national nonprofit that builds dignified housing for homeless families and individuals. Page 8.

Playhouse Designs - Extreme Playhouse Designs - A Picture Gallery of Playhouse Designs and Ideas
Each of the amazing playhouse designs for Project Playhouse are built by teams of contractors, builders, architects, interior designers, and landscapers. Project Playhouse debuted in 1992 in Orange County, California, and is the largest event of its kind in the United States. The playhouses are on display to the public then sold at live auctions. Proceeds benefit each city's local chapter of HomeAid, a national nonprofit that builds dignified housing for homeless families and individuals. Page 10.

Playhouse Designs - Extreme Playhouse Designs - A Picture Gallery of Playhouse Designs and Ideas
Each of the amazing playhouse designs for Project Playhouse are built by teams of builders, architects, interior designers, and landscapers. Page 6.

Playhouse Designs - Wahoo Beach Shack
An exhibit of luxurious children's playhouses includes the Wahoo Sports Shack, a beach house for kids with all the amenities. Page 7.

Playhouse Designs - Extreme Playhouse Designs - A Picture Gallery of Playhouse Designs and Ideas
Each of the amazing playhouse designs for Project Playhouse are built by teams of contractors, builders, architects, interior designers, and landscapers. Project Playhouse debuted in 1992 in Orange County, California, and is the largest event of its kind in the United States. The playhouses are on display to the public then sold at live auctions. Proceeds benefit each city's local chapter of HomeAid, a national nonprofit that builds dignified housing for homeless families and individuals. Page 9.

Playhouse Designs - Extreme Playhouse Designs - A Picture Gallery of Playhouse Designs and Ideas
Each of the amazing playhouse designs for Project Playhouse are built by teams of contractors, builders, architects, interior designers, and landscapers. Project Playhouse debuted in 1992 in Orange County, California, and is the largest event of its kind in the United States. The playhouses are on display to the public then sold at live auctions. Proceeds benefit each city's local chapter of HomeAid, a national nonprofit that builds dignified housing for homeless families and individuals. Page 18.

Playhouse Designs - Extreme Playhouse Designs - A Picture Gallery of Playhouse Designs and Ideas
Each of the amazing playhouse designs for Project Playhouse are built by teams of contractors, builders, architects, interior designers, and landscapers. Project Playhouse debuted in 1992 in Orange County, California, and is the largest event of its kind in the United States. The playhouses are on display to the public then sold at live auctions. Proceeds benefit each city's local chapter of HomeAid, a national nonprofit that builds dignified housing for homeless families and individuals. Page 16.

Playhouse Designs and Ideas - Extreme Playhouse Designs and Ideas - A Picture Gallery of Playhouse Designs and Ideas
Each of the amazing playhouse designs for Project Playhouse are built by teams of contractors, builders, architects, interior designers, and landscapers. Project Playhouse debuted in 1992 in Orange County, California, and is the largest event of its kind in the United States. The playhouses are on display to the public then sold at live auctions. Proceeds benefit each city's local chapter of HomeAid, a national nonprofit that builds dignified housing for homeless families and individuals. Page 21.

Playhouse Designs - Extreme Playhouse Designs - A Picture Gallery of Playhouse Designs and Ideas
Each of the amazing playhouse designs for Project Playhouse are built by teams of contractors, builders, architects, interior designers, and landscapers. Project Playhouse debuted in 1992 in Orange County, California, and is the largest event of its kind in the United States. The playhouses are on display to the public then sold at live auctions. Proceeds benefit each city's local chapter of HomeAid, a national nonprofit that builds dignified housing for homeless families and individuals. Page 22.

Playhouse Designs and Ideas - Extreme Playhouse Designs and Ideas - A Picture Gallery of Playhouse Designs and Ideas
Each of the amazing playhouse designs for Project Playhouse are built by teams of contractors, builders, architects, interior designers, and landscapers. Project Playhouse debuted in 1992 in Orange County, California, and is the largest event of its kind in the United States. The playhouses are on display to the public then sold at live auctions. Proceeds benefit each city's local chapter of HomeAid, a national nonprofit that builds dignified housing for homeless families and individuals. Page 15.

Playhouse Designs - Extreme Playhouse Designs - A Picture Gallery of Playhouse Designs and Ideas
Each of the amazing playhouse designs for Project Playhouse are built by teams of contractors, builders, architects, interior designers, and landscapers. Project Playhouse debuted in 1992 in Orange County, California, and is the largest event of its kind in the United States. The playhouses are on display to the public then sold at live auctions. Proceeds benefit each city's local chapter of HomeAid, a national nonprofit that builds dignified housing for homeless families and individuals. Page 32.

Playhouse Designs and Ideas - Extreme Playhouse Designs and Ideas - A Picture Gallery of Playhouse Designs and Ideas
Each of the amazing playhouse designs for Project Playhouse are built by teams of contractors, builders, architects, interior designers, and landscapers. Project Playhouse debuted in 1992 in Orange County, California, and is the largest event of its kind in the United States. The playhouses are on display to the public then sold at live auctions. Proceeds benefit each city's local chapter of HomeAid, a national nonprofit that builds dignified housing for homeless families and individuals. Page 31.

Luxurious Children's Playhouses
Each of the amazing playhouse designs for Project Playhouse are built by teams of contractors, builders, architects, interior designers, and landscapers. Project Playhouse debuted in 1992 in Orange County, California, and is the largest event of its kind in the United States. The playhouses are on display to the public then sold at live auctions. Proceeds benefit each city's local chapter of HomeAid, a national nonprofit that builds dignified housing for homeless families and individuals.

Playhouse Designs - Extreme Playhouse Designs - A Picture Gallery of Playhouse Designs and Ideas
Each of the amazing playhouse designs for Project Playhouse are built by teams of contractors, builders, architects, interior designers, and landscapers. Project Playhouse debuted in 1992 in Orange County, California, and is the largest event of its kind in the United States. The playhouses are on display to the public then sold at live auctions. Proceeds benefit each city's local chapter of HomeAid, a national nonprofit that builds dignified housing for homeless families and individuals. Page 20.

Playhouse Designs - Extreme Playhouse Designs - A Picture Gallery of Playhouse Designs and Ideas
Each of the amazing playhouse designs for Project Playhouse are built by teams of contractors, builders, architects, interior designers, and landscapers. Project Playhouse debuted in 1992 in Orange County, California, and is the largest event of its kind in the United States. The playhouses are on display to the public then sold at live auctions. Proceeds benefit each city's local chapter of HomeAid, a national nonprofit that builds dignified housing for homeless families and individuals. Page 17.

Playhouse Designs - Extreme Playhouse Designs - A Picture Gallery of Playhouse Designs and Ideas
Each of the amazing playhouse designs for Project Playhouse are built by teams of contractors, builders, architects, interior designers, and landscapers. Project Playhouse debuted in 1992 in Orange County, California, and is the largest event of its kind in the United States. The playhouses are on display to the public then sold at live auctions. Proceeds benefit each city's local chapter of HomeAid, a national nonprofit that builds dignified housing for homeless families and individuals. Page 23.

Playhouse Designs - Luxurious Playhouses to Inspire
Join us for an exclusive tour of luxurious playhouses designed by architects and landscape designers, all to benefit the homeless.

Playhouse Designs - Luxurious Playhouses to Inspire
Join us for an exclusive tour of luxurious playhouses designed by architects and landscape designers, all to benefit the homeless.

Highly Flammable Plants: Keep These Out of Your Garden
What plants should you avoid if you live in a fire-prone area? Check out our list of some of the most flammable trees, shrubs and other plants that could be a threat.

Highly Flammable Plants: Keep These Out of Your Garden
What plants should you avoid if you live in a fire-prone area? Check out our list of some of the most flammable trees, shrubs and other plants that could be a threat.

Reasons for Building or Buying a Swimming Pool or Spa
Why do you want a swimming pool or spa? The real question probably is why wouldn't you want a private swimming pool or spa?

Pot Inc. Dolga Hover Dish
The Dolga Hover planter shows off succulents and other plants, and is one of 7 gorgeous containers featured in our slideshow.

Restoration Hardware Gascony
The Gascony stone trough collection goes well with Mediterranean-style decor and will look great on your deck or patio.

Restoration Hardware Olive Jars
Artisan-inspired olive jars from the Mediterranean will look great on your patio, and are among our 7 picks outdoor containers.

A Container for Every Outdoor Living Space
Shopping for a new planter for your deck or patio? Take a look at our 7 selections - sure to make any outdoor space more gorgeous.

Anthropologie Concha Garden Planters
Looking for a new planter for your patio? Consider Anthropologie's colorful Concha container.

Arcadia Pots
Looking for a container to grow succulents or herbs on your deck? How about one of these modern planters by Arcadia?

Jonathan Adler Okura Planters
If you're looking for a Mid-century modern style planter, check out Jonathan Adler's Okura collection.

West Elm Cityscape Planters
West Elm's Cityscape planters will look great on a rooftop patio or any outdoor living space.

What Does "FSC Certified" Mean?
What does it mean if something is labeled 'FSC Certified?' Discover more about the Forest Stewardship Council and why you should buy FSC garden furniture.

Elegant Garden Bench
An elegant bench, tables and coordinating cushion make a beautiful spot to sit in a formal garden. Get more ideas from the other bench images in this gallery.

Photos of Outdoor Benches - Rock and Wood Bench
A wood plank bench with rocks for leg supports is just one of the many clever designs featured in this picture gallery of garden bench designs and ideas.

Outdoor Bench Designs and Photos - Benches Built to Inspire
Do you need inspiration for outdoor seating? This gallery of garden bench pictures features various types and styles sure to suit everyone's taste.

Photos of Outdoor Benches - A Bench for Peeking
In this photo gallery of bench designs: a wood bench against a low brick wall in a children's garden encourages exploration, play and gives kids an opportunity to rest.

Pictures of Garden Benches - A Bench to Hold Plants
A low, weathered bench takes on a new life as a shelf or low table for potted plants. Enjoy this photo gallery of designs and ideas for using a bench in your garden.

Memorial Bench
A wood bench placed under a tree invites quiet reflection. This memorial bench is part of a gallery of inspirational garden bench pictures.

Grass Bench
A bench made of lawn grass? Just one of the many clever ideas featured in this photo gallery of garden bench designs and ideas.

Pictures of Garden Benches - Mod 'Pebbles' Bench
The mod design of a Pebble bench is a twist on the standard garden bench. Enjoy this gallery of bench designs and images for your landscape.

Outdoor Shower Bench
A low and simple outdoor bench is placed near an outdoor shower to place belongings whie rinsing off. Enjoy other images of benches in this inspirational gallery.

Arbor and Bench
Need ideas for a garden bench? This bench with an attached arbor provides shelter and supports vines and other nearby plants. Enjoy this gallery of bench images.

Vintage Park Bench
An old city park bench gets a new life in this Santa Monica garden. Enjoy this gallery of bench pictures to inspire you for your landscape design.

Wagon Wheel Bench - Image Gallery of Outdoor Benches
A rustic wagon-wheel bench is one of several featured in this photo gallery of outdoor benches and designs for the landscape.

A Gallery of Outdoor Benches - Slat Bench
An updated wood-slat bench is situated along a pathway and offers an escape. It's part of an assorted picture gallery of outdoor benches.

Artistic Bench
A colorful hand-painted bench with tiles is a work of art for the landscape. This design is one of many featured in this image gallery of garden bench ideas.

Pictures of Outdoor Benches - Deck Bench
A modern bench on a gleaming wood deck extends the living space of this Southern California home in this photo gallery of garden benches.

Victorian Bench - Michael Jackson Estate Bench From Neverland
An authentic cast iron Victorian bench that once sat on the grounds of pop star Michael Jackson's Neverland estate in Southern California.

How to Clean and Care for Wood Garden Furniture
What's the best way to protect wood garden furniture from the elements? Discover what it takes to maintain and bring out its natural beauty.

10 Reasons to Cover a Pool or Outdoor Spa
Overnight, your clean swimming pool is a mess with leaves and twigs. Just one of 10 smart reasons for buying a swimming pool cover.

Children's Outdoor Play Spaces
Who spends more time in your yard: you or your children? Kids love to sit, dine and lounge (if they can stay still) in pint-sized versions of patio furniture. Regardless of the size of their space, there is play equipment and design ideas and activities that will occupy their busy bodies and minds.

Outdoor Living -- Relaxing Retreats, Family Hangouts & More
Your outdoor room is an extension of your home's interior, along with who you are, how you live, and what you do in your free time. Learn how to make it a hangout for friends and family, a relaxing retreat, an awesome outdoor living room, or a new outdoor kitchen.

Outdoor Furniture: Garden and Patio Furnishings
Outdoor furniture - often called casual furniture, patio furniture, garden furniture or lawn furniture - is what makes your outdoor living space livable.Learn the different styles and materials, along with budget-friendly ideas and maintenance tips.

Olympic Games Merchandise - Look and Live Like an Olympian
Look and live like a true Olympian by decorating your home and yard with official Olympic merchandise, souvenirs, and design.

Discus Thrower Statue - Ancient Olympian Statue
As a tribute to Greek history and the Olympic Games, the Discus Thrower is ready to throw his discus. This large garden statue takes on the characteristics and details of an authentic Greek statue with curls and the long arms and legs of an ancient athlete.

Blomus Torches - Olympic Torches for Outdoors
While Blomus did not design the London Games torches, the company's elegant styling makes them a worth contender for outfitting your yard in Olympic fashion. So far, the only way you can obtain a real Barber and Osgerby torch is to bid for one on eBay.

Speedo 2012 Olympic Games Collection
Get that Olympic look by or in the pool when you slip on a swimsuit from the Team Speedo collection. Speedo has a long history with Olympic swimming, beginning with the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Speedo is the official outfitter for USA Swimming through 2012 and is a proud sponsor of the world's best Olympic athletes in swimming, including Michael Phelps, Natalie Coughlin, Ryan Lochte and Katie Hoff.

Olympic Greek Competitor Garden Statue - Olympics Decor for the Home
Go Greek in your back yard with a Tuffstone bust designed as a tribute to ancient Greek Olympians: the ones who started it all. This garden statue is finely detailed and will withstand the elements for yeas.

Ralph Lauren Pool Style - Official Outfitter fo the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team
You saw the U.S. Olympic athletes sporting Ralph Lauren's classic looks in red, white and blue during the 2012 London Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies. Didn't they look smashing? Bring it home, poolside, with a Lauren Olympics beach towel, flipflops and a tank dress. As far as the preppy beret -- leave that for another occasion, another season.

Olympic Swimsuits for Women - Tyr AP12 Swimsuits
Swim like an Olympian. Not every pool owner has a serious swimmer in their household. But for those who do, Tyr makes racing swimwear -- the AP12 Speedsuit series -- that combines turbo compression with a new lightweight, hydrophobic micro-filament textile that repels water and decreases drag. Compression suits give swimmers a tighter core and better body positioning while reducing lactic-acid buildup in the muscles.

The Remains of the Games - 2012 Olympic Village Furnishings
What happens to the 2012 Olympic Village furnishings and fixtures after the Games are over? There's no guarantee and the supply is limited, but most of the stuff that filled the athletes' rooms during the London Games are for sale by Remains of the Games.

Official London Olympics Cushion - Jan Constantine
An official Olympic souvenir, this cushion by Jan Constantine celebrates the history of the Olympics in London. It features a discus thrower depicted in front of Big Ben, and is one of many products available to celebrate and remember the London Games of 2012.

Crate and Barrel Olive Wreath - Greek Olympic Decor
Olive wreaths recall earlier Olympic Games, when winning athletes proudly wore them atop their heads as crowning displays of hard work and glory. Crate and Barrel's modern version of the ancient Greek victory wreath is handcrafted with Mediterranean-inspired branches and olives for an authentic design.

Olympic Wreath Design Planter Set - Olympics Outdoor Style and Furnishings
Echoing the design motif of the olive wreath, which was significant to the ancient Olympic Games in Greece, is a set of planters that will blend well with many types of decor. Each of the five planters features raised carvings of olive wreaths on the sides, which give them a classic Olympian appeal.

Fall Plants - Colocasia Black Marble
Colocasia makes a stunning accent to a fall display on the porch or patio, especially when it is teamed with other black plants. Page 13.

Fall Wreath Ideas
Get inspired with one of these colorful autumn wreaths to hang on your front door, gate, window or favorite spot in the yard. Page 7.

Decorating Outdoors for Fall - Pumpkins and Grasses
Add interest to your fall porch by focusing on differences in texture that occur when you group ornamental grasses with pumpkins.

Bright Orange Pumpkins for Porch Displays
Look for deep or bright orange pumpkins to display on the porch or patio when you decorate for fall. Check out our autumn slideshow. Page 16.

Fall Decorating Ideas: Front Porch Wreaths |Decorating for Fall: Outdoor Fall Decorating with Wreaths |
When decorating outdoors for fall, splurge with nature's bounty. One door wreath for fall is attractive, but two are spectacular! Need ideas? Take a leisurely stroll through this autumn photo gallery. Colors and themes or elements and accessories combined in the wreaths should coordinate. Here, dried fruits are used, like the fruit-of-the-moment, pomegranates, along with berries and other seasonal delights. These wreaths can transition into the winter months--just swap fall leaves for pine. Page 4.

Fall Yard Display Ideas - Porches and Patios
Gourds, squash and pumpkins make festive fall decorations for your front porch or deck. We offer some design tips. Page 6.

Fall Wreath Ideas - Grapevines
Grapes added to a wreath remind many of harvest time at vineyards, which is a fall tradition for those living in grape-growing regions. Page 11.

Plants for Fall - Border Garden
Add ornamental grasses to your border garden or fall containers for a dramatic and beautiful display on the porch or in the yard. Page 14.

Fall Outdoor Decorating Ideas - Mini Pumpkins
Miniature pumpkins make charming indoor decorations and table centerpieces. Find out the best way to display them outdoors for impact. Page 21.

Pumpkins to Display for Fall
Unusual and large pumpkins look fantastic on a front porch during the fall months, especiall when displayed with flowers and gourds. Page 15.

Autumn Arrangement on the Porch
Take time to carefully arrange pumpkins, gourds, flowers and ornamental grasses for a stunning display outdoors. Page 17.

Fall Porch Decorating Ideas
Sweet potato vine is a fast-growing plant in lime or plum that makes a beautiful accent in container arrangements for fall. Page 8.

Fall and Halloween Yard and Porch Decorating
White pumpkins are unusual and striking accents to a front porch display for fall. Consider our tips for a winning design. Page 9.

Autumn Wreath - Fall Decorating Inspiration
A bright orange wreath hanging on your front door can be stunning when viewed from a distance or up close. Page 20.

Fall Yard Display Ideas - Orange Wreath
A bright orange wreath adds impact when hung on a front door, either up close or viewed from a distance. Page 22.

Porch Pumpkins: Decorating for Fall
Discover what to look for when picking the perfect pumpkin to display on your front steps, porch or somewhere outside. Page 23.

oleus and Dracaena Container Arrangement
Use lime, chartreuse and plum-colored plants in your garden for a striking autumn display that blends well with flowers or pumpkins. Page 12.

Decorating With Pumpkins - Fountain with Mini Pumpkins
Fountain with Mini Pumpkins. Pool & Patio. Page 3.

Pumpkins and Ornamental Grasses for Fall
Pay attention to placement when arranging pumpkins and plants on a porch for a fall display. Things that are too small can't be seen from afar. Page 18.

Halloween Decor - Hand in Planter
Not all Halloween decor has to be scary. Check out this unusual arrangement featuring a hand planted in a pot. Page 19.

Beautiful Fall Yard Display Ideas
Need fall decorating ideas? Take a leisurely stroll through this autumn photo gallery. Page 2.

Fall Colors - Decorating Outside for Fall
Your outdoor room gets a sense of sophistication by combining various succulents into a tall, vertical planter. Page 10.

Fall Colors - Decorating Ideas for Fall Yards
Wherever home may be, you can celebrate fall and the change of season by decorating your porch, entryway, balcony and other outdoor living spaces.

Magnificent Mums for Fall Gardens
Chrysanthemums are a favorite fall flower, grown in the ground or in containers. For visual impact, prune and shape white mums into round mounds. Page 5.

Pretty and Practical Outdoor Tablecloths
Outdoor tablecloths cover up and protect your patio dining table. But attractive ones aren't easy to find. We've tracked down some of the prettiest.

Drought Tolerant Landscaping - Recycled Art
A home in Santa Monica uses many creative upcycled objects in its garden for an eclectic, creative look that was part of a garden tour. Page 4.

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Take a peek at the innovative garden altar designed by an Altadena landscaper who mixes materials for an eclectic, eco design.. Page 2.

Recycled Art in Water-wise Landscaping
Beautiful growing bamboo is accentuated with a metal bird feeder in an eclectic Los Angeles area garden. Page 3.

Drought Tolerant Landscaping - Recycled Art
The garden of two Pasadena area artists is a canvas for their creativity. Get inspired by their use of plants and repurposed materials.

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Cast-iron benches are painted blue and mixed with a vertical frame of succulents for an eclectic garden design. Page 9.

Drought Tolerant Landscaping - Recycled Art
Wheels become industrial chic in a garden in Altadena​, California. It's part of an eclectic, artistic design that includes water-wise landscaping. Page 6.

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A wire globe garden ornament supports vines in a Pasadena area garden that was part of a native home and garden tour. Page 5.

Drought Tolerant Landscaping - Recycled Art
A long, horizontal tree brand is used in a yard to hang beautiful objects like glass ornaments and a pagoda-style lantern. Page 8.

Drought Tolerant Landscaping - Recycled Art
A stone sculpture becomes part of the intriguing garden design of a Pasadena area home that is part of a water-wise garden tour. Page 7.

Etiquette for the Swimming Pool: Mind Your Manners
Do you know your swimming pool etiquette? Learn the rules for the correct behavior while swimming in public or private pools.

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Trees for Patios and Small Space Gardens
Looking for a small tree suitable for a deck or patio? Consider our picks for the best trees that can be grown in pots or near an outdoor space.

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The Ultimate Guide to Pumpkin Types and Varieties
People aren't settling for a plain, dull-orange pumpkin from their local grocery store. Check out our guide to the best pumpkin varieties.

A Brief History of the Adirondack Chair
What's the history behind the iconic Adirondack lawn chair? Discover who really designed it and how it's evolved over the years.

11 Fascinating Facts About Palm Trees
Discover some of the palm tree's history and symbolism, along with interesting facts about growth and maintenance.

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The Best Outdoor Patio Furniture Brands
Meet the top brands and manufacturers in the patio furniture industry, learn the histories of these companies, and check out their latest patio sets.

The Pool at Pickfair - Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks
The finest estate in early Hollywood was Pickfair, owned by power couple Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. The Beverly Hills mansion was a popular party place where the elite could roam and swim.

Celebrity Pools - Swimming Pools, Movie Stars
In modern history, private backyard pools made a big splash after World War II. The first pool owners were movie stars, who sparked a trend that continues nearly 100 years later.

George Bancroft Beside His Santa Monica Pool - Actor George Bancroft
Tough-guy silent screen star George Bancroft poses by his Santa Monica swimming pool in 1922. Bancroft was one of the first Californians to build his own private pool.

Jean Harlow and Her Swimming Pool - Actress Jean Harlow, 1935
Blonde bombshell Jean Harlow was one of Hollywood's early pool owners. Here, she is pictured poolside. Many stars were photographed for fan magazines near their pools.

Bing Crosby and His Swimming Pool - Bing Crosby and Dixie Lee in Rancho Santa Fe
Bing Crosby and his wife, Dixie Lee, pose over the diving board of their pool. The couple were among the first of Hollywood's elite to own a house with an in-ground pool.

Actor William Powell By His Swimming Pool - The Thin Man
Suave American film actor William Powell relaxes in a smoking jacket by his swimming pool in 1939. Like many stars, Powell was photographed near his pool and at home.

Marilyn Monroe Poses Poolside - Actress Marilyn Monroe by a Swimming Pool
Looking natural as she reclines in a form-fitting dress near a pool, Marilyn Monroe does her stuff for the camera. Monroe was often photographed near pools -- the two icons seemed made for each other.

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Their Pool
Shortly after marrying in 1940, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz bought a ranch in the LA area, a decade before making it big in television. The ranch, Desilu, featured this naturalistic pool.

Actor Kirk Douglas and Sons, Poolside
Muscular actor Kirk Douglas shows off his physique while lifting two of his sons, Joel, left, and Michael, right, with a long pole.

Meet the Beatles - The Beatles, 1964, in a Hollywood Pool
When The Beatles played the Hollywood Bowl in August of 1964, they stayed at a private home in Bel Air. Here, they are photographed goofing off on the diving board and in the pool.

Mary Tyler Moore Poses on a Diving Board - Mary Tyler Moore, Poolside
Actress Mary Tyler Moore stretches on her pool diving board while husband Grant Tinker, looks on. The photo was taken in 1965, while she was starring in

Esther Williams and Her Pool
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Taylor Swift Buys House in Beverly Hills - Performer Taylor Swift Buys 'Traditional' House in L.A. - Taylor Swift Buys L.A. Home
When not touring, country/pop singer/songwriter Taylor Swift has made Nashville, Tennessee, her home. But increasingly, Swift has been spending more time in Los Angeles. And what brings the golden-haired songstress to LA so often? In the months and weeks before the real estate transaction occurred in April 2011, Swift has been in the area for awards shows and is also providing one of the character's voices for the upcoming animated film

Taylor Swift and Chord Overstreet - Taylor Swift at Kings Game - Taylor Swift and Chord Overstreet Together
Could this relationship be the reason that singer Taylor Swift has decided to buy a home in Los Angeles? Who knows? The long-legged lady who calls Nashville

Take a Peek at Taylor Swift's LA 'Country' Home
Take a tour of Taylor Swift's Los Angeles home, including its patios, pool, tennis court, and beautiful country-like atmosphere.

Taylor Swift Buys House in Beverly Hills - Performer Taylor Swift Buys Country-Style House in LA. - Taylor Swift Makes LA New Home
What does Taylor Swift's Beverly Hills home look like? The description from the real estate listing describes the four-bedroom, four-bath home as an East Coast Traditional that

Taylor Swift Buys House in Beverly Hills - Taylor Swift Patio in LA - Taylor Swift Buys LA Home
While Taylor Swift's large (by Los Angeles standards) property does not have a swimming pool, there certainly are plenty of places on the grounds to build one, should she decide to go the

Taylor Swift House in Beverly Hills - Vine-Covered Arbor at Taylor Swift's New House in LA
Taylor Swift need look no further than this romantic vine-covered arbor covering a patio for inspiration when writing a new song. If it's a scented vine -- all the better. Can't you picture her using the arbor as a setting for a music video? Depending on the type of vine, it can bloom for up to three seasons and stay green for all four, growing in Southern California. A brick patio gives the property a certain old-fashioned charm, and may have added to its appeal.

How to Get Rid of Smells Under an Outdoor Deck
Does your outdoor deck smell? We help you track down the source of the odor and offer solutions for getting rid of the offensive smell.

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Smart Landscaping Updates for $3,000 or Less
Maybe with that $3,000 tax refund you should invest in an outdoor home improvement. Learn how the experts would use that money to make outside updates.

Building a Deck
Decks are a beautiful and profitable addition to a home. Are you prepared to do it yourself or do you think you'll hire a contractor? Either way, you'll need to do some research to determine location, size, design, pattern, and the type of wood or composite decking you favor. Railing and stairs? Built-in seating or planters? What will you use your deck for?

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What to Think About Before You Build a Deck
More planning and consideration may go into building an outdoor deck than, say, a bathroom. Read these 10 considerations before planning a deck.

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The Best Women's Gifts for Outdoors - Home and Garden Gift Ideas for Her
Mother Earth set the stage for that female-outdoors connection. So it's only appropriate that many gifts revolve around nature and yards.

Landscaping withi Water Features
Do you desire a water feature for your yard? Besides pools and spas, there are several other types of water features for your outdoor living space.

Swimming Pool
Need a water feature for your outdoor living space? The biggest and most obvious is a swimming pool. Find out what else we suggest.

Pond
Thinking about adding some water to your yard, but short on space? How about a small pond - one of several ideas we suggest for your yard.

Hot Tub or Spa
If you would like to add a water feature to your outdoor space, consider a hot tub or spa - just one of several ideas we suggest for your yard.

Fountain
If you like the look and sound of water, how about adding a fountain to your outdoor living space?

Stream
Transform your yard into a natural paradise by installing a stream - one of many water features we suggest for your landscape.

Waterfall
Add the sound and movement of water to your yard with a waterfall - one of several outdoor water features we recommend for your private paradise.

Well
It may not be the first thing you think of, but building a wishing well for your yard might be practical as well as an attractive addition to your landscape.

What is a Landscape Contractor?
What does a landscape contractor do, and how do you know when to hire one? Find out why this might be the person to build your pool or patio.

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The Playboy Mansion is for Sale - Take a Peek Inside
Enter the gates of the Playboy Mansion, which has 29 rooms, a pool, grotto, and comes with Hugh Hefner himself. Should you buy it for $200 million?

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Playboy Mansion for Sale
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Keeping it Clean: Pool, Spa & Hot Tub Vacuums & Cleaners
That robotic vacuum has all the bells and whistles, but do you really need it for a spa? Discover the various types of vacuums and cleaners available for residential swimming pools, spas and hot tubs. This is the right spot for reviews, comparisons, instructions and trends in swimming pool vacuums and cleaners for spas and hot tubs.

Outdoor Privacy Screens & Fences
As our outdoor spaces become smaller, the need and desire to maintain a certain amount of privacy becomes stronger. You love thy neighbor, but don't want them watching you swim laps in your pool or entertaining guests at a backyard barbecue. That's why privacy screens and fences are becoming more important. As you'll soon discover, not all are made of the standard wood or brick.

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The Top Rated Pergolas and Kits to Buy
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The Top Rated Pergolas and Kits to Buy
A pergola can extend the enjoyment of your outdoor space. We show you what to look for and have hunted down the top ones to buy online.

An Annual Checklist for Deck Safety
You should be proud of your outdoor deck. But part of the package is responsibility and maintenance. Follow this checklist and inspect it yearly.

Fragrant Plants for Garden Hubs of Activity - Scented Plants for Landscaping
Bring a sweet scent to your garden with these great-smelling plants to grow near pools, patios, and places where you and your guests hang out.

10 Smart Reasons to Have a Saltwater Pool
Should you get a saltwater system for your pool? Learn 10 compelling reasons why you might want to get salty this season.

Can I Get H1N1 Flu from Swimming Pool Water?
Reports about H1N1 flu have many people worried about sources of transmission. Learn what the CDC advises for those who use pools, spas, and other treated water venues.

Checking for Leaks Outside - Is There a Leak in the Yard?
We all know how to save water inside the house, but how about outside? Learn ways to check for leaks and how to maintain your outdoor water sources.

Luxurious Playhouse Designs and Ideas
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Poolside Plants - Best Choices for Pool Areas
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Swimming Pool Garden Design - Creeping Jenny
The plants you choose to surround your pool should be carefully considered before any buying or digging takes place. Page 17.

Swimming Pool Garden Design - Bird of Paradise
Bird of paradise or the giant variety are both striking plants that will bring a tropical look to your yard when planted near a swimming pool. Page 3.

Hebe - Swimming Pool Landscaping Ideas
Hebe is a New Zealand plant that looks striking planted near swimming pools and spas. Page 13.

Swimming Pool Garden Design - Hibiscus
The plants you choose to surround your pool should be carefully considered before any buying or digging takes place. Page 2.

Jade - Swimming Pool Landscaping
Jade is a succulent that is extremely easy to grow and looks neat and attractive near a swimming pool or spa. Page 15.

Sweet Potato Vine - Best Plants for Poolside Area
Bright chartreuse sweet potato vine is a sun-loving subtropical plant that looks beautiful planted near a swimming pool. Page 11.

Ornamental Grass - Swimming Pool Landscaping
Ornamental grasses are a good choice to plant near a swimming pool. One to try: porcupine or zebra grass. Page 4.

Swimming Pool Garden Design - Landscaping for Pools
The plants that surround your pool should be chosen carefully. The trick is to buy strong plants that can withstand your pool's microclimate and still look great.

Swimming Pool Garden Design - Kangaroo Paw
The plants you choose to surround your pool should be carefully considered before any buying or digging takes place. Page 8.

Best Plants for Poolside Area - Schefflera
The plants you choose to surround your pool should be carefully considered before any buying or digging takes place. Page 18.

Swimming Pool Garden Design | Best Plants for Poolside Area | Landscaping Your Pool or Spa Area | Swimming Pool Landscaping Photos
Plants can get splashed with chlorine and other pool and spa chemicals. The trick is to find strong plants that can withstand your pool's microclimate. Page 9.

Swimming Pool Garden Design - Best Plants for Poolside Area
Succulents make beautiful poolside plants because they are drought tolerant and usually not spiky, unlike cacti. Page 12.

Best Choices for Poolside Plantings - Aeonium
The plants you choose to surround your pool should be carefully considered before any buying or digging takes place. Page 14.

Best Plants for Pools - Succulents
The plants you choose to surround your pool should be carefully considered before any buying or digging takes place. Page 7.

Best Plants for Poolside Area - Staghorn Fern
In the tropical regions from which they come, Staghorn ferns can be found growing on trees. This might be the scene-stealing plant for your pool area. Page 16.

Swimming Pool Garden Design - Proteas
The plants you choose to surround your pool should be carefully considered before any buying or digging takes place. Page 10.

Swimming Pool Garden Design - Egyptian Papyrus
Egyptian papyrus is an exotic-looking grass that likes to be planted near water, making it a good choice near pools and ponds. Page 5.

Swimming Pool Landscaping - Angel's Trumpet
Angel's trumpet is an attractive and sweet-smelling plant that looks beautiful planted near a pool. Page 6.

How to Design a Layered Privacy Screen
One way to gain privacy in your yard is with a living screen. Considered the layered look, and find out how to achieve it.

Planning and Designing an Outdoor Shower
Before starting an outdoor shower project, consider location, design and materials to be used. Follow our suggestions for a trouble-free job.

25 Great Reasons to Swim - How Popular is Swimming?
Summer and swimming are synonymous. When it gets hot, everyone starts looking around for the friend with the pool. Learn 25 compelling reasons to jump in the pool. Now.

25 Great Reasons to Swim - How Popular is Swimming?
Summer and swimming are synonymous. When it gets hot, everyone starts looking around for the friend with the pool. Learn 25 compelling reasons to jump in the pool. Now.

25 Great Reasons to Swim - How Popular is Swimming?
Summer and swimming are synonymous. When it gets hot, everyone starts looking around for the friend with the pool. Learn 25 compelling reasons to jump in the pool. Now.

Outdoor Hanging Chairs - Restoration Hardware
Restoration Hardware's '70s-inspired Serend hanging chair is constructed of all-weather wicker. Learn why it's one of our top choices for this year's hanging chairs.

Pier 1 Swingasan
Hanging chairs are popular again, especially for outdoor rooms. Two of Pier 1's are included in our selection of the best hanging seats for the season.

Outdoor Hanging Chairs - Cacoon
The Cacoon is part tent, part hanging chair. It joins a select few that we consider the top outdoor hanging chairs of the season.

Anthropologie Knotted Melati Hanging Chair
The Knotted Melati hanging chair from Anthropologie is one of our picks for best outdoor hanging chairs of the season. Find out why.

Outdoor Chairs - Hip Hanging Chairs for Your Outdoor Pad
Outdoor hanging chairs were popular in the 1970s and are making a comeback. Find out why, and check out our picks for the choicest seats of the season.

Two's Company Watercolors Hanging Chair
The beach-themed Watercolors collection from Two's Company features a rattan hanging chair for indoor/outdoor use. It's one of our picks for the top hanging chairs of the season.

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10 Things You Should Not Do in a Hot Tub
Using a hot tub or spa requires paying close attention to safety tips and etiquette, even those that may seem like common sense. Learn what not to do.

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Outdoor Entertaining and Backyard Barbecues
You're hosting a backyard barbecue. Discover everything you need, from decorations to menus to themes, to make it a successful outdoor party.

The Top Outdoor Living Stores in the Pacific Northwest
Pacific Northwesterners love sunny days working in their yards. If you're looking for garden furniture, consult our list of top patio stores in the area.

Romantic Gifts for Lovers of Gardens and Patios
What's the best romantic gift to give your home and garden lover? Consult this list for clever and creative gift ideas that emphasize passion and pleasure!

The Best Portable Spas
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The Best Portable Spas and Hot Tubs
Have you been wanting a spa or hot tub but think you can't afford one? Consider a portable model, which is nice and affordable. Check out our top picks.

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Decorating with Poinsettias, the Official Christmas Plant
Discover ways to decorate outdoors with beautiful poinsettias: on porches, patios, decks, entries and in the garden during the holidays. Page 4.

Designing with Poinsettias in the Landscape
Discover ways to decorate outdoors with beautiful poinsettias: on porches, patios, decks, entries and in the garden during the holidays.

Must-Have Outdoor Dishes and Tableware
Before you buy a bulk-pack of paper plates, you might want to check out the outdoor tableware we found this season. You'll be looking for reasons to eat outside more often.

Outdoor Games to Enjoy in the Yard
Think of a backyard or outdoor space as your very own private park. Make it the perfect setting for croquet, badminton or other popular games. Here's how.

2016 Home and Garden Shows - Top Garden Shows
Where are the top home and garden shows for 2014? Check this list to find an event in a city near you.

Kiddie Pools to Buy - The Best Play Pools for Children
Kiddie pools are the least expensive and smallest swimming pools you can buy. Check out the current wave of play pools for your yard and kids.

The Top 10 Fall Wreaths to Buy - Decorating Front Doors With Fabulous Fall Wreaths - The Best Wreaths to Buy for Fall Door Decor
Sure, you could make a fall wreath if you had the time. But if you're like many of us who buy the materials but somehow never seem to get around to making a fabulous decoration, then maybe it's time to give yourself a break. How so? Buy a fall wreath -- something stunning, high quality and that will last year after year. We've done the shopping for you -- all you have to do is narrow it down and choose one. Or two. After all, maybe you need a fall wreath for every door.

Florida: Shopping For Your Outdoor Living Space
If you live in Florida, you might want to know where the best patio and outdoor living stores are. Check out our guide to the top stores throughout the state.

Where Are the Best Neighbrhood Christmas Lights?
Which neighborhoods have the most dazzling holiday light displays? Consult our list and take your friends and family for a favorite Christmas tradition.

Where Are the Best Neighbrhood Christmas Lights?
Which neighborhoods have the most dazzling holiday light displays? Consult our list and take your friends and family for a favorite Christmas tradition.

Backyard Ideas - Finding Inspiration for Landscape
Have you hit a wall when it comes to ideas for your outdoor living space? Inspiration awaits in some obvious and not-so-obvious places. Bring a bottle of water, some walking shoes, a camera and an open mind.

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Decking Brands You Need to Know About
Composite decking is an alternative to all-wood decking and is made of materials that can include recycled and new plastic, bamboo and wood fibers.

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Composite Decking Brands You Need to Know About
Composite decking is an alternative to all-wood decking and is made of materials that can include recycled and new plastic, bamboo and wood fibers.

Cleaning Water Line Tile in Swimming Pool
What's the best way to clean the waterline tile in your pool? If you don't want to pay a pool pro, try a few of the DIY methods we recommend.

Luxurious Playhouse Designs
Each of the amazing playhouse designs for Project Playhouse are built by teams of professionals. Get ideas as you look through this slideshow. Page 4.

Luxurious Playhouse Designs and Ideas
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Luxurious Playhouse Designs
Each of the amazing playhouse designs for Project Playhouse are built by teams of professionals. Get ideas as you look through this slideshow. Page 7.

Luxurious Playhouse Ideas and Designs
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Luxurious Playhouse Designs and Ideas
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Luxurious Playhouse Designs and Ideas
Each of the amazing playhouse designs for Project Playhouse are built by teams of professionals. Get ideas as you look through this slideshow. Page 8.

Luxurious Playhouse Designs and Ideas
Each of the amazing playhouse designs for Project Playhouse are built by teams of professionals. Get ideas as you look through this slideshow. Page 9.

Luxurious Playhouse Design Ideas
Each of the amazing playhouse designs for Project Playhouse are built by teams of professionals. Get ideas as you look through this slideshow.

Decorating with Poinsettias in the Garden
Discover ways to decorate outdoors with beautiful poinsettias: on porches, patios, decks, entries and in the garden during the holidays. Page 14.

Poinsettia Decorating Ideas for Entries, Porches and Patios
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Decorating Ideas with Poinsettias
Discover ways to decorate outdoors with beautiful poinsettias: on porches, patios, decks, entries and in the garden during the holidays. Page 7.

Designing with Poinsettias
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Poinsettia Decorating Ideas for Porches
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Decorating Outside with Poinsettia Plants
Discover ways to decorate outdoors with beautiful poinsettias: on porches, patios, decks, entries and in the garden during the holidays. Page 9.

Decorating Ideas with Poinsettias
Discover ways to decorate outdoors with beautiful poinsettias: on porches, patios, decks, entries and in the garden during the holidays. Page 10.

Poinsettia Designs for the Landscape
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Decorating Ideas with Poinsettias
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Decorating with Poinsettias in the Garden
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Using Poinsettias in the Garden
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Decorating in the Garden with Poinsettias
Discover ways to decorate outdoors with beautiful poinsettias: on porches, patios, decks, entries and in the garden during the holidays. Page 11.

Decorating Outdoors with Poinsettias
Discover ways to decorate outdoors with beautiful poinsettias: on porches, patios, decks, entries and in the garden during the holidays. Page 6.

Pool Skimmer Definition and When to Use
What is a pool skimmer and when should you use one? Discover what it has to do with cleaning and maintaining your swimming pool.

The Best Inflatables for Your Pool and Yard
Get ready for a fun and festive pool party with floats and inflatables like donuts, pizza, watermelon, swans and more. Check out our list!

The Best Inflatables for Your Pool and Yard
Get ready for a fun and festive pool party with floats and inflatables like donuts, pizza, watermelon, swans and more. Check out our list!

2012 Best Hot Tub / Spa - About.com Readers' Choice
The 2012 About.com Reader's Choice Awards honors the year's top hot tubs and spas, as nominated and chosen by our readers.

Arctic Spas Best Hot Tub / Spa Finalist 2012 - About.com Readers' Choice Awards - 2012 Best Hot Tub / Spa About.com Awards
Best Hot Tub / Spa finalist Arctic Spas was founded in 1994 by a group of guys from rural and farmland areas of western Canada. The company's motto:

Bullfrog Spas - Finalist for Best Hot Tub / Spa - 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards
Bullfrog Spas is a finalist for Best Hot Tub / Spa 2012. Bullfrog International, LC, was founded in 1996 by David Ludlow and is headquartered in the greater Salt Lake City, Utah, metro area. Ludlow's main challenge was designing a spa that reduced the amount of plumbing while increasing jet power and efficiency. Ludlow developed a technology that he coined the JetPak System,™ which is now a popular feature of Bullfrog spas.

Cal Spas - Finalist for Best Hot Tub Spa - 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awardss
To meet the exhibition requirements at a local county fair in 1978, Pomona, California-based pool builder California Acrylic Industries built small-scale versions of its formed acrylic pools. At the fair, the company received so many requests for acrylic hot tubs, that a new focus and product, along with a new name -- Cal Spas was established a year later. Cal Spas is a finalist for Best Hot Tub / Spa in the 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards.

Best Hot Tub Spa Finalist 2012 - Readers' Choice Awards
The Jacuzzi brothers came to the United States from Europe in the early 1900s and settled in California. In 1925, the brothers revolutionized the agricultural industry by creating the first submersible pump. In the 1960s and '70s, third-generation family member Roy Jacuzzi created and marketed whirlpool baths and hot tubs. Jacuzzi became a household word. Jacuzzi is a finalist for Best Hot Tub in the 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards.

Hot Spring Spas - 2012 Finalist for Best Hot Tub Spa - About.com Readers' Choice Awards 2012
Hot Spring Spas is headquartered in north San Diego County and was started in 1977 by Watkins Manufacturing Corp. The company offers the ACE salt water sanitizing system, the first and only integrated salt water sanitizing system using diamond technology. Hot Spring Spas is a finalist in the 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards.

A Guide to Wrought Iron Patio Furniture
For years, wrought iron has been a popular materials for garden furniture. But what, exactly, is wrought iron and how does it differ from other metals?

The Best Spa and Pool Towels
Big, thirsty pool towels make great gifts, even for yourself. We've tracked down nice, durable towels made of cotton. Check out our top picks.

What is a Lap Pool? Types of Swimming Pools
What, exactly, is a lap pool? Hint: it's for people who are serious about swimming, or at least want a pool in which to exercise.

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