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How To : Paint and acid wash a swimming pool

This three-part video tutorial demonstrates how to acid wash and paint a swimming pool. In part 1, host Tim Casey shows you how to properly and safely acid wash your swimming pool to prepare for painting. Part 2 discusses the steps involved in repairing cracks in a pool wall, ...more

How To : Close a swimming pool with Lowe's

The proper steps to close your swimming pool. The temperature in your region will be the key deciding factor on whether to close your pool or not. If you are closing the pool there is certain equipment you will require. A pool brush, skimmer net, pool vacuum, water tests stri ...more

How To : Clean a green swimming pool

Spring is here and you are excited to use your in-ground swimming pool again. Problem is, you find your pool filled with green water after opening it. What do you do? Watch this two-part video tutorial to learn how to backwash your pool filter and clear up that swampy green po ...more

How To : Removing algae from a swimming pool

Swimming season is here! Learn how to treat the water in your swimming pool when opening it for the summer season in this pool care video from our swimming pool expert. Part 1 of 15 - How to Removing algae from a swimming pool. Removing algae from a swimming pool - Part 2 of 1 ...more

How To : Clean a swimming pool cartridge filter easily

Summer is just around the corner, so there's no better time than now to get everything ready to try and beat the heat. This is especially true for swimming pools. If you own a swimming pool, it's important to clean the filter every year to make sure there's no junk going in. S ...more

How To : Maintain a swimming pool with Lowe's

Lowe's home improvement expert Mike Craft gives the low down on how to maintain your swimming pool. Pool maintenance is essential for keeping your pool like new and in tip-top condition. You will need some basic materials such as water test strips, chlorine tablets, algae-cide ...more

How To : Find the volume of a swimming pool

In this video, we learn how to find the volume of a swimming pool. To do this, you will first need to find the measurements of all the sides that are on the pool. After this, you will plug in the measurements that you found into the equation to find the volume. This equation i ...more

How To : Take a Car Trip with Children

Planning the Trip Get lots of brochures Send for brochures of the places you will be visiting. Make a travel book with the brochures to get the grandchildren and their families excited. The best place to contact for these brochures are the Visitors Bureaus or the Chamber of ...more

News : Mermaid Apple Bob

Throw a giant bob for apples challenge in a pool. Tie everyone's arms to their sides and dress them up like mermaids, tails, bikinis and all. Give them a giant scuba flipper. The balls are bull balls, fish guts or dead snakes. After a few runs, unleash a bunch of eels, octo ...more

How To : Swim a proper freestyle

New techniques may improve a swimming pool workout from Masters coach Nancy Kirkpatrick Reno. Before sticking a toe in the water, consider this advice: * Swim in a pool that's at least 20 to 25 yards long; those pools can usually be found at high schools and some gyms. A 50-me ...more

How To : Make a Mermaid Tail Costume

Make your underwater dreams come true by turning yourself into a bona fide swimming mermaid. If mermaids did exist, you would be the perfect candidate to transform into the mythical creature. So check out this video tutorial form Little Orca to learn how to make your own merma ...more

How To : Open an above ground pool

This how-to video shows you how to open your above ground pool after it has sat there all winter. Make sure to remove water on top of the cover, any debris, and tubing securing the cover. Open your above ground pool and get it ready for summer. Check the skimmer, filter, and p ...more

How To : Open an in-ground pool after winter

This how-to video shows you how to open your in-ground pool after it has sat there all winter. Make sure to remove water on top of the cover, any debris, and tubing securing the cover. Open your in ground pool and get it ready for summer. Check the skimmer, filter, and pump be ...more

How To : Get in shape with swimming

Get in shape and tone your body by getting in that pool for a swim! There's nothing better for your body than swimming and there are numerous techniques and avenues for the swimmer who wants to get in better shape. In this video, get expert tips and advice on how to get in sha ...more

How To : Do a pool workout with SELF Magazine

Get bikini ready with a few tips from the experts. In this fitness how-to video SELF Magazine gives you a full-body workout centered around swimming exercises. Watch to learn how to dive into the pool to do the following exercise: egg beaters, stair star, water taxi, toe touch ...more

How To : Shoot pool

Hello all of you fellow pool shooters. This video tutorial is designed to help you look like a real pool shooter. There are no pool tricks here, but great and informative basic information on playing pool. This will help you become the accomplished billiards man you've always ...more

How To : Aqua jog for low impact cardio exercise

Getting regular cardiovascular exercise is extremely important to maintain good health but it can be difficult to find an exercise that isn't strenuous on the joints. Luckily aqua jogging is a great workout for any age. Aqua jogging is great for your cardiovascular system, an ...more

News : Old Fishing Boats Upcycled to Architectural Wonders

The resourceful fisherman of Holy Island (Lindisfarne, Northumberland, UK) are upcycling beautiful old fishing vessels into storage sheds. Flip it upside down, add a door, and the result is striking. Image credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Previously, Transform Dirty D ...more

How To : Origami a cool penguin

Check out how to fold an origami penguin with a design by Joost Langeveld. Then you can origami a swimming pool for it (just kidding!)

How To : Simulate your own space vacation

This how-to video is about how to simulate your own space vacation. To do this we need a basket ball, cup of water with food coloring and a pool ladder. When we are on the ground we can feel gravity and there is no gravity in the space, enter a swimming pool and use the pool ...more

How To : Ask a Polish boy out in Polish

Hey ladies! On your trip to Poland, learn how to ask those cute Polish guys out on date with a variety of phrases and questions taught in this video. A situational conversation lesson, learn how to say the following in the Polish language: "Shall we go to the swimming pool?", ...more

How To : Make a station wagon into a limo for prom

Save money on prom transportation by turning your parents’ station wagon into a one-of-a-kind limousine. Step 1: Attach the rope lights to the ceiling Attach the battery-operated rope lights to the inside edges of the car’s ceiling using clear packing tape. TIP: Tape the li ...more

How To : Find cheap (or free) places to crash on vacation

Why waste your vacation dollars on pricey hotel rooms when there are cheaper – and sometimes free – alternatives? Watch this video to learn how to find cheap (or free) places to crash on vacation. You Will Need * Friends * Friends of friends * Hostels * Convents and monaster ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (04/11 - 04/17)

WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the most ...more

How To : Get your body bikini ready

Learn how to get your body bikini ready. Try these proven methods to get an awesome bathing suit bod. You Will Need * Self-discipline * A place to swim * A pedometer * A natural bristle body brush * A Zen attitude Step 1. Flatten your tummy For washboard abs, start pedali ...more

How To : Get the 'Jaws' Achievement in Battlefield 3

A quick note before we get to any achievement talk. To get the 'Jaws' achievement in Battlefield 3, you'll need the Back to Karkand DLC. There are two ways to get it, though. Either you payed for it, or you got it for free because you pre-ordered the game. Okay, in order to g ...more

How To : Avoid Naked Surfing

Bikini vs. The Wave I have always been a fan of the bikini, but it hasn't always loved me back. My private bits have often been left alone after even the most shallow dives into a pool. While swimming pools allow for re-adjustment or retrieval of your lost swimwear the ocean ...more

How To : Practice the single arm drill for swimming

Check out this instructional swimming video that demonstrates the proper techniques to practiceing the single arm drill. The single arm drill ensures that you are getting the rotation you need throughout your stroke. Push off the wall with both arms extended in front of you wi ...more

How To : Protect your hair from chlorine and saltwater

Everybody into the pool! Or the ocean! But not before you take measures to prevent your hair from getting fried. You Will Need * Leave-in hair conditioner with sunscreen * Club soda * A clarifying shampoo * A sulfate-free shampoo * A deep conditioner Step 1: Wet hair before s ...more

How To : Prepare to install a pool

There are many things you have to do to prepare for installing a swimming pool. Follow along as we see what choices he makes when Danny Lipford installs a backyard swimming pool in his yard.

News : "Jello-Pool"

Find a friend’s pool in either late Spring or early Fall (need a cool night, but still want swimming to be an option). Unbeknownst to the friend, turn off the heater mid afternoon, allowing the water to cool during the evening. Overnight, fill the pool with Jell-O packets. An ...more

News : Winter ram-rods

There are three parts to this (maybe it qualifies as tree pranks) the first would be stand next to the road as a plow goes by pushing a big snow pile into you. You will be amazed at how much fun it is and how far you will fly- and yes my stupid ass has done this. The second p ...more

News : "Cock Fight"

You have four guys portraying the typical chicken fight game which is usually played in a swimming pool (example image attached). Only, this fight isn't inside a pool of water, but a pool of sewage or animal waste. Two guys are attached to stilts. Two other guys are placed on ...more

How To : Warm up in the water with aqua fitness

Learn how to warm up in the water in this free exercise video on swimming pool workouts and aqua fitness. Warm up in the water with aqua fitness - Part 1 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Warm up in the water with aqua fitness - Part 2 of 15. Click ...more

How To : Swim in the ocean

Swimming in the ocean requires a few unique considerations. Ocean swimming is more unpredictable than swimming in a pool or lake. Get expert tips and advice in this swimming video tutorial. Take Action: Stay in range of lifeguard station. Don't push your limits. Pay attentio ...more

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