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Routine maintenance keeps pool clean

Q: I just moved into a 5-year-old resale home that has a pool. Nobody told me how to service the filter for the pool. The previous owner said that the filters are cartridges, but he wasn’t very helpful in explaining what to do with them. What should I be doing and how often should it be done?

Choosing the right outdoor furniture

With the holiday season but a distant memory and the last traces of white powder no longer visible on the surrounding mountaintops, garden tools and patio furniture are now ubiquitously displayed in every type of home store heralding the time of year for the outdoor life we enjoy so much here in Las Vegas.

Automatic ice maker can become life of the party

Q: I bought a new refrigerator that has an ice maker ready to go. I was thinking how nice it would be not to have to fill the trays to make ice. When I have a party, I won’t have to spend the previous two days making ice. There is a valve at the bottom of the wall, so how do I hook up the ice maker?

Change range hood to get air vented outside

Q : I have a range hood that is a piece of trash. When I turn it on, it sucks the air in and spits it right back in my face. The hood sits on an exterior wall, but I want to change it so that it exhausts outside instead of inside. How can I do this?