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Swimming Pool Covers

There are a few different kinds of swimming pool covers. These different sorts are manufactured to do different jobs. There are swimming pool covers that are designed just to keep leaves out; there are covers to keep people and animals out and there are solar heating covers which will warm up your pool and there are combination covers that will heat your pool and keep people and animals out of it.

All of these types of covers are made for but both above and below ground pools. They also come in a multiplicity of sizes and colours or you can have one made to measure.

The first demands of any pool cover are that it fits and that it is sturdy. If it does not fit, it is dangerous, because if anyone or an animal falls under the cover, he will drown in a panic of not being able to find the ‘hole’ again – especially at night or in very cold water. The shock would knock the air right out of you.

After fitting well, it must be strong. Ideally it should be robust enough to bear a person’s weight, just in case someone walks out onto it by mistake in the dark. However, it needs to be sturdy anyway, because of all the folding and unfolding it will get.

Another tip is to make sure that your swimming pool cover complies with any local by-laws. Such laws are not applicable everywhere, so it is a good safeguard to check with your local police force before you spend money on a pool cover to see what you have to have. If you use a cover that does not conform with the local regulations and there is an accident, you will probably not be covered by your insurance policy, which could work out very costly for you.

All good pool covers come with a guarantee of some kind. Two years is the standard, but try to get a cover with a five year guarantee . Pool covers are not cheap and you do not want to be replacing it every couple of years. Try to ensure that the guarantee covers everything that can go wrong with the cover; tears, slits, cracking, perishing, torn eyelets, etc.. Look for a firm with a solid local reputation, one that will not avoid its responsibilities, if you need them.

If you are purchasing your swimming pool cover from a shop in order to fit it yourself, look at the manual carefully and make sure that all the bits and pieces are there. You do not want to have to go back because straps or anchors are not there. If it is within your resources, it is better to have the shop fit the cover the first time, so that you can see how to do it and make sure that nothing is missing.

These days, you absolutely must have a swimming pool cover for the sake of your kids and others who may attempt to use your pool while you are away. If you can lock the swimming pool cover down, then so much the better.

Owen Jones, the author of this article, writes on many subjects, but is currently involved with recliner slip covers. If you are interested in a black recliner or any other type, please click through to our site.

How To Place Shrubs

Shrubs have always been an attraction in any garden. Almost every garden boasts of having a few trees and a selection of various shrubs. Hydrangeas, lilacs and crabapples are some of the flowering ones which function as the main attraction in a garden along with the rest of the assorted trees and plants. Many of the flowering trees with their colorful flowers and height add grace to the entire landscape.

Boundaries can be the prefect location:

If you are thinking of creating a shrub area in your garden you can plant them along the borders on their own or as mixed borders – with other plants and perennial plants. For mixed borders you can use the rhododendron or ornamental pear shrub. They can be planted near the boundary of the garden as a ‘screen’. An obstruction or the corner of a building that detracts the beauty of the garden can be masked by a well positioned shrub or tree.

A huge shrub can also form a windbreak! When planted against the house they help in breaking the intensity of strong winds and keep the place shaded and cool too. Trees with denser leaf growth help in blocking harsh sun rays from entering the house. Compound walls or the wall of the house are enough for the wall shrub or climber to get on.

Create a focal point by growing a shrub:

Whether the shrub enhances the look of the building or not, depends on the architecture of the building. Walls add a new dimension to small gardens. Vines and climbers can be guided along to trail all over them. The garden bed is then free to grow different types of flowering trees plants and shrubs.

A shrub with colored and attractively shaped leaves can be planted in the lawn as a focal point. They can also be used for the purpose of ornamentation, preferably those which have no straggly branches and look attractively neat. If they are planted near a water body or a rock garden they look gorgeous. Some of them happily grow under the shade of bigger trees while some of them need open, sunny areas. A ground cover shrub also looks attractive when planted between larger trees and small plants, as they form a nice green carpet to sprawl on! Soil cultivation is not necessary and the ground cover shrub also helps in suppressing the growth of weeds.

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