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Decked wading pool. A cheap plastic wading pool will last longer if you frame it with 1x8s. Est. cost: $54.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1982 (v.60#7) pg. 90, 143

Tips on planning for a backyard swimming pool. Size and site considerations noted, along with price ranges for aboveground in in-ground pools.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1989 (v.67#6) pg. 72

Swimming pool safety ideas.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1990 (v.68#6) pg. 88

A look at the cost and work involved in having your own swimming pool.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1983 (v.6#10) pg. 30

Automating the outdoors. Lighting and pool maintenance ideas which utilize X-10 controllers.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jul-Aug 1994 (v.9#4) pg. 10

Ten-step guide shows how a woman constructed a 12-ft-diameter above-ground pool and deck for $625.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 29 1984 (v.97#8) pg. 86

Backyard built-in, below-ground pool. Photographs illustrate the installation of a commercial swimming pool using a vinyl liner inside metal walls. Est. cost: $1,000 to $2,400 depending upon size of the pool.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #98 Jun 1967 (v.17#3) pg. 30

Preparing a swimming pool for winter by either draining it, covering it, or converting it into a skating rink.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #106 Oct 1968 (v.18#5) pg. 32

All about vinyl liner prefab swimming pools. How to install in-the-ground and above-the-ground pools.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #118 Jun 1970 (v.20#5) pg. 25

Swimming pool maintenance.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #119 Aug 1970 (v.20#6) pg. 48

How to prepare your pool for summer.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #126 Apr 1971 (v.21#4) pg. 36

How to apply peat moss as a base beneath the vinyl liner in an above-the-ground pool.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #136 Jun 1972 (v.22#5) pg. 54

How to install your own in-the-ground swimming pool. Has plywood sides and a plastic liner.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #173 Jun 1976 (v.26#5) pg. 40

Get your pool in shape for summer. Some tips.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #229 May-Jun 1982 (v.32#5) pg. 73

Build an in-ground swimming pool. Features a vinyl liner and wooden walls. Pool measures 16x32-ft. and is surrounded by a brick walkway. Est. cost: $3,000.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #239 May-Jun 1983 (v.33#5) pg. 81

How to choose a pool and someone to build it.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #279 May-Jun 1987 (v.37#5) pg. 76

Tip: How to avoid excessive humidity from an indoor swimming pool.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #20 Apr-May 1984 pg. 8

Technique for patching a concrete swimming pool.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #93 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 12

How to repair vinyl pool liners.
HANDY ANDY May 1979 (v.3#8) pg. 94

Tips on lowering humidity in sunrooms containing hot tubs, spas and pools.
HARROWSMITH #78 Mar-Apr 1988 (v.12#6) pg. 137

Build a full-size (32x15-ft.) in-ground swimming pool. An outer wall of pressure-treated wood supports a vinyl pool liner. Maximum depth is 7-ft. Est. cost: $3500. Accompanying article shows how to construct a low-profile wooden deck all around the pool.
HOME MECHANIX #723 Jul 1988 (v.84) pg. 30
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #727 Nov 1988 (v.84) pg. 6

Professional advice when considering an in-ground swimming pool.
HOME MECHANIX #733 May 1989 (v.85) pg. 18

Tip on using ordinary household bleach to chlorinate a swimming pool.
HOME MECHANIX #735 Jul 1989 (v.85) pg. 10

Suggested set of "rules" for a swimming pool.
HOME MECHANIX #735 Jul 1989 (v.85) pg. 36

Good rules for home swimming pools. Advice on using barriers (fences, walls, alarms, etc.) to keep small children and pets from drowning.
HOME MECHANIX #744 Apr 1990 (v.86) pg. 28

Just add water. Beat the heat by installing your own aboveground pool kit.
HOME MECHANIX #746 Jun 1990 (v.86) pg. 42

Tips show how to make (1) Floating holders for glasses and (2) Outdoor towel racks from tennis balls.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1980 (v.5#3) pg. 35

Ten pool maintenance tips.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1980 (v.5#3) pg. 68

Build a lot of fun into your outdoor living. Special 40 page section.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1981 (v.6#3) pg. 50

How to install an above-ground pool kit from Fanta-Sea Pool Company (Clarence NY). Photos show the step-by-step process.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1982 (v.7#3) pg. 68

What it really costs to maintain a swimming pool.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #519 Aug 1971 (v.67) pg. 63

Tips on how to paint designs on the bottom of your swimming pool.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #541 Jun 1973 (v.69) pg. 42

How to repair a ripped vinyl swimming pool liner.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #542 Jul 1973 (v.69) pg. 76

Installing a 16x32 ft. above-the-ground vinyl-lined swimming pool. Description of personal installation experiences of the author who purchased the pool in kit form.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #542 Jul 1973 (v.69) pg. 101

A look at the three main types of backyard swimming pools, their costs, maintenance requirements, and impact on real estate taxes.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #590 Jul 1977 (v.73) pg. 44

Small plastic boat for use in swimming pools is powered by a garden hose.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1965 (v.123#1) pg. 50

Build your own swimming pool by digging a hole and lining it with a fiberglass shell. Includes filtration system. Est. cost (for 12x27-ft. pool): $850.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1966 (v.125#6) pg. 152

Build a low-cost diving board. Est. cost: $14.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1967 (v.127#5) pg. 170

How to maintain your pool for a problem-free summer.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1971 (v.135#6) pg. 154

A look at an 880 sq.ft. room addition to a house which contains a heated swimming pool. Est. cost: $4,000.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1973 (v.139#3) pg. 108

Ten things to do to keep your swimming pool clean.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1975 (v.144#1) pg. 77

Selecting and installing your own above-the-ground pool, the type which uses a vinyl liner inside an outer frame.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1976 (v.145#5) pg. 102

Shape up your pool for a carefree summer. Six steps to get your pool ready.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1980 (v.153#5) pg. 134

Build a in-ground swimming pool with a vinyl liner which features wooden retaining walls. The pool is surrounded with a brick-on-sand apron. Est. cost: $2500 for a 16x32 foot pool.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1981 (v.155#6) pg. 124

Energy-wise guide to spring pool maintenance.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1982 (v.157#6) pg. 126

Eight landscape tricks for above-ground plastic pools.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1965 (v.187#1) pg. 132

Above-ground pool (4-ft. deep, 18-ft. diameter) uses a wooden framework and vinyl liner. The framework disassembles for winter storage. Est. cost: $350.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1971 (v.198#4) pg. 104

Tips on selecting and installing an above-the-ground pool. Names and addresses of manufacturers are included.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1973 (v.202#4) pg. 114

Install a swimming pool in another body of water, such as a polluted river or lake, by installing a regular vinyl liner inside this floating rectangular collar or dock. Styrofoam and wood construction. Remove from water for winter storage.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1973 (v.203#1) pg. 106

What you should know about water chemistry for your pool. How to perform regular tests and maintenance to the water to keep it swimmable.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1975 (v.207#1) pg. 102

Pool seat, made from PVC plastic pipe, hooks over the edge of a swimming pool and allows you to sit comfortably in the water.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1982 (v.221#1) pg. 96

Build a lap pool (8x32-ft.) with a redwood deck and roll-up cover. Est. cost: $2,250. Detailed plans may be ordered.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1985 (v.226#5) pg. 90

Poolscaping. A look at swimming pools that feature naturalistic landscapes. A discussion of shapes, colors, materials and decking. Also includes suggestions on discrete, automatic maintenance.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1989 (v.4#5) pg. 56

Installing your own pool using a vinyl liner in the ground.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Jul 1964 (v.35#7) pg. 65

Single-row abacus made from scrap wood sits at the end of a pool to serve as a lap counter.
SUNSET Jun 1980 (v.164#6) pg. 134

Homemade swimming pool games. (1) Ring-toss. (2) Water marbles. (3) Hula-Hoop competition course to swim.
SUNSET Jul 1980 (v.165#1) pg. 98

Photos of 13 small pools and suggestions for choosing a pool size tailored to your needs.
SUNSET Jul 1981 (v.167#1) pg. 68

Tip: Swimming pool is made from a 3-ft.-deep tomato-hauling tank.
SUNSET Sep 1983 (v.171#3) pg. 133

Tips on remodeling your pool.
SUNSET Jul 1984 (v.173#1) pg. 78

Tips on building a pool on a steep slope.
SUNSET Aug 1984 (v.173#2) pg. 92

Convert your pool for water games by adding a removable net, poolside hoop, water slide, and swing.
SUNSET Jun 1986 (v.176#6) pg. 104

How to landscape swimming pools for a natural look.
SUNSET Aug 1987 (v.179#2) pg. 56

Pool safety starts with layers of protection. Ideas on fences, gates, doors, covers, alarms, etc.
SUNSET May 1990 (v.184#5) pg. 139

How pool owners can conserve water and energy. Four recommendations.
SUNSET Jul 1990 (v.185#1) pg. 86

Do-it-yourself pool kits.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1963 (v.19#3) pg. 14

Tips on how to save energy by keeping a swimming pool clean and well managed.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1974 (v.30#4) pg. 24

How to install a do-it-yourself in-ground swimming pool made from honeycomb panels of polystyrene inside two layers of glass-reinforced polyesters.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1975 (v.31#3) pg. 14