Tag: pools

Salt Water Pools vs. Chlorine Pools Benefits

If you’re reading this article, then you’re probably thinking about switching your chlorine pool to a salt water pool. Salt water pools have gained popularity because of the idea that they don’t contain chlorine. Maybe you or a family member is allergic to chlorine, or you’ve been hearing about the...

/ June 8, 2017

Price Points for Pool Installation or Restoration

The dead of winter is the perfect time to start thinking about planning that new pool that you’ve always been dreaming about installing in your backyard. To help you along, following is a selection of new and renovated pools at different price points from homeowners who have submitted reviews on...

/ December 19, 2016

Top 6 Best Backyard Transformations of 2016 – Editor’s Pick

Yep, unless you’re a skier or a winter enthusiast, we bet you’d like to be hanging out in any one of these backyards right now. If you close your eyes really tight and take a deep breathe, you can imagine yourself here – in our most favourite backyard retreats of 2016…....

/ December 14, 2016
Pool by Land Effects Outdoor Living Spaces Ltd

Fall Pool Maintenance

We know the calendar has only just turned to September, but as we look forward to the leaves changing and the temperature dropping, it’s never too early to start thinking about protecting your pool for the coming fall season. We’ve collected 8 tips to ensure you take all the steps needed...

/ September 5, 2016
SKY Kitchen Cabinets Ltd

10 Most Popular HomeStars Pins in August

Our most popular pins in August were a mix out outdoor style and modern & fresh in house design. If you like what you see, click the image to check out the company’s HomeStars listing. We love seeing which images are most popular with our Pinterest community. Here are the top pins of the...

/ August 31, 2016

10 Most Popular HomeStars Pins in July

July was a hot month, not only in terms of heat but also in Pinterest activity! We love seeing which images are most popular with our Pinterest community. It’s clear they had backyard retreats on the brain. If you like what you see, click the image to check out the company’s HomeStars listing....

/ August 1, 2016
Beautiful backyard retreat by ForeverStoneDesign Inc.

Best Of HomeStars Award – Ontario Landscape Contractors and Designers

Trust, reliability, creativity, knowledge. All of these characteristics are important when choosing a landscape contractor and designer. At HomeStars, we’re here to help you find the trusted landscaper you’ve been looking for, and the best way to start is here with our round-up of the 2016 HomeStars’ Best Of Award winners in the landscaping category in...

/ April 28, 2016
Viking fiberglass pool and water feature by Land Effects Outdoor Living Spaces Ltd. of Scarborough.

What to Look for When Hiring a Pool Contractor

In a recent issue of Pools, Spas, & Patios, John Petrocelli of Backyard Getaways Inc. wrote a great article titled What to Look for in a Pool Builder. John has over twenty years experience in the pool industry and offers a lot of insight to anyone who is looking to...

/ July 23, 2010