This Site All Started With a PoolThis Site All Started With a Pool


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This Site All Started With a Pool

I'm Jake Johnson and installing a pool in my home was not easy. First, I had to make the decision. I live alone since my wife died a few years ago, and it seemed rather frivolous to spend money on a pool. I'm not old, but age was a bit of a factor. It seemed almost irresponsible and childish to want a pool at my age. After I committed, I had to find the right contractor. With so many variables (price, time, personality, etc.), it was a lot harder than I thought. Next, I had to work with the contractor to find the proper space and size and look. After months of construction, I had my pool, but then I had to learn a lot about the proper care and upkeep. Overall, though, my little foray into construction (even if I didn't do any of the really hard work) was informative and worthwhile!

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Upgrading Your Bathroom With A Glass Shower Door

Adding a glass shower door installation to your bathroom can be an upgrade that may provide you with a number of practical benefits. Yet, it is easy for individuals that have never owned glass shower doors to have some important concerns and questions that will have to be addressed.

Are Glass Shower Doors Prone To Shattering Or Cracking?

It is a common assumption that glass shower doors are at a high risk of shattering or cracking. Luckily, these doors are made from safety glass that is extremely resistant to shattering or cracking. In the unlikely event that this glass door does shatter, this glass is designed to break into many pieces with fairly dull edges. This can reduce the risk of suffering serious cuts.

Will It Be Difficult To Keep A Glass Shower Door Clean?

Homeowners may assume that a glass shower door will be extremely difficult to keep clean, but these doors are actually fairly easy to maintain. Wiping these doors with a standard glass cleaner will likely be sufficient for removing the soap scum and mildew that can grow on these doors. Furthermore, you can apply a water repelling coating to this glass. This coating will reduce the ability of soap scum and water stains to form. After this coating is applied, you will need to refrain from showering for several hours as it must have time to bond to the surface of the glass.

Do Glass Shower Doors Leak More Than Traditional Shower Curtains?

A key advantage of upgrading to a glass shower door will be the fact that these devices are far less prone to leaking compared to standard shower curtains. The presence of small spaces around the door can lead to homeowners thinking that water will be able to easily seep out of these gaps. Yet, manufacturer's will reinforce the area around the door with seals that can completely block water. In contrast, a traditional shower curtain will often fail to completely enclose the shower, and this may lead to water splashing around the curtain.

Does Upgrading To Glass Shower Doors Always Require The Tub To Be Changed?

Many shower door systems are designed to be incorporated with a homeowner's existing bathtub. For those that are wanting to make minimal changes to their bathroom, these can be extremely effective as they are simply attached to the walls just above the bathtub. Unfortunately, some bathtubs will have an unusual shape or other issues that complicate this process. In these instances, replacing the bathtub may be necessary to allow for the glass shower door to be correctly and effectively installed.