Upgrading Your Outdoor Space for More Fun and Profit

Want outdoor projects with the best return on investment? Try water, fire and the occasional homemade pizza.

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No Pool? Here’s How to Make a Splash in the Yard Anyway.

With the right tools and a little imagination, anyone can turn an outdoor space into a makeshift water park.

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How to Keep Children Safe Around Water and Prevent Drowning

It’s an important safety issue to review every summer, and this may be an especially good moment to brush up.

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A See-Through Pool Opens 10 Stories Above London

Even if you don’t have a fear of heights, you probably won’t be able to try it out: The swimming is limited to select residents at a luxury apartment complex in the British capital.

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Pools, From Above

On Memorial Day, just in time for summer’s unofficial start, allow yourself a moment of relaxation with these soothing aerial photos of cool, enticing waters.

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Just in Time for Pool Season: A Chlorine Shortage

A fire at a chemical plant and a pandemic-driven boom in the construction of backyard pools are the causes of a nationwide shortage of chlorine tablets, experts say. Panic buying could make it worse.

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A Bright Future for New York City’s Summer

The city’s beach and outdoor pool season is starting on schedule after a partial and delayed reopening last summer.

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Businessman Pays Overdue Utility Bills for Dozens of Floridians, Again

Mike Esmond knew what it was like to be broke and get his heat cut off in a brutal winter. So, for the second year in a row, he paid residents’ overdue utility bills in Gulf Breeze, Fla.

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Anatomy of a Public Pool in a Pandemic

Reopenings around the country have varied, but one thing is consistent: Summer crowds are not allowed.

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‘I Missed You, Pool’: Children Rejoice as N.Y.C. Public Pools Finally Open

At one of the eight pools to reopen, a swimmer almost forgot to remove his mask before making a cannonball jump. So, he placed it on his flip-flops and then — splash.

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How to Share Your Backyard Pool (Safely)

Even in a pandemic you can still invite friends over for a safe swim. And go ahead, hog the pool float.

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Is It Safe to Go to a Pool During Coronavirus?

Worry less about the water, and more about the person standing next to you in a crowded locker room or wading in the shallow end as you swim by.

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Hoping to Buy an Aboveground Pool to Salvage Summer? It May Be Too Late

The hunt for pools is fierce as homeowners search for ways to stay cool in the safety of their backyards.

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New York City Doesn’t Have to Suffer This Summer

Officials shouldn’t let the coronavirus end a long history of helping people stay cool.

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Turning Your Backyard Into a Vacation Spot

With summer camps shut down and beach vacations seeming risky, homeowners are investing in ways to create a summer retreat at home.

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First They Fled the City. Now They’re Building $75,000 In-Ground Pools

When the going gets tough, the rich buy oases.

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How to Save Summer From the Coronavirus

A balance can be found to be both safe and outdoors.

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