A green swimming pool is caused by Green Algae, the most common type of algae to plague pool owners. Other pool problems are Mustard Algae—it looks like yellowish or brownish slime on the sides and bottom. A little rarer is Black Algae, but it is the toughest to eliminate. They will coat the wall, and require scrubbing with a brush to remove their outer protective layer. One of the most common ways algae may be introduced to your pool is through the landscaping. Beautiful, lush landscaping close to the pool will create conditions for algae to take a foothold. You
How long have you been paying rent or living with your parents or roommates? Probably longer than you’d like! Designing Spaces knows that you’d much rather have a home you can call your own. So we called in professionals from Citibank to show us how first time home buyers can make their dream of owning their home a reality. There are a number of misconceptions surrounding first time home ownership, such as that it’s too hard, you need a big down payment, or that you need perfect credit. The professionals from Citibank explain the different types of mortgages and the
Designing Spaces’ Debi Marie meets up with Jane Chang Bright, Ambassador with Trinity International Industries, an eco-friendly storage and organization company with products that make life easier and less cluttered! In this segment, Jane shows Debi how college students can organize the cramped spaces of a college dorm room. From clothes, to books, to school supplies, Jane has suggestions that are efficient, cost effective, and even eco-friendly! College students rejoice—the space will be yours!
There are families across this country that look just like any other in America, but there is something different. In each case, there is a loved one who has made the commitment to defend the United States of America. Join R. Lee Ermey and a battalion of good folks from around the country in a project to change the lives of one more military family. Meet Bianca and Robert Keefe, and their three children. Marine 1st Lt. Robert Keefe’s Humvee hit an Improvised Explosive Device during deployment, causing severe spine injuries and rendering him unable to continue military service. Designing
Curb Appeal with Amarr Garage Doors As part of our Military Makeover, Robert Keefe and his family are getting a brand new garage door! Joining Art Edmonds is Greg Ferris, South Region Sales Manager for Entrematic, to teach us about garage doors. Greg points out how newer designs have several attributes beyond improving the exterior appearance of a house. Safety and quality has improved over the years, so a new door will provide those added benefits, such as working better as part of a home’s energy envelope. It’s important for a homeowner to look at the options that fit their
Military Makeover is once again joined by the Military Benefit Association to review the kinds of ops a Military Family should engage in for the security provided by life insurance. Art welcomes Roy Gibson, President of Military Benefit Association, here again to talk life insurance for military families. The discussion centers on Term Life Insurance for members of the military, but also mentioned are other services offered by the Military Benefit Association including financial planning, career planning, health and wellness, education and training, estate resolution services and will preparation. And on the R&R side of things, to be more cheerful,
Macy’s Patio Furniture for the Keefe Family Once again this May, Macy’s is kicking off a summer celebration of American icons—a patriotic salute to people, places, and things that make America great. As part of American icons, Macy’s is honoring America’s veterans with an in-store give-back program to support, Got Your 6. Also, Macy’s is joining Military Makeover by providing wounded Marine Robert Keefe and his family with a beautiful outdoor patio set for enjoying dining and relaxing out on their patio. Robert and Bianca shop at Macy’s Furniture Gallery, where they are able to choose the furnishings that best
Art Edmonds checks out the new BOSCH GLM 15 Laser Measure, a replacement for a tape measure that can be used in many different DIY and home improvement applications. Brian Vranek from Robert Bosch Tool Company explains how Bosch is always innovating, and the laser measure is one of their latest. This “digital tape measure” eliminates fumbling with awkward metal tapes on traditional tape measures. It can quickly become one of your most indispensable tools in your tool box. And for Robert Keefe, the BOSCH GLM 15, along with some nice Bosch power tools, are gifted to him by the