In Ground Swimming Pool Pump Cover

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Fountain ideas for your Algarve garden<br /><br />Just a simple small water feature, be it made from granite, marble or bamboo, is enough even for a small to medium sized garden.<br />Set on a water retaining vessel which is disguised and buried below ground, plus a small pump set to a timer, and you can experience the relaxing sound of trickling water throughout the day.<br /><br />Gate and fencing options for your garden<br /><br />Fencing and enclosures are essential in determining your boundaries as well as maximizing security. But within a landscape design, they can also act as great wind barriers and sun-traps, enabling you to grow your favourite climbers or delicate shrubs.<br /><br />Mortared or dry stone walls, bespoke wooden trellis designs or simple chain-link fencing can be constructed to suit your specific needs.<br /><br />We have a large portfolio of design and concepts that will further enhance your Portuguese garden. Contact us for more information.<br /><br />Decking ideas for your Portuguese garden<br /><br />A decking area is a perfect setting for al-fresco dining, be it overlooking a panoramic view on your roof terrace, a space for entertaining or an extra space for sun-loungers around the pool.<br /><br />It's also an ideal solution to cover over old tiles, concrete or a troublesome patch of weeds or grass.<br />There is a whole spectrum of materials on offer these days from pre-prepared pine panelling; ipe (Brazilian Walnut) decking strips or the maintenance free composite that comes in a whole range of different colours. So plenty of options to suit all budgets and tastes.<br /><br />Steps, fascias and lighting can all be incorporated to make this chilled out area, more relaxed and convenient for all hours of the day and night.<br /><br />Pergolas and trellises for your Portuguese garden<br /><br />Pergolas and gazebos offer plenty of structural height and architecture to your Portuguese garden. We often use them as entrances or doorways to another part or theme of your garden landscape design.<br />They can be designed from pine, eucalyptus or chestnut in a modern or rustic style that blends in superbly with your overall concept. As well as providing height, they are great for incorporating shade with the addition of trailing a whole host of colourful twining climbers or vines.<br /><br />Honeysuckle, jasmine, passion flowers, pyrostegia or pandoras love weaving amongst the wooden frames and bring sparkles of colour and divine heady scents that will light up your garden.<br /><br />From a small entrance pathway, a shady car park area or meadering maze, we can create something to suit all bugets and tastes.<br /><br />Furnishing your Portuguese Garden<br /><br />Ornaments, statues, figurines, bird baths and gazebos; all enhance the finished product of a garden, whether they are situated at a focal point, as a surprise at the end of a meandering path, or simply as a decorative edge to a water feature. They give an extra dimension, serenity and often a mystical enhancement that entices you to spend more time enjoying your garden.<br /><br />We utilise raw materials on hand here in Portugal, and turn them into beautiful natural sculptures to grace any garden. Wood is plentiful in this part of the world and very sustainable – and we use eucalyptus, cork-oak and chestnut; pressure wash them, dry and treat them in a protective oil and the gnarled clumps of nature take on a complete architectural character of their own. Quite often we utilise parts of the wood that have decomposed, add soil and small aloes and agaves of even trailing geraniums. Hollowed out cork is an ideal candidate for this. With the cork oak being moisture retentive, you don’t even have to water it so much.<br /><br />Another form of stunning wooden architecture can be derived from driftwood or petrified wood. Years of battling winds or saturation from the salt water will carve an array of different shapes and forms into all types of wood. With just a simple bit of cleaning and protective varnish, they add a wonderfully esoteric dimension to your gravel beds and gardens.<br /><br />The other preferred favourite ornament material for the garden is stone, be it a natural stone wall or a huge, strategically placed slab. They provide year round interest when your perennials die back in the winter, whether you use them low and wide to emulate anchors, or tall and skinny as sentinels; they provide stunning accents within the garden architecture.<br /><br />The staple favourite of natural garden ornaments here in Porrtugal is the terracotta pot. 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Ecossistemas , Arqª. Paisagística e Jardinagem<br />Etiquetas: Garten Design Gartendesign Gartengestaltung Gartenplanung Landschaftsarchitektur Landschaftsplanung Pflanzenschutz Schädlingsbekämpfung<br /><br /><br /><br />Rustic walls to gardens / garden walls /rock gardens<br />Irrigation Services<br /><br /><br />We offer a host of onsite services that provide the necessary information to best manage your system. These services include onsite inventory, data collection, database programming, assessments, audits and surveys.<br />Data Collection Provides Comprehensive Reporting<br /><br />Rain Bird Services Data Collection service provides comprehensive reporting of system performance parameters that are required to fully program your site’s Central Control System, whether it be a Rain Bird system or one from another manufacturer.<br />When you choose our Data Collection service, Rain Bird Services will:<br />Review as-built irrigation drawings<br />Perform a site walk and system performance assessment run-through<br />Perform a detailed review of irrigation equipment on a zone-by-zone basis from drawings and system performance assessments<br />Provide a written reporting of zone data, which includes an overall description of<br />sprinkler models, head spacing, nozzle type, operating pressure, estimated uniformity, crop type and the crop co-efficient<br />Provide written reporting of site level data by Cluster Control Units (CCU), which includes soil type and average root depth<br />Provide written reporting of hydraulic data, which includes Point of Connection (POC) size, static pressure, pump station capacity and boost and mainline size for each flow zone<br />Installation Services<br /><br />Proper installation is critical in ensuring the maximum service life from your irrigation control system and the health of your landscape. Our Service Engineers understand today’s complex systems and are experts in multiple trade disciplines.<br />Our experience shows us that many times the challenges customers have with their central control system can be traced to improper installation of these complex components. Many hours of aggravation and lost opportunities for savings can cause customers to become frustrated with their system. Factory installation solves this problem. The system will be working and delivering the benefits you purchased when you have Rain Bird Services install your system.<br /><br /><br />Now Available: Optimum PRO Service Plan<br /><br />With an Optimum PRO service plan, Rain Bird pump station operators experience increased operational flexibility, save time, better control maintenance costs, and get support from RBSC’s expert team to optimize station performance. As a powerful remote problem diagnostic, resolution, management, and monitoring service with all of the preventative maintenance and discount savings benefits of our Optimum PM plan, station operators now have a new way to manage their Rain Bird pump stations.<br />Our innovative approach to remote management allows operators to utilize our service team for everything from remote problem resolution to preventative monitoring, programming updates and more!<br /><br /><br />Optimum Plans for Your Rain Bird Pump Station<br /><br />Our Optimum PM and Optimum PRO service plans help you save money and time, protect your pump station, and maximize station up-time. Get the best performance from your station with our Optimum series service plans.<br /><br />Design Services<br /><br />Our skilled irrigation design specialists will design and select the proper irrigation equipment and supplies, and arrange everything to deliver irrigation water uniformly to the landscape in the proper amounts and at the proper times.<br /><br />Ecossistemas , Arqª. Paisagística e Jardinagem<br />Etiquetas: algarve All aspectos of landscaping or garden services and irrigation át. Algarve and alentejo automatic irrigation system irrigação projectos de rega rega automatica sistemas de rega<br /><br /><br />#Muros de Pedra #Stone Walls<br />O truque de uma Muralha sólida é a sua base, e o sistema de drenagem e o tipo de pedra utilizado como matéria prima<br />Os nossos trabalhos podem ser vistos por todo o Algarve com maior incidência na zona da Quinta do Lago em aldeamentos como todo o Algarve.<br /><br />Muros e Muralhas de Pedra têm uma grande utilidade para aproveitamento e limitação de área.<br />Construídos com Pedra de Lage original da Serra Algarvia, os muros de pedra permitem criar ambientes fantásticos para delinear e aproveitar espaços em jardins, parques e avenidas.<br />São muito utilizados em moradias e aldeamentos, com o objectivo de embelezar, delinear áreas da propriedade e aumentar áreas úteis, assim com:<br />Suporte de Taludes,<br />Decoração de Fachadas,<br />Aproveitamento de Áreas de Terreno,<br />Aumento de Cotas,<br />Construção de Zonas de Lazer,<br />Rock Gardens,<br />e muito mais!<br /><br /><br />A utilização de Relva Artificial para a criação de Relvados Artificiais em jardins tem grandes vantagens:<br />O Jardim mantém um aspecto saudável e tratado todo o ano, mesmo em alturas de seca ou frio extremo (geada)<br />A poupança em água é significativa, uma vez que a relva artificial não necessita de rega, beneficiando assim também o meio ambiente<br />A relva artificial proporciona espaços limpos de lazer para utilização por crianças, sem preocupação de sujidade de lamas ou terras<br />O Relvado Artificial tem garantia de mais de 18 anos contra deterioração das cores.<br />A relva artificial é a solução para criar espaços agradáveis com o mínimo de manutenção.<br />Com centenas de jardins instalados com relvados artificiais, a opinião dos clientes tem sido bastante positiva.<br /><br />O facto de conseguir manter um jardim com aspecto arranjado e limpo todo o ano, sem necessidade de manutenção é uma das razões que leva, cada vez mais, a optar por esta solução para jardim.<br /><br /><br />A forma de manter o seu espaço verde todo o ano, muito utilizado e indicado para:<br /> Zonas e Espaços de Lazer<br /> Campos de Futebol<br /> Canteiros de Plantas<br /> Jardins junto a Piscinas<br /> Entradas de Hotéis<br /> Jardins de Moradias<br /><br />Relva Sintética Desportiva todos os tipos de desporto:<br /> Futebol<br /> Ténis<br /> Golfes<br /> Putty Greens<br /> Campos Desportivos<br /><br />The market for artificial grass is growing quickly. Driven by a combination of better manufacturing techniques combined with an increasing awareness of the longer term environmental and economic benefits. Originally it was limited to large sports clubs but now you are just as likely to see it on your neighbour’s garden.<br />The benefits really fall into 3 distinct groups:-<br />1. Lifestyle and ease of use. There is no doubt at all that in our busy lives time becomes more precious as we seek to juggle all our responsibilities. Mowing the lawn can take 2 to 3 hours out of your week and that is for a normal size garden. Artificial grass needs very little maintenance and can free up a lot of time. It is worth mentioning two distinct types of users who also find it very valuable:-<br />a. Older people who cannot physically mow their lawns.<br />b. Holiday home owners who are not always “on site” to look after their lawns.<br />2. Environmental issues. As our weather grows warmer there will be more pressure on restricting water usage. Hose pipe restrictions can really destroy a natural lawn, but artificial grass will not be affected. Another benefit from artificial grass is that it actively helps the environment. As well as substantially reducing water usage we also get<br />a. No carbon emissions from petrol driven lawn mowers.<br /><br />b. No fertilisers needed.<br /><br />c. Pollution from water run off carrying chemicals into the drains is minimised.<br /><br />3. Special circumstances. It always surprises people to know the varied circumstances when artificial grass can be beneficial. Here is a brief list:<br /><br />a. Dog runs. It can’t be dug up, its easy to clean and keep sterile and there will be no muddy paws. This makes it a favourite at dog kennels.<br />b. Swimming pools. Very useful as ground cover beyond the “splash back” area. No muddy areas to carry dust and dirt into the pool, no ruts from the sun loungers and stays green whatever the weather.<br />c. Roof gardens. If your roof is not strong enough to support a natural turf cover then artificial grass will fill in very nicely. It also means that you don’t need to worry about the grass clippings.<br />d. High wear and tear areas. Very often, especially with children, you can end up with parts of the garden where constant usage will not allow grass to grow properly and bald patches which can turn to mud cause real problems. Carefully laid artificial grass can blend in with surrounding features and help overcome this.<br />e. Event management. We have often seen artificial grass used when there are a going to be a lot of people in the garden. A good example would be if a marquee was planned.<br /><br />Disadvantages of artificial grass.<br />In the American south, with their extreme weather conditions it can sometimes seem a little odd when you get the baked dry yard of one house right next to bright green of a neighbour who has laid artificial grass. Fortunately for the United Kingdom we have not yet had the extreme hot weather of Texas and Arizona!<br />Other disadvantages? Well to be honest there aren’t any. Price wise it can is usually less than paving or other artificial coverings and when you measure the investment over the life of the grass it can in fact work out cheaper than laying and maintaining natural turf.<br />Things you might not know about artificial grass<br />Some artificial grass needs an infill, this is usually sand or rubber crumb. If rubber is used then it has probably come from shredded car tyres! You can also buy artificial grass which doesn’t need an infill.<br />Artificial grass was originally designed for sports pitches and sold under the name of astro turf in the USA. The early versions were not very successful but more recent changes have resulted in artificial grass being adopted by very large sports clubs. In particular for their training pitches as the annual hours of pitch usage can be increased substantially.<br />You can now buy artificial grass cut like carpet tiles. This is often seen with coloured grass, for instance terracotta tiles. This allows you to have designer coloured pathways and
Ecossistemas , Arqª. Paisagística e Jardinagem<br />Etiquetas: Garten Design Gartendesign Gartengestaltung Gartenplanung Landschaftsarchitektur Landschaftsplanung Pflanzenschutz Schädlingsbekämpfung<br /><br /><br /><br />Rustic walls to gardens / garden walls /rock gardens<br />Irrigation Services<br /><br /><br />We offer a host of onsite services that provide the necessary information to best manage your system. These services include onsite inventory, data collection, database programming, assessments, audits and surveys.<br />Data Collection Provides Comprehensive Reporting<br /><br />Rain Bird Services Data Collection service provides comprehensive reporting of system performance parameters that are required to fully program your site’s Central Control System, whether it be a Rain Bird system or one from another manufacturer.<br />When you choose our Data Collection service, Rain Bird Services will:<br />Review as-built irrigation drawings<br />Perform a site walk and system performance assessment run-through<br />Perform a detailed review of irrigation equipment on a zone-by-zone basis from drawings and system performance assessments<br />Provide a written reporting of zone data, which includes an overall description of<br />sprinkler models, head spacing, nozzle type, operating pressure, estimated uniformity, crop type and the crop co-efficient<br />Provide written reporting of site level data by Cluster Control Units (CCU), which includes soil type and average root depth<br />Provide written reporting of hydraulic data, which includes Point of Connection (POC) size, static pressure, pump station capacity and boost and mainline size for each flow zone<br />Installation Services<br /><br />Proper installation is critical in ensuring the maximum service life from your irrigation control system and the health of your landscape. Our Service Engineers understand today’s complex systems and are experts in multiple trade disciplines.<br />Our experience shows us that many times the challenges customers have with their central control system can be traced to improper installation of these complex components. Many hours of aggravation and lost opportunities for savings can cause customers to become frustrated with their system. Factory installation solves this problem. The system will be working and delivering the benefits you purchased when you have Rain Bird Services install your system.<br /><br /><br />Now Available: Optimum PRO Service Plan<br /><br />With an Optimum PRO service plan, Rain Bird pump station operators experience increased operational flexibility, save time, better control maintenance costs, and get support from RBSC’s expert team to optimize station performance. As a powerful remote problem diagnostic, resolution, management, and monitoring service with all of the preventative maintenance and discount savings benefits of our Optimum PM plan, station operators now have a new way to manage their Rain Bird pump stations.<br />Our innovative approach to remote management allows operators to utilize our service team for everything from remote problem resolution to preventative monitoring, programming updates and more!<br /><br /><br />Optimum Plans for Your Rain Bird Pump Station<br /><br />Our Optimum PM and Optimum PRO service plans help you save money and time, protect your pump station, and maximize station up-time. Get the best performance from your station with our Optimum series service plans.<br /><br />Design Services<br /><br />Our skilled irrigation design specialists will design and select the proper irrigation equipment and supplies, and arrange everything to deliver irrigation water uniformly to the landscape in the proper amounts and at the proper times.<br /><br />Ecossistemas , Arqª. Paisagística e Jardinagem<br />Etiquetas: algarve All aspectos of landscaping or garden services and irrigation át. Algarve and alentejo automatic irrigation system irrigação projectos de rega rega automatica sistemas de rega<br /><br /><br />#Muros de Pedra #Stone Walls<br />O truque de uma Muralha sólida é a sua base, e o sistema de drenagem e o tipo de pedra utilizado como matéria prima<br />Os nossos trabalhos podem ser vistos por todo o Algarve com maior incidência na zona da Quinta do Lago em aldeamentos como todo o Algarve.<br /><br />Muros e Muralhas de Pedra têm uma grande utilidade para aproveitamento e limitação de área.<br />Construídos com Pedra de Lage original da Serra Algarvia, os muros de pedra permitem criar ambientes fantásticos para delinear e aproveitar espaços em jardins, parques e avenidas.<br />São muito utilizados em moradias e aldeamentos, com o objectivo de embelezar, delinear áreas da propriedade e aumentar áreas úteis, assim com:<br />Suporte de Taludes,<br />Decoração de Fachadas,<br />Aproveitamento de Áreas de Terreno,<br />Aumento de Cotas,<br />Construção de Zonas de Lazer,<br />Rock Gardens,<br />e muito mais!<br /><br /><br />A utilização de Relva Artificial para a criação de Relvados Artificiais em jardins tem grandes vantagens:<br />O Jardim mantém um aspecto saudável e tratado todo o ano, mesmo em alturas de seca ou frio extremo (geada)<br />A poupança em água é significativa, uma vez que a relva artificial não necessita de rega, beneficiando assim também o meio ambiente<br />A relva artificial proporciona espaços limpos de lazer para utilização por crianças, sem preocupação de sujidade de lamas ou terras<br />O Relvado Artificial tem garantia de mais de 18 anos contra deterioração das cores.<br />A relva artificial é a solução para criar espaços agradáveis com o mínimo de manutenção.<br />Com centenas de jardins instalados com relvados artificiais, a opinião dos clientes tem sido bastante positiva.<br /><br />O facto de conseguir manter um jardim com aspecto arranjado e limpo todo o ano, sem necessidade de manutenção é uma das razões que leva, cada vez mais, a optar por esta solução para jardim.<br /><br /><br />A forma de manter o seu espaço verde todo o ano, muito utilizado e indicado para:<br /> Zonas e Espaços de Lazer<br /> Campos de Futebol<br /> Canteiros de Plantas<br /> Jardins junto a Piscinas<br /> Entradas de Hotéis<br /> Jardins de Moradias<br /><br />Relva Sintética Desportiva todos os tipos de desporto:<br /> Futebol<br /> Ténis<br /> Golfes<br /> Putty Greens<br /> Campos Desportivos<br /><br />The market for artificial grass is growing quickly. Driven by a combination of better manufacturing techniques combined with an increasing awareness of the longer term environmental and economic benefits. Originally it was limited to large sports clubs but now you are just as likely to see it on your neighbour’s garden.<br />The benefits really fall into 3 distinct groups:-<br />1. Lifestyle and ease of use. There is no doubt at all that in our busy lives time becomes more precious as we seek to juggle all our responsibilities. Mowing the lawn can take 2 to 3 hours out of your week and that is for a normal size garden. Artificial grass needs very little maintenance and can free up a lot of time. It is worth mentioning two distinct types of users who also find it very valuable:-<br />a. Older people who cannot physically mow their lawns.<br />b. Holiday home owners who are not always “on site” to look after their lawns.<br />2. Environmental issues. As our weather grows warmer there will be more pressure on restricting water usage. Hose pipe restrictions can really destroy a natural lawn, but artificial grass will not be affected. Another benefit from artificial grass is that it actively helps the environment. As well as substantially reducing water usage we also get<br />a. No carbon emissions from petrol driven lawn mowers.<br /><br />b. No fertilisers needed.<br /><br />c. Pollution from water run off carrying chemicals into the drains is minimised.<br /><br />3. Special circumstances. It always surprises people to know the varied circumstances when artificial grass can be beneficial. Here is a brief list:<br /><br />a. Dog runs. It can’t be dug up, its easy to clean and keep sterile and there will be no muddy paws. This makes it a favourite at dog kennels.<br />b. Swimming pools. Very useful as ground cover beyond the “splash back” area. No muddy areas to carry dust and dirt into the pool, no ruts from the sun loungers and stays green whatever the weather.<br />c. Roof gardens. If your roof is not strong enough to support a natural turf cover then artificial grass will fill in very nicely. It also means that you don’t need to worry about the grass clippings.<br />d. High wear and tear areas. Very often, especially with children, you can end up with parts of the garden where constant usage will not allow grass to grow properly and bald patches which can turn to mud cause real problems. Carefully laid artificial grass can blend in with surrounding features and help overcome this.<br />e. Event management. We have often seen artificial grass used when there are a going to be a lot of people in the garden. A good example would be if a marquee was planned.<br /><br />Disadvantages of artificial grass.<br />In the American south, with their extreme weather conditions it can sometimes seem a little odd when you get the baked dry yard of one house right next to bright green of a neighbour who has laid artificial grass. Fortunately for the United Kingdom we have not yet had the extreme hot weather of Texas and Arizona!<br />Other disadvantages? Well to be honest there aren’t any. Price wise it can is usually less than paving or other artificial coverings and when you measure the investment over the life of the grass it can in fact work out cheaper than laying and maintaining natural turf.<br />Things you might not know about artificial grass<br />Some artificial grass needs an infill, this is usually sand or rubber crumb. If rubber is used then it has probably come from shredded car tyres! You can also buy artificial grass which doesn’t need an infill.<br />Artificial grass was originally designed for sports pitches and sold under the name of astro turf in the USA. The early versions were not very successful but more recent changes have resulted in artificial grass being adopted by very large sports clubs. In particular for their training pitches as the annual hours of pitch usage can be increased substantially.<br />You can now buy artificial grass cut like carpet tiles. This is often seen with coloured grass, for instance terracotta tiles. This allows you to have designer coloured pathways and
Rustic walls to gardens / garden walls /rock gardens<br /><br />Irrigation Services<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />We offer a host of onsite services that provide the necessary information to best manage your system. These services include onsite inventory, data collection, database programming, assessments, audits and surveys.<br />Data Collection Provides Comprehensive Reporting<br /><br />Rain Bird Services Data Collection service provides comprehensive reporting of system performance parameters that are required to fully program your site’s Central Control System, whether it be a Rain Bird system or one from another manufacturer.<br />When you choose our Data Collection service, Rain Bird Services will:<br />Review as-built irrigation drawings<br />Perform a site walk and system performance assessment run-through<br />Perform a detailed review of irrigation equipment on a zone-by-zone basis from drawings and system performance assessments<br />Provide a written reporting of zone data, which includes an overall description of<br />sprinkler models, head spacing, nozzle type, operating pressure, estimated uniformity, crop type and the crop co-efficient<br />Provide written reporting of site level data by Cluster Control Units (CCU), which includes soil type and average root depth<br />Provide written reporting of hydraulic data, which includes Point of Connection (POC) size, static pressure, pump station capacity and boost and mainline size for each flow zone<br />Installation Services<br /><br />Proper installation is critical in ensuring the maximum service life from your irrigation control system and the health of your landscape. Our Service Engineers understand today’s complex systems and are experts in multiple trade disciplines.<br />Our experience shows us that many times the challenges customers have with their central control system can be traced to improper installation of these complex components. Many hours of aggravation and lost opportunities for savings can cause customers to become frustrated with their system. Factory installation solves this problem. The system will be working and delivering the benefits you purchased when you have Rain Bird Services install your system.<br /><br /><br />Now Available: Optimum PRO Service Plan<br /><br /><br />With an Optimum PRO service plan, Rain Bird pump station operators experience increased operational flexibility, save time, better control maintenance costs, and get support from RBSC’s expert team to optimize station performance. As a powerful remote problem diagnostic, resolution, management, and monitoring service with all of the preventative maintenance and discount savings benefits of our Optimum PM plan, station operators now have a new way to manage their Rain Bird pump stations.<br />Our innovative approach to remote management allows operators to utilize our service team for everything from remote problem resolution to preventative monitoring, programming updates and more!<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Optimum Plans for Your Rain Bird Pump Station<br /><br />Our Optimum PM and Optimum PRO service plans help you save money and time, protect your pump station, and maximize station up-time. Get the best performance from your station with our Optimum series service plans.<br /><br />Design Services<br /><br />Our skilled irrigation design specialists will design and select the proper irrigation equipment and supplies, and arrange everything to deliver irrigation water uniformly to the landscape in the proper amounts and at the proper times.<br /><br /><br />Publicado 30th January 2014 por Ecossistemas , Arqª. Paisagística e Jardinagem<br />Etiquetas: algarve All aspectos of landscaping or garden services and irrigation át. Algarve and alentejo automatic irrigation system irrigação projectos de rega rega automatica sistemas de rega<br /><br /><br />#Muros de Pedra #Stone Walls<br />O truque de uma Muralha sólida é a sua base, e o sistema de drenagem e o tipo de pedra utilizado como matéria prima<br />Os nossos trabalhos podem ser vistos por todo o Algarve com maior incidência na zona da Quinta do Lago em aldeamentos como todo o Algarve.<br /><br />Muros e Muralhas de Pedra têm uma grande utilidade para aproveitamento e limitação de área.<br />Construídos com Pedra de Lage original da Serra Algarvia, os muros de pedra permitem criar ambientes fantásticos para delinear e aproveitar espaços em jardins, parques e avenidas.<br />São muito utilizados em moradias e aldeamentos, com o objectivo de embelezar, delinear áreas da propriedade e aumentar áreas úteis, assim com:<br /> Suporte de Taludes,<br /> Decoração de Fachadas,<br /> Aproveitamento de Áreas de Terreno,<br /> Aumento de Cotas,<br /> Construção de Zonas de Lazer,<br /> Rock Gardens,<br /> e muito mais!<br />A utilização de Relva Artificial para a criação de Relvados Artificiais em jardins tem grandes vantagens<br /><br />A utilização de Relva Artificial para a criação de Relvados Artificiais em jardins tem grandes vantagens:<br /> O Jardim mantém um aspecto saudável e tratado todo o ano, mesmo em alturas de seca ou frio extremo (geada)<br /> A poupança em água é significativa, uma vez que a relva artificial não necessita de rega, beneficiando assim também o meio ambiente<br /> A relva artificial proporciona espaços limpos de lazer para utilização por crianças, sem preocupação de sujidade de lamas ou terras<br /> O Relvado Artificial tem garantia de mais de 18 anos contra deterioração das cores.<br />A relva artificial é a solução para criar espaços agradáveis com o mínimo de manutenção.<br />Com centenas de jardins instalados com relvados artificiais, a opinião dos clientes tem sido bastante positiva.<br /><br />O facto de conseguir manter um jardim com aspecto arranjado e limpo todo o ano, sem necessidade de manutenção é uma das razões que leva, cada vez mais, a optar por esta solução para jardim.<br /><br /><br />A forma de manter o seu espaço verde todo o ano, muito utilizado e indicado para:<br /> Zonas e Espaços de Lazer<br /> Campos de Futebol<br /> Canteiros de Plantas<br /> Jardins junto a Piscinas<br /> Entradas de Hotéis<br /> Jardins de Moradias<br /><br />Relva Sintética Desportiva todos os tipos de desporto:<br /> Futebol<br /> Ténis<br /> Golfes<br /> Putty Greens<br /> Campos Desportivos<br /><br />The market for artificial grass is growing quickly. Driven by a combination of better manufacturing techniques combined with an increasing awareness of the longer term environmental and economic benefits. Originally it was limited to large sports clubs but now you are just as likely to see it on your neighbour’s garden.<br />The benefits really fall into 3 distinct groups:-<br />1. Lifestyle and ease of use. There is no doubt at all that in our busy lives time becomes more precious as we seek to juggle all our responsibilities. Mowing the lawn can take 2 to 3 hours out of your week and that is for a normal size garden. Artificial grass needs very little maintenance and can free up a lot of time. It is worth mentioning two distinct types of users who also find it very valuable:-<br />a. Older people who cannot physically mow their lawns.<br />b. Holiday home owners who are not always “on site” to look after their lawns.<br />2. Environmental issues. As our weather grows warmer there will be more pressure on restricting water usage. Hose pipe restrictions can really destroy a natural lawn, but artificial grass will not be affected. Another benefit from artificial grass is that it actively helps the environment. As well as substantially reducing water usage we also get<br />a. No carbon emissions from petrol driven lawn mowers.<br /><br />b. No fertilisers needed.<br /><br />c. Pollution from water run off carrying chemicals into the drains is minimised.<br /><br />3. Special circumstances. It always surprises people to know the varied circumstances when artificial grass can be beneficial. Here is a brief list:<br /><br />a. Dog runs. It can’t be dug up, its easy to clean and keep sterile and there will be no muddy paws. This makes it a favourite at dog kennels.<br />b. Swimming pools. Very useful as ground cover beyond the “splash back” area. No muddy areas to carry dust and dirt into the pool, no ruts from the sun loungers and stays green whatever the weather.<br />c. Roof gardens. If your roof is not strong enough to support a natural turf cover then artificial grass will fill in very nicely. It also means that you don’t need to worry about the grass clippings.<br />d. High wear and tear areas. Very often, especially with children, you can end up with parts of the garden where constant usage will not allow grass to grow properly and bald patches which can turn to mud cause real problems. Carefully laid artificial grass can blend in with surrounding features and help overcome this.<br />e. Event management. We have often seen artificial grass used when there are a going to be a lot of people in the garden. A good example would be if a marquee was planned.<br /><br />Disadvantages of artificial grass.<br />In the American south, with their extreme weather conditions it can sometimes seem a little odd when you get the baked dry yard of one house right next to bright green of a neighbour who has laid artificial grass. Fortunately for the United Kingdom we have not yet had the extreme hot weather of Texas and Arizona!<br />Other disadvantages? Well to be honest there aren’t any. Price wise it can is usually less than paving or other artificial coverings and when you measure the investment over the life of the grass it can in fact work out cheaper than laying and maintaining natural turf.<br />Things you might not know about artificial grass<br />Some artificial grass needs an infill, this is usually sand or rubber crumb. If rubber is used then it has probably come from shredded car tyres! You can also buy artificial grass which doesn’t need an infill.<br />Artificial grass was originally designed for sports pitches and sold under the name of astro turf in the USA. The early versions were not very successful but more recent changes have resulted in artificial grass being adopted by very large sports clubs. In particular for their training pitches as the annual hours of pitch usage can be increased substantially.<br />You can now buy artificial grass cut like carpet tiles. This is often seen with coloured grass, for instance terracotta tiles. This allows you to have designer coloured pathways and surrounds.<br />Publicado 19th
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HAND SKIMMER: A screen attached to a frame which is then attached to a telescopic pole used to remove large floating debris, such as leaves and bugs, from the water's surface.

HEATER: A fossil-fueled, electric or solar device used to heat the water of a pool, hot tub or hot tub.

NEUTRALIZER: A chemical used to make chlorine or bromine harmless. Used in test kits to counteract the bleaching effect of the chlorine or bromine in order to increase the accuracy of pool water tests. Sold as chlorine and bromine neutralizer, it is used to destroy excessive amounts of chlorine or bromine so the high levels will not affect swimmers.

OXIDIZER: A non-chlorine shocking compound that removes or destroys built-up contaminants and chloramines in pool water without raising chlorine levels.

PUMP: A mechanical device, usually powered by an electric motor, which causes hydraulic flow and pressure for the purpose of filtration, heating and circulation of pool and hot tub water. Typically, a centrifugal pump is used for pools, spas and hot tubs.

PUMP CAPACITY: The volume of liquid a pump is capable of moving during a specified period of time. This is usually listed in gallons per minute or gpm.

pH: Abbreviation for Potential Hydrogen. Indicates the level of acidity or alkalinity of water on a scale ranging from 0-15. A low pH can cause etched plaster, metal corrosion and eye irritation. A high pH can cause scale formation, chlorine inefficiency and eye irritation. The ideal range for pH in swimming pools is typically 7.4 to 7.6.

SANITIZERS: Chemical compounds designed to kill bacteria, algae and other living organisms. Also protects water from the effects of the sun.

SHOCK TREATMENT: The practice of adding significant amounts of an oxidizing chemical -- (usually non-chlorine oxidizers, such as sodium persulfate or potassium peroxymonosulfate) -- to the water to destroy ammonia and nitrogen compounds caused by swimmers, the environment and/or weather.

SKIMMER: A device installed through the wall of a pool or hot tub that is connected to the suction line of the pump that draws water and floating debris in the water flow from the surface without causing much flow restriction.

SKIMMER BASKET: A removable, slotted basket or strainer placed in the skimmer on the suction side of the pump, which is designed to trap floating debris in the water flow from the surface without causing flow restriction.

TEST KIT: An apparatus or device used to monitor specific chemical residuals, levels, constituents or demands in pool or hot tub water. The most common pool and hot tub water tests are: pH, total alkalinity, free available chlorine, water hardness, cyanuric acid, iron and copper.

TURBIDITY: The cloudy condition of the water due to the presence of extremely fine particles in suspension that cannot be trapped by the filter because they are too small. Adding a clarifier, such as an organic polymer or alum, will coagulate the particles and make the filter more efficient.

WATER CLARIFIER: Also called coagulant or flocculant . A chemical compound used to gather (coagulate or agglomerate) or to precipitate suspended particles so they may be removed by vacuuming or filtration. There are two types; inorganic salts of aluminum (alum) and other metals or water-soluble organic polyelectrolytes.

WEIR: The small floating "door" on the side of the skimmer that faces the water over which water flows on its way to the skimmer. Adjusts automatically to small changes in water level to assure a continuous flow of water to the skimmer. The weir also prevents debris from floating back into the pool after the pump shuts off. Also known as a skimmer weir.">GLOSSARY OF POOL TERMS from swimmingpool.com #poolcare<br /><br />AIR-RELIEF VALVE: A manually-operated  valve located at the top of a filter tank for relieving the pressure inside the filter and removing the air inside the filter (bleeding the filter). Also known as a pressure-relief valve.<br /><br />ALGAE: Microscopic plant-like organisms that contain chlorophyll. Algae is nourished by carbon dioxide (CO2) and use sunlight to carry out photosynthesis. It can be introduced by rain or wind and grows in colonies, producing nuisance masses. Algae can harbor bacteria and can be slippery. There are thousands of known species of algae. The most common types of algae found in pools are black, blue-green, green and mustard .<br /><br />ALGAECIDES: Chemical compounds designed to kill, prevent and control algae.<br /><br />AUTOMATIC POOL CLEANER: A pool maintenance system that will agitate and/or vacuum debris from the pool interior automatically.<br /><br />BACKFLOW: The backing up of water through a pipe in the direction opposite to normal flow.<br /><br />BACKWASH: The process of thoroughly cleaning the filter by reversing the flow of water through it with the dirt and rinse water going to waste.<br /><br />BALANCERS: Chemical compound designed to prevent corrosion and staining by balancing the pH, total alkalinity and calcium hardness in pool water.<br /><br />BROMIDE: A common term for a bromide salt used to supply bromide ions to the water so they may be oxidized or changed into hypobromous acid. Used as a disinfectant.<br /><br />BROMINE: A common name for a chemical compound containing bromine that is used as a disinfectant to destroy bacteria and algae in swimming pools and spas.<br /><br />CENTRIFUGAL PUMP: A pump consisting of an impeller fixed on a rotating shaft and enclosed in a casing or volute and having an inlet and a discharge connection. The rotating impeller creates pressure in the water by the velocity derived from the centrifugal force.<br /><br />CHECK VALVE: A mechanical device in a pipe that permits the flow of water or air in one direction only.<br /><br />CHEMICAL FEEDER: A device that dispenses chemicals into pool or hot tub water at a predetermined rate. Some dispense chlorine or bromine while others dispense pH-adjusting chemicals.<br /><br />CHLORINE NEUTRALIZER: A chemical used to make chlorine harmless. Used in test kits to counteract the bleaching effect of the chlorine or bromine in order to increase the accuracy of pool water tests. Sold as chlorine and bromine neutralizer, it is used to destroy excessive amounts of chlorine or bromine so the high levels will not affect swimmers.<br /><br />CHLORINE: A term used to describe any type of chlorine compound used as a disinfectant in swimming pool and hot tub water or to kill, destroy or control bacteria and algae. In addition, chlorine oxidizes ammonia and nitrogen compounds cause by swimmers.<br /><br />COPING: The cap or top lip on the pool or hot tub wall that provides a finished edge around the pool or spa.<br /><br />CORROSION: The etching, pitting or eating away of the pool or hot tub or equipment. Can be caused by improper water balance, misuse of acid or acidic products or from soft water.<br /><br />COVER, SOLAR: A cover that, when placed on the water's surface of a pool, hot tub or hot tub, increases the water temperature by absorption and transmission of solar radiation; reduces evaporation and prevents debris from entering the water.<br /><br />D.E.: Diatomaceous Earth — a porous substance used in certain types of pool filters.<br /><br />DRAIN: This term usually refers to a plumbing fitting installed on the suction side of the pump in pools, spas and hot tubs. Sometimes called the main drain, it is located in the deepest part of the pool, hot tub or hot tub. It does not function like a drain on a kitchen sink. Pool main drains do not allow the water to drain to waste but rather connect to the pump for circulation and filtration.<br /><br />FIBERGLASS: Finespun filaments of glass which are available in a rope or mat form. When used in a process with polyester resins, catalysts and hardeners, can be formed or molded into pools and spas.<br /><br />FILTER: A device that removes dissolved or suspended particles from water by recirculating the water through a porous substance (a filter medium or element). The three types of filters used in pools and spas are sand, cartridge and D.E. (diatomaceous earth).<br /><br />FILTRATION RATE: The rate at which the water is traveling through the filter, expressed in U.S. gallons per minute (gpm) per square foot of filter area.<br /><br />FLOW RATE: The quantity of water flowing past a designated point within a specified time, such as the number of gallons flowing past a point in 1 minute — also known as gallons per minute or gpm.<br /><br />GUNITE: A mixture of cement and sand sprayed onto contoured and supported surfaces to build a pool. Gunite is mixed and pumped to the site dry, and water is added at the point of application. Plaster is usually applied over the gunite.<br /><br />GUTTER: An overflow trough at the edge of the pool through which floating debris, oil and other
HAND SKIMMER: A screen attached to a frame which is then attached to a telescopic pole used to remove large floating debris, such as leaves and bugs, from the water's surface.

HEATER: A fossil-fueled, electric or solar device used to heat the water of a pool, hot tub or hot tub.

NEUTRALIZER: A chemical used to make chlorine or bromine harmless. Used in test kits to counteract the bleaching effect of the chlorine or bromine in order to increase the accuracy of pool water tests. Sold as chlorine and bromine neutralizer, it is used to destroy excessive amounts of chlorine or bromine so the high levels will not affect swimmers.

OXIDIZER: A non-chlorine shocking compound that removes or destroys built-up contaminants and chloramines in pool water without raising chlorine levels.

PUMP: A mechanical device, usually powered by an electric motor, which causes hydraulic flow and pressure for the purpose of filtration, heating and circulation of pool and hot tub water. Typically, a centrifugal pump is used for pools, spas and hot tubs.

PUMP CAPACITY: The volume of liquid a pump is capable of moving during a specified period of time. This is usually listed in gallons per minute or gpm.

pH: Abbreviation for Potential Hydrogen. Indicates the level of acidity or alkalinity of water on a scale ranging from 0-15. A low pH can cause etched plaster, metal corrosion and eye irritation. A high pH can cause scale formation, chlorine inefficiency and eye irritation. The ideal range for pH in swimming pools is typically 7.4 to 7.6.

SANITIZERS: Chemical compounds designed to kill bacteria, algae and other living organisms. Also protects water from the effects of the sun.

SHOCK TREATMENT: The practice of adding significant amounts of an oxidizing chemical -- (usually non-chlorine oxidizers, such as sodium persulfate or potassium peroxymonosulfate) -- to the water to destroy ammonia and nitrogen compounds caused by swimmers, the environment and/or weather.

SKIMMER: A device installed through the wall of a pool or hot tub that is connected to the suction line of the pump that draws water and floating debris in the water flow from the surface without causing much flow restriction.

SKIMMER BASKET: A removable, slotted basket or strainer placed in the skimmer on the suction side of the pump, which is designed to trap floating debris in the water flow from the surface without causing flow restriction.

TEST KIT: An apparatus or device used to monitor specific chemical residuals, levels, constituents or demands in pool or hot tub water. The most common pool and hot tub water tests are: pH, total alkalinity, free available chlorine, water hardness, cyanuric acid, iron and copper.

TURBIDITY: The cloudy condition of the water due to the presence of extremely fine particles in suspension that cannot be trapped by the filter because they are too small. Adding a clarifier, such as an organic polymer or alum, will coagulate the particles and make the filter more efficient.

WATER CLARIFIER: Also called coagulant or flocculant . A chemical compound used to gather (coagulate or agglomerate) or to precipitate suspended particles so they may be removed by vacuuming or filtration. There are two types; inorganic salts of aluminum (alum) and other metals or water-soluble organic polyelectrolytes.

WEIR: The small floating "door" on the side of the skimmer that faces the water over which water flows on its way to the skimmer. Adjusts automatically to small changes in water level to assure a continuous flow of water to the skimmer. The weir also prevents debris from floating back into the pool after the pump shuts off. Also known as a skimmer weir." src="http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_YVGoM2U948/VMBogqxdinI/AAAAAAAAAJg/BDcNpueC0WI/14389.jpg" width="100" height="100" />
6. Blow out all return jet pipes, skimmer, and main drain line using an air compressor or shop vac.
7. Put duct tape on all exposed pipes to prevent anything from getting into them. Use a lot of tape, it’s cheap!
8. Remove rope and floats from pool and put with the rest of the supplies.
9. Mix any granular winterizing chemicals in a bucket so that they are totally dissolved. Dump mixture into the pool. You want to avoid any un-dissolved granules from settling on the pool floor and staining the liner.
10. Place the cover on the pool.">Inground Pool Closing ( Winterizing )<br />1. Locate all your winterizing supplies. This should include the cover, the water tubes, the plugs for the skimmers, and return jets and your winterizing chemicals. You will also need an air compressor or a powerful shop vac.<br />2. Backwash the filter very well to clean it out.<br />3. Disconnect your pump and filter. Make sure that pump is totally drained out of any water. Turn pump upside down once to make sure!<br />4. If there is a heater, drain it and make sure there is no sitting water inside.<br />5. Unscrew and loosen any quick disconnect fittings or unions at your pump and filter system. Remember, the name of the game is 6. Blow out all return jet pipes, skimmer, and main drain line using an air compressor or shop vac.
7. Put duct tape on all exposed pipes to prevent anything from getting into them. Use a lot of tape, it’s cheap!
8. Remove rope and floats from pool and put with the rest of the supplies.
9. Mix any granular winterizing chemicals in a bucket so that they are totally dissolved. Dump mixture into the pool. You want to avoid any un-dissolved granules from settling on the pool floor and staining the liner.
10. Place the cover on the pool." src="http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fjY3BXxpYLM/VFTbuKsLv4I/AAAAAAAAAh0/yGq0e0dNUEc/7od5v.jpg" width="100" height="100" />
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A Pool Owner’s Guide to the Winter Months At Elite Swimming Pool & Spa Service, clients receive a comprehensive approach to their aboveground and in-ground pool cleaning needs. The affordable maintenance, repair, and cleaning programs organized by Elite Swimming Pool & Spa Service allow individuals to enjoy owning a pool without having to put in manual labor themselves. Some pool owners may want to decommission their pool during the winter months, and there are some steps to take so as to ensure maximum cleanliness throughout the cold season. 1. First, consult your pool owner’s manual, if you have one. This will contain the most individualized information for your pool. 2. All water should be drained from the pool’s pump, filter, heater, hoses, pipes, and inline chlorinators. 3. Remove all in-pool machinery like automatic cleaners. 4. Install winterizing plugs to fill the skimmer, vacuum line, and return line in the pool. 5. Cover the pool with a solid pool cover so that no outside debris gets into the water. There is no need to add chemicals to the water if no foreign objects enter the pool. A more comprehensive winter program may be necessary depending on your type of pool and your climate. Be sure to consult a local service for more help if needed.

Drains are normally designed to reduce the chances of entrapment, but In 2011, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and eight manufacturers issued recalls for certain models of swimming pool drain covers that had been incorrectly rated and could pose a risk. If you never checked your cover or didn't own a pool at the time the recall was issued, it's worth the time to make sure that your pool cover isn't on the list. If you have to swim close to it to check, make sure that the pump is off at the time.

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Drains are normally designed to reduce the chances of entrapment, but In 2011, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and eight manufacturers issued recalls for certain models of swimming pool drain covers that had been incorrectly rated and could pose a risk. If you never checked your cover or didn't own a pool at the time the recall was issued, it's worth the time to make sure that your pool cover isn't on the list. If you have to swim close to it to check, make sure that the pump is off at the time.

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This is a great example of how you can set up your own water feature. Here we've used a pebble pool which is complete with a lid, a Bermuda 770 feature pump, one bag of gravel and an Indian Rainbow Stone water feature. All of this for just £124.99 and you can site it wherever you like, you could sink the sump into the ground or keep it above ground. It's easy to keep clean too, just use a pack of Bermuda Pebble Pool Fresh.<br /><br />Come and see us at our Sutton Coldfield Branch, address below or visit us online at www.gardensite.co.uk<br /><br />Hall's Aquatic Superstore, 211 Chester Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5BD. FREE Car parking on site and The Garden Room Coffee Shop.
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It's finally that time of year again! Time to get your swimming pool up and running for the season!<br /><br />Summertime is when you finally get to take full advantage of your inground pool. Reopening your pool properly can make for a fun and safe summer. First, you have to remove your pool’s cover, being careful to use the leaf net to remove any foliage that has collected on it. Immediately after you remove the pool cover, wash it, dry it, and store it away for future use. Next, make sure that your pool is at the appropriate water level. If not, pump water into it. You should also remove any freeze plugs and other equipment used to prevent freezing.<br /><br />Understanding the steps necessary to properly reopen your inground pool can help you get your summer off to the right start. Once the water level is restored and the foliage cleared out of the way, your backyard is sure to become the relaxation destination for your friends and family. If you want to learn more about how to reopen your pool for the summertime, call Juliano’s Pools at (860) 896-5096.


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Many people don't realize that they may face serious wildfire danger. But if your clients live in the foothills, grasslands or mountains of states like Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming, they are at risk. According to the ...

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Hartford Pool Won't Open This Summer - Valley News



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Fountain ideas for your Algarv...

Fountain ideas for your Algarve garden<br /><br />Just a simple small water feature, be it made from granite, marble or bamboo, is enough even for a small to medium sized garden.<br />Set on a water retaining vessel which is disguised and buried below ground, plus a small pump set to a timer, and you can experience the relaxing sound of trickling water throughout the day.<br /><br />Gate and fencing options for your garden<br /><br />Fencing and enclosures are essential in determining your boundaries as well as maximizing security. But within a landscape design, they can also act as great wind barriers and sun-traps, enabling you to grow your favourite climbers or delicate shrubs.<br /><br />Mortared or dry stone walls, bespoke wooden trellis designs or simple chain-link fencing can be constructed to suit your specific needs.<br /><br />We have a large portfolio of design and concepts that will further enhance your Portuguese garden. Contact us for more information.<br /><br />Decking ideas for your Portuguese garden<br /><br />A decking area is a perfect setting for al-fresco dining, be it overlooking a panoramic view on your roof terrace, a space for entertaining or an extra space for sun-loungers around the pool.<br /><br />It's also an ideal solution to cover over old tiles, concrete or a troublesome patch of weeds or grass.<br />There is a whole spectrum of materials on offer these days from pre-prepared pine panelling; ipe (Brazilian Walnut) decking strips or the maintenance free composite that comes in a whole range of different colours. So plenty of options to suit all budgets and tastes.<br /><br />Steps, fascias and lighting can all be incorporated to make this chilled out area, more relaxed and convenient for all hours of the day and night.<br /><br />Pergolas and trellises for your Portuguese garden<br /><br />Pergolas and gazebos offer plenty of structural height and architecture to your Portuguese garden. We often use them as entrances or doorways to another part or theme of your garden landscape design.<br />They can be designed from pine, eucalyptus or chestnut in a modern or rustic style that blends in superbly with your overall concept. As well as providing height, they are great for incorporating shade with the addition of trailing a whole host of colourful twining climbers or vines.<br /><br />Honeysuckle, jasmine, passion flowers, pyrostegia or pandoras love weaving amongst the wooden frames and bring sparkles of colour and divine heady scents that will light up your garden.<br /><br />From a small entrance pathway, a shady car park area or meadering maze, we can create something to suit all bugets and tastes.<br /><br />Furnishing your Portuguese Garden<br /><br />Ornaments, statues, figurines, bird baths and gazebos; all enhance the finished product of a garden, whether they are situated at a focal point, as a surprise at the end of a meandering path, or simply as a decorative edge to a water feature. They give an extra dimension, serenity and often a mystical enhancement that entices you to spend more time enjoying your garden.<br /><br />We utilise raw materials on hand here in Portugal, and turn them into beautiful natural sculptures to grace any garden. Wood is plentiful in this part of the world and very sustainable – and we use eucalyptus, cork-oak and chestnut; pressure wash them, dry and treat them in a protective oil and the gnarled clumps of nature take on a complete architectural character of their own. Quite often we utilise parts of the wood that have decomposed, add soil and small aloes and agaves of even trailing geraniums. Hollowed out cork is an ideal candidate for this. With the cork oak being moisture retentive, you don’t even have to water it so much.<br /><br />Another form of stunning wooden architecture can be derived from driftwood or petrified wood. Years of battling winds or saturation from the salt water will carve an array of different shapes and forms into all types of wood. With just a simple bit of cleaning and protective varnish, they add a wonderfully esoteric dimension to your gravel beds and gardens.<br /><br />The other preferred favourite ornament material for the garden is stone, be it a natural stone wall or a huge, strategically placed slab. They provide year round interest when your perennials die back in the winter, whether you use them low and wide to emulate anchors, or tall and skinny as sentinels; they provide stunning accents within the garden architecture.<br /><br />The staple favourite of natural garden ornaments here in Porrtugal is the terracotta pot. Very large urns can command prices up to a thousand euros, and although they do look undeniably stunning in a garden, chipped, broken, stained or smashed pots can be leaned or sunken into your gravel, soil or pine bark and give an immediate ornamental<br /><br />#Gartencenter<br />#Pflanzen, #Kräuter, #Stauden, #Halbstauden, Bodenbeläge, Sukkulenten, #Bäume, Palmen, #Kakteen, #Gemüse, #lokale #Pflanzenarten, #Gehölz, #Obst<br />#Verkauf von #Gartenmöbeln und #Zubehör;<br />Verleih von #Pflanzen für #Veranstaltungen<br />Feste, flüssige, chemische und natürliche oder #organische Düngemittel<br />#Maschinen, Werkzeuge und Utensilien für die #Gartenarbeit <br />#Baumschule<br />#Produktion und Handel, Exportation und Importation von #Pflanzen, #Bäumen, #Palmen, #Kräutern, #Stauden, #Kakteen, #Bodenpflanzen, #endemische und wäldliche<br />#Verpflanzungen, #Wiedergewinnung und #Großhandel #hundertjähriger #Bäume;<br />#Kauf von #Olivenbäumen, #Zitronenbäumen, #Mandelbäumen, #Johannisbrotbäumen.<br />#Nurseries<br />#Production and #commerce, #exportation and i#importation of #plants, #trees, #palm #trees #herbaceous plants, shrubs, cacti, ground cover plants, endemic, and #forest #Transplant, #recovery and #commercialization and large scale centenarian trees;<br />Purchase of #olive, #citrus, #almond and #carob #trees<br />#Garden #Center<br />#Plants, #Herbaceous, #shrubs, #bushes, #ground #cover, #succulents, #trees, #palm #trees, #cacti, vegetables, #endemic, forest, #fruit<br />Sale of #garden #furniture and accessories;<br />Rental of plants for events.<br />Solid, liquid, chemical and natural or organic fertilizers<br />#Machines, #tools and utensils for #gardening<br />#Centro de #Jardinagem ou #Garden #Center<br />#Plantas, #Herbáceas, #arbustos, #subarbustivas, #tapizantes, #suculentas, Arvores, Palmeiras, #cactos, hortícolas, #endémicas, florestais, #fruto;<br />#Venda de #mobiliário de #jardim e acessórios;<br />Aluguer de plantas para eventos;<br />#Adubos sólidos líquidos químicos e naturais ou orgânicos;<br />Maquinas, ferramentas e utensílios de #Jardinagem;<br />#Tapete de #Relva;<br />Redes, Telas e caniços;<br />Mobiliário diverso;<br />#Plantas #artificiais;<br />#Flores de #Corte e decoração de Eventos;<br />Apoio em decoração de espaços e stands;<br />#Terras, #areias, #compostos, #estrumes, #casca de #pinho, correctivos, #turfas;<br />Ferramentas de Jardim e Bricolage;<br />Casas de Madeira e Parques infantis ou lúdicas;<br />Piscinas e Química Industrial de Limpeza e Higiene;<br />Aconselhamento técnico;<br />Entregas Grátis até 20km<br />#Viveiro de #Plantas #Ornamentais ,#Palmeiras,#Arbustos e #especialista em #Árvores #centenárias #exemplares e #plantas #ornamentais - 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Ecossistemas , Arqª. Paisagística e Jardinagem<br />Etiquetas: Garten Design Gartendesign Gartengestaltung Gartenplanung Landschaftsarchitektur Landschaftsplanung Pflanzenschutz Schädlingsbekämpfung<br /><br /><br /><br />Rustic walls to gardens / garden walls /rock gardens<br />Irrigation Services<br /><br /><br />We offer a host of onsite services that provide the necessary information to best manage your system. These services include onsite inventory, data collection, database programming, assessments, audits and surveys.<br />Data Collection Provides Comprehensive Reporting<br /><br />Rain Bird Services Data Collection service provides comprehensive reporting of system performance parameters that are required to fully program your site’s Central Control System, whether it be a Rain Bird system or one from another manufacturer.<br />When you choose our Data Collection service, Rain Bird Services will:<br />Review as-built irrigation drawings<br />Perform a site walk and system performance assessment run-through<br />Perform a detailed review of irrigation equipment on a zone-by-zone basis from drawings and system performance assessments<br />Provide a written reporting of zone data, which includes an overall description of<br />sprinkler models, head spacing, nozzle type, operating pressure, estimated uniformity, crop type and the crop co-efficient<br />Provide written reporting of site level data by Cluster Control Units (CCU), which includes soil type and average root depth<br />Provide written reporting of hydraulic data, which includes Point of Connection (POC) size, static pressure, pump station capacity and boost and mainline size for each flow zone<br />Installation Services<br /><br />Proper installation is critical in ensuring the maximum service life from your irrigation control system and the health of your landscape. Our Service Engineers understand today’s complex systems and are experts in multiple trade disciplines.<br />Our experience shows us that many times the challenges customers have with their central control system can be traced to improper installation of these complex components. Many hours of aggravation and lost opportunities for savings can cause customers to become frustrated with their system. Factory installation solves this problem. The system will be working and delivering the benefits you purchased when you have Rain Bird Services install your system.<br /><br /><br />Now Available: Optimum PRO Service Plan<br /><br />With an Optimum PRO service plan, Rain Bird pump station operators experience increased operational flexibility, save time, better control maintenance costs, and get support from RBSC’s expert team to optimize station performance. As a powerful remote problem diagnostic, resolution, management, and monitoring service with all of the preventative maintenance and discount savings benefits of our Optimum PM plan, station operators now have a new way to manage their Rain Bird pump stations.<br />Our innovative approach to remote management allows operators to utilize our service team for everything from remote problem resolution to preventative monitoring, programming updates and more!<br /><br /><br />Optimum Plans for Your Rain Bird Pump Station<br /><br />Our Optimum PM and Optimum PRO service plans help you save money and time, protect your pump station, and maximize station up-time. Get the best performance from your station with our Optimum series service plans.<br /><br />Design Services<br /><br />Our skilled irrigation design specialists will design and select the proper irrigation equipment and supplies, and arrange everything to deliver irrigation water uniformly to the landscape in the proper amounts and at the proper times.<br /><br />Ecossistemas , Arqª. Paisagística e Jardinagem<br />Etiquetas: algarve All aspectos of landscaping or garden services and irrigation át. Algarve and alentejo automatic irrigation system irrigação projectos de rega rega automatica sistemas de rega<br /><br /><br />#Muros de Pedra #Stone Walls<br />O truque de uma Muralha sólida é a sua base, e o sistema de drenagem e o tipo de pedra utilizado como matéria prima<br />Os nossos trabalhos podem ser vistos por todo o Algarve com maior incidência na zona da Quinta do Lago em aldeamentos como todo o Algarve.<br /><br />Muros e Muralhas de Pedra têm uma grande utilidade para aproveitamento e limitação de área.<br />Construídos com Pedra de Lage original da Serra Algarvia, os muros de pedra permitem criar ambientes fantásticos para delinear e aproveitar espaços em jardins, parques e avenidas.<br />São muito utilizados em moradias e aldeamentos, com o objectivo de embelezar, delinear áreas da propriedade e aumentar áreas úteis, assim com:<br />Suporte de Taludes,<br />Decoração de Fachadas,<br />Aproveitamento de Áreas de Terreno,<br />Aumento de Cotas,<br />Construção de Zonas de Lazer,<br />Rock Gardens,<br />e muito mais!<br /><br /><br />A utilização de Relva Artificial para a criação de Relvados Artificiais em jardins tem grandes vantagens:<br />O Jardim mantém um aspecto saudável e tratado todo o ano, mesmo em alturas de seca ou frio extremo (geada)<br />A poupança em água é significativa, uma vez que a relva artificial não necessita de rega, beneficiando assim também o meio ambiente<br />A relva artificial proporciona espaços limpos de lazer para utilização por crianças, sem preocupação de sujidade de lamas ou terras<br />O Relvado Artificial tem garantia de mais de 18 anos contra deterioração das cores.<br />A relva artificial é a solução para criar espaços agradáveis com o mínimo de manutenção.<br />Com centenas de jardins instalados com relvados artificiais, a opinião dos clientes tem sido bastante positiva.<br /><br />O facto de conseguir manter um jardim com aspecto arranjado e limpo todo o ano, sem necessidade de manutenção é uma das razões que leva, cada vez mais, a optar por esta solução para jardim.<br /><br /><br />A forma de manter o seu espaço verde todo o ano, muito utilizado e indicado para:<br /> Zonas e Espaços de Lazer<br /> Campos de Futebol<br /> Canteiros de Plantas<br /> Jardins junto a Piscinas<br /> Entradas de Hotéis<br /> Jardins de Moradias<br /><br />Relva Sintética Desportiva todos os tipos de desporto:<br /> Futebol<br /> Ténis<br /> Golfes<br /> Putty Greens<br /> Campos Desportivos<br /><br />The market for artificial grass is growing quickly. Driven by a combination of better manufacturing techniques combined with an increasing awareness of the longer term environmental and economic benefits. Originally it was limited to large sports clubs but now you are just as likely to see it on your neighbour’s garden.<br />The benefits really fall into 3 distinct groups:-<br />1. Lifestyle and ease of use. There is no doubt at all that in our busy lives time becomes more precious as we seek to juggle all our responsibilities. Mowing the lawn can take 2 to 3 hours out of your week and that is for a normal size garden. Artificial grass needs very little maintenance and can free up a lot of time. It is worth mentioning two distinct types of users who also find it very valuable:-<br />a. Older people who cannot physically mow their lawns.<br />b. Holiday home owners who are not always “on site” to look after their lawns.<br />2. Environmental issues. As our weather grows warmer there will be more pressure on restricting water usage. Hose pipe restrictions can really destroy a natural lawn, but artificial grass will not be affected. Another benefit from artificial grass is that it actively helps the environment. As well as substantially reducing water usage we also get<br />a. No carbon emissions from petrol driven lawn mowers.<br /><br />b. No fertilisers needed.<br /><br />c. Pollution from water run off carrying chemicals into the drains is minimised.<br /><br />3. Special circumstances. It always surprises people to know the varied circumstances when artificial grass can be beneficial. Here is a brief list:<br /><br />a. Dog runs. It can’t be dug up, its easy to clean and keep sterile and there will be no muddy paws. This makes it a favourite at dog kennels.<br />b. Swimming pools. Very useful as ground cover beyond the “splash back” area. No muddy areas to carry dust and dirt into the pool, no ruts from the sun loungers and stays green whatever the weather.<br />c. Roof gardens. If your roof is not strong enough to support a natural turf cover then artificial grass will fill in very nicely. It also means that you don’t need to worry about the grass clippings.<br />d. High wear and tear areas. Very often, especially with children, you can end up with parts of the garden where constant usage will not allow grass to grow properly and bald patches which can turn to mud cause real problems. Carefully laid artificial grass can blend in with surrounding features and help overcome this.<br />e. Event management. We have often seen artificial grass used when there are a going to be a lot of people in the garden. A good example would be if a marquee was planned.<br /><br />Disadvantages of artificial grass.<br />In the American south, with their extreme weather conditions it can sometimes seem a little odd when you get the baked dry yard of one house right next to bright green of a neighbour who has laid artificial grass. Fortunately for the United Kingdom we have not yet had the extreme hot weather of Texas and Arizona!<br />Other disadvantages? Well to be honest there aren’t any. Price wise it can is usually less than paving or other artificial coverings and when you measure the investment over the life of the grass it can in fact work out cheaper than laying and maintaining natural turf.<br />Things you might not know about artificial grass<br />Some artificial grass needs an infill, this is usually sand or rubber crumb. If rubber is used then it has probably come from shredded car tyres! You can also buy artificial grass which doesn’t need an infill.<br />Artificial grass was originally designed for sports pitches and sold under the name of astro turf in the USA. The early versions were not very successful but more recent changes have resulted in artificial grass being adopted by very large sports clubs. In particular for their training pitches as the annual hours of pitch usage can be increased substantially.<br />You can now buy artificial grass cut like carpet tiles. This is often seen with coloured grass, for instance terracotta tiles. This allows you to have designer coloured pathways and

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Ecossistemas , Arqª. Paisagística e Jardinagem<br />Etiquetas: Garten Design Gartendesign Gartengestaltung Gartenplanung Landschaftsarchitektur Landschaftsplanung Pflanzenschutz Schädlingsbekämpfung<br /><br /><br /><br />Rustic walls to gardens / garden walls /rock gardens<br />Irrigation Services<br /><br /><br />We offer a host of onsite services that provide the necessary information to best manage your system. These services include onsite inventory, data collection, database programming, assessments, audits and surveys.<br />Data Collection Provides Comprehensive Reporting<br /><br />Rain Bird Services Data Collection service provides comprehensive reporting of system performance parameters that are required to fully program your site’s Central Control System, whether it be a Rain Bird system or one from another manufacturer.<br />When you choose our Data Collection service, Rain Bird Services will:<br />Review as-built irrigation drawings<br />Perform a site walk and system performance assessment run-through<br />Perform a detailed review of irrigation equipment on a zone-by-zone basis from drawings and system performance assessments<br />Provide a written reporting of zone data, which includes an overall description of<br />sprinkler models, head spacing, nozzle type, operating pressure, estimated uniformity, crop type and the crop co-efficient<br />Provide written reporting of site level data by Cluster Control Units (CCU), which includes soil type and average root depth<br />Provide written reporting of hydraulic data, which includes Point of Connection (POC) size, static pressure, pump station capacity and boost and mainline size for each flow zone<br />Installation Services<br /><br />Proper installation is critical in ensuring the maximum service life from your irrigation control system and the health of your landscape. Our Service Engineers understand today’s complex systems and are experts in multiple trade disciplines.<br />Our experience shows us that many times the challenges customers have with their central control system can be traced to improper installation of these complex components. Many hours of aggravation and lost opportunities for savings can cause customers to become frustrated with their system. Factory installation solves this problem. The system will be working and delivering the benefits you purchased when you have Rain Bird Services install your system.<br /><br /><br />Now Available: Optimum PRO Service Plan<br /><br />With an Optimum PRO service plan, Rain Bird pump station operators experience increased operational flexibility, save time, better control maintenance costs, and get support from RBSC’s expert team to optimize station performance. As a powerful remote problem diagnostic, resolution, management, and monitoring service with all of the preventative maintenance and discount savings benefits of our Optimum PM plan, station operators now have a new way to manage their Rain Bird pump stations.<br />Our innovative approach to remote management allows operators to utilize our service team for everything from remote problem resolution to preventative monitoring, programming updates and more!<br /><br /><br />Optimum Plans for Your Rain Bird Pump Station<br /><br />Our Optimum PM and Optimum PRO service plans help you save money and time, protect your pump station, and maximize station up-time. Get the best performance from your station with our Optimum series service plans.<br /><br />Design Services<br /><br />Our skilled irrigation design specialists will design and select the proper irrigation equipment and supplies, and arrange everything to deliver irrigation water uniformly to the landscape in the proper amounts and at the proper times.<br /><br />Ecossistemas , Arqª. Paisagística e Jardinagem<br />Etiquetas: algarve All aspectos of landscaping or garden services and irrigation át. Algarve and alentejo automatic irrigation system irrigação projectos de rega rega automatica sistemas de rega<br /><br /><br />#Muros de Pedra #Stone Walls<br />O truque de uma Muralha sólida é a sua base, e o sistema de drenagem e o tipo de pedra utilizado como matéria prima<br />Os nossos trabalhos podem ser vistos por todo o Algarve com maior incidência na zona da Quinta do Lago em aldeamentos como todo o Algarve.<br /><br />Muros e Muralhas de Pedra têm uma grande utilidade para aproveitamento e limitação de área.<br />Construídos com Pedra de Lage original da Serra Algarvia, os muros de pedra permitem criar ambientes fantásticos para delinear e aproveitar espaços em jardins, parques e avenidas.<br />São muito utilizados em moradias e aldeamentos, com o objectivo de embelezar, delinear áreas da propriedade e aumentar áreas úteis, assim com:<br />Suporte de Taludes,<br />Decoração de Fachadas,<br />Aproveitamento de Áreas de Terreno,<br />Aumento de Cotas,<br />Construção de Zonas de Lazer,<br />Rock Gardens,<br />e muito mais!<br /><br /><br />A utilização de Relva Artificial para a criação de Relvados Artificiais em jardins tem grandes vantagens:<br />O Jardim mantém um aspecto saudável e tratado todo o ano, mesmo em alturas de seca ou frio extremo (geada)<br />A poupança em água é significativa, uma vez que a relva artificial não necessita de rega, beneficiando assim também o meio ambiente<br />A relva artificial proporciona espaços limpos de lazer para utilização por crianças, sem preocupação de sujidade de lamas ou terras<br />O Relvado Artificial tem garantia de mais de 18 anos contra deterioração das cores.<br />A relva artificial é a solução para criar espaços agradáveis com o mínimo de manutenção.<br />Com centenas de jardins instalados com relvados artificiais, a opinião dos clientes tem sido bastante positiva.<br /><br />O facto de conseguir manter um jardim com aspecto arranjado e limpo todo o ano, sem necessidade de manutenção é uma das razões que leva, cada vez mais, a optar por esta solução para jardim.<br /><br /><br />A forma de manter o seu espaço verde todo o ano, muito utilizado e indicado para:<br /> Zonas e Espaços de Lazer<br /> Campos de Futebol<br /> Canteiros de Plantas<br /> Jardins junto a Piscinas<br /> Entradas de Hotéis<br /> Jardins de Moradias<br /><br />Relva Sintética Desportiva todos os tipos de desporto:<br /> Futebol<br /> Ténis<br /> Golfes<br /> Putty Greens<br /> Campos Desportivos<br /><br />The market for artificial grass is growing quickly. Driven by a combination of better manufacturing techniques combined with an increasing awareness of the longer term environmental and economic benefits. Originally it was limited to large sports clubs but now you are just as likely to see it on your neighbour’s garden.<br />The benefits really fall into 3 distinct groups:-<br />1. Lifestyle and ease of use. There is no doubt at all that in our busy lives time becomes more precious as we seek to juggle all our responsibilities. Mowing the lawn can take 2 to 3 hours out of your week and that is for a normal size garden. Artificial grass needs very little maintenance and can free up a lot of time. It is worth mentioning two distinct types of users who also find it very valuable:-<br />a. Older people who cannot physically mow their lawns.<br />b. Holiday home owners who are not always “on site” to look after their lawns.<br />2. Environmental issues. As our weather grows warmer there will be more pressure on restricting water usage. Hose pipe restrictions can really destroy a natural lawn, but artificial grass will not be affected. Another benefit from artificial grass is that it actively helps the environment. As well as substantially reducing water usage we also get<br />a. No carbon emissions from petrol driven lawn mowers.<br /><br />b. No fertilisers needed.<br /><br />c. Pollution from water run off carrying chemicals into the drains is minimised.<br /><br />3. Special circumstances. It always surprises people to know the varied circumstances when artificial grass can be beneficial. Here is a brief list:<br /><br />a. Dog runs. It can’t be dug up, its easy to clean and keep sterile and there will be no muddy paws. This makes it a favourite at dog kennels.<br />b. Swimming pools. Very useful as ground cover beyond the “splash back” area. No muddy areas to carry dust and dirt into the pool, no ruts from the sun loungers and stays green whatever the weather.<br />c. Roof gardens. If your roof is not strong enough to support a natural turf cover then artificial grass will fill in very nicely. It also means that you don’t need to worry about the grass clippings.<br />d. High wear and tear areas. Very often, especially with children, you can end up with parts of the garden where constant usage will not allow grass to grow properly and bald patches which can turn to mud cause real problems. Carefully laid artificial grass can blend in with surrounding features and help overcome this.<br />e. Event management. We have often seen artificial grass used when there are a going to be a lot of people in the garden. A good example would be if a marquee was planned.<br /><br />Disadvantages of artificial grass.<br />In the American south, with their extreme weather conditions it can sometimes seem a little odd when you get the baked dry yard of one house right next to bright green of a neighbour who has laid artificial grass. Fortunately for the United Kingdom we have not yet had the extreme hot weather of Texas and Arizona!<br />Other disadvantages? Well to be honest there aren’t any. Price wise it can is usually less than paving or other artificial coverings and when you measure the investment over the life of the grass it can in fact work out cheaper than laying and maintaining natural turf.<br />Things you might not know about artificial grass<br />Some artificial grass needs an infill, this is usually sand or rubber crumb. If rubber is used then it has probably come from shredded car tyres! You can also buy artificial grass which doesn’t need an infill.<br />Artificial grass was originally designed for sports pitches and sold under the name of astro turf in the USA. The early versions were not very successful but more recent changes have resulted in artificial grass being adopted by very large sports clubs. In particular for their training pitches as the annual hours of pitch usage can be increased substantially.<br />You can now buy artificial grass cut like carpet tiles. This is often seen with coloured grass, for instance terracotta tiles. This allows you to have designer coloured pathways and

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Rustic walls to gardens / garden walls /rock gardens<br /><br />Irrigation Services<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />We offer a host of onsite services that provide the necessary information to best manage your system. These services include onsite inventory, data collection, database programming, assessments, audits and surveys.<br />Data Collection Provides Comprehensive Reporting<br /><br />Rain Bird Services Data Collection service provides comprehensive reporting of system performance parameters that are required to fully program your site’s Central Control System, whether it be a Rain Bird system or one from another manufacturer.<br />When you choose our Data Collection service, Rain Bird Services will:<br />Review as-built irrigation drawings<br />Perform a site walk and system performance assessment run-through<br />Perform a detailed review of irrigation equipment on a zone-by-zone basis from drawings and system performance assessments<br />Provide a written reporting of zone data, which includes an overall description of<br />sprinkler models, head spacing, nozzle type, operating pressure, estimated uniformity, crop type and the crop co-efficient<br />Provide written reporting of site level data by Cluster Control Units (CCU), which includes soil type and average root depth<br />Provide written reporting of hydraulic data, which includes Point of Connection (POC) size, static pressure, pump station capacity and boost and mainline size for each flow zone<br />Installation Services<br /><br />Proper installation is critical in ensuring the maximum service life from your irrigation control system and the health of your landscape. Our Service Engineers understand today’s complex systems and are experts in multiple trade disciplines.<br />Our experience shows us that many times the challenges customers have with their central control system can be traced to improper installation of these complex components. Many hours of aggravation and lost opportunities for savings can cause customers to become frustrated with their system. Factory installation solves this problem. The system will be working and delivering the benefits you purchased when you have Rain Bird Services install your system.<br /><br /><br />Now Available: Optimum PRO Service Plan<br /><br /><br />With an Optimum PRO service plan, Rain Bird pump station operators experience increased operational flexibility, save time, better control maintenance costs, and get support from RBSC’s expert team to optimize station performance. As a powerful remote problem diagnostic, resolution, management, and monitoring service with all of the preventative maintenance and discount savings benefits of our Optimum PM plan, station operators now have a new way to manage their Rain Bird pump stations.<br />Our innovative approach to remote management allows operators to utilize our service team for everything from remote problem resolution to preventative monitoring, programming updates and more!<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Optimum Plans for Your Rain Bird Pump Station<br /><br />Our Optimum PM and Optimum PRO service plans help you save money and time, protect your pump station, and maximize station up-time. Get the best performance from your station with our Optimum series service plans.<br /><br />Design Services<br /><br />Our skilled irrigation design specialists will design and select the proper irrigation equipment and supplies, and arrange everything to deliver irrigation water uniformly to the landscape in the proper amounts and at the proper times.<br /><br /><br />Publicado 30th January 2014 por Ecossistemas , Arqª. Paisagística e Jardinagem<br />Etiquetas: algarve All aspectos of landscaping or garden services and irrigation át. Algarve and alentejo automatic irrigation system irrigação projectos de rega rega automatica sistemas de rega<br /><br /><br />#Muros de Pedra #Stone Walls<br />O truque de uma Muralha sólida é a sua base, e o sistema de drenagem e o tipo de pedra utilizado como matéria prima<br />Os nossos trabalhos podem ser vistos por todo o Algarve com maior incidência na zona da Quinta do Lago em aldeamentos como todo o Algarve.<br /><br />Muros e Muralhas de Pedra têm uma grande utilidade para aproveitamento e limitação de área.<br />Construídos com Pedra de Lage original da Serra Algarvia, os muros de pedra permitem criar ambientes fantásticos para delinear e aproveitar espaços em jardins, parques e avenidas.<br />São muito utilizados em moradias e aldeamentos, com o objectivo de embelezar, delinear áreas da propriedade e aumentar áreas úteis, assim com:<br /> Suporte de Taludes,<br /> Decoração de Fachadas,<br /> Aproveitamento de Áreas de Terreno,<br /> Aumento de Cotas,<br /> Construção de Zonas de Lazer,<br /> Rock Gardens,<br /> e muito mais!<br />A utilização de Relva Artificial para a criação de Relvados Artificiais em jardins tem grandes vantagens<br /><br />A utilização de Relva Artificial para a criação de Relvados Artificiais em jardins tem grandes vantagens:<br /> O Jardim mantém um aspecto saudável e tratado todo o ano, mesmo em alturas de seca ou frio extremo (geada)<br /> A poupança em água é significativa, uma vez que a relva artificial não necessita de rega, beneficiando assim também o meio ambiente<br /> A relva artificial proporciona espaços limpos de lazer para utilização por crianças, sem preocupação de sujidade de lamas ou terras<br /> O Relvado Artificial tem garantia de mais de 18 anos contra deterioração das cores.<br />A relva artificial é a solução para criar espaços agradáveis com o mínimo de manutenção.<br />Com centenas de jardins instalados com relvados artificiais, a opinião dos clientes tem sido bastante positiva.<br /><br />O facto de conseguir manter um jardim com aspecto arranjado e limpo todo o ano, sem necessidade de manutenção é uma das razões que leva, cada vez mais, a optar por esta solução para jardim.<br /><br /><br />A forma de manter o seu espaço verde todo o ano, muito utilizado e indicado para:<br /> Zonas e Espaços de Lazer<br /> Campos de Futebol<br /> Canteiros de Plantas<br /> Jardins junto a Piscinas<br /> Entradas de Hotéis<br /> Jardins de Moradias<br /><br />Relva Sintética Desportiva todos os tipos de desporto:<br /> Futebol<br /> Ténis<br /> Golfes<br /> Putty Greens<br /> Campos Desportivos<br /><br />The market for artificial grass is growing quickly. Driven by a combination of better manufacturing techniques combined with an increasing awareness of the longer term environmental and economic benefits. Originally it was limited to large sports clubs but now you are just as likely to see it on your neighbour’s garden.<br />The benefits really fall into 3 distinct groups:-<br />1. Lifestyle and ease of use. There is no doubt at all that in our busy lives time becomes more precious as we seek to juggle all our responsibilities. Mowing the lawn can take 2 to 3 hours out of your week and that is for a normal size garden. Artificial grass needs very little maintenance and can free up a lot of time. It is worth mentioning two distinct types of users who also find it very valuable:-<br />a. Older people who cannot physically mow their lawns.<br />b. Holiday home owners who are not always “on site” to look after their lawns.<br />2. Environmental issues. As our weather grows warmer there will be more pressure on restricting water usage. Hose pipe restrictions can really destroy a natural lawn, but artificial grass will not be affected. Another benefit from artificial grass is that it actively helps the environment. As well as substantially reducing water usage we also get<br />a. No carbon emissions from petrol driven lawn mowers.<br /><br />b. No fertilisers needed.<br /><br />c. Pollution from water run off carrying chemicals into the drains is minimised.<br /><br />3. Special circumstances. It always surprises people to know the varied circumstances when artificial grass can be beneficial. Here is a brief list:<br /><br />a. Dog runs. It can’t be dug up, its easy to clean and keep sterile and there will be no muddy paws. This makes it a favourite at dog kennels.<br />b. Swimming pools. Very useful as ground cover beyond the “splash back” area. No muddy areas to carry dust and dirt into the pool, no ruts from the sun loungers and stays green whatever the weather.<br />c. Roof gardens. If your roof is not strong enough to support a natural turf cover then artificial grass will fill in very nicely. It also means that you don’t need to worry about the grass clippings.<br />d. High wear and tear areas. Very often, especially with children, you can end up with parts of the garden where constant usage will not allow grass to grow properly and bald patches which can turn to mud cause real problems. Carefully laid artificial grass can blend in with surrounding features and help overcome this.<br />e. Event management. We have often seen artificial grass used when there are a going to be a lot of people in the garden. A good example would be if a marquee was planned.<br /><br />Disadvantages of artificial grass.<br />In the American south, with their extreme weather conditions it can sometimes seem a little odd when you get the baked dry yard of one house right next to bright green of a neighbour who has laid artificial grass. Fortunately for the United Kingdom we have not yet had the extreme hot weather of Texas and Arizona!<br />Other disadvantages? Well to be honest there aren’t any. Price wise it can is usually less than paving or other artificial coverings and when you measure the investment over the life of the grass it can in fact work out cheaper than laying and maintaining natural turf.<br />Things you might not know about artificial grass<br />Some artificial grass needs an infill, this is usually sand or rubber crumb. If rubber is used then it has probably come from shredded car tyres! You can also buy artificial grass which doesn’t need an infill.<br />Artificial grass was originally designed for sports pitches and sold under the name of astro turf in the USA. The early versions were not very successful but more recent changes have resulted in artificial grass being adopted by very large sports clubs. In particular for their training pitches as the annual hours of pitch usage can be increased substantially.<br />You can now buy artificial grass cut like carpet tiles. This is often seen with coloured grass, for instance terracotta tiles. This allows you to have designer coloured pathways and surrounds.<br />Publicado 19th

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GLOSSARY OF POOL TERMS from swimmingpool.com #poolcare<br /><br />AIR-RELIEF VALVE: A manually-operated  valve located at the top of a filter tank for relieving the pressure inside the filter and removing the air inside the filter (bleeding the filter). Also known as a pressure-relief valve.<br /><br />ALGAE: Microscopic plant-like organisms that contain chlorophyll. Algae is nourished by carbon dioxide (CO2) and use sunlight to carry out photosynthesis. It can be introduced by rain or wind and grows in colonies, producing nuisance masses. Algae can harbor bacteria and can be slippery. There are thousands of known species of algae. The most common types of algae found in pools are black, blue-green, green and mustard .<br /><br />ALGAECIDES: Chemical compounds designed to kill, prevent and control algae.<br /><br />AUTOMATIC POOL CLEANER: A pool maintenance system that will agitate and/or vacuum debris from the pool interior automatically.<br /><br />BACKFLOW: The backing up of water through a pipe in the direction opposite to normal flow.<br /><br />BACKWASH: The process of thoroughly cleaning the filter by reversing the flow of water through it with the dirt and rinse water going to waste.<br /><br />BALANCERS: Chemical compound designed to prevent corrosion and staining by balancing the pH, total alkalinity and calcium hardness in pool water.<br /><br />BROMIDE: A common term for a bromide salt used to supply bromide ions to the water so they may be oxidized or changed into hypobromous acid. Used as a disinfectant.<br /><br />BROMINE: A common name for a chemical compound containing bromine that is used as a disinfectant to destroy bacteria and algae in swimming pools and spas.<br /><br />CENTRIFUGAL PUMP: A pump consisting of an impeller fixed on a rotating shaft and enclosed in a casing or volute and having an inlet and a discharge connection. The rotating impeller creates pressure in the water by the velocity derived from the centrifugal force.<br /><br />CHECK VALVE: A mechanical device in a pipe that permits the flow of water or air in one direction only.<br /><br />CHEMICAL FEEDER: A device that dispenses chemicals into pool or hot tub water at a predetermined rate. Some dispense chlorine or bromine while others dispense pH-adjusting chemicals.<br /><br />CHLORINE NEUTRALIZER: A chemical used to make chlorine harmless. Used in test kits to counteract the bleaching effect of the chlorine or bromine in order to increase the accuracy of pool water tests. Sold as chlorine and bromine neutralizer, it is used to destroy excessive amounts of chlorine or bromine so the high levels will not affect swimmers.<br /><br />CHLORINE: A term used to describe any type of chlorine compound used as a disinfectant in swimming pool and hot tub water or to kill, destroy or control bacteria and algae. In addition, chlorine oxidizes ammonia and nitrogen compounds cause by swimmers.<br /><br />COPING: The cap or top lip on the pool or hot tub wall that provides a finished edge around the pool or spa.<br /><br />CORROSION: The etching, pitting or eating away of the pool or hot tub or equipment. Can be caused by improper water balance, misuse of acid or acidic products or from soft water.<br /><br />COVER, SOLAR: A cover that, when placed on the water's surface of a pool, hot tub or hot tub, increases the water temperature by absorption and transmission of solar radiation; reduces evaporation and prevents debris from entering the water.<br /><br />D.E.: Diatomaceous Earth — a porous substance used in certain types of pool filters.<br /><br />DRAIN: This term usually refers to a plumbing fitting installed on the suction side of the pump in pools, spas and hot tubs. Sometimes called the main drain, it is located in the deepest part of the pool, hot tub or hot tub. It does not function like a drain on a kitchen sink. Pool main drains do not allow the water to drain to waste but rather connect to the pump for circulation and filtration.<br /><br />FIBERGLASS: Finespun filaments of glass which are available in a rope or mat form. When used in a process with polyester resins, catalysts and hardeners, can be formed or molded into pools and spas.<br /><br />FILTER: A device that removes dissolved or suspended particles from water by recirculating the water through a porous substance (a filter medium or element). The three types of filters used in pools and spas are sand, cartridge and D.E. (diatomaceous earth).<br /><br />FILTRATION RATE: The rate at which the water is traveling through the filter, expressed in U.S. gallons per minute (gpm) per square foot of filter area.<br /><br />FLOW RATE: The quantity of water flowing past a designated point within a specified time, such as the number of gallons flowing past a point in 1 minute — also known as gallons per minute or gpm.<br /><br />GUNITE: A mixture of cement and sand sprayed onto contoured and supported surfaces to build a pool. Gunite is mixed and pumped to the site dry, and water is added at the point of application. Plaster is usually applied over the gunite.<br /><br />GUTTER: An overflow trough at the edge of the pool through which floating debris, oil and other
HAND SKIMMER: A screen attached to a frame which is then attached to a telescopic pole used to remove large floating debris, such as leaves and bugs, from the water's surface.

HEATER: A fossil-fueled, electric or solar device used to heat the water of a pool, hot tub or hot tub.

NEUTRALIZER: A chemical used to make chlorine or bromine harmless. Used in test kits to counteract the bleaching effect of the chlorine or bromine in order to increase the accuracy of pool water tests. Sold as chlorine and bromine neutralizer, it is used to destroy excessive amounts of chlorine or bromine so the high levels will not affect swimmers.

OXIDIZER: A non-chlorine shocking compound that removes or destroys built-up contaminants and chloramines in pool water without raising chlorine levels.

PUMP: A mechanical device, usually powered by an electric motor, which causes hydraulic flow and pressure for the purpose of filtration, heating and circulation of pool and hot tub water. Typically, a centrifugal pump is used for pools, spas and hot tubs.

PUMP CAPACITY: The volume of liquid a pump is capable of moving during a specified period of time. This is usually listed in gallons per minute or gpm.

pH: Abbreviation for Potential Hydrogen. Indicates the level of acidity or alkalinity of water on a scale ranging from 0-15. A low pH can cause etched plaster, metal corrosion and eye irritation. A high pH can cause scale formation, chlorine inefficiency and eye irritation. The ideal range for pH in swimming pools is typically 7.4 to 7.6.

SANITIZERS: Chemical compounds designed to kill bacteria, algae and other living organisms. Also protects water from the effects of the sun.

SHOCK TREATMENT: The practice of adding significant amounts of an oxidizing chemical -- (usually non-chlorine oxidizers, such as sodium persulfate or potassium peroxymonosulfate) -- to the water to destroy ammonia and nitrogen compounds caused by swimmers, the environment and/or weather.

SKIMMER: A device installed through the wall of a pool or hot tub that is connected to the suction line of the pump that draws water and floating debris in the water flow from the surface without causing much flow restriction.

SKIMMER BASKET: A removable, slotted basket or strainer placed in the skimmer on the suction side of the pump, which is designed to trap floating debris in the water flow from the surface without causing flow restriction.

TEST KIT: An apparatus or device used to monitor specific chemical residuals, levels, constituents or demands in pool or hot tub water. The most common pool and hot tub water tests are: pH, total alkalinity, free available chlorine, water hardness, cyanuric acid, iron and copper.

TURBIDITY: The cloudy condition of the water due to the presence of extremely fine particles in suspension that cannot be trapped by the filter because they are too small. Adding a clarifier, such as an organic polymer or alum, will coagulate the particles and make the filter more efficient.

WATER CLARIFIER: Also called coagulant or flocculant . A chemical compound used to gather (coagulate or agglomerate) or to precipitate suspended particles so they may be removed by vacuuming or filtration. There are two types; inorganic salts of aluminum (alum) and other metals or water-soluble organic polyelectrolytes.

WEIR: The small floating "door" on the side of the skimmer that faces the water over which water flows on its way to the skimmer. Adjusts automatically to small changes in water level to assure a continuous flow of water to the skimmer. The weir also prevents debris from floating back into the pool after the pump shuts off. Also known as a skimmer weir." width="100"/>

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