July has been a busy month at About.com Pool and Patio. We're smack dab in the middle of pool, patio, deck and get-me-out-of-the-house season. Even so, we managed to come up with some interesting ways to cool down when the temps spike.
Burning questions and dilemmas have been addressed this month. Like, what exactly is a chimenea? Did you know it's also spelled chiminea? I've seen more pool houses in movies than I have in real life. Do they still exist?
And issues, like the worst drought since the 1950s, parching more than half of the United States. Each one of us can conserve water, starting in our own yards and homes.
The 2012 Olympic Games are on everyone's minds and TVs. Some say this is the most stylish Olympics yet. You can actually buy the furnishings and fixtures from the London Olympic Village and bring those winning designs, looks and history to your own outdoor living space. We tracked them down for you.
Back to those questions: