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Home Living : April 28th 2009
HLF - Publication, Tuesday, April 28, 2009 9 Stay lean and clean » ADVERTISING FEATURE With the days becoming cooler, now is the time to think about preparing your pool for winter. Zodiac pool technology and equipment supplies has pool care tips to keep the pool sparkling year-round. Keep it clean Give your pool a good scrub and vacuum to get rid of any dead leaves and debris. Check the balance Balanced pool water will not only keep the pool water healthy, it will also prolong the finish and prevent exposed metal and equipment from damage. Check chlorine levels Keep the free available chlorine levels at a constant level of two-to-three parts per million (PPM) at all times in winter. If you're using a salt chlorine generator and a pool blanket, remember to reduce the output of the chlorinator to one-to-two PPM, as pool blankets trap chemicals and chlorine, and can cause high chlorine levels, resulting in significant damage to pool equipment. Reduce times Rather than switching off equipment over winter, cut filter's timer to run two- thirds of the time to continue filtering. Remove pool cleaner If you don't want to use your automatic pool cleaner over winter, remove it and store it away with the hose laid flat. Keep up a maintenance schedule Stick to a maintenance schedule even when it's cold and pool isn't being used. Details: Zodiac 1800 688 552, or visit www.zodiac.com.au HOMELIVING Root of the problem Why are roots such a problem with drains and how can you stop them? HIA executive director Graham Wolfe says the answer to the first part of the question is simple -- water. All plants need it and drains are a source. Broken seals on old clay pipes let water escape, but even if seals are intact, condensation can form on the outside of the pipes and this attracts roots, especially in droughts. Trees have strong roots and over time will be able to penetrate holes or joints in pipes to get an even greater source of water. As more roots pile into the pipes, they form a mesh that catches debris and before long you have a Class A blockage. Howtofixthisoravoiditisa far more complicated issue. A plumber can clear the blockage, but the damage remains, water will leak into the surrounding area and this will attract more roots. PVC is the choice for all new and replacement pipes. But the cheapest way is: avoid the hassles in the first place. Get a layout of your drain lines and ensure there are no major plants near them. Details: www.realestate. com.au/renovate .................................................. ...an idea on our wholesale prices! ...this weeks special $1990 yes, the lot! $1490 4 seater with reversible chaise leather lounges steel springs, any combination we don't cut corners, we upholster them our foams are not for washing your car with - they are for sitting on, we guarantee them for 10 years solid australian timber frames, which we guarantee for 10 years australian made workmanship, which we guarantee for 10 years why choose us? WANTED latest trends" in lounges and sofas... brookvale | 577 pittwater rd | p: 9905 1888 minchinbury | 11 eddie rd | p: 9625 4333 vineyard | rob & industry rd | p: 4587 9788 open7days www.sydneylounges.com.au 100% COW HIDE It's now 38 years since Wolfgang brought his lounge making expertise to Australia from Germany. After working for Parker, one of Sydney's largest furniture manufacturers, Wolfgang decided to open his own store with wife Renate in 1971. Now Clinton and his family operate two stores to Wolfgang's strict and successful guidelines. our story since 1971... the turn the lounge business, its prices and quality upside down! to speak to an expert call 4587 9788 new showroom now open in vineyard (mcgraths hill) cumberlandnewspapers.com.au Home Living is a one- stop, comprehensive guide featuring the latest trends, innovative product profiles, lifestyle features, renovation success stories, and specialist advice Home Living gives you what you want 2251456
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