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Home Living : August 9th 2011
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, August 9, 2011 1 HOMELIVING Think before you dive in Janita Singh Pools can bring hours of fun but it's best to do your homework before you build. Why do you want a swimming pool at home? The real question is more likely to be why you wouldn't want your own swimming pool. If you're considering investing in a pool, look at the pros and cons first. Do your homework on how to get started, the costs involved, upkeep, pool designs and so on. In most climate zones in NSW, swimming pools can usually be enjoyed between three to six months of the year, although heated indoor pools can be used all year round. Having a swimming pool means great exercise, endless fun and activities. But it also means added responsibility and a costly investment. There is a wealth of information available on pools. Today, having a swimming pool installed is much easier and more affordable than it used to be. Many specialist companies can make this dream come true. But sit down and work out the basics -- whether you need the pool for exercise, fun with the family or to add value to the house. Think about the budget, location, size and shape of the pool and, most importantly, whether it's in-ground or above. Families with pets and children should give additional thought to safety. Pools can be a beautiful addition to your home but do your research before you build. INSIDE IDEAL IDEAS Season's hot buys POOL PERFECTION -- Getting it right -- Pool designs to choose -- Just add water RENOVATION TIPS Learning DIY projects FORMICA COMEBACK Floors take on new feel PERGOLAS DECKS OPENING ROOFS CARPORTS 1300 361 390 Visit our Showroom 361 Pennant Hills Road, Pennant Hills NSW 2120 www.pergolaland.com.au Call Us to arrange a booking with one of our experienced Design Consultants 1 The Trusted Outdoor Additions Specialist SYDBUSMAY9 Master Licences: VIC No. 65201491P | WA No. SA37852 | SA No. ISL152299 | NSW No. 405187443 | ACT No. 17501009 | QLD No. 3258669 Don t let thieves steal your livelihood Left unwatched, vandalism and theft can devastate your profits and put your entire business at risk. Help deter and detect intruders before they strike, with ADT Security s small business solutions. ADT Security is trusted by 80% of the world s top 100 retailers and millions of businesses. So wherever you are, across Australia, we re Always There. Contact ADT Security now on 131 238 or adtsecurity.com.au 200 $SAVING *For new ADT Security customers only. Talk to us to get a customised costing for your security solution and to find out the full terms and conditions. on your new ADT security solution* Ask us how you can get a
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