by clicking the arrows at the side of the page, or by using the toolbar.
by clicking anywhere on the page.
by dragging the page around when zoomed in.
by clicking anywhere on the page when zoomed in.
web sites or send emails by clicking on hyperlinks.
Email this page to a friend
Search this issue
Index - jump to page or section
Archive - view past issues
If you can't see the tool bar please press F11
Home Living : August 9th 2011
HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, 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 On custom Shutters, Blinds, Curtains & Awnings Free Installation 131913 accentblinds.com.au Improve your home AND save money Alexandria . Chatswood . Seven Hills Penrith . Newcastle . Wollongong Hurry! Limited Time Only 1300 364 290 Vis i t our Showr oom 361 Pennant Hills Road Pennant Hills NSW 2120 CORNER OF GEORGE STREET OR www.pergolaland.com.au Call Us to arrange a booking with one of our experienced Design Consultants OPEN 7 DAYS: MON - FRI 8:30 - 4:30 SATURDAY 8:30 - 4:00 SUNDAY 10:30 - 4:00 PERGOLAS DECKS OPENING ROOFS CARPORTS The Trusted Outdoor Additions Specialist HIA MASTERBUILDERS ASSOCIATION AUSTRALIA NEWSO U TH WALES LIBER TY PR OC ESS STAB ILITY FIRST INCORPORATED 1873 Master Builders Association Builders Licence: 93536C HIA Gold Member The Original Industry Leader in design, product & service 1300 552 330 ABSOLUTE 2145702 19/7 www.absoluteoutdoor.net Over 30 Years Experience Builders Lic. No. 208107C Original CHARLWOOD Group Carports N Awnings N Pergolas Timber Decks N Screen Enclosures N Glass Rooms
August 2nd 2011
August 16th 2011