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Home Living : August 16th 2011
HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, Tuesday, August 16, 2011 1 Cover up and save money Plastic's fantastic . . . bubble blanket from Daisy (left) and (above) pool cover from Sunbather. ENJOY the benefits of owning a swimming pool and reduce your pool's energy consumption with a few key tips from the Swimming Pool and Spa Association of NSW. Evaporation is the major source of heat loss for swimming pools. It occurs mainly at night, when the air temperature drops below the temperature of the water in the pool. By using a pool cover you can reduce loss of water by up to 95 per cent and save up to 50 per cent on heating costs. The cover also keeps out debris and increases the pool temperature. Bubble blankets: Blankets of tiny, transparent bubbles are designed to trap sunlight and warm the pool. The floating bubble blanket reduces evaporation and cuts heat loss and chemical consumption. Thermal blankets: Designed to insulate the pool overnight by reducing evaporation and convection heat loss. They can reduce pool heating time and costs. Slat covers: These are made up of slats which roll out on to the pool surface, similar to a horizontal garage roller door. The slats lock to form a barrier that can support the weight of a small child or pet. Another way to save on pool costs is to reduce wind exposure, with a wind break. The evaporation rate from an outdoor pool depends on the pool's temperature and the air temperature and humidity. The evaporative heat loss is greater as wind velocity over the pool surface increases. By adding a windbreak such as trees, shrubs or a solid fence around the pool to create a sheltered area, you can reduce pool energy consumption by up to 20 per cent compared with a moderately sheltered pool that's near a house or in a fenced yard. Next week, find out ways of heating the pool efficiently. SPASA fact sheets on pool maintenance at www.spasa.org.au. HOMELIVING www.waratahwardrobes.com.au FACTORY & SHOWROOM Unit 1, 183-185 McCredie Rd, Guildford 9632 5444 Lic. No. 160400C 2128218i 12/4 built-in WARDROBES & KITCHENS N Free Measure & Quote N Custom Design Built-in Wardrobes & renovation of existing wardrobes N Sliding Mirror doors in a variety of colour frames N Hinged or sliding Federation Doors N Kitchen Design & installation !∀∀ #∃∃ %#!! ∃&∋ ! ∀∀#∃∃% !∀ # ∃ %& ∋ ( ∃) ∃ !∀ # ∃ %& ∋ ( ∃) ∃ !∀ # ∃ %& ∋ ( ∃) ∃ !∀ # ∃ %& ∋ ( ∃) ∃ Showroom & Factory: Fax: 77 Larra St, Yennora 9632 1399 Specialising in Shopfront & Domestic Roller Shutters SAVE $$$ - FACTORY DIRECT PRICES Master Lic:408646770 Roller Shutters Shopfront Shutters Stainless Steel Doors Automatic Garage Doors FREE MEASURE & QUOTES Call 9632 1111 www.burwoodshutters.com.au 5% OFF YOUR LOWEST GENUINE PRICE Window Shutters Safety Doors Window Grilles Automatic Gates 2061737i hlw wk15 BUILT IN WARDROBES 9725 2266 www.kingwardrobe.com.au f. 9725 2166 e. firstname.lastname@example.org Unit 4/94 Hassall St, Wetherill Park GUARANTEED TO BEAT ANY PRICE LIFE TIME GUARANTEE. Call now for a FREE measure & quote. We service all areas. Eftpos available 2055037 26/07 from $389 Solatube® Premier Dealer Daylight Designs Unit 4A, 5 Wenban Place, Wetherill Park Ph 1300 955 676 www.sydneydaylight.com.au S2069AW Electricity costs to rise 17%! USES NO ELECTRICITY
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