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Home Living : August 16th 2011
HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, 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 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 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 BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • Over 20 years exp. Sydney Wardrobe Company Pty. Ltd www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2152887i hlw wk40 On display will be products, services and technologies for building, renovating, DIY, landscaping, pools, spas, entertaining, lifestyle seminars, demonstrations, ask an expert. Great prizes to be won! FREE ENTRY & FREE PARKING See website for seminar programme and full show details www.penrithspringhomeshow.com.au Proudly sponsored by: Penrith Spring Home Show SATURDAY 27th AUGUST, 2011 10am to 5pm SUNDAY 28th AUGUST, 2011 10am to 4pm at Penrith Panthers Exhibition Pavilion, Mulgoa Rd, Penrith 2274347K wk47
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