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Home Living : August 23rd 2011
HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, August 23, 2011 1 Pool your resources JANITA SINGH Win-win: a home pool need not be environment-unfriendly. A pool is a great amenity for your home but having one is not without some substantial costs -- both monetary and environmental. Pools need lots of water to operate because evaporation demands periodic refilling; chemicals to keep the water safe and clean and on top of that there is the energy needed for the pumps, filter and heating. That's why now many pool owners are thinking eco-pool: putting in an anti- evaporation pool cover, running the filter during off-peak and creating windbreaks around the pool to save on heating. Another winner is solar heating which extends the usability of your pool by up to four months. Try heat pumps -- already used in reverse- cycle airconditioning -- to heat your pool. They are very energy-efficient. Or, try heating the pool with gas -- it heats your pool quickly and efficiently to a comfortable temperature at any time of the year. Also, adding a timer to the pool pump helps. You can also switch to greener cleaning methods. Pool companies can advise you on how to use safer and more sustainable pool chemicals. Make the small changes to make a big difference to your pocket and environment. HOMELIVING Reduce your consumption ENJOY the benefits of owning a swimming pool and reduce your pool's energy consumption with these tips Energy efficient pool heating The sun alone can't keep your pool water at that comfortable temperature. You can add substantially to the daily use of your pool by installing an energy efficient pool heater. Solar heating Can increase the use of your pool by up to four months. You can add a solar system to your existing filter pump and plumbing. Heat pumps Efficient and consume very little electrical energy to operate. While they're relatively new to the swimming pool market, their technology has been used in air conditioning and refrigeration for years. Heat pumps use electricity to capture heat and move it from one place to another. Gas heating Can quickly and efficiently heat your pool and your swimming season can be as long as you like. 2258409 23/8 Rodney Binet 0412 822 608 Ann Chen 0404 888 198 Office 9868 3222 www.binethomes.com.au > 45 years experience > Excellent value for money > Great resale value > Multi award winning builder Specialising in > New homes > Knock down & rebuild service > House & land packages > Duplex & dual occupancy developments > Full brick & brick veneer construction > In-law accommodation homes Turn your dreams into reality. FREE QUOTE & SITE INSPECTION Love where you live, but need a new home? DUPLEX
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