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Home Living : August 23rd 2011
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, August 23, 2011 5 HOMELIVING Pool owner's guide Solar heating can increase the use of your pool by up to four months of the year. ENJOY the benefits of owning a swimming pool and reduce its energy consumption with a few key tips from the Swimming Pool and Spa Association (SPASA) of NSW. Energy-efficient pool heating The sun alone usually won't keep your pool water at that comfortable minimum of around 25C to 28C. For much of the swimming season, the normal temperature is around 18C to 20C, and most of the heat gained during the day is lost overnight, leaving the pool cold again in the morning. By having a heater to warm the water, you can add substantially to the daily use of your pool. Reduce pool heating costs by installing an energy-efficient pool heater. Solar heating This can increase the use of your pool by up to four months of the year. You can add a solar system to your existing filter pump and plumbing. While the type of solar system may vary, the basic principal remains same. Pool water is circulated through a series of tubes (collectors) usually mounted on the roof, where heat is absorbed and the heated water is then returned to the pool. By installing a temperature-sensing controller, it will operate the system only when heat can be gained. Heat pumps These are efficient and use very little electricity to operate. While relatively new to the swimming pool market, the technology has been used in airconditioning and refrigeration. To next page FENCING, GATES & SCREENS ů ŵŝŶŝ ŵ ŽŽĚ Ő ĂŝŶ ůĂ Lic 236224C Knotwood Licensee Ezycare Fencing 9 Never needs repainting, oiling or sanding 9 Will not warp, splinter or crack 9 Termite proof 9 Environmentally friendly 9 Many colours available incl 8 wood grains 9 Australian made and owned Call Now 9999 3773 www.ezycarefencing.com.au Plantation Shutters Comprehensive selection of... • Quality Blinds • Curtains • Venetians and Shutters • Motorised Systems COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL Free Home Consultation After hours appointments Mobile 0452 224 971 2077729 23/8 Bld. Lic No 161882c 0421 122 929 www.garrythomasinstallations.com.au FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Window Awnings, Patios & Carports 2134780 12/7 World's Leading Shutters | Roller Blinds | Romans | Venetians | Awnings and more... All products can be motorised www.completeblinds.net.au 8824 7975 zb0454 Our qua lity never before offered a t thes e prices SALE Free INSTALLATION As heard on Ray Hadley 2GB Architectural Design & Approval Services Mb. 0412 134 786 www.andrewbarnyak.com ANDREW BARNYAK American Design Architect Architectural Digest September 2008 Palm Beach House 9938 4377 Showroom 1/9 Powells Rd Brookvale firstname.lastname@example.org supershades.com.au Free All suburbs in home consultation off and all Venetian Blinds Conditions apply. Not valid with any other offer. 10% 40% And take Honey Comb Shades off Super Sale Essential Roller Blinds HURRY These prices won t last! Ph:9999 6060 Showroom: Unit 8, 101 Darley St, Mona Vale Open 6 days for your convenience ABSOL Awning Blind & Shutter Solutions www.absol.com.au Awnings Blinds Shutters Shade & Energy Up to 30% off Winter SALE! Discounts vary across our full range 3 FREE in home advice & quote 3 Extensive range 3 Energy solutions 3 Friendly service 3 Affordable prices 3 Expert consultants 3 Qualified tradesman 3 Local family owned business FREE 'IN HOME' CONSULTATION 1300 137 198 www.ccbd.com.au W Curtains W Romans W Sunscreens W Pelmets W Swags W Shutters W All Blinds W Bedspreads LATEST DESIGNS IN CURTAINS & BLINDS by Design CREATIVE CURTAINS 2188211i 11/1 • Electrical & Communications Contractors • Lamps and Shades • Fittings Repaired and Re-wired • Small Appliance Repairs • Spare Parts and Light Globes 02 9969 7899 35 Cabramatta Road Mosman NSW 2088 www.harroldselectrical.com
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