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Home Living : August 23rd 2011
HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, 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 Waterco solar roof. INSIDE IDEAL IDEAS Season's hot buys ECO POOLS Think green and save Energy-efficient methods PAINT PERFECT Add a little colour SPRING DELIGHT Blooming garden ideas 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 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
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