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Home Living : August 23rd 2011
HLW - HOME LIVING: 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 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. MD Regular MD Budget MD Luxury FROM $399 ,IC .O # !". 48 HOUR TURN AROUND 2063316 28/6 0 & % MDBUITINS LIVE COM AU (EAD /FFICE "OND #RESCENT 7ETHERILL 0ARK For ideas & inspiration visit our website www.wedokitchens.com.au 25% OFF Kitchen Cabinets N New kitchens & kitchen make overs N Creative design solutions N 12 year construction guarantee N Proudly Australian Made SHOWROOM 2/516 Great Western HWY - ST MARYS (next to Valley Fitness) Call us now for a free quote 9673 6789 50% STONE TOP VANITIES WE DO BATHROOMS OFF 2091127 12/7 WE DO KITCHENS 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
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