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Home Living : August 30th 2011
6 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, August 30, 2011 New product range to save Adjustable pool downlights a popular choice. Robotic pool cleaners are energy savers. In the past decade, developments in pool equipment technology have followed the wider consumer trend, pushing towards higher levels of energy efficiency. Unlike other sectors, the pool industry does not have a star-rating scheme in place, so it can be hard to know where to start. To make the process easier, large pool equipment manufacturers, such as AstralPool and Waterco, have launched highly efficient sustainable pool product ranges to maximise energy savings and reduce operating costs. They can also help you save thousands of litres of pool water each year. Waterco group marketing director Bryan Goh said pool owners are looking for equipment that will save them energy, water and time. First things first According to Mr Goh, before deciding which energy-efficient pump and filter combination to install, you need to ensure that your pool's recirculation, plumbing and filtration system is as hydraulically efficient as possible. This is because a hydraulically efficient system requires a smaller pump and can be operated at lower flow rates without affecting the water quality. ''Your filtration set-up needs to be fitted with the appropriate connections to minimise restrictions and friction loss. At a minimum, you need to make sure that you have adequate intakes and returns and adequate sized piping with minimum bends,'' he said. Filtration While granular filters have dominated the market for many years, cartridge filters are now often the most popular choice, thanks to their energy and water-saving efficiencies. Cartridge filters operate effectively combined with a low-pressure pump because, unlike granular filters, they do not require high pressures for backwashing. Lower, more energy-efficient pump speeds use less electricity. The lower the pump speed, the quieter the pump, which means you can run your filtration system during the night and make the most of off-peak electricity tariffs. Other emerging energy-efficient filtration technologies include a pipe-less filtration system from French manufacturer Desjoyaux. The combined filtration and pump unit provides effective filtration in only two hours and requires no backwashing. HOMELIVING 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 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 b efore offered a t thes e prices SALE Free INSTALLATION As heard on Ray Hadley 2GB www.designarobe.com.au • FREE Measure & Quote • 10 Years Guarantee CUSTOM MADE BUILT IN WARDROBES Unit 2, 68-72 Derby Street, Silverwater 2128 Showroom Open 6 Days We await your visit to our showroom! 9748 0844 BUILDING LIC NO 204289C 2049999 30/8 TEMPO INTERIORS 515 Military Rd MOSMAN (Opposite car wash) 9960 2844 www.tempointeriors.com.au 2058904 16/8 Window Coverings SALE BLINDS • CURTAINS • SHUTTERS Rollers/Romans/Awnings Motorisation Specialists FREE QUOTES Roman Pazniewski 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
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