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Home Living : August 30th 2011
HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, August 30, 2011 7 energy and cut costs LED step lights (left) are becoming increasingly popular, while a pipe-less filtration system and pump unit can either sit on the edge of the pool or be built in. Smart automation Advances in pool automation technology mean you can control your pool's operation with the touch of a button. And automating your pool is a key consideration when looking to reduce its operating costs. Terry Hunter, from Pool Controls, says that by automating a pool, the running times of equipment can be strictly controlled so that only the minimum amount of energy is needed. Advances in automatic water management controllers, which combine sanitation and pH controllers with versatile timers to control your pools filtration system and even lighting, mean you can now also maintain your pool more quickly and energy efficiently. Next generation cleaners Another big leap forward in terms of swimming pool energy efficiency is the new generation of robotic pool cleaners. Not only do these cleaners use significantly less energy than pressure pool cleaners, up to 90 per cent less in some cases, the latest models act as micro filters, circulating the pool water, reducing filter maintenance and saving precious water and pool chemicals. Heating efficiency Advances in solar and heat pump swimming pool heating technology mean it is now possible to extend your swim season or even swim all year round thanks to the minimal operating costs involved. Low cost lighting LED pool lights have been on the market for a while now and are proving to be the popular choice when it comes to energy-efficient pool lighting. LED lights are at least 30 per cent more efficient than the halogen equivalents and have a rated lamp life of 50,000 hours compared with only 2000 hours. HOMELIVING • 3D kitchen designs • Kitchens, vanities, wardrobes and all aspects of detailed joinery • 100% satisfaction guaranteed KITCHENS CHELSAM JOINERY PTY LTD Contact: 0421 880 055 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org ACN 076 717 809 ABN 11 076 717 809 Visit our online showroom at: www.chelsamjoinery.com.au 2264381 12/7 What dreams are made of! Contact your local advertising consultant for information or call 9689 5395. Reach renovators and decorators. Source: Get in with the Locals, Clarity Research, December 2010. Filter: Sydney. 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 Sails • External Blinds • Clear PVC Blinds Retractable Systems • Folding Arm Awnings Wind-rated Umbrellas • Factory Showroom www.creativecanvas.com.au Unit 33, 5 Ponderosa Pde., Warriewood Sail & Awning Lic# 140327C CUSTOM DESIGN AWNINGS 7)$% 2!.'% /& "%$2//- $).).' 2//- ,)6).' 2//- &52.)452% 6 Coates Place, Wetherill Park 9609 7533 or 9609 7933 Check the latest designs on www.goldenwoodfurniture.com.au Visit our Factory Open 7 Days (off Newton Road) Goldenwood Furniture 2234845i 15/3 Australian Timbers Custom Made Factory direct at wholesale prices On custom Shutters, Blinds, Curtains & Awnings Free Installation 131913 accentblinds.com.au Improve your home AND save money Alexandria . Chatswood . Seven Hills Penrith . Newcastle . Wollongong Hurry! Limited Time Only &ACTORY DIRECT TO YOU m!S SEEN IN (OME "EAUTIFULn COMPARE OUR PRICES! PLANTATION SHUTTERS GLOBAL SHUTTERS & BLINDS PTY LTD TEL: 1300 128 230 www.gloshutters.com "!337//$ M 2154731 19/7 *plus installation charge, price quoted for a minimum order of 2m2 Design Services Mb. 0412 134 786 www.andrewbarnyak.com ANDREW BARNYAK American Design Palm Beach House
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