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Home Living : December 6th 2011
6 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, December 6, 2011 fu1959 POOL HEATING STOP EVAPORATING MONEY COVERS MAKE DOLLAR SENSE IN POOL HEATING Reduce your swimming pool heating costs dramatically this season by using a pool cover. CUTTING COSTS THE evaporation rate from an outdoor pool varies according to a pool's temperature, the air temperature and the humidity. Evaporative heat loss increases as wind velocity over the pool surface rises. A windbreak, such as trees or a solid pool fence, can reduce pool energy consumption by as much as 20 per cent. Pools with an open exposure can consume about 50 per cent more energy than a moderately sheltered one. MAINTENANCE In Summer Operate the filtration system six to eight hours a day Regularly check sanitiser levels, ideally every day Check the pH every two days Check and clean skimmer, hair and lint pot baskets weekly Have your pool water checked at a pool shop fortnightly Maintain water level at least half way up the skimmer box SWIMMING pools lose energy in many ways, but evaporation is by far the largest source of energy loss. Evaporating water requires tremendous amounts of energy. You can greatly reduce pool heating costs this season by using a pool cover. A pool cover also can help reduce the size of a solar pool heating system, saving money. Reduce your pool's energy consumption with key tips from the Swimming Pool & Spa Association of NSW. The role of pool covers Evaporation, the main source of pool heat loss, occurs mainly at night when the ambient air temperature drops below the pool's water temperature. A pool cover can reduce this loss of water by up to 95 per cent and save up to 50 per cent on heating costs. Keep water cleaner Pool covers keep debris out of pools. Types of pool covers Bubble blankets: Blankets with tiny, transparent bubbles designed to trap sunlight and warm the pool. They also reduce evaporation, thereby reducing heat loss and chemical consumption. Thermal blankets: Designed to insulate the pool overnight by reducing evaporation and convection heat loss. They can cut pool heating time and costs by reducing the time it takes to reheat a pool in the morning. Slat covers: These are made of slats which roll out on to the pool surface like a horizontal garage roller door. When fully extended across the pool, the slats lock together to form a barrier that can support the weight of a small child or pet. Give your windows & doors a new look. Widest range available. Internal and External Timber and Aluminium, Internal Shutters, Motorised Blinds, Blockout Blinds, Roman Blinds, Sunscreen Blinds and more... Phone Yvette or Kris Burbage today for a free measure and quote on 9981 4443. www.boomerangblinds.com.au Blinds &Shutters 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 World's Leading Shutters | Roller Blinds | Romans | Venetians | Awnings and more... All products can be motorised www.completeblinds.net.au 8824 7975 zb0454 Our quality never before offered at these prices SALE Free INSTALLATION As heard on Ray Hadley 2GB Chairs & Lounges Permanent Exhibition Showroom & Warehouse 10/1 Vuko Place Warriewood NSW 2102 Phone: 02 9913 1133 Castle Hill Home Hub Centre Cnr Hudson & Victoria Ave Castle Hill NSW 2154 Phone: 02 9634 8855 www.niceinteriors.com.au 3CANDINAVIAN DESIGNED RECLINER CHAIRS From only $1399 2149241 2/8
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