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Home Living : January 8th 2013
POOL CARE CLEAN SUMMER SWIM KEEPING YOUR POOL BLUE Regular maintenance will ensure your pool is always working at optimum level and allows you to correct or repair parts failing before the whole unit requires replacement. MAINTENANCE Swimart Australasian manager Chris Fitzmaurice says it's easy to look after swimming pools with adequate tools, equipment and basic knowledge of water chemistry. Regular maintenance will ensure it's always working at optimum level and allows you to correct or repair parts failing before the whole unit requires replacement,'' he says. Mr Fitzmaurice says pool-water conditions constantly change due to chemicals, debris, heat and storms, contaminates and swimmers. He says untreated water is the perfect environment for bacteria to grow, so suggests regularly adding a sanitiser (usually chlorine), then filtering the water. Janita Singh Tips: waterco.com.au; swimart.com.au; bunnings.com.au SWIMMING-POOL mainten- ance is a constant process all year around, but special care is needed in summer. ''Ensure pool and spa pH levels are balanced. Always check before adding chemicals -- some can be harmful,'' says Bunnings National Leisure buyer Cameron Rist. Keep water circulating to avoid build-up of algae or bac- teria and buy a high-quality pump for proper water move- ment. Always use a sturdy cover to prevent debris clogging the fil- ter system. This can also save water by reducing evaporation. Clean pool and spa filters. Waterco's group marketing director Bryan Goh says many products on the market today make pool cleaning easy, such as a robotic cleaner. ''Suction cleaners require pool pump to operate at medium speed, which impedes pool turn- over. A robotic cleaner is self- powered which means the pool skimmer is left free to skim the pool surface while the robotic cleaner cleans the pool's bot- tom,'' he says. Make sure skimmer and fil- ters are clean to avoid straining the pump. If building a pool, make sure your builder under- stands hydraulics. 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 Make More Money Using Your Current Home GRANNY FLATS AND STUDIOS PTY LTD Builder of Quality Granny Flats Designed and built for your lifestyle Division of Ian Cubitt's Classic Home Improvements Open 7 Days | 152 Russell Street, Emu Plains www.grannyflatsandstudios.com.au 1300 721 150 MULTI-HIA AWARD WINNERS LICENCE NO: 66902C FREE Full feasibility study of your property Granny Flats and Studios 2135493 12/9 Talk to us about our Investment Seminars! Renovating? Redecorating? Our Home section has the inspiration you need.
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