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Home Living : September 16 2008
2 HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, September 16, 2008 Splash out on a pool Write to Ask The Experts about individual problems in the home. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your question or fax Ask The Experts 9689 5399. HOMELIVING » ADVERTISING FEATURE ASK THE EXPERTS Jasper Wills wants a swimming pool in his yard and needs advice on where to situate it. Sunrise Pools owner Peter Moore says this is one of the main questions asked by prospective pool owners. ''The ideal spot is somewhere where you can look out upon it from the kitchen or any of the main living areas,'' he said. ''A pool these days is more of a water feature than ever before.'' Sunrise Pools designs and constructs concrete swimming pools and spas and also carries out repairs and renovations on older pools and spas. What about water and restrictions? A permit to fill the pool has to be obtained to allow the pool to be filled from household tap water, and the cost will vary depending on the size of the pool. The average cost is about $80. Sydney Water gives the permit and the occupants then have to save water in the home with things like dual flush toilets, AAA showerheads. What is the average water capacity of pools? As a general rule pools hold between 30,000 and 70,000 litres and people who install pools that hold 40,000 litres and up need to install a water tank to catch the rain for topping up the pool as well as pool covers. We would like to extend the swimming season by having the pool heated. What is the best option for this? Solar heating is one of the most effective heating options. It really depends on the aspect of the house to ensure the sun heats the solar panels. The other options are gas and electric heating. It really depends on the clients' requirements. Gas is mainly used for heating spas and is a little more expensive than electricity to run however with smaller pools it can be more economical. Each pool is taken on its merits and the months of swimming required by the client. Pool covers are mandatory to stop evaporation they also serve other purposes including keeping the pool warm and reducing running costs. What about fencing? Under the Swimming Pools act an isolation fence must be placed around pools. There are some exceptions but in most cases they have to be fenced. I don't want to spend time vacuuming leaves out of the pool what are my options. There are many automatic cleaners including a suction type that runs off the filtration system, the pressure cleaners have their own pump while an automatic in floor cleaning system could also be considered. What about sanitation? The main two sanitisers are chlorine and salt. From the initial consultation through to design, and costing incorporating landscaping Sunrise Pools takes care of all aspects of construction and permits. Details: Sunrise Pools Unit 5 number 8 Victoria Ave, Castle Hill call 8858 4777 or www.sunrisepools.com.au ALUMINIUM WINDOWS & SLIDING DOORS BETA - VIEW BETA - VIEW 900x900 (3'x3') $138 1200 x 1500 (4' x 5') $202 1200 x 1800 (4' x 6') $224 1200 x 2400 (4' x 8') $328 web: www.betaview.com.au - email: email@example.com PRICES FOR WINDOW ONLY & INCLUDE GST AVAILABLE IN BROWN, WHITE, HAWTHORN GREEN, PALE EUCALYPT, STONE BEIGE, CLEAR ANO, PRIMROSE FREE QUOTES FOR SUPPLY & INSTALL Unit 6, 9 Kurrajong Rd, St Marys Master Lic No 408872083 Lic 84933c 2028726i hls wk34 Ph:9623 5611 F:9623 5091 ABN 14 070 225 197 GLASS CUT TO SIZE OPEN SAT built-in WARDROBES Lifetime Warranty Free Measure & Quote Custom Design Built-in Wardrobes Renovation of existing Wardrobes Sliding Mirror doors in a variety of colour frames Hinged or sliding Federation Doors FACTORY & SHOWROOM Unit 1, 183-185 McCredie Rd, Guildford 9632 5444 Lic. No, 160400C www.waratahwardrobes.com.au 2157200i hlc wk1 Free Measure and Quote • SLIDING OR HINGED DOORS • LIFETIME WARRANTY • WE SERVICE ALL AREAS Lic: 185684C 2262271i hln wk37 9838 9090 www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au Built In Wardrobes 'Designed to suit your budget' we specialise in: Semi-Frameless and Frameless Shower Screens Splashbacks Balustrading All Mirrors Reliable service High quality products Factory direct prices Free measure & quote 2018653i hln wk40
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