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Creating A Fun, Safe Garden For Your Children

As the mum of five young children, I know how important it is to have access to a safe outdoor space for your children to play. Being cooped up in the house all day isn't good for the kids or the parents, but you also can't let young kids play in a space that's hazardous. When we bought our new family home, there was a lot of work to do in the garden to make it childproof, and we also wanted to make it a fun place for the kids to play. We erected a new fence, fitted a combination lock on the garden gate, had poisonous plants removed, cordoned off the pool and created a play area complete with swings, a slide and outdoor games. I started this blog to share my DIY gardening tips, and I hope you find it interesting and useful.



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Benefits of Switching to Solar Pool Heating Options

by Darlene Jenkins

If you have been using traditional pool heating options, you may have already faced maintenance and repair issues. If you are looking for a way to heat your pool, cut maintenance costs, and cut energy costs over time then you may want to consider solar pool heating options. If you are unfamiliar with these options, here are a few benefits of switching to solar.

Reduced Maintenance

A key difference between traditional pool heating and solar heating options is the reduced maintenance cost. When you use traditional heating options you will have parts that can succumb to corrosion or heating elements that can stop working. To prevent these issues, you will need to maintain your system through professional servicing throughout the year. A solar option doesn't have heating elements or parts that can corrode. They are usually made of thin solar panels, a roll out solar cover,  or even solar rings that can be dropped on the surface of the pool.  These only require routine cleaning to ensure the panels can access sunlight easily.

Reduced Operating Costs

The operating costs of traditional pool heating options can easily exceed your budget, especially during colder months of the year.  A solar heat option has no operating costs. It operates on its own with just the sun as its energy. You do not have to worry about rising electrical or gas bills during off season months. In fact, you may find that your energy expenses decrease drastically after the system is installed and operational.

Increased Property Value

In most areas, having a solar option for heating your pool, or any other aspect of your home, is considered an improvement. This improvement can increase your property value and your energy efficiency rating for your home. If you plan on selling your home at a later date, this can be a huge selling point to potential environmentally minded buyers.

Increased Reliability

Since a solar system only uses the sun to heat your pool, you have an increased reliability over traditional heating methods. Traditional methods have parts that can break down and may end up requiring an entire system replacement instead of just a minor repair. A solar options doesn't have this issue. As long as you have sunlight, you will have a system you can rely on.

These are just a few of the benefits that a solar pool heating system can bring to your home. If you have questions about installation, related services, or if you need a price estimate then contact your local pool contractor (such as Pool Solar & Spa) today. They can help answer your questions and decide if solar is the right option for you.