January 20, 2018

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Project watch: Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest), Milan -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Award winning young architects pave the way to the future   -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Reliance and City of Cape Town celebrate a major milestone in the war against waste in the Western Cape -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

International: SLA’s park design for Bjarke Ingels power plant revealed -

Friday, January 12, 2018

There is still time to submit for IFLA 2018 World Congress- 4 days to deadline -

Friday, January 12, 2018

Urban-Think Tank develops low-cost housing for South African slum. -

Friday, January 12, 2018

Revisiting Landscape Architecture trends of 2017 and looking to 2018 and beyond -

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

This R15.2 Million lakeside home with a sloping green roof was just voted the best house in Britain -

Friday, December 8, 2017

UCT MLA exhibit and Jo Gibbons lecture -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Sneak peek at the Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Despatch: multi-billion rand housing development due to begin Today! -

Friday, December 1, 2017

Despatch: multi-billion rand housing development set to begin today! -

Friday, December 1, 2017

Employment Position: Associate or Full Professor (tenure-stream) in Urban Forest Management, University of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. -

Friday, December 1, 2017

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo honoured at the National Business Awards -

Friday, December 1, 2017

Cape Town accepts carbon neutral development challenge -

Friday, December 1, 2017

NEW Rainbird XFS-CV Dripline -

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Our suppliers at Itacotto have some great Black Friday Deals -

Friday, November 24, 2017

Black Friday Deals on the Husqvarna Automower® -

Friday, November 24, 2017

A thank you to Bernadette Vollmer for her dedication to the role of SACLAP Registrar -

Friday, November 24, 2017

Launch of the Corobrik-SAIA Awards of Merit Announced -

Friday, November 24, 2017

Does your swimming pool need a face-lift?

Saint-Gobain Weber share  important tips to consider when it comes to pool renovations.

When flying over South Africa’s urban areas it is interesting to see that most homes have swimming pools. Given our climate, residential swimming pools provide a welcome reprieve from the heat in the hot summer months and are a source of relaxation, recreation, entertainment and add a key aesthetic to many homes.

That said, over time swimming pools lose their appeal and require upgrading and repair. The winter months are the obvious time to empty your pool and give it a face-lift, repair leaks, re-surface with a waterproof marble based plaster and finally use cement-based paint products to bring it back to life.

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When you make the decision to renovate and upgrade your swimming pool, Saint-Gobain Weber have a range of pool plasters (Weber Marbelite) and paints (Weber Pool Paint) available in various colours. Their easy to navigate website is an essential resource, which offers step-by-step guidelines on revamping and marble plastering pools, plastering new pools and how to chemically treat newly plastered pools.

Once you make the decision to revamp and upgrade your pool, it is important to consider the following guidelines for disposing of the swimming pool water correctly ensuring that you protect the environment.

Swimming pools contain chemicals such as chlorine and copper. These chemicals “treat” the water to kill harmful bacteria and/or algae. If this treated water is discharged into storm water systems or streams it could potentially harm, and even kill fish and other aquatic life.

  • Where possible discharge swimming pool water to the sewer (if your property is not sewered consider suitable land disposal)
  • The best alternative to sewer disposal is irrigation onto your property but consider the following;
    • Check that no land instability problems exist in your immediate area
    • Leave the water to sit for at least a week without adding chemicals
    • Irrigate the water so that it won’t flow into the storm water system
    • Ensure water does not flow off your property
    • Irrigate the waterthat it does not create nuisance conditions such as mosquito breeding
    • Make sure the water temperature is below 25 degrees Celsius

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Click here to find out more about the Weber Marbelite and Weber Pool paint range of products that will ensure your pool is restored to almost new.

 

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