Swimming Pool Sun Safety Tips

Jan 27, 2015

AS SUMMER HEATS UP, AUSTRALIANS RACE OUT TO BUY FANS, THE AIR CON UNITS SELL OUT, AND THE SUNSCREEN FLIES OFF THE SHELF. BUT DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE’S AN EASIER AND MORE ECONOMICAL WAY TO KEEP YOUR HOME AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE, COOL AND SHADED?

LUXAFLEX® Window Fashions National Marketing Manager, Jenny Brown explains how.

Inside the home

The Luxaflex DUETTE® Shades range is recognised as one of the most energy efficient window coverings on the Australian market, in which the unique honeycomb structure creates cells which trap air and act as a natural insulation barrier for windows. This keeps you comfortably cool in summer, and warm in winter.

Harmful UV rays are also blocked by the shades, protecting furniture, keeping it looking newer for longer.

Luxaflex Duette ARCHITELLA® Shades feature a patented ‘cell-within-a-cell’ structure. Taking it a step further, the revolutionary Duette Architella Ménage Shades feature an additional inner cell, elevating the insulation properties even more. These distinct air pockets have the ability to reduce the heat transfer through a window and reduce the average home’s cooling costs by up to 49%[1].

This is much more energy efficient than constantly blasting the air con or sitting in front of the fan all summer!

In the backyard and by the pool

Installing awnings is a great way to ensure you enjoy summer days by the pool safely. Awnings maximise the exterior shade of your home, so you can watch the kids play in the pool whilst reading a book in the shade, enjoying glare and UV protection.

Awnings are a popular choice for Australian home and pool owners, because the Luxaflex Evo Awning Range is designed and engineered to suit the Australian climate – withstanding wind, sun and even rain. In fact the Evo Awning Range maximises the outdoor lifestyle that Australians have come to enjoy and are the perfect solution to shade your pool, barbeque or entertaining area. Mum and Dad can relax on balmy evenings while the kids splash around, safe from the wind and glaring low sun.

But most impressively, Luxaflex Evo Awnings prevent heat transfer to the home and have been shown to save up to 60%[2] off cooling costs for a typical year in an Australian household. Available in five style choices, Evo STC, Evo Channel, Evo Cable, Evo Drop and Evo Pivot, they come in a variety of stylish fabrics.

Have fun in the sun over the summer season with your family whilst staying safe.

For further information, call 13 LUXAFLEX (13 58 92) or visit www.luxaflex.com.au


[1]Savings are based on the installation of fully recessed, reveal-mounted DUETTE Architella Ménage 38mm Opaque Shades in an average home in Sydney, compared with the House Energy Rating standard of Holland Blinds from AccuRate in that home. These calculations have been modelled by an independent third party and savings will vary based on window type and installation.

[2]Results based on a single storey, brick veneer home on a concrete slab using ducted air-conditioning and equally distributed windows with Evo Awnings installed with Canvas fabric. Based on independent modelling conducted by White Box Technologies in conjunction with Peter Lyons & Associates June 2013.

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