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Eco-Friendly Pools

  • Posted: Nov 04, 2019
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Eco-Friendly Pools

Pools are a luxury, especially in times when water is scarce. If you are considering building a new pool this summer you have to think of ways to make your pool more sustainable. From natural and solar-heated pools to moss filters or pool sharing – there are many sustainable ways to enjoy your pool this summer.

According to Water Wise, there are about 168 000 pools in South Africa. Residential pools can hold anything from 20 000 to 80 000 litres of water. The average evaporation rate in summer is between 6mm and 8 mm a day. That is 2600 litres of evaporated water every month, and 31 200 litres of evaporated water every year. That’s 208, 10-minute showers a year.

Whether you are building a new pool or if you already have one, these tips can help you be more water-wise, making your pool more eco-friendly.

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Eco-Friendly ant Control

  • Posted: Sep 01, 2019
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Eco-Friendly ant Control

Ants are often used as an example to demonstrate the advantages of teamwork, but to most of us these little insects are nothing more than an irritation in the home. It seems like once they have invaded your home, they are almost impossible to get rid of.

Ants Everywhere

There are mainly three types of ant species found in cities:

Garden Ants are attracted to sweet foods and leave a pheromone trail back to their nests for others to follow.

Pharaoh’s Ants feed on decomposing food and carry harmful germs picked up from their feedings.

Fire ants are found in sunny spaces and sting animals and humans.

All of these ant species can be killed via pesticides and other poisonous products, but these are not only harmful to the environment but can also be poisonous to animals and children. Therefore, it is better to consider options that are more Eco-friendly and poison-free when you decide to start your battle against these busy insects.

Here are a few homemade solutions to keep the ants at bay.

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