Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 5, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
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Interestingly enough, although there are gloomy predic- tions about recessions, depressions and tight money, consumers are still buying above ground and expensive in ground pools. The speculation is that some consumers are shelling out big chunks of money for pools because they feel their money won't be worth as much in the future. Others feel that sinking money into a pool is an investment that's cheaper than buying a cottage or taking an expensive vacation. Many of us are babes in the woods about pool buying. It's a big investment for the consumer but it doesn't require a lot of capital for a contractor to get into the business. The swimming pool industry is still considered a fledgling one which has not been prepared for the mushrooming growth in demand. Consumers are liable to find that untrained, seasonal workers will follow the hot shot salesman that sold them the pool but can't deliver the goods. Unskilled laborers, are expected to install your purchase with little direction and the quality of workmanship suffers. Business failures have left, consumers shelling out extra money for damaged or unfinished pools. Horror stories about, builders who have disappeared in the night leaving consumers with mudholes in their backyards have been all too frequent in the past few years. It's yital that consumers research the contractors and swimming pool manufacturers they do business with. First, look for a company that will sell you a pool kit as well as install it. If you can't find one, you'll have to enter into two separate contracts one with the manufacturer, the other with the general contractor. Problems are plentiful in installations, therefore the impor- tant check is the general contractor. A recommendation from the manufacturer isn't a guarantee to good workmanship on the part of the contractor. The manufacturer is not obligated to stand behind the installation, only the pool kit that he sells you.. Check the reputation of the contractor with the Better Business Bureau. Find out whether there are complaints against his work and how they were solved. Make sure that he's registered and bonded with the consumer protection bureau in your province Ontario has a strong association and others are being set up across Canada and look for a member of a Swimming Pool Association. Ask your lawyer or banker to run a credit check on him to make sure that he has credit with suppliers and subcontractors. If he doesn't, your money may be used to pay past bills and you have no assurance that your pool will be completed with the funds you have provided. Most important, don't sign a contract you don't understand. Take it to a lawyer and spend to get it checked and have any additions put in. Make sure that starting and completion dates are clearly stated as we'll as the name and address of the contractor. Never give a contractor a large down payment on a pool. A nominal sum to show your good faith should be sufficient on signing the contract. If you've paid for the installation ahead of time, the contractor can easily put off the work and use your money to pay other bills. Ask your lawyer to help you set up a reasonable payment schedule, paying for the pool as each stage is completed. Hold back 15 per cent until 30 days after the pool is com- ileted. This will protect you against mechanics liens that may put on your property by subcontractors plumbers, electricians and the like if the general contractor fails to pay :hem for their work. Comparison shop, by getting two or three estimates from different pool manufacturers and installers. Don't be lured by sales pitches promising a bargain. A cut rate contractor may cheat on pool specifications and workmanship, skimp on equip- ment or place inferior accessories in the pool. Make sure that all promises are written into your contract. Verbal promises won't hold water in court. Copyright 1975, Toronto Sun Syndicate Canadian adults facing problem of overweight As in the rest of Canada, the iroblein' of overweight ilagues a large proportion of adults in Alberta, findings 'rom the Nutrition Canada Survey show. According to survey statistics, two factors may contribute to overweight a sedentary lifestyle which results in a decreased need for calories and small excesses of calories consumed over a long period of time. Overweight is a serious problem because of ts relationship to diabetes, lypertension and coronary heart disease. Second in a series of on- ;oing reports based on the lational survey, the provin- :ial report reflects the nutritional status of Alber- ans, based on biochemical and dietary measurements. Elevated blood levels of :holesterol were found in most of the adult population in ilbcrta. Cholesterol values were lower, however, in men ged 20 to 39 years, than in tieir counterparts in other trovinces. The Alberta results, as the ational, indicate there is a eficit of both iron intakes and ron stores in all age groups, "'here appears to be a par- icularly high prevalence 'of nemia in the 20- to 39-year- Id male group. Shortages of lis mineral may reflect both poor choice of foods and a ow iron content in the food upply. The study clearly indicates low intake of calcium and itamin D in infants, children and adolescents. As well, the average intakes of vitamin D in the elderly were lower in Alberta than in any other province. The vitamin A picture for the provincial sample is satisfactory for all age groups. Similarly, the vitamin C status for Albertans.is good, except for teenagers. The results indicate the vitamin E status is also good. The Alberta results indicate the elderly are predominately at risk of having a deficiency of thiamine, riboflavin and niacin. This finding cor- responds to the national data. The prevalence of enlarged thyroid is more peculiar to the prairie provinces, B.C., and Newfoundland than the rest of Canada. There is-'need for research to ascertain the significance of these two fin- dings. In summary, four areas of concern documented in the Alberta report of the Nutri- tion Canada survey are the poor nutritional status of the elderly, the large percentage of overweight adults, elevated blood cholesterol levels in adults, and the prevalence of low iron stores in all segments of the pop- ulation. Neil Crawford, Alberta minister of health and social development, has indicated the provincial results arc be- ing reviewed by staff in his department to determine ways to overcome these nutritional problems. Birth rates fall below death rates Germans face 'decline as a people' By LESLIE COLITT London Observer BERLIN The Germans, who once reproduced faster than mpst other Europeans, are now facing decline as a people.'In West Germany the birth rate of native Germans has fallen below the death rate for the third year in succession. In East Germany, the trend is even more pronounced and has become a subject or Government concern. At the turn of the century, Germany's population was increasing faster than either of its European rivals, Britain or France. Today, West Ger- many heads the list of West European countries with negative population growth, registering a 1.5 per cent decline last year. If this trend continues, demographers say that by the year 2000 the country would shrink from its present 62 million to 57 million. East worse The (East) German Democratic Republic is even worse off. It leads Europe in the excess of deaths over births because of its over age population. The three per cent drop in population in 1973 to just under 17 million has now slowed somewhat but is still officially regarded as "un- satisfactory." The problem; according to Frau 'Inge Lange, a member of the Communist Party's politburo, is not merely a result of the GDR's liberal abortion on demand policy. At a news conference in East Berlin this Lange noted that 84.5 per cent of all East German women of work- ing age are employed, a figure exceeding that of even the Soviet Union. Although 800 out of children are taken care of in Kindergartens, the GDR does not have enough public nurseries. Accom- modation is also still scarce for young couples and, to top all this, she said, over young East German women study and "combining studies and motherhood is very dif- ficult." Experts differ Population experts in West Germany differ on the bases from which to project future curves, but they have nearly all revised their earlier figures showing a sizeable jump in the number of West Germans by the end of this century. On one thing they are agreed, though, a decline in the population would alter all the assumption of economists until now. Instead of a predicted shor- tage of housing, schools, un- iversities and hospitals there would be a surplus. Social security contributions from the work- ing population would have to be greatly increased to sup- port .the greater number of people living on State pen- sions. In the GDR every four East Germans of working age already support one pen- sioner. The outward signs of a declining birth rate are becoming apparent in West Germany. The number of birth clinics and maternity homes is declining, and sales of-baby equipment are down. Sales of baby foods are also dropping as well as those of infant clothes and toys. Generous loans There is surprisingly little concern in West Germany over this development. The high rate of the nearly three -The Herald- Family million foreign workers in West Germany, from Turkey, Greece, Italy and Spain has gone some way to make up for the loss of new Germans. While many of them will return home, a large number is expected to remain in West Germany. In the GDR, on the other hand, stabilizing the popula- tion at 17 million has become a question of survival. Large families are being given generous interest free loans to build private houses, a novelty in East Germany. Payments have been raised for having children and rais- ing them and flats are to be increased in size from their present average small size. Aid victims TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) Honduran victims of Hurricane Fifi are being aided with clothing, supplies, medi- cine, tools plus more than cash from the people of four U.S. states. Supplies and money were collected in Vermont, Louisiana, Oregon and Tennessee through the Partners of the Americas people-to-people organization which links U.S. states with Latin America. Despite these efforts, though, GDR demographers are pessimistic about' the future. They note that while the two-child family is being propagated in the GDR, the tendency is increasingly towards one child. In order just to maintain its present population, however, the GDR would need three children in each family, as "only the three child family can guarantee the reproduction of life" according to FraU Lange. Unlike West Germany, the GDR has few foreign workers to take up the slack. The best to you from Palm. xrttage 'heese. 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