Can you reduce my household power usage and increase my leisure time? Yes…we can. We start with your pool.
We’re all hit by the recent electricity price hikes, especially pool owners. Ben Fordam, renowned commentator for 2GB addresses how owning a swimming pool can cost up to 40% of your household electricity! And, ways to save.
Pool owners know how time-consuming maintenance can be – testing the water with a pH stick, adding chemicals like chlorine (volumes of which were often based on guesswork), fiddling with the pumps, and sometimes ending up with algae despite your best efforts.
John Riedl, Executive Chairman at Pooled Energy and other Swimming Pool and Spa Alliance (SPASA) representatives will be sharing their knowledge and experience on pool technology, equipment, maintenance across the seasons and pool safety. Find out which pool-heating systems, filters and pump technology are the most energy efficient and which pool cover best suits your lifestyle, budget and pool.
Just over 10% of the pools we look after have covers. The most common objection from people we speak to is that they either don’t like the look of them or don’t have space on their pool deck for the roller. You can see from our analysis of swimming pool water temperature they offer a significant temperature gain – more on average than heaters often provide.
When you heat your swimming pool not only do you need to choose the most appropriate type of heater to match your needs, you should also think about how the heater will be connected to your pool and the other equipment. Some heating types dictate the plumbing method and others you have a choice. For the same heater and the same heat output, the plumbing method can have significant effects on your energy consumption, your power bills, and the ease of operation. We’ll walk through each possible configuration and look at their pros and cons.
THE QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSIDER WHEN BUILDING A NEW POOL 1) How do you want to use the pool? It sounds simplistic, but you really do need to answer this carefully as it affects many aspects of your pool. If you want to swim laps, get a long pool where the steps are not […]
In the news! Read more about what news.com.au across the country discuss around solutions to help Australian pool owners save money,
If you are living in an average house in Sydney and considering going totally off-grid with batteries, you are likely to find that it is neither practical nor economical. There are three reasons for this. Firstly, the technology of batteries is not yet sufficiently developed. Secondly, the weather. Thirdly, you probably don’t have a big enough roof. This article is intended to show how you can calculate the situation for your own circumstances.
RISING energy prices are making it harder for some Australians to keep warm in winter, but they will also hit the hip pocket when summer rolls around and not just for those with air conditioning.