SOLAR PV and POOLS – non-Pooled Energy pool Below are examples of a non-Pooled Energy pool in Coogee, with data taken during different weather over a single week. This data is derived from a third party, solar monitoring service for a home. The time-clocks for the operation of the pool are set to use electricity […]
Category: Pool Technology
Pooled Energy has a new algorithm (under development) in the Network Operating Centre, which is inside the Internet Cloud, that looks out for pool leaks. These can be difficult to distinguish, especially in pools which have automatic top-up. Below is shown a trend of a pool’s salinity over 5 weeks. In a normal pool, the […]
When you slow most things down it is quite reasonable to expect that you will save a bit of energy, just think of the difference between running and walking or driving your car more slowly. In most cases a 10% reduction in speed gives you a 10% reduction in energy. Pool Pumps are different however […]
This section is a regular feature of our newsletters. It is intended to be unbiased, general Industry comment dealing in objective facts. What do Star Ratings mean? They have been used in the US since the 1970s and in Australia since the 1980s. There used to be a 6 star system, which was […]
Connecting Gas and Electric pool heaters For systems installed after February 2018, you can ask us to connect new or existing pool heater to the Pooled Energy Intelligent Pool Controller (IPC). This will enable us to synchronise the heater operation with the other pool equipment and save energy as described below. This arrangement also allows […]
Unless you have been otherwise advised, your pool water chemistry already uses Pooled Energy’s proprietary Advanced Water Chemistry and is in the process of being upgraded to AWC 2.0. AWC 2.0 is an exciting improvement on AWC, which was already a major improvement on the 70 year old conventional chlorine technology that preceded it. […]
Australia is a global leader with solar PV generation and there are massive forward commitments for large scale arrays and large forward marketing estimates for roof-top solar as at January 2018. The sun is free and solar panels seem to be inexpensive and getting cheaper, so, why are electricity prices rising so much? Electricity prices have nearly tripled in a decade and, despite some political and pundit comments, it seems inevitable that they will continue to rise. We often hear that solar electricity is the least expensive sort of electricity available, so, how can that be?
Pooled Energy’s Solar Optimiser Algorithm is now available. Our Adaptive Solar Control uses weather data to maximise your solar PV ( and solar thermal heating ) and lowers the running cost of your pool. It’s free – Please ask for it if you want it.