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Sky News Investigative Story: Pooled Energy CEO John Huggart explains how you can save money on your summer bills – even though pools use 40% of household electricity! View the live story here. Pooled Energy is here to help pool owners. We’re here to help! Contact us on 1300 364 703 or email info@pooledenergy.com  

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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In pool heaters, size and type matter a great deal. There are 4 basic types: Solar, Gas, Heat Pumps and Direct Electric Heaters. It is almost always better to get a larger pool heater than you think you need. The reason is that it is faster and loses less heat during the heating stage, while requiring less water pumping. Overall, large pool heaters tend to require less energy than small ones and are more convenient.

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Only a pool owner understands the frustration of looking after their pool chemistry. Carting around drums of dangerous chemicals, messing with test kits, balancing pH and buffer, buying the latest recommendation from the pool shop. And, you still wind up with red eyes and a green pool! There is a better way with Pooled Energy’s Advanced Water Chemistry solution! Read the blog to discover how.

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A General Discussion to HELP You Understand the Different Types of Meters and Their Advantages Electricity retailers are not legally permitted to recommend types of meters. If you have a swimming pool, it will generally consume about 30% of the total electricity of a typical house.  You can reduce the amount of electricity required by about […]

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GENERAL QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER WHEN BUILDING A NEW POOL   Please note that this is generic advice. If you want specific advice, you are in the Sydney area, you can email us the plans of your proposed pool and the proposed equipment list to info@pooledenergy.com.  This is FREE of charge and with no obligation. How […]

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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. Let’s have a closer look at the pros and cons of swimming pool covers.

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