John Huggart has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of innovative Australian electricity retailer and pool technology developer, Pooled Energy.  John was most recently with Alinta Energy leading Sales and Marketing and has deep industry expertise and experience in driving growth both in electricity and gas markets as well as services with the establishment of Solar, […]

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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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Infinity Edge pools look marvellous with that waterfall over the edge and the sublime look with the eye drawn to infinity over perfect water. However, that waterfall is an excellent evaporative cooler that can cool the pool by several degrees, waste a lot of water through evaporation and use up far more chemicals than you […]

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Follow these simple steps to remove a dead animal (such as a rodent) from your pool and disinfect the water to guarantee it’s clean, healthy and ready to enjoy: Close the pool to swimmers (include signage). Wear plumber’s disposable gloves (gauntlets). Use a leaf scoop/net or bucket to remove the dead animal from the pool. Bag the dead animal a plastic […]

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On Sunday morning we’ll all adjust our clocks for daylight savings. If you’re anything like me, you wander around the house grumbling at “dumb” clocks and appliances that need to be changed manually. …..How’s this done again?…..Where did I put that manual?…. What time is it now?…… And praise the “smart” clocks and gizmos that […]

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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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One of the really unique aspects of our business is that we’re automatically harvesting large amounts of data on swimming pools, regularly and reliably. One of these data points is water temperature. Using a large enough group of pools to be statistically meaningful I’ve looked at water temperature with some surprising results. For each of the graphs below – click on the image for a higher resolution version if you want a closer look.

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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. There are three possible plumbing methods for pool heating: in series in series with a […]

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