In this day and age it is vital to protect your investment by insuring your pool is as eco friendly as possible. We are all becoming more eco aware and aware of the changes to our inviroment and climate, There are many ways of achieving this;
Until a few years ago we were under the impression from the pool suppliers that up to 60% of heat loss was up on a pool and once you fit a good cover this was all you can do. But we now know that once the pool heat is stopped from going up it finds other ways out and the cold concrete walls and floor were drawing the heat out very quickly. the solution is a simple one insulating the walls and floor, It is most affective on liner pools as the 75mm high density insulation can be installed directly behind the liner and on tile pools it can be installed on the outside of the concrete structure not as affective but still very affective.
Air source heat pumps
Heat Pumps have the lowest running cost of all pool heating methods and are measured using COP (coefficient of performance). For Every £1 You Spend Upto £6 of heat will go into your pool. This is increasing your efficency and reducing your carbon foot print.
A thermal blanket will recoup its purchase price in a very short time, cutting energy losses by up to 50%, and helping to extend your pool season. About 60% of heat losses are by evaporation. At night an uncovered pool may actually waste more energy than it gains during the day. Even if you only used a pool cover overnight you could still save over 40% of your annual heating bill.
PV Solar panels
A solar installation in the South West will generate up to 10% more green, low-carbon, renewable electricity, than other parts of the UK, which can be used to power your pool.A solar PV system installed on a South facing roof in Cornwall, Devon or Dorset will return it’s initial investment within 8 years offering financial returns of up to 12%. So not only could you heat and power your pool for free you could also earn an income.