An energy efficient heating system from Supreme Heating installed in the Bundaberg Regional Council’s Isis War Memorial Swimming Pool, which offers guests year-round swimming with a minimum water temperature of 27-28 ° C, has dramatically reduced the facility’s energy costs.
Originally built as an outdoor pool, the Isis War Memorial Swimming Pool (also known as Childers Pool) called for the construction of a solid share structure and a sustainable heating system to cover and heat the pool (making it a year-round indoor System). The proposed roof area of 700-800 m² and the requirement to minimize the whole of life costs limited the team.
Supreme Heating has proposed a two-in-one solution with its Heatseeker Dualsun product. The hybrid photovoltaic (PV) module supplies electricity and thermal water at the same time, offers a solution for your energy needs and minimizes the need for roof surfaces. The system meets both the pool’s heating needs and the council’s energy needs in a single space.
Supreme Heating has developed a solution consisting of a 33.60 kW Heatseeker DualSun PVT solar system in conjunction with a 216 m Heatseeker Plus traditional strip solar system and two 120 kW inverter heat pumps to meet the pool’s heating needs. With a combined renewable heat output of 285 kWh, the system offers sufficient capacity to compensate for the dependency on the heat pumps in order to keep the council’s 700,000 liter indoor pool at an average temperature of 28 ° C throughout the swimming season.
The Heatseeker DualSun system is also able to generate an average of 133 kWh / day of electricity, which reduces the operating costs of the pool heating together with the heat pumps.
With average energy savings of $ 31,266 per year, the council can expect its Heatseeker DualSun system to pay for itself in just six years based on current energy prices, minimizing the total cost of living.
The $ 1.7 million reopened in January 2020 was funded by $ 1.3 million from the Council, $ 100,000 from Bendigo Bank, and $ 300,000 from the federal government through the Community Development Grant program.
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Images: Isis War Memorial Pool (top, credit: Bundaberg Regional Council / Morgan Everett) and details of the benefits of the Supreme Heating installation (bottom).
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