The approach is to work with Randwick City Council through their Sustainability program to run a “swimming pool energy efficiency trial project” amongst Randwick residents with pools, especially solar pool heaters.
With Randwick Council as the vehicle this will allow the CRC to engage with pool equipment manufacturers, suppliers and installers to trial the systems and approaches arising out of RP1014. A small number of pool systems (5 – 10) will be retrofitted and user acceptance assessed. Energy efficient solar pool heating systems, advanced filtering systems and PV/T heating systems will be trialed.
The objectives of this project are:
• Develop and strengthen relationships with pool equipment suppliers in order to encourage them to adopt more efficient pool pumps for filtering and solar pool heating.
• Development of a commercial package of equipment that can be delivered by pool suppliers.
• Suite of training or education material for residents and local government to accelerate uptake.
• Engagement with pool installers – run workshops, field days for them to come along and see these systems in real world settings.