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Swimming pools, grid backup and renewable energy

The electricity grid is increasingly challenged.  Pooled Energy helps stabilize the grid and reduce greenhouse emissions The Australian Electricity Market Operator (AEMO) has just released their review of the electricity…

June 25th, 2018

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Do you own a pool? Are you considering going off the grid and using a home battery storage solution?

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.

August 3rd, 2017

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Choosing a pool heater? What are the relative performances of Solar, Gas, Electric Pool Heaters?

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.

July 17th, 2017

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Case Study: Pooled Energy’s Automation System Reduces a Pool’s Big Energy Bills

If you’re one of the 1.4 million Australians with a pool in their backyard, did you know that a pool uses up to 30% of your total energy costs every year? In the case of this Sydney sider, the pool consumed in excess of 40% of their entire electricity bill. With the Pooled Energy system, this pool’s energy consumption has dropped to approximately 14%. Pooled Energy – has found a smarter solution designed to save pool owners significant energy, chemicals, time and money. It also keeps pools cleaner and healthier for longer.

June 19th, 2017

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The Pros and Cons of Swimming Pool Covers

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.

April 4th, 2016

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Top Tips To Automate Your Pool

There are several ‘levels’ in automating a pool and the first step is to simply decide what you are trying to achieve. Is it more free time? Better quality, healthier…

May 14th, 2019

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10 Top Tips to Save Electricity in the Home

1. Heating and Cooling Run the air-conditioning a little warmer in summer and a little cooler in winter. It will make a big difference. Air conditioners’ efficiency drops dramatically once…

December 11th, 2018

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