A fair number of the pools that we convert to Pooled Energy are green when we arrive. The owners have given up on the unending task of manually keeping the water clear. Combined with a scientific understanding of what makes your pool go green and a bit of practice we’ve perfected our method for fixing green pools.
August 6th, 2019Read More
Are you seeing rust or corrosion on stainless steel components in your swimming pool? What does the manufacturer or the pool shop say? They say it’s the water chemistry, right?…
November 21st, 2018Read More
Camilla’s green pool was a ‘pea soup’ – until the Pooled Energy team, headed by Thomas, came to the rescue. The Pooled Energy system was installed on Monday 29 October 2018…
November 1st, 2018Read More
Pool owners know how time-consuming maintenance can be – testing the water with a pH stick, adding chemicals like chlorine (volumes of which were often based on guesswork), fiddling with the pumps, and sometimes ending up with algae despite your best efforts.
September 28th, 2017Read More
Want to extend the swimming season beyond the summer months? Here’s tips on recommended pool heating solutions
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. Some heating types dictate the plumbing method and others you have a choice. For the same heater and the same heat output, the plumbing method can have significant effects on your energy consumption, your power bills, and the ease of operation. We’ll walk through each possible configuration and look at their pros and cons.
September 4th, 2017Read More
THE QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSIDER WHEN BUILDING A NEW POOL 1) How do you want to use the pool? It sounds simplistic, but you really do need to answer…
August 22nd, 2017Read More
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, 2017Read More
RISING energy prices are making it harder for some Australians to keep warm in winter, but they will also hit the hip pocket when summer rolls around and not just for those with air conditioning.
July 27th, 2017Read More
From July 2017 many swimming pool owners are experiencing an astonishing 30% or more increase in the price of electricity required to filter and chlorinate their pools and are now looking to adding solar PV panels to reduce these new costs. Will solar PV panels help? Not necessarily. Adding solar panels to a home with pool, will certainly reduce the amount of energy you will need to purchase from the Grid, but it will also likely force you to use more expensive Grid energy, actually putting your bills up. The reason for this apparent contradiction is the weather. This blog explains why it happens, how you can avoid the problem and how you can save dollars.
July 24th, 2017Read More
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, 2017Read More