Pool covers offer an obvious energy saving solution but are sometimes overlooked, possibly due to the capital investment cost. However, it seems illogical that any pool should remain uncovered at night, given the pressures we all face to reduce energy costs on a daily basis. If capital outlay is a concern, then Heatsavr, the original liquid pool cover, offers an ideal solution.
First used by the US government in the 1970s to control evaporation loss in reservoirs, sceptics doubted the effectiveness of an invisible liquid’s ability to control evaporation from a pool surface when it was introduced to the UK ten years ago.
However the technology is successfully reducing evaporation loss and saving energy at pools around the world.
Independent trial results from a study carried out by EEVS in November 2014 showed a 21.7% saving on gas usage at a holiday park in Devon. It is estimated that the total annual global reduction in CO2 output from pools being covered with Heatsavr is in excess of 100,000mt.
With a quick payback period, normally of less than 12 months, and an automatic dosing system to ensure daily application, Heatsavr can be relied upon to deliver energy and cost savings with minimal intervention from the pool manager.
Jenny Lunn of Brenntag comments: “Not only does Heatsavr contain heat and water within the pool through its monomolecular layer, but it also enables the pool manager to turn down the air handling unit at night, thereby offering considerable energy savings on dehumidification.
“Heatsavr continues to work during the day, even with bathers present, making it the perfect choice for hotel and leisure clubs, who are obliged to keep their pools open from early morning until late evening.”
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