Renewable Energy

At Creation pools we are aware as a swimming pool owner you will already know that the cost of heating your pool accounts for the bulk of its running costs. Currently you are paying for gas, oil or electric to provide the energy to heat that water, the COST of which INCREASES all the time.

You have two alternatives to heat your existing or new swimming pool via Solar Energy of Heat Pump Inverter Technology;

Solar Energy:
The Jet Solar SS20 evacuated tube solar collector is a highly efficient, cost effective, reliable and “green” means to heat your swimming pool, using only the rays of the sun. The collectors are constructed of corrosion resistant materials, enabling the collectors to provide many years of reliable operation. Evacuated tubes are designed to rely on the suns radiation rather than ambient temperatures. This allows the pool to still be heated when the outside temperature is lower than the pools temperature. This is especially beneficial at the beginning and end of the season when daily air temperatures are cool.

The collectors are designed to be installed either on a roof or ground mounted. Southern orientation is ideal but not critical to the performance. Because of the cylindrical shape of the tubes. The vent has the capability of absorbing the sun’s radiation from most orientations. The ideal location is always going to be the area of the property that gets the most hours of sun in a day. The more hours the collector is exposed to the sun, the more BTU’s the unit will produce.

Many of these systems have been installed and the results and comments along with their savings have been amazing, making this an ideal way to save on the massive expense of running a pool. Just calculate your annual costs, if you could save just half of your annual running cost for your pool, what would that save you?

Our systems can be installed with minimal disruption to your pool use and are designed to be resistant to pool chemicals. Did you know that for each square metre of south facing roof, there is enough energy from the sun to heat over 35 tonnes of swimming pool water each year, for FREE.

Heat Pump Inverter Technology:
A pool water heat pump operates by extracting heat from the outside air and transfers it to the pool water using extremely reliable and very energy efficient technology. A heat pump will easily heat any pool to the desired swimming temperature and maintain this throughout the swimming season, as long as the correct size and type of heat pump is professionally selected. With the new and improved Inverter technology, the heat pump very cleverly has the ability to continuously regulate its own thermal power flow (which can add 15% – 20% efficiency when compared to conventional technology.) A traditional heat pump either works at maximum capability or is switched off as the compressor’s speed cannot be varied.

In order to regulate temperature a thermostat is used to measure the ambient air temperature and switch the compressor on when the water temperature is too far from the required temperature. The Heat inverter uses a rectifier to convert the incoming AC current to DC and then uses pulse-width modulation of the DC current within an inverter (electrical) to produce AC current of a desired frequency. As the speed of a brushless motor is synchronised to the frequency of the AC current it is thus possible for the Heat inverter compressor to be run at different speeds. A microcontroller then samples the ambient air temperature and adjusts the speed of the compressor appropriately. The effect of eliminating stop-start cycles is to increase efficiency, extend the life of components, and eliminate sharp fluctuations in the load the heat pump places on the power supply. This reduces the demand on the compressor which in turn reduces the running cost and improves efficiency.