An entrepreneur has condemned the inefficiency of the UK’s swimming pools, by claiming his insulation invention could save 786,279 tonnes of CO2 entering the atmosphere each year- the equivalent of a forest of 86 million trees.
Nigel Rose, the inventor of the Thermapool said: “I have developed a system which can be fitted to new pools, or during renovations, to heat them for a negligible amount, saving 86% of heat loss with efficient insulation. We have two pools currently using 3kw heaters- which is the same as a kettle.”
University Research has shown that most of the heat from pool water is lost through the walls and floor of a pool which is what Mr Rose’s invention primarily targets. He also uses a special solar pool cover, which simultaneously uses heat from the sun to maintain the temperature of the water, meaning it can be heated by a lot less power and also retains the temperature much better through specialist insulation.
Because of the energy saving measures in place the technology has been recognised by Ofgem under the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) and customers can apply for a grant towards installing Thermapool or Carbon trust interest free loans.