We now all know the effects that swimming can have on our mental and physical health, but what about the effects that our swimming pools can have on the environment? At Origin, we believe that making healthier choices transcends beyond the things that can have immediate influence on our lives, we should be making decisions that will have a positive effect on our future and where better to start than our environmental impact.
When designing your dream pool, there are several changes you can make to lessen your carbon footprint. We’ve come up with our top five choices to help inspire your inner environmentalist.
Air Source Heat Pumps – The economical and ecological solution
Affordable, easy to install and environmentally friendly, heat pumps are the ideal solution for heating the pool while saving energy. They work very simply, with the device capturing calories from the air and transferring them directly to the pool water. These can be included in initial construction or added to an existing pool later.
Insulated Pool Covers – The ultimate in saving you time and money
These pool covers are available for domestic and commercial pools, indoor and outdoor. The best for, heat insulation, evaporation control, durability and aesthetic appearance. The neutral white slated covers are popular for indoor pools and all covers are individually manufactured specifically for your pool requirements.
Insulated Pool Chamber – A champion in avoiding heat loss
Adding thermal insulation around the pool chamber at the building stage will help retain heat and save you on energy bills in the long term. The insulation is installed underneath the concrete at the bottom of the pool and on the outside walls of the pool chamber. In the swimming pool building, the floors, walls and roof are also insulated to reduce heat loss.
Variable Speed Pool Pump – The next evolution in energy efficiency
It’s important to have the right size pump to suit your pool and filtration system, this will save you money and reduce your pool CO2 emissions. Variable speed pumps can operate for longer periods at a lower speed with reduced energy consumption while improving filtration efficiency, this way water treatment is also optimised.
OC-1 Filtration Media – A trailblazer of the filtration world
Reduces energy consumption, OC-1 maintains constant flow rates, even when the media becomes dirty. The constant flow means pumps can be run at lower speeds, saving energy. Huge capacity for debris collection, reduces water consumption, chemical usage and heating. Lightweight, easy to handle and super quick and easy to install, suitable for all installations and it’s recyclable at end of product life.