This large detached, contemporary rural property (designed and built by Huf haus) utilises a range of low carbon technologies to minimise its energy use.
All the heating for the outdoor swimming pool is provided by a solar thermal array comprised of six 30-tube collectors connected in two parallel strings. The array is indirectly connected into the filtration circuit of the swimming pool via a Bowman swimming pool heat exchanger. The circulation of heat is controlled by pump station and a Resol controller.
The collector array is protected against overheating by a fan coil unit. Once the pool has reached its target temperature (~30°C), the Resol controller will activate a 3-port valve to divert the flow through the solar circuit away from the filtration circuit heat exchanger to the fan coil unit. The fan coil unit is activated via a relay to dissipate the excess heat generated by the solar thermal array.