Heating & Cooling Your Pool With Geothermal

Heating and cooling your pool with geothermal. Shana, let’s think about this one. So geothermal technology here. Geothermal. Are you pro or con on this one? So pro con. I’m getting there. I’m like, here, you’re moving. You’re moving that way. I like it. I like it a lot.

So it would be great. The concept of geothermal is utilizing the earth. I understand. I’ve been I’ve heard about it for like three weeks. Yeah, well, I just want to make sure that everyone out there. Right, we’re using the earth to heat or cool and to have an effect. Well, you can do the same thing with water to heat or cool the water. So let’s go ahead and take a look.

I have a quick video for us. I believe it’s a three minute video that our car is going to play. It’s, you know, that’s going to explain a couple of things related to this and give you a real life example. So cool. Yeah, it’s interesting. Car. Here we go. Hi. My name is Dave Beller, director of sales and marketing at Simeon Service. We’re here this morning at Village Walk to discuss the difference between geothermal pool heating and gas heating, which they used to have here at Village Water. So let’s jump right in.

So Village Walk has asked us to in 2008 to come out here a 27 2008 to come out here to give them a price to convert their heat pool heating system from gas to geothermal, which we did. Geothermal pool heating is simply just transferring heat from the lake water, which they have right outside here to the pool water through the air conditioning cycle.

The two waters never mix, and it’s one of the most efficient ways to heat the pool. They used to heat the pool with gas and when they were heating it with gas, the cost to heat this pool I’m at the large pool right now was a little over 65,000 a year. This is a propane cost. Heating the pool to 88 degrees. They have a secondary pool they call the lap pool. And that pool was just over 53,000.

So the total cost or budget that they had, the budget every year was over $118,000 every year. Well, now the cost to heat these pools to the same temperature, 88 degrees and it’s constant year round with the geothermal heat pumps is about $35,000. That’s for both pools. So this pool here is just under 20,000 to heat this pool to 88. And the other one is right around 16,000. So their yearly savings every year is 115,000, almost $200 in savings each year.

And heating both of these pools, that’s an equivalent. Since we’ve installed this system back in 2008, that’s a $1.5 million savings in energy. Not only that, but they’ve gone green and they’re no longer burning fossil fuels. So we installed, as I said earlier, we installed these heaters back in 2008. And as you can see, these heaters are still going strong. These are the original heaters. So they’re 13 years old. Every year we do a plan maintenance where our guys come out and they’ll do make sure everything is operating properly.

And these things. This morning when I came in at temperature this morning, it was in the low fifties and the temperature of the pool was 88 degrees. So these things are still producing heat just like they were the day they were put in. And they have about a 15 to 20 year serviceable life, which far exceeds that of the gas heaters and even the air source heat pumps.

So if you want constant heat, this is the way to go. Geothermal is by far the best choice you can make. So closing, they used to heat with gas. Now, the savings that I gave you of 115,000 was based on their previous gas prices. Well, gas prices this year alone have gone from $2.05 a metric million to over $5 a metric million. Actually, it’s already topped off a couple of times or peaked out a couple of times over $6 a metric million. So that’s a huge increase in gas and which will eventually be passed on to associations like this.

So I would invite you to give us a call at Simeon service at the number provided below here, and we’ll come out and give you a no cost estimate and show you the savings that you’ll receive if you switch over to a geothermal pool heating system. Thank you. My name is Dave Ballard, director of Sales and Marketing. So first off, if no wonder people ask when they move from Florida or California, wow, that must be super expensive to run. That’s ridiculous. So that’s a that’s a whole community.

It’s on a larger scale. And they’re heating their pool year round to 88 degrees. I’m assuming it’s like some type of retirement community and these people have this pool to be able to utilize. Right. And we’ll be the guinea pigs and let y’all know how it goes.

Yeah. So and you were asked a very valid question and does this help reduce the strain on the grid? The answer would be absolutely. It does help with that. And Martha asked if it’s more expensive to install than it would be for gas. No, we did determine that. It’s not marginally. There is additionally a tax credit for it.

Yes. And so that does help. Now, you probably have to either have more more land to be able to do this or you have to drill down. So it’s applicable for a lot of places, but not for every single person. But it is a good thing the city of Frisco uses it for their buildings, for the schools as well. So it is something that does work here. Okay. Sorry we held you over, but great info. Well, we’ll just close it down, Omkar. Shawn has got her people here ready to go.

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California, Florida, Geothermal pool heating, Mike Acquisto , Shana Acquisto , TNT 

Episode Recorded Live on YouTube 09.01.22

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