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The impact of low-speed filtration on the performance of salt water chlorinators, pool cleaners, and the pool water quality, based on experimental and modelled data, is investigated. Results show that a typical salt water chlorinator and pressure pool cleaner do not work well for flow rates of less than 1 litre s -1 and 1.3 litre s -1 respectively. With the implementation of a robotic pool cleaner, energy savings of more than 70% can be obtained by operating the filtration system at around 1 litre s -1 with a correctly adjusted chlorinator setting. This does not compromise the system performance and achieves a largely improved water quality. Furthermore, it is shown that a small photovoltaic system can provide nearly all the energy required by such energy efficient pool system. This PV powered pool filtration system achieves a discounted payback period (DPP) of 5.4 years in comparison to the grid supplied pool filtration system (the Business as Usual (BAU) scenario).

Publication Details
Identifiers: 
DOI: 
10.18086/swc.2017.12.14
Publication Place: 
Abu Dhabi UAE
Access Rights Type: 
Open
Language: 
English
License Type: 
All Rights Reserved
Peer Reviewed: 
Yes
Published year only: 
2017
10
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