Solar pool pump

Product Information

Regen Power presents the ultra efficient, zero energy cost solar pool pumps to keep your pools sparkling clean all day long. Switch now and save thousands of dollars on annual energy costs while reducing your carbon footprint.

Features and Benefits
  • Zero energy cost to run all day
  • Super efficient brushless DC motor
  • Ultra quiet performance
  • Zero emissions
  • Energy Independence
  • Long term product warranty
  • No approval required from electricity supplier as the system is low voltage off-grid
  • No need to modify existing grid connected solar system and hence no loss of revenue from feed- in- tariff such as 47c/kWh available to pre-2012 customers in Western Australia
  • The solar pump can be stand- alone (for new installations) or can be retrofitted with an existing mains powered pool pump.

Overview

Australia is known all around the world for its fabulous climate and its long and hot summers. For this reason, Australia has the highest pool ownership per capita in the world with about 1.6 million residential pools and more than 30,000 new ones added each year.

A pool pump is the heart of the pools filtration system; without it, the pool would lose its sparkle and soon turn green. In households with swimming pools, the pool pump-unit is usually the largest single electricity user.

Time requirements for pool filtering vary from home to home due to differences in pool volume and equipment, the amount of use and environmental factors. As a general rule, one complete water turnover every 24 hours will provide adequate filtering for a residential or a small resort swimming pool.

The average recommended running time for the swimming pool filtration system is about 8 hours in summer (heavy use), and about 4 hours in winter (hardly any usage). The annual total pump operating time is about 2200 hours. 75% of all residential pools use a standard 1HP, 240 volt (single phase) AC pump (Fig 1) consuming around 2000 units (kWh) per annum.

Monthly Energy Consumption of Various Size Swimming Pool Pumps (Kilowatt Hours)
PUMPING HRS/DAY1/2HP3/4HP1HP1-1/2HP2HP
238kWh52kWh64kWh98kWh126kWh
479kWh104kWh128kWh196kWh252kWh
6114kWh156kWh192kWh294kWh378kWh
8152kWh208kWh256kWh392kWh504kWh
10190kWh260kWh320kWh490kWh630kWh
12228kWh312kWh384kWh588kWh756kWh
Regen Power Solution

Regen Power has engineered an efficient and cost effective solar photovoltaic (PV) powered swimming pool filtration system. This can be fitted to either a new installation or retrofitted to an existing pool.

Regen's solar pool pumping system uses a high efficiency DC (Direct Current) brushless motor coupled to a centrifugal pump. The brushless DC motor solar pump is much more efficient than a conventional mains powered pool pump. The motor is connected to solar panels through a controller. The controller controls the speed of the pump and optimises the amount of water pumped based on the available solar radiation.

Regen pool pump and controller will suit pools of up to 70,000 litres. Low voltage DC electricity is provided by a maximum of four 250 watt solar panels through a controller that will extract maximum power from the solar panels and run the pump at the optimum speed. For larger pools, 2 or more pumps can be connected in parallel.

Since the controller and the solar panel installation fall into the Extra Low Voltage electrical supply, a licensed electrician is not required. The system is very efficient and proven to run even on cloudy days

Case Study

A case study was done on a residential below ground 65,000 litre salt water pool with automatic pool cleaner in Willetton, Western Australia.

Key Facts
DESCRIPTIONBEFOREAFTER
Pump1HP, 240 V Single Phase AC Mains poweredRegen SP 600
500 W Brushless DC Pump
6 x 190W solar panels
ChlorineProduced by saltwater chlorinator - Mains poweredProduced by saltwater chlorinator - Mains powered
(Optional : Solar powered)
Pool Cleaning SystemKreepy Krauly automatic pool cleaning system - Mains poweredKreepy Krauly automatic pool cleaning system - Solar powered
Electricity Required (for pool pump)About 250 kWh per monthNone
Electricity Cost$80 per monthNone
CO2 Emission3000 kg per yearNone