The Pimpama Sports Hub Aquatic Centre has implemented an innovative and sustainable heating approach to heat all of it's five pools year-round. This system consists of a 360kW Cogeneration engine and eight commercial EvoHeat heat pumps that offer reliable and energy-efficient heating solutions for the aquatic centre.
The Pimpama Sports Hub, operated by the City of Gold Coast, is now equipped with a 360kW 2G Agenitor 408 Cogeneration unit and eight EvoHeat CS-GEN2 heat pumps to maintain an ideal temperature for all five of its pools year-round.
These pools include an indoor 25 metre pool heated to 27 degrees, an indoor learn-to-swim pool heated to 31 degrees, an indoor warm water therapy pool heated to 34 degrees, an outdoor 50-metre pool heated to 27 degrees, and an outdoor children's water play area also heated to 27 degrees.
The Aquatic Centre's eight EvoHeat commercial grade pool heat pumps have been installed to provide energy-efficient heating throughout the year, maintaining optimal pool water temperature for the facility's users while minimizing operating costs and carbon emissions.
Furthermore, the cogeneration system (CHP) has been designed to participate in the electricity wholesale spot market. During peak electricity demand, the cogeneration unit will supply power back to the grid while the thermal energy produced by the cogeneration engine is utilized to heat all the facility's pools. Additionally, the Pimpama Sports Hub serves as the Gold Coast Disaster Centre and can act as a backup power source during emergency situations.
By incorporating a range of advanced technologies, the Pimpama Sports Hub has been transformed into a smart and grid-neutral facility, resulting in a highly efficient and innovative installation.