- Friday 19 February 2016
Significant power savings and consistent water temperatures are just some of the benefits from the installation of new technology heat pumps at Sunshine Coast Council’s popular Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre.
Director of Community Services Coralie Nichols said council endorsed the Sunshine Coast Aquatic Plan 2011- 2026 to help guide the current and future provision of aquatic facilities and services to ensure the needs of our diverse communities are met.
“As part of council’s ongoing community facility capital renewal program, we have installed four new Australian-made heat pumps at Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre,” she said.
“The benefits of the upgrade are significant, offering a reduction in power consumption and the ability for the heat pumps to be monitored and controlled via a high level data interface.
“These improvements support council’s vision to be Australia’s most sustainable region – vibrant, green, diverse.”
Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre Manager, Michael Vidulich said the new Climatech heat pumps were a very welcome addition.
“Patrons will certainly notice the difference during the cooler months,” he said.
“The new equipment has a feature that allows the heat pumps to back off during peak times to save electricity costs.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank council for their ongoing support of one of the Coast’s most-loved and well patronised aquatic centres.”
Visit council’s website for more details on the Sunshine Coast aquatics network.