Splash out – Pool efficiency
  • Wednesday 20 October 2010

What:        Program on saving money, water, and energy in your own backyard swimming pool

Where:      Sunshine Coast Libraries

When:       November 2010

Cost:         Free 

Sunshine Coast Libraries have teamed up with Clearswim to present money, energy and environmental saving tricks and hints essential for all pool owners this summer.

The Splash out – Pool efficiency program will be held throughout November at libraries across the region.

Environment Portfolio Councillor Keryn Jones said backyard pools are a key element of the Coast lifestyle, yet often pool owners are unaware of some simple, practical ways they can save on water and energy.

"The Sunshine Coast currently has 30,000 pools and spas using about 30,000 litres of water each," Cr Jones said.

"With rising water and energy costs, climate change and various environmental issues, the Splash Out sessions will show participants how even small changes can make big differences."

Clearswim General Manager Tracey Williams said simply changing standard swimming pool lighting to LED lighting is one of many money and energy saving ideas the program will deliver.

"Participants will learn everything from unique products that can save you topping up your pool to discovering the devastating effect of salinity on our environment," Ms Williams said.

The 90 minute sessions are free and with places filling fast, bookings are essential. More information is available at the Sunshine Coast Libraries website: www.library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au