To save money, it appears more communities are
considering alternatives for heating pool water.
In 2007, Connecticut state Sen. Thomas Gaffey
(D-Meriden) secured funding for fuel cell technology to
heat a new high school and pool. Others in the state have
considered similar technology. Late last year, officials in
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, began considering
geothermal energy to heat the local pool.
In Wayland, Mass., the Longfellow Club now has a solar
hot water heating system for its pool. It’s
expected to save the club more than $10,000 annually.
According to estimates for the other projects, the new
technologies could reduce expenses by half.