Monday, January 22, 2018

Australia: Swimming Pool Heated by Geothermal Heat Opens in Perth

Eco-friendly Scarborough beachside pool a 'game-changer' for area (ABC)

A $26-million geothermal pool has opened alongside the beach in the Perth suburb of Scarborough, the first in the state to be given a six-star green rating for the efficiency of its design.

The pool, which maintains a balmy 26-28 degrees Celsius, taps into the Yarragadee aquifer which is naturally heated, so it does not require conventional gas boilers.

The eco-friendly system offsets about 1,800 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.

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