The owners of this seaside off-grid property wanted a lap pool mainly for exercising.
The decision was made to create a 25m long and 2.8 m wide lap pool amidst native wetland planting. High water table levels made it necessary to pump water out of the building site during the whole length of construction.
To be able to exercise as long as possible during the shoulder seasons an automated pool cover as well as a high performance solar heating system was added to put no unnecessary pressure on the off-grid system.
Energy efficient pumps, which only use a combined 305watts, run the entire pool filtration. Of this a 65watt filtration pump runs 24/7 whereas the 2 x skimmer pumps with 120watts each are on a timer for only 3-4 hours in summer and 1-3 hours in winter.