Sunny Shark: a team dedicated to the energy optimisation of public swimming pools and aquatic centres

L’équipe de Sunny Shark est composé d‘experts dédiés à l’optimisation énergétique des piscines publiques et collectives

From the initial idea in 2011 to the present day, the team has grown to include all the skills required to create the solution Smart Pooling.

Thanks to a pilotage dynamique, le Smart Pooling® permet d’économiser jusqu’à 30% des dépenses énergétiques des piscines collectives. De plus, les analyses effectuées dans le cadre de son fonctionnement aident à prioritise certain renovation worksThis is done by correcting the most significant defects (glazing, wall blowing, etc.) or by targeting critical technical equipment, without necessarily embarking on a costly overall renovation.

The return on investment is under 3 years. In some cases, it is even less than a year, as you can see in our case studies.

Découvrez notre équipe

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Our mission: to do our utmost to meet the needs of our customers.
to the needs of public and collective swimming pools:

Avoiding overuse of energy

Our solution optimises the energy costs of collective swimming pools thanks to an innovative control system.

Responding to the climate emergency

Global warming is a major problem that requires immediate action by everyone. Our solution helps you to respond.

Respecting the tertiary decree

Smart Pooling® helps you to comply with the tertiary sector decree, which sets targets for improving the energy performance of the tertiary sector by 2030, 2040 and 2050.

Creation of Sunny Shark
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Our story: from the initial idea to the first results

The initial idea emerged in 2011 from the observation that traditional pool water heating control was simplistic and inefficient.
After two years of in-depth research, a market study and initial tests on a pilot basin, the project was supported by the NEXA Agency (Regional Agency for Development, Investment and Innovation), and then incubated from 2014 to 2015 at the Technopole de la Réunion.

During this incubation period, a second pilot installation was set up on the heating system of the Vue-Belle water sports centre, in the upper part of the commune of St Paul, and subsequently completed at other sites.

Following promising initial results and market prospects, SAS Sunny Shark was created in March 2017 by its co-founders.

Our incubation at the Technopole de la Réunion

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Incubation at the La Réunion technology park, a first installation in Saint Paul.

The founders

Emmanuel Quilichini


Noël Jacquet


Stéphane Jaillet

Business Developer

Our team of experts

Yassine Gangat

R&D researcher and engineer (AI)

Alexandre Dijoux

Researcher and R&D engineer "thermal".

Maïté Bernhard

Doctor - support engineer

Romain Fontaine

Business Engineer

Loic Tachon

Researcher and R&D engineer "thermal".

David Laï-Yock

Full stack developer

Soufiane Mohamed

Full stack developer

Aurélien Suzanne

Thermal Modelling Engineer

Frank Moukam

Automation engineer

Jasmine Vikramjit

Sales assistant

Tim Carpentier

Technical sales trainee

Alvaro Gesualdi

Trainee automation developer

Nicolas Thao Thion

Work-study AI developer