Smart Pooling® : the innovative steering that optimises your public pool's expenditure and improves bather comfort

Up to

%
energy savings

Less than

years
return on investment on average

A combination of hardware and software for the optimisation of your collective pool

After more than ten years of experimentation and research, the Sunny Shark team presents Smart Pooling®: a solution that considerably reduces the energy consumption of your public pool or aquatic centre with a delay of return on a very short investment. Thanks to a fast and efficient without heavy workSmart Pooling® is THE solution that allows you to make savings and helps you to comply with the tertiary decreewhile improving the level of user comfort and reducing your greenhouse gas emissions.

Specific sensors
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A centralising box
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A link with the site's BMS and with the calculation server
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A user interface

The active and anticipatory steering of Smart Pooling®.

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Active Smart Pooling® control
Real-time modification of key plant parameters to meet all constraints at the lowest possible energy cost.

Classic settings
Over-consumption of energy for fear of damaging comfort or the building.

Several actions are involved in meeting the tertiary decree in your collective pool These include the energy performance of buildings, the installation of efficient equipment, the way it is operated and the behaviour of occupants. Another factor to controlled cost and to high impact is based on a number of control and active management of this equipment.

This is where the Sunny Shark Smart Pooling® solution comes in. The active and anticipatory steering It aims to maintain the balance between :

  • the health and comfort of users
  • the health of the building
  • energy consumption 

The main posts concerned by reducing energy consumption with Smart Pooling®.

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Air treatment of the tank halls

- Sanitary renewal (flow)
- Dehumidification
- Heating
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Water treatment

- Filtration
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Heating

- Water
- Beaches
- Other equipment
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The boiler room

- CAP
- Boiler
Circulation pumps
- Other sources (heat networks, etc.)

Smart Pooling® limits energy consumption to what is strictly necessary to achieve the defined comfort parameters

Smart Pooling® takes care of the various equipment involved (air handling units, heating exchangers, etc.) to ensure that comfort objectives are met while consuming a minimum of energy.

To do this, it takes into account both the parameters existing in the site's centralized technical management system (CTMS) when it exists or the internal data of the various connected equipment (air handling units, boiler rooms, etc.), but also the Smart Pooling® specific sensors (level probes, ambient sensors, etc.) as well as weather data and forecasts, schedules, etc.

These elements are processed by our servers and dynamic instructions (which can vary several times per hour) are automatically proposed to the various energy consuming equipment.

The various temperature, relative humidity and other relevant parameters are thus automatically changed whenever necessary to to maintain the site in a state that balances the need for comfort, health of the building and energy consumption.

Smart Pooling® adapts the comfort parameters to the activities in the different halls and pools

For each activity defined by the operator (reception of the public, schools, baby swimmers, clubs, etc.), the following parameters can be defined:

  • Name of the activity
  • Basin(s) in which this activity is located
  • Desired pool temperatures during this activity
  • Desired temperature and relative humidity of the hall concerned
  • User types (children, teenagers, adults, athletes)
  • Intensity of activity (low, moderate and high)

Each of these activities can be placed in the planning of the pool concerned on one or more single or recurrent slots, allowing to define the forecasted number of staff for these different slots.

In addition to respecting the temperature and relative humidity requirements for each activity, Smart Pooling increases the supply of fresh air on slots where intense physical activity and/or heavy traffic is expected in order to preserve air quality.

The schedule can also be used to control other actuators such as water supply for foot baths or site lighting (dry contacts to be connected or digital variable sharing with the BMS).

Maximum use of the most economical means of heating

In the case of multiple boilers and/or heat pumps, the fossil fuel (often gas) boilers and/or heat pumps should only be used in the event of a peak heat demand that exceeds the capacity of the main heating medium, or in the event of its unavailability.

Clearing these peaks whenever possible is therefore an effective way of limit calls for fossil fuel consumptionThis is often more expensive than the basic heating method (wood boiler, heat pump, etc.).

Smart Pooling® enables this optimization through its predictive capabilities in terms of heat demand and its specific mechanisms of steering of the various consumer bodies (time distribution of the available heating power in the different halls and pools).

Some examples of avoidable energy-intensive situations

Fresh air flow rate above the regulatory minimum and low cumulative attendance

> Discovering the impact

Overconsumption
air heating
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over-consumption of fans

Moisture Low hall when not in use without risk of condensation

> Discovering the impact

Overconsumption
air heating
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Overconsumption
water heating

Filtration rate above the regulatory minimum and low cumulative attendance

> Discovering the impact

Overconsumption of electricity by filter pumps

The benefits of Smart Pooling®.
for your public pool / aquatic centre

Savings

Savings

Up to 30% in energy savings.

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Comfort

Comfort

Improving user comfort in your public pools.

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GHG reduction

GHG reduction

Reduction of greenhouse gases in your municipal swimming pools.

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Compliance with environmental laws

Compliance with environmental laws

Compliance with the latest regulations while using an innovative solution.

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Centralized operational monitoring

Centralized operational monitoring

Monitoring and control via a single interface

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