C. Le Bel and J. Millette (Canada)
Load modeling and estimation, residential swimming
pools, energy consumption, water heating.
The energy consumption of residential swimming pools is
necessary for modeling and forecasting residential loads.
LTE developed a mathematical model able to determine
the energy consumption associated with different pool
types and sizes, for different water heating scenarios and
different climatic regions. The model was validated with
the data obtained from the monitoring of the water
temperature and energy use of 57 residential swimming
pools. In addition, five pools were installed on LTE's
grounds to allow for a more detailed study of the
parameters involved in the thermal balance of a pool. The
mathematical model is based on a global heat transfer
coefficient U and on the utilization of a solar blanket.