AAR Powerdrives has been helping the Leisure Industry to save energy by investigating best practice when it comes to managing its motor driven assets.

Swimming pools, as an example, can use as much as five times more energy per square metre than offices. This is due to the large amount of water in the pool that continually requires heating, filtering, topping up, treating and circulating. A 25 metre pool can hold as much as one million litres of water.

There is also the additional cost of heating and ventilating the pool room. In a large hotel a swimming pool can account for 10% of the total energy cost. The installation of an inverter drive, controlling the swimming pool pump at 80% of the full speed reduces the amount of energy required by the pump motor by 50%. The same can be said by controlling the air circulation fans in the same facility.

There are a great many opportunities to introduce premium efficiency motors and/or inverter drives to many applications within the leisure industry which will pay for themselves within 2-3 years or less.

To find out how we can help to reduce your energy bill call our industry experts now on 01384 400800.