Fenham Swimming Pool

By Bridget Elliott on 25th June 2013

Location: Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne

Aim: Fenham Swimming Pool has installed a 53kW (76m2) flat plate solar thermal system to provide direct heating to the swimming pool.

Background: Fenham swimming facility had been closed by Newcastle council. A local charity called Fenham Swimming Project was formed and the pool was re-opened to the public.

Activities: The pool had already embarked on a range of energy efficiency measures including replacement doors, windows and skylight and automatic controls for pool heating. A solar thermal system has been installed to provide heating for the pool. The installation was part‐funded with donations made by British Airways passengers through the One Destination Carbon Fund, administered by PURE, the Clean Planet Trust.

Sources:

PURE

http://www.puretrust.org.uk/index.jsp

PURE’s UK projects

http://www.puretrust.org.uk/page.jsp?id=126

PURE’s case study of Fenham Swimming Pool

http://www.puretrust.org.uk/filelibrary/case_studies/Fenham-Case-Study.pdf