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Connecting swimming pool to plant

asked 2016-08-05 04:44:48 -0600

updated 2016-08-05 13:45:28 -0600

Hey guys, I'm trying to model a swimming pool inside my building in E+, but I have never worked with water equipment and plant loops before, so I am looking for some basic know-how and guidelines (Maybe even a tutorial if anyone knows where to find that).

So i created my swimming pool object. Next step would be to create a HVACTemplate:Plant:MixedWaterLoop and a HVACTemplate:Plant:Boiler? How do I connect my pool to the loop? Through branches? Do I need to make a thermostat object to control the water temperature? It seems like that is included in the pool object.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Check out the example file called 5ZoneSwimmingPool.idf in the E+ examples folder. That's probably the best way to see a basic layout.

Adam Hilton gravatar image Adam Hilton  ( 2016-08-05 08:14:30 -0600 )edit

The SVG file might be a good place to start to visualize the topology.

MatthewSteen gravatar image MatthewSteen  ( 2016-08-05 10:00:04 -0600 )edit

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answered 2016-08-05 10:34:50 -0600

Eppy can create a diagram of the plant loops using the eppy/useful_scripts/loopdiagram.py script. Running it on the 5ZoneSwimmingPool.idf example file produces this diagram. I've used this quite a bit in debugging plant layout issues before so it may be useful to you.

loop diagram

It looks like the pool Test Pool is just connected to the HW Demand loop on its own branch in parallel with the other heating zones.

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