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How can I model swimming pool using eQUEST

asked 2014-10-12 22:03:59 -0500

yongqingzhao's avatar

updated 2014-10-22 11:25:29 -0500

In my project,there is a big swimming pool with a air source heat pump heating.The hot water design temperature is 60℃,How can I model it.

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Please add more details about the specifics of your project, what you are trying to achieve (is the fact that it's a swimming pool relevant to your question or are you just asking how to model a HPWH?), and what you have tried so far.

Julien Marrec's avatar Julien Marrec  ( 2014-10-13 08:21:47 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-10-23 09:52:45 -0500

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Some other things to consider for modeling pools.

Public pools are often drained and refilled as frequently as every month. This is a huge energy and water consumption factor, often larger than the day-to-day use of heating and dehumidification.

ASHRAE Applications has a pretty good section on Nataoriums to help with load calculations.

Also, getting loads from RETScreen can work. TRNSYS has a pool component you can purchase from Transsolar.

There are DX heat recovery AHU's that can save a significant amount of energy, Dectron and Seresco are two common manufacturers. The savings from the heat recovery can be modeled(approximated) in eQUEST, but I haven't tried other tools.

Hope that helps.

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answered 2014-10-22 11:52:05 -0500

In case the question pertains to "how to calculate latent loads and equipment sizing" -- here is one page of resources that will help you determine the model inputs in generating the latent load.

There are a lot of variables though pertaining to how active the pool occupants will be throughout the day, temperature of the pool, whether there is a cover, etc.

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Thank you very much!That is what I want to find.

yongqingzhao's avatar yongqingzhao  ( 2014-10-22 19:50:26 -0500 )edit

@yongqingzhao - if that's the "correct" answer, then click that checkmark to mark the question as closed.

DancingDavidE's avatar DancingDavidE  ( 2014-10-22 20:15:20 -0500 )edit

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