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New biomass boiler saves swimming pool £6,000 a year

In Bristol, England, UK, the installation of a new biomass boiler is saving Portishead Open Air Pool £6,000 (€4,203) a year on fuel bills.

The pool previously used the equivalent of 1 litre of oil per swimmer per year. The installation of the new boiler will see 80% less fossil oil burned at the site, with a saving of more than 2,000 tonnes of carbon throughout the pool's lifespan.

Renewable electricity supplier Good Energy helped fund the project, which has finished in time for the pool's summer season. The pool also received funding from the South West Regional Development Agency.

The pool is expected to receive roughly £12,000 a year under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

'The improvement in renewable technology is a great development for the pool and has enabled us to replace aging equipment while saving on heating costs and significantly reducing our carbon footprint,' says Sally Chorlton, acting chair of the Portishead Pool Trustees.