This project is a great example of blurring the lines between geothermal and geoexchange.
In this instance, a geothermal (naturally hot water) water bore was used to directly supply heat for a swimming pool. GeoExchange Australia was then engaged to assist with:
- Stage 1: The design and supply of Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHPs) to provide space conditioning to the pool room area.
- Stage 2: The ducted heating and cooling for the foyer office and fitness rooms.
The City of Busselton should be congratulated for their innovative use of a nearby geothermal bore operated by Busselton Water and used for water supply. This project was recognised by the WA Chapter of the Australian Water Association in their 2014 Awards winning the Infrastructure Innovation Award.