PROMOTING ENERGY EFFICIENCY BEGINS WITH AN ATTITUDE...
AND OF COURSE, A LITTLE ENGINEERING KNOW HOW
A NOTE FROM MANNY GARCIA:
Swimming pools waste too much electrical power and too much chlorine.
We've developed a swimming pool circulating system that lowers the hydraulic resistance by increasing pipe diameter, making skimmer ports larger and using larger pipes for distribution manifold.
We developed a plan to measure energy efficient parameters for each pool and established the Blue Whale Circulating Philosophy.
We designed and patented the world’s greatest swimming pool surface skimmer... The Blue Whale Skimmer™
The Blue Whale Skimmer™ is the keystone to energy efficient circulating systems. It has a flow rate of 120 GPM.
Blue Whale Skimmers™ have dual, 3” ports and when they are connected in parallel, an abundant, safe source, of water exceeds 230 GPM.
Suction entrapment is eliminated forever!
Bi-products resulting low velocity circulating systems are emerging, especially when water features, hydro jets, spas and commercial pools need a safe bountiful supply of water using much smaller pumps, do more than the larger pumps.
THE BLUE WHALE CIRCULATING PHILOSOPHY IS BASED ON 8 AXIOMS:
Most of the debris (85%) resides within the top 4 inches of the pool surface.
(Wind particles, organic, non-organic, rain, bird droppings, animal hair, dirt, poop, etc.)
Swimming pool circulating systems are necessary to remove suspended particles that have fallen from the sky and into the pool.
The removal capability of any circulating system must exceed the input of debris.
The circulating system traps particles, into a dark filter area, to achieve clarity, sanitation, chemical circulation and deliver a sufficient amount of water to the various components.
Increasing in the flow rates will, diminish bacterial colonization, achieve quicker clarity and sanitation and lower the chlorine demand.
The hydraulic resistance of a water flowing system is fundamental to energy efficiency.
Efficiency in hydraulic energy is determined by the measuring the following parameters:
- Flow rate in cubic feet per second
- Velocity in feet per second (under 5 feet per second)
- Turnover rate in hours and minutes (between 3 and 4 hours)
- Pipe diameters in square feet (2.5”, 3” and 4” pipe)
- Power consumed in kilowatt hours
- Gallons per kilowatts hours
The circulating system is described as containing a single speed pump, a filter, skimmers, pipes, returns, and water features. All items are off the shelf.