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Efficient Ways To Heat Your Swimming Pool

Efficient Ways To Heat Your Swimming Pool: Tips from Symbiont Service Geo Thermal Professionals  

You’re looking forward to a swim either before or after work, but the idea of stepping to chilly water isn’t your idea of a relaxing way to get in a quick cardiovascular workout, right? The geo thermal professionals from Symbiont Service explain there are efficient ways to heat your swimming pool water year round without breaking the bank. Using geothermal heating provides pool owners a way to efficiently and effectively heat the pool water while cutting energy and utility bill costs by close to 80 percent.

Geothermal heating generates savings because it uses ambient energy present in the environment, rather than having to create energy.

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Is Your Pool Water Cool In The Morning?

Is Your Pool Water Cool In The Morning?

Following this long, hot summer and the passing of Labor Day, Florida pool owners may be faced with pool water that is cool in the morning. There are many ways to address this, one of which is by adding geo-thermal units to the pool. This will keep the water at a temperature that is enjoyable for you and your family.

Is Your Pool Water Cool In The Morning?

pool water cool in the morning Florida pool owners know they are lucky in the fact that they don’t always have to consider closing their pools once Labor Day rolls around. Labor Day is the traditional pool-closing time in many areas of the country. Labor Day, as many pool owners understand marks the typical “end of summer” and many pool owners work with their pool service contractors to get the pool ready for the long winter months ahead. If you’re not ready to say good-bye to summer and to swimming, but your pool water is cool in the morning, here are some options to consider. Read More »

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Cooling Your Pool

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Cooling Your Pool

It’s summer here in Florida. Temperatures are firmly set among the 90’s and as all Floridians know, the heat is nearly inescapable.

Florida swimming pool owners understand that sometimes having a swimming pool that is too “hot” to swim in is an issue. Concern regarding a pool circles around heating. Although at Symbiont Service Corp heating a pool is second nature with our Symbiont GeoThermal Pool Heater, we know that keeping a pool from getting too hot is just as important. No one wants to swim in bath water in the heat of a Florida summer day!

Luckily, the same exact GeoThermal system that heats your pool can function as a cooling device as well. Furthermore, this is all done without any extra, intervening mechanism to complicate the seamless and straightforward approach to GeoThermal energy. Cooling your pool is possible with the installation of a GeoThermal system.

In the winter, Symbiont units transfer heat from a natural water source such as an aquifer well or a lake and transfers it to your pool. This is all done without any commingling of the water, and in an entirely environmentally friendly way. In the summer, Symbiont units are equipped to reverse the cycle and transfer the heat from the pool to the natural water source.

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Typically the temperature of a swimming pool in Florida during the summer months will be in the 90’s. So enjoy your summer and jump into a refreshingly cooled pool using the environmentally friendly method of GeoThermal energy and the Symbiont. Get the temperature you want when you want it!

For more information, please contact us.

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Is Geothermal Energy New?

The earliest forms of geothermal energy were present during the Paleolithic Period through hot springs. Although a natural phenomenon, the mere existence of hot springs provides historical proof that people, for thousands of centuries, have had some basic understanding of geothermal energy. The oldest stone pool that incorporates the geothermal method dates back to 3rd century BC. Atop Mount Li in China’s Qinling mountain range, this antiquated stone spa, the first manmade, geothermally heated pool, was erected.

Over the next thousand years, humanity would inevitably construct more and more public baths, all of which used natural, geothermal energy. This ranges from the historic Aquae Sulis in Bath, England, to the famous, ancient bath houses built in Italy during the span of the Roman Empire. Today, the world’s oldest geothermal district heating system can be found in Chaudes-Aigues, France. It was built in the 14th century and still functions for the district. It wasn’t until 1892 in Boise, Idaho that an American city used geothermal power for heating purposes.

In 1852 the heat pump was created. It was essentially an early prototype of modern geothermal air controlling systems. Unfortunately, this technology did not find ubiquity until the 1940’s. Between that timeframe, in 1904, geothermal power generators were invented in Italy as a way to provide electricity in households. These power generators, and their cubical shape that bears a similarity to The Symbiont, would pay dividends towards the development of geothermal energy. The strides made over the years have led to better, more efficient systems, but at its core, the way we use geothermal energy hasn’t changed. Whether it’s to heat a pool or cool a home, geothermal energy still provides a clean, renewable, and cost-efficient way to suit your needs.

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What does winter mean for your pool?

Tuesday December 22nd was the shortest day of the year, and marks the beginning of the winter season for 2015- but what does that mean for your pool?

While Florida is deemed the “sunshine state,” the winter months issue shorter days and fewer hours of sunlight.

That said, Solar Pool Heating becomes obsolete in the winter months. The days are too short to collect enough solar energy to get your heater performing up to standard. So through the winter months, Solar Pool heating needs to be backed-up with a conventional system in order to maintain desirable pool temperatures. Months of convention system use is costly and burns fossil fuels, sacrificing energy efficiency and the winter swimming poolintegrity promised with solar.

GeoThermal systems are not affected by outdoor air temperatures, nor do hours of viable sunlight limit their efficiency. Instead, GeoThermal utilizes Florida’s underground aquifers, which maintain a consistent temperature year-round.

GeoThermal will perform through the winter season, even on the shortest day of the year, just as well as it performs in the summer months. GeoThermal is the ONLY pool heating method that does not need a backup in order to maintain desired pool temperatures. It is an independent system that delivers the energy efficiency, integrity and performance Florida pool owners are looking for.

Florida will be experiencing high tourism through this holiday season, don’t be caught without a viable pool simply because the water is too cool for comfort.

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Did you know SSC is a registered CEU provider?

Symbiont Service Corporation is proud to present Continuing Education Classes for Condominium Association Managers:

Two of our classes currently in rotation are:

“What is GeoThermal Pool Heating?” 1 Hour CEU Class – This 1 Hour CEU class explains GeoThermal applications in Florida, including detailed definitions of GeoThermal and Heat Pumps. The class will explore water sources available in Florida, and accessibility to GeoThermal system installation. Then, engage in a discussion comparing GeoThermal Pool Heating methods directly against Traditional methods.

“Swimming Pool Heating Methods” 1 Hour CEU Class – This class includes a broad introduction to each type of pool heater that is on the market. Installation methods, prices, lifecycle costs and energy efficiency are explored for every method. This class concludes by revealing the “Greenest” technology on the market!

Mainly taught by Sandy King, President of SSC, these classes offer insight into modern Pool Heating options. Our classes benefit Condominium Association Managers by providing the facts about Pool Heating applications, with an emphasis on cutting edge GeoThermal Technology.

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Click here to view the class schedule or to register!

If you don’t see a class near you, please contact Holly Howarth, our New Business Development Rep for more information on class schedules.  Holly@SymbiontService.com; Cell: 941-716-1013

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Disney and Symbiont: Together

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GeoThermal Heating and Cooling have reached the Everglades – in the Disney Wilderness Preserve.

To protect and conserve Florida, The Walt Disney Company purchased land at the head of the Greater Everglades watershed in Kissimmee that was at risk for commercial development. Aside from maintaining the natural ecosystems within the Everglades area, Disney conservation efforts included the use of “Green” technology throughout the land and its properties.

In Spring 2015, the preserve’s Conservation Learning Center building was retrofitted to include GeoThermal Heating and Cooling. The learning center’s heat pumps were replaced with Bosch Thermotechnology Units – installed by Symbiont.
The GeoThermal technology of the Bosch units does not change the chemical composition of the land, sustaining the environmental integrity of the Everglades. Symbiont and Bosch’s collaborative “Green” efforts provide Disney’s Wilderness Preservation Center visitors and staff with comfort, while boasting affordability and energy savings.

The Disney Wilderness Preservation is yet another environmentally sound project that Symbiont Service is proudly involved in.

Symbiont would like to thank Retrofit – a publication and website that specializes in featuring retrofitting projects, for the feature.
Check out the article here:
http://retrofitmagazine.com/former-cattle-ranch-is-home-to-conservation-learning-center-with-updated-green-features/

The Disney Wilderness Preserve is a collaborative effort of Disney, the State of Florida, The Nature Conservancy and other groups.

More information on the Disney Wilderness Preserve here:
http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/florida/placesweprotect/the-disney-wilderness-preserve.xml

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GeoThermal is the Best “Life Long” Investment

Symbiont GeoThermal Heat PumpWhat is the absolute bottom line in efficient pool heating and cooling? We can prove that GeoThermal is your best option for life-long efficiency and savings.

What method of pool heating has the lowest overall lifecycle cost?

There are three components to consider when answering that question: the expected life of the equipment, the ongoing operational cost and the initial investment in the equipment.

  1. Life Of The Equipment – Is typically much longer for Symbiont GeoThermal pool heaters. The Symbiont’s do not have coils that are exposed to the air (which may have corrosive salt/chlorine in it) like Air Source Heat Pumps. Nor do Symbiont’s have burners/heat exchangers that are exposed to the air like gas heaters. The Symbiont GeoThermal pool heater components are double protected, not only does the whole system have a painted aluminum shell, but the compressor has an additional protective and sound deadening case around it, even the coils have a thick composite case around them. Consequently, Symbiont units will typically last about 20 years in a normal environment, while other pool heaters have a much shorter life (typically 3-10 years) resulting in frequent change outs and down time.
  2. Operation Cost – The Symbiont operational energy costs can be as much as 90% lower than the energy costs of propane heaters. This gives ongoing operational savings when using a Symbiont pool heating system.
  3. Total Life Cycle Costs – Costs are less for the Symbiont’s due to the above factors of lower operational cost and fewer change outs needed due to the longer life span of the GeoThermal units. Even though GeoThermal pool heating systems have higher initial investment, they have the lowest long term overall lifecycle costs while achieving a comfortable pool temperature. This results in an outstanding payback on the initial investment, typically reaching return on investment within 2-5 years.

And the bottom-line: GeoThermal has the lowest long-term costs on the market.
You can invest today for a future full of savings.

For more information, contact us at info@symbiontservice.com.

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  • Serving the Entire State of Florida*

    *We provide our GeoThermal services for the whole state of Florida. Our conventional pool heating and air conditioning services are available in
    - Pinellas County
    - Manatee County
    - Sarasota County
    - DeSoto County
    - Charlotte County
    - Lee County
    - Collier County
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