Residents pumped for new heat pumps for Kurri Kurri Aquatic and Fitness Centre

Taking a dip at the Kurri Kurri Aquatic and Fitness Centre (KKAFC) in the cooler months is about to get even better as Cessnock City Council will install new heat pumps this week.

Taking a dip at the Kurri Kurri Aquatic and Fitness Centre (KKAFC) in the cooler months is about to get even better as Cessnock City Council will install new heat pumps this week.  

After 15 years of keeping the water a pleasant temperature for pool users the old pumps will be replaced. Cessnock City Council’s Manager Open Space and Community Facilities, Nicole Benson is looking forward to seeing the pumps installed.  

“The old pumps served us well but they were struggling to maintain the water temperature due to their age. The new heats pumps are more energy efficient units. We expect the electricity costs and gas consumption to be reduced.”  

Advances in technology mean the new pumps are significantly more effective. The heat units have an IQ tariff intelligent control which optimises heating in lowest cost periods of electricity pricing by ensuring pumps are operating only when required.  

The fitness facilities will be open for modified hours as the work takes place. All pools in the centre will be closed to the public from Friday 18 May and are expected to reopen at 5.30am on Tuesday 22 May. For more information visit www.kurrikurriafc.com.au/.

 5/16/2018