NZ student heats pool through driveway

Wednesday, 04 September, 2013

A winning science fair project in New Zealand may revolutionise traditional pool heating. Richard Young, a New Zealand student at Huanui College, submitted a novel idea to the Central Northland Science Fair - a model showing how copper pipes laid in aggregate could be heated from the asphalt laid on top, with the warmed water pumped into a swimming pool nearby.

The model, named Hot Aqua Driveway, combined with his research, showed that the pool water temperature was raised by 2°C.

Young has secured financial backing to create a full-sized prototype for next year’s science fair.

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