Should Heat Generated by Crematorium Be Used to Warm a Swimming Pool?

In Redditch, UK, there's a recreation center next to a large crematorium. The latter generates a lot of heat, which is currently going to waste. So why not make use of it?

Redditch council in Worcestershire says it can save £14,500 a year by warming its new Abbey Stadium sports centre with heat from the crematorium's incinerators that would otherwise be lost.

The council, which says it is the first project of its kind in the UK, is holding briefings later this week with faith groups, funeral directors and members of the public to discuss the scheme.

But some local people are concerned. Simon Thomas, of Thomas Brothers funeral directors, said: "I don't know how comfortable people would feel about the swimming pool being heated due to the death of a loved one, I think it's a bit strange and eerie."


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I have a problem where a layer of black soot-like dust builds up very quickly on my balcony tiles. I also happen to live opposite a crematorium.
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BikerRay is correct. Th pool is NOT being heated by burning human bodies - - it is being heated by the same natural gas combustion that is ALSO being used to cremate the bodies. Unless there are other factors (e.g. a pine box???) i agree that there would be no net heat gain. It takes a LOT of heat energy to completely cremate a human body (ahem.. at least from what i understand....).
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