There are more than 8.5 million residential pools installed across America and over 200,000 new pools are built annually.
A key component of these pools is the pool pump, which re-circulates water through a filter to maintain water clarity and hygiene. All swimming pools have at least one recirculation pump, but many have multiple pumps. Many pool owners don’t realize how much energy their pool pump may be wasting.
How much energy can you save with an ENERGY STAR certified Pool Pump?
ENERGY STAR certified pool pumps are on average 55% more efficient than conventional models. You’ll typically see the payback on the additional investment in an ENERGY STAR certified pool pump in 1-3 years, depending on the type of pump.
In warmer climates where pools are used year-round, savings can be significantly higher. ENERGY STAR certifies the following types of pool pumps; “wet end” and motor pool pumps, residential pool pumps, multi-speed, variable-speed pool pumps capable of operating on at least two speeds,* in ground pool pumps, 0.5 < Total HP ≤ 4, and single phase.
*At this time, a single-speed pool pump will not meet the ENERGY STAR specification. However, a single-speed pump with an Energy Factor (EF) above or equal to 3.8 could be developed and receive the ENERGY STAR certification.