Pentair ENERGY STAR Certified Pool Pumps

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Pentair is an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for 2020

For the seventh consecutive year, Pentair has received the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award! As an industry leader in pool and spa pumps, Pentair has once again been recognized with this honor for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. Pentair is committed to delivering smart, sustainable water solutions, including innovative pool pumps that have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR designation. 


The EPA’s ENERGY STAR program helps identify and promote energy efficient products nationwide and awards its widely recognized ENERGY STAR certification to products that meet specific criteria. The EPA’s website offers savings tips, factsheets, product reviews and more. You can also search and compare certified products using the Product Finder tool.

Why choose an ENERGY STAR certified pool pump? 

According to the EPA, a pool pump is a home’s second-largest energy user. With an estimated 8.5 million residential pools and 200,000 new ones being built annually, that’s a lot of energy…and opportunity for savings. Since 2005, Pentair’s ENERGY STAR certified pool pumps have helped U.S. consumers save $2.4 billion in operating costs, which means 22 billion kilowatt hours of energy saved.**

Do ENERGY STAR certified pool pumps meet the new U.S. Department of Energy standards? 

Starting July 18, 2021, self-priming filtration pumps rated between 0.711 and 2.5 hydraulic horsepower will be required to meet the U.S. Department of Energy’s new energy conservation standards for dedicated-purpose pool pumps. While these requirements are different from the voluntary ENERGY STAR certification, Pentair’s ENERGY STAR-certified variable speed pool pumps currently meet the new standard.

Pentair’s energy-efficient pool pumps have prevented the release of 17.1 million tons of carbon dioxide since 2005.*

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Why Pentair ENERGY STAR certified pool pumps?

When looking for a new pool pump, it’s important to consider energy savings. ENERGY STAR® certified pool pumps, like the Pentair IntelliFlo® VSF Variable Speed and Flow Pump, save energy by adjusting the speed or flow rate for the task at hand. It is the first pump to combine speed AND flow control. This technology provides you with the ultimate system performance, crystal clear water and the highest energy savings available, up to 90% or up to $1,500 per year. In addition to ENERGY STAR-rated pool pumps, Pentair offers other smart, sustainable, energy-saving solutions, including automation systems, heaters and lighting products.


In addition to energy savings, you can save money with public utility rebates and Pentair pool pump rebates.

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Public Utility Rebates

Select utility companies are offering rebates for the purchase of an IntelliFlo® or IntelliPro® Variable Speed Pump. It is important to remember that rebate amounts, program dates and eligibility requirements are subject to change by the utility company without notice. Browse the list to find a utility rebate near you.

Pool Pump Rebates

In addition to annual savings from a variable speed pool pump and the potential rebate from your utility company, Pentair offers seasonal rebates on select ENERGY STAR certified models starting April 1. Learn more about how you can save up to $100 on your next qualifying Pentair pool pump purchase!


See how much you can save in utility costs by switching to one of our IntelliFlo® Pool Pumps by using our Residential Pool Pump Energy Savings Calculator. Pool owners can save up to 90%* by making the switch! 

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*Source: EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator:

**Savings are based on a weighted average annual kWh savings from the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) at $0.11 / kWh. Individual Weighted Energy Factor (WEF) scores and savings may vary by model.

Savings based on variable speed pump compared to a single-speed pump running 12 hours per day at an average of $0.16 per kWh in a 20,000 gallon pool. Actual savings may vary based on local utility rates, pool size, pump run time, pump horsepower, pump rpm, plumbing size and length, pump model, service factor and other hydraulic factors. Individual Weighted Energy Factor (WEF) scores and savings may vary by model.