Reduce Energy Use and Save More with ENERGY STAR® Certified Pool Pumps

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Love your pool but not so keen on the electricity bill? You’re not alone!

Using an ENERGY STAR certified pool pump can improve energy efficiency and cut energy use! In fact, if all pool pumps were ENERGY STAR certified, families in the U.S. could save $770 million each year in energy costs!

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What’s an ENERGY STAR Certified Pool Pump?

ENERGY STAR is a program by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that identifies and promotes energy-efficient products meeting specific energy efficiency criteria. ENERGY STAR certified products lower electricity consumption and help reduce the emission of greenhouse gases that lead to climate change and other environmental issues.

According to the EPA, if all pool pumps in the U.S. were ENERGY STAR certified, we could cut down 22 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year—that’s the equivalent to emissions from over one million cars!

How Does an ENERGY STAR Certified Pool Pump Save Money?

ENERGY STAR certified pool pumps save energy and in turn, money, because they use variable speed technology. By adjusting the speed rate for the task at hand, your pump optimizes system performance so you save energy without compromising your pool’s water quality. Visit our Residential Pool Pump Savings Calculator to see how much you can save by upgrading to an energy-efficient variable speed pump.

In addition to energy savings, many utility companies offer rebates for the purchase and installation of an ENERGY STAR certified pool pump, when it’s replacing an older, less efficient model.

When Should I Upgrade to an ENERGY STAR certified Pool Pump or Replace Mine?

You should consider replacing your pool pump if it’s 7-10 years old or it exhibits the following problems:

  • It seems less powerful than in the past.
  • It makes a lot of noise.
  • It occasionally gets hot and shuts off.
  • It won’t start or starts slowly.

If you have an outdated or single-speed pump, it’s a great idea to upgrade to an ENERGY STAR certified variable speed pool pump. By doing so you can save up to 90%* in energy costs!

With pool season quickly approaching, now is a great time to consider upgrading your pump. Find a local pool professional to learn more about variable speed pool pumps!


* 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.