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As you’re opening your pool in the coming weeks it’s time to ask yourself an important question – exactly how old is your pool pump? If it’s over seven years old, it might be time for a new one. And if your current pump isn’t using variable speed technology, you should seriously consider replacing it.

Time to replace your pool pump?

It’s time to replace your pool pump if it’s 7+ years old or exhibiting any of the following symptoms:

  • It seems less powerful.
  • It makes a lot of noise.
  • It gets hot and shuts off.
  • It won’t start.
  • It starts slowly.
Collection of pool pumps

Why Upgrade?

By upgrading to an ENERGY STAR® certified pool pump instead of simply replacing what you have, you can save in so many ways.

Okay, so the word “upgrade” doesn’t always make you feel like you’re going to be saving…but in this instance, it really should! By simply upgrading your older, single speed or two speed pool pump to variable speed technology you can save money on your monthly utility bills right away.

We’re not even kidding! If all pool pumps were ENERGY STAR certified, U.S. families could save $1.3 billion each year in energy costs. Now that’s a LOT of money we could be saving all while improving our own pools and benefiting the environment.

Save Energy and Help the Planet

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. This provides you with the ultimate system performance, crystal clear water and the highest energy savings available. Learn more about all of Pentair’s ENERGY STAR certified pool pumps. And, by upgrading to a Pentair pump with variable speed technology, you can save up to 90%* in energy costs (or up to $1,500* a year)!

Now that you can see how upgrading your pool pump benefits my pool, you’re probably wondering how it benefits the environment. That’s simple. Variable speed technology is energy efficient, which helps protect the climate by annually preventing greenhouse gas emissions. Now, going back to if all pool pumps were ENERGY STAR certified – these pumps would prevent greenhouse gas emissions equal to more than 2 million cars. That’s a huge impact! The environment is sure to thank you for upgrading your pool pump.

Save Even More

In addition to saving money on your utility bills and benefiting the environment, many utility companies offer rebates for the purchase and installation of an ENERGY STAR certified pool pump, especially when it is replacing an older, less energy-efficient model. You can visit Pentair’s list of public utility rebates to find available utility rebate programs in your area. If you don’t see your utility company, you can check their website or give them a call to see if a rebate is available.

In addition to annual utility savings from a variable speed pool pump, the benefits to the environment and the potential rebate from your utility company Pentair is offering rebates on select ENERGY STAR certified models right now through September 30, 2019! Learn more about Pentair’s pool pump rebates.

So if you’re ready to do more and upgrade your pool pump, find a Pentair dealer near you today!

*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.

For IntelliFlo VSF WEF and THP scores, please click here.