Pentair ENERGY STAR Certified Pool Pumps

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Pentair is an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for 2019

Pentair is an industry leader in pool and spa pumps and a 2019 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner. This honor marks the sixth consecutive year that Pentair has been recognized for our continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. We are committed to delivering smart, sustainable water solutions, including our 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 very familiar ENERGY STAR certification to products that meet product-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, if all pool pumps sold in the United States were ENERGY STAR certified, the energy cost savings would grow to about $1.3 billion each year and 22 billion pounds of annual greenhouse gas emissions would be prevented. That’s the equivalent to emissions from more than 2 million vehicles! 

By upgrading your outdated or single-speed pump to an ENERGY STAR certified pump with variable speed technology you can save up to 90%* in energy costs (or up to $1,500* a year). 

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 started the energy savings revolution with the introduction of variable speed technology more than a decade ago, helping pool owners conserve energy resources and reduce energy costs.

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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%.*

Take the Pledge!

Make a Difference on Earth Day


We’re taking the Earth Day pledge this year and would love for you to join us. Pledge to do your part in making energy-saving actions at your own home. Each action you take will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help protect our planet for years to come. Start with upgrading to an ENERGY STAR certified pool pump. Pumps like the IntelliFlo® VSF Variable Speed and Flow Pump save energy by adjusting the speed or flow rate for the task at hand, providing you with the ultimate system performance and the highest energy savings available.

As your partner in smart, sustainable water solutions. For life. We can make a significant impact on our environment, and especially our water resources, together!

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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 1st. 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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* 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.