Do You Need a New Pool Pump?

Crystal clear pool water being filtered with an ENERGY STAR certified pool pump

As the snow melts and you’re opening your pool, it’s time to ask yourself an important question – how old is your pool pump?

If it’s over seven years old, it might be time for a new one – especially if your current pump isn’t using variable speed technology. 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). That’s a lot of savings!

In addition to replacing your pool pump if it’s 7+ years old, but if it is exhibiting any of the following symptoms, it’s time to replace it:

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

Replacing your existing pool pump can be an overwhelming experience, but this article about the three things you should know before you buy a new one—electrical supply compatibility, the size you need and energy efficiency—can provide some helpful information.

When shopping 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. This provides you with the ultimate system performance, crystal clear water and the highest energy savings available.

In addition to annual energy savings with a variable speed pump, Pentair offers great rebates every spring on their best products. Learn more here.

So if you’re ready to take the plunge this spring and upgrade your pool pump, find a Pentair dealer near you today!

ENERGY STAR Infographic Make a Savings Splash with a New Pool Pump


* 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. WEF 6.1  THP 3.95