When Is It Time for a New Pool Pump?

How old is your pool pump? If it’s over seven years old, it might be time for a new one.

Make a savings splash with a new pool pump

It’s time to replace your pool pump if it is exhibiting any of the following symptoms:

  • It seems less powerful than it used to.
  • It makes a lot of noise.
  • It occasionally gets hot and shuts off.
  • It won’t start, or it starts slowly.

Additionally, if your pump is 7–10 years old (or older!), it’s probably time to replace it. 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. 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 for such a simple change.

How does it work? ENERGY STAR® certified pool pumps, like the IntelliFlo® VSF Variable Speed and Flow Pump by Pentair, 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. In addition to annual savings from a variable speed pool pump, Pentair is offering rebates on select ENERGY STAR certified pool pumps through September. Learn more here.

Are you ready to take the plunge and upgrade your pool pump? Find a Pentair dealer near you!


*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.