Why Is an ENERGY STAR® Certified Pool Pump Important?

You like savings, right? Right! So, let your pool help you save money on your utility bills.

We could save billions in energy bills every year

Did you know that if all pool pumps were ENERGY STAR certified, families in the U.S. could save $1.3 billion each year in energy costs? Yes, BILLION. Let that sink in for a minute…that’s a LOT of money.

How does that help the environment though? Easy. The energy efficiency helps protect the climate by annually preventing greenhouse gas emissions equal to more than 2 million cars. Wow!

Ready to start saving? First, make sure your pool pump is in good working order and that it’s an energy-efficient ENERGY STAR certified model. Boom—you’re already saving! If it’s not, you need to consider replacing your old pool pump, especially if it’s 7–10 years old. Your pool pump needs to be replaced if it is exhibiting any of the following symptoms:

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

Learn more about replacing your pool pump here.

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. This provides you with the ultimate system performance and the highest energy savings available.

Are you ready to do more to help the environment and upgrade your pool pump? Find a Pentair dealer near you!


*Savings based on a 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.