Why Upgrade to an ENERGY STAR® Certified Pool Pump this Spring?

Crystal Clear Blue Pool using an Energy Efficient Pool Pump


The word “upgrade” doesn’t always bring about feelings of saving…but in this instance, it should! Did you know by upgrading your pool pump to variable speed technology you can save money on your monthly utility bills? That’s right; you sure can!

If all pool pumps were ENERGY STAR certified, families in the U.S. could save $1.3 billion each year in energy costs. Yes, you read that right…BILLION. That’s a LOT of money that we could all be saving all while improving our pool and helping the environment.

So wait, how does upgrading my pool pump help the environment? Easy peasy friends! Because variable speed technology is energy efficient, it helps protect the climate by annually preventing greenhouse gas emissions. Going back to if all pool pumps were ENERGY STAR certified, the environmental impact would be huge – these pumps would prevent greenhouse gas emissions equal to more than 2 million cars.

Are you ready to start saving money and protecting the environment? First, make sure your pool pump is in good working order and that it’s an energy-efficient ENERGY STAR certified model. If it is – look at you save and protect. You’re an ENERGY STAR hero already!

What if it’s not? That’s okay. 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.
  • It makes a lot of noise.
  • It occasionally gets hot and shuts off.
  • It won’t start.
  • It starts slowly.

Learn more about knowing when it’s time to replace your pool pump here.

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.

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.

If you’re ready to do more to help the environment and upgrade your pool pump, find a Pentair dealer near you today!

ENERGY STAR Make a Savings Splash With a New Pool Pump


*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.  WEF 6.1  THP 3.95