If you haven’t changed out your swimming pool pump within the last few years, you might think there’s a hole in your wallet. That’s because you could be saving a lot more on energy bills with a more efficient pump. And now, the federal government is stepping in to regulate pool pumps at the manufacturer level. That could be good news for you if you’re looking to save on energy costs. Keep reading to find out how.
Federal updates to pool pump energy efficiency
Since July 19, the United States Department of Energy began regulating pool pumps to increase energy efficiency. The DOE is hoping these new regulations will reduce pool pump energy usage by 61% within the next 30 years.
Now, all pool pumps are rated by a new Weighted Energy Factor (WEF), which is similar to measuring a car’s fuel efficiency. The more water the pump is able to turn over for less energy, the higher the WEF rating. Look at the graphic below if you want more detail:
What the new pool pump energy standards mean for you
No one’s saying you need to go out immediately and buy a new pool pump. However, it’s possible you’re paying way too much in energy costs already if your pump doesn’t meet or exceed these new DOE guidelines.
So if you’d rather get your pool ahead of the curve and stop paying so much to operate your pool pump, now is the perfect time to consider purchasing a new, more efficient pool pump instead. Lucky for you, we already have energy-efficient pumps in stock that can yield up to 80% energy savings compared to a conventional pump.
We’re big fans of Pentair’s SuperFlo and WhisperFlo series, and we have both in stock. The SuperFlo VS model holds an incredibly high WEF rating at 9.0. The very popular WhisperFlo, on the other hand, has been revamped as a high-efficiency single-speed pump to yield maximum energy savings for small pools or water features, while still maintaining a great flow rate at the quiet noise level it’s so famous for.
If you were already considering changing out your pool pump, there’s never been a better time to do so. Give us a call or visit our showroom today to learn how an energy-efficient pump can reduce your electricity bills for years to come!