Upgrade to a Variable Speed Pump

Did you know that pool pump regulations have changed?

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As of July 19, 2021, all swimming pool pumps are required to meet new energy efficiency standards set by the federal Department of Energy (DOE)

These new regulations determine the Weighted Energy Factor (WEF) of a pool pump, which measures in gallons per watt per hour, similar to how you measure a car’s efficiency with MPG. A higher WEF means a more efficient pool pump. This replaces the current measurement standard, which is motor horsepower (HP), measuring RPM.

In general, all variable-speed pumps will be compliant while most single- and two-speed pumps with a motor total horsepower rating ≥ 1.0 will be non-compliant. If your current pump does not meet the new standards, don’t worry, you are still able to keep your existing pump. But it is worth considering making an upgrade as a future investment. Keep reading below to find out more about why upgrading to a variable speed pump can save you money in the long run.

If you’re looking to upgrade, the good news is… our selection of variable-speed pumps already meet these new efficiency standards. So, if you’re looking to purchase a new pump for your swimming pool now, you don’t have to wait. Your local Poolwerx associate will be able to assist you in finding the best pool pump for your specific pool.

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Why should you consider buying a variable speed pump?

The U.S. federal Department of Energy standards have changed


The U.S. Department of Energy has rolled out new government efficiency standards. As time goes on, pool pumps that don’t meet government standards will be taken off the market. You are able to keep your existing pump even if it does not meet the new standards, but it is worth considering making an upgrade as a future investment! And if you are already looking to buy a new pump, you should definitely consider a variable speed pump.

Variable speed pump save energy costs


With a variable-speed pump, get ready to SAVE! These pool pumps can use up to 70% less energy, saving you over $1,100 per year*. To learn more, check out Jandy’s savings calculator below!

*Based on a 28,000 gallon pool with two turnovers per day at an energy cost of $.195/kWh vs comparable single-speed pumps; when tested in accordance with the applicable requirements of 10 CFR 429.

Automate pool aqualink app


Now there’s no need to worry about keeping your pool clean and clear — the ability to automate and schedule a pool cleaner or regulate chlorination levels is readily available — anytime, anywhere from your smart phone using the iAquaLink app.

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About Jandy Variable Speed Pumps

Jandy inground pool pumps are designed with the latest innovations to provide you with cost-saving operation of your pool year after year.

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