The new Florida Energy Efficiency Law went into effect on March 15, 2012.
House Bill 849: "If the total horsepower (HP) of a residential
filtration pool pump or filtration pool pump motor is one horsepower or
larger then the pump or pump motor must be capable of operating at a
minimum of at least two speeds".
New energy requirements for pool pumps save money! National and state regulations require your new pool pump be a two-speed or variable-speed pump. These pumps deliver immediate savings on your electric bill that can range from 75% - 90%.
Variable-speed pumps can be set to run at a lower speed but still
obtain the same or better cleaning/sanitation by running for longer
periods of time
Lower speeds reduce energy use to 1/4 of what it was, despite the increased run time.
Lower speed also means less noise from the pump.
High speed is still available for occasional needs such as spa therapy jets, pool cleaners or water features.
Why is now the right time to address this portion of your home energy budget?
Pool filtration costs are listed as the 2nd or 3rd largest energy cost in the home, following your AC and hot water expenses.
New regulations mandate more efficient equipment.
Energy savings will decrease your monthly costs.
To be environmentally responsible
Recent exclusion to FL building code concerning two-speed or variable-speed
motors: Unless the total repair cost is more than 30% of the value of
your complete pool structure, you are exempt and a two-speed or variable-speed motor is not
Call today for price quotes on two-speed and variable-speed pumps and motors.