Aquatic Technology Pool & Spa, "Creating Water as Art."™

Aquatic Technology Pool & Spa, "Creating Water as Art."™
Pools as an art form - the way it should be!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

California Swimming Pool Pumps - Title 20 Energy Efficiency

California Appliance Energy Regulations ( California Code of Regulations, Title 20, Sections 1601-1609), now restricts the sale of inefficient and antiquated pool pumps and replacement motors.

Effective July 1, 2015 it is illegal and punishable by a $2500 fine, to install a pool pump motor that is split phase or a capacitor start - induction type.  1 HP and greater motors shall have multi-speed capabilities (two or more speeds).

With the advent and popularity of variable frequency drives (VFD), variable speed pumps have proven themselves as more energy efficient - even when operating at their maximum speeds.

Paolo Benedetti, SWD, Principal
Aquatic Technology Pool and Spa 
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