Hayward is an official ENERGY STAR partner and will apply the mark to its complete line of variable speed pumps, select TriStar two-speed pumps, and Max-Flo XL, the pool industry’s only single-speed, ENERGY STAR-rated pool pump. ENERGY STAR Certified Pumps.
This is the first ENERGY STAR specification for pool pumps established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and is part of the program’s overall commitment to help protect the environment by encouraging superior energy efficiency.
Hayward pool pumps that have received the ENERGY STAR certification to date:
Variable Speed Pumps:
- The complete EcoStar® pump line
- Super Pump® VS
- Max-Flo VS™
- TriStar® SP32152EE
- TriStar SP3210X152
- TriStar SP3215X202
- TriStar SP32202EE
- TriStar SP3220X252
- Max-Flo XL™ SP2305X7EESP
According to the EPA, ENERGY STAR certified pool pumps will save consumers thousands of dollars over their lifetime; can often pay for themselves in less than three years; as well as run quieter and prolong the life of a pool’s filtering system. They also noted that many consumers do not realize how much energy is wasted by a typical pool pump – citing that different pool operations require different pool pump speeds. ENERGY STAR-certified pool pumps can run at different speeds and be programmed to match the pool operation with the appropriate pool pump speed. The reduction in energy consumption is considerable, given that a reduction in pump speed of one-half allows the pump to use just one-eighth as much energy.
Other pool pump-related facts provided by the EPA include:
- ENERGY STAR certified pumps will be, on average, 30-72% more energy-efficient than standard models and save consumers about $160 per year. (An individual model’s efficiency will depend on the climate in which it’s used, the size of the pump, and the number of speeds it uses).
- If all pool pumps sold in the United States met these new requirements, the energy cost savings would grow to about $113 million per year and prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 140,000 vehicles.