Swimming Pools Initiative
The primary objectives of this Initiative are to increase the sales and proper installation of high efficiency swimming pool equipment and to deliver energy savings for residential pools in the US and Canada.
The largest energy savings opportunities within residential swimming pools—replacing single-speed pool pumps with higher efficiency, multi- or variable-speed models—has been the primary focus. Members have also considered leveraging the ENERGY STAR® test methodology and connected functionality for pool pumps.
In 2015, the Committee achieved consensus on including a minimum flow rate requirement in the pool pump specification. Membership positions on connected requirements for the ENERGY STAR® Pool Pump Specification were submitted to US EPA. CEE compiled data on member programs that actively promote efficient pool pumps, controls, and other solutions to deliver energy savings.
A Word about Connected
CEE continued development of a CEE specification for connected pool pumps by leveraging the ENERGY STAR connected criteria, member expertise, and the established positions of the CEE membership. The anticipated specification will represent the collective needs of members, spur new DSM programs, and ultimately capture new savings.
How to Participate
Residential Swimming Pool Initiative membership is open to participants who are currently:
- promoting high efficiency pool pump equipment that meets ENERGY STAR requirements or the CEE High Efficiency Residential Swimming Pool Pump Specification
- demonstrating effective outreach about the benefits of high efficiency equipment to consumers, pool contractors, and retailers
- providing contractors and retailers with the necessary tools for bringing the efficiency message to consumers
- promoting contractor training and audit programs to ensure that high efficiency pool pumps are correctly installed so as to deliver and maximize energy savings
- communicating to CEE that participation in this Initiative is voluntary
Arizona Public Service
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company
Cape Light Compact
City of Palo Alto Utilities
Duke Energy Progress
Efficiency Nova Scotia
Focus on Energy—Wisconsin
Hawaii Energy Efficiency Program
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco)
PPL Electric Utilities
PSEG Long Island
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Salt River Project
San Diego Gas & Electric Company
Southern California Edison