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Many pool owners don't realize how much energy their pool pump may be wasting. ENERGY STAR certified pool pumps offer variable speeds that deliver the right speed for different tasks and use much less energy. Look for utility incentives in your area toward the purchase of an ENERGY STAR certified pool pump.

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Warm weather is here and nothing says fun in the sun like a day spent by the pool.

But, if you own a home with an in-ground pool, your pool pump could be the second biggest user of energy in your entire home – contributing in a big way to your carbon footprint. Save money and protect the environment by upgrading to an ENERGY STAR certified pool pump.

This is an ENERGY STAR certified pool pump. It will use up to 70% less energy than standard pool pumps, saving you as much as $340 each year in energy bills.

Conventional pool pumps use the same pump speed regardless of the task assigned—even though filtration, the number one task of a pool pump, requires half the power of pool vacuuming. ENERGY STAR pool pumps offer variable speeds that deliver the right speed for different tasks, using much less energy.

A certified pool pump can save you thousands of dollars over the lifetime of the product. And with those savings, any extra upfront cost will be paid back in less than two years.

You can save even more by taking advantage of utility rebates that may be available in your area.

Just think, if all pool pumps sold in the United States were ENERGY STAR certified, the energy cost savings would grow to about $155 million each year and 2.5 billion pounds of annual greenhouse gas emissions would be prevented, equivalent to the emissions from more than 260,000 vehicles.

Save energy, save money and help prevent climate change by asking your contractor for an ENERGY STAR certified pool pump.