Pool Pumps Specification Version 1.1

EPA has finalized the Version 1.1 specification for pool pumps.  This revision adds optional connected criteria to the specification.  The ENERGY STAR Pool Pump Version 1.1 Specification goes into effect on March 30, 2015, at which time manufacturers may elect to have their Certification Body (CB) certify their eligible products.  Manufacturers interested in joining ENERGY STAR should visit the Partner page.  Partners and other interested parties with questions about ENERGY STAR for Pool pumps can contact poolpumps@energystar.gov directly.

Draft 3 Connected Criteria Comment Summary and Response
CEE Comments (PDF, 144 KB)
Kairoic Comments (PDF, 115 KB)
Pentair Comments (PDF, 149 KB)

December 4, 2014 – Draft 3 Connected Criteria
Cover Memo (PDF, 63 KB)

Draft 2 Connected Criteria Comment Summary and Response
Grid2Home Comments (PDF, 3.1 MB)
Kairoic Comments (PDF, 304 KB)
Pentair Comments (PDF, 107 KB)
UL Comments (PDF, 180 KB)
UL-Newton Comments (PDF, 184 KB)

October 1, 2014 – Webinar to Discuss the Draft 2 Connected Criteria
Webinar Slides (PDF, 289 KB)

August 15, 2014 – Draft 2 Connected Criteria

EPA released the Draft 2 Connected Criteria for Pool Pumps on August 15, 2014. Stakeholder comments are due to poolpumps@energystar.gov by Friday, September 19 and EPA will host a stakeholder webinar Wednesday, October 1 at 11:30 AM. To be added to the product development e-mail distribution list, please send your full contact information to poolpumps@energystar.gov. This webpage will be updated periodically as new information is received.

EPA Cover Memo (PDF, 166 KB)
Draft Validation Test (PDF, 45 KB)

Draft 1 Connected Criteria Comment Summary and Response
CEE Comments (PDF, 490 KB)
NSF Comments (PDF, 193 KB)
Regal Beloit Comments (PDF, 99 KB)

February 10, 2014 – Webinar to Discuss the Draft 1 Connected Criteria
Webinar Slides (PDF, 816 KB)

January 15, 2014 – Draft 1 Connected Criteria

The ENERGY STAR Connect Criteria for pool pumps is currently under development. Materials related to this process are provided below. Partners and other interested parties with questions or concerns regarding these materials or the revision process can contact Christopher Kent, EPA, at Kent.Christopher@epa.gov. To be added to the product development e-mail distribution list, please send your full contact information to poolpumps@energystar.gov. This webpage will be updated periodically as new information is received.

Cover Memo (PDF, 80 KB)

February 15, 2013 – Final Version 1.0 Program Requirements
Cover Memo (PDF, 63 KB)
Test Reporting Template (OFFICEDOCUMENT, 37 KB)

January 15, 2013 – Final Draft Specification and Final Test Method

Laboratories may begin testing products according to the final test method published below. EPA also encourages stakeholders to provide comments regarding the final draft specification to poolpumps@energystar.gov by January 31, 2013.

Cover Memo (PDF, 74 KB)
Final Test Method (PDF, 103 KB)
Zodiac Comments (PDF, 70 KB)
Test Reporting Template (OFFICEDOCUMENT, 37 KB)

November 6, 2012 – In-person Stakeholder Meeting

EPA hosted an in-person meeting at the International Pool, Spa, Patio Expo in New Orleans, LA to discuss the Draft 2 Specification, Final Draft Test Method, and next steps for Connected Functionality.  The presentation slides from the meeting are posted here for stakeholder reference.

Presentation (PDF, 523 KB)

November 2, 2012 - Draft 2 Specification and Final Draft Test Method

EPA encourages stakeholders to provide comments and performance data to poolpumps@energystar.gov by December 3, 2012.

Cover Memo (PDF, 95 KB)
Final Draft Test Method (PDF, 243 KB)
CEE Comments (PDF, 1.8 MB)
Hayward Comments (PDF, 405 KB)
Pentair Comments (PDF, 127 KB)
Zodiac Comments (PDF, 217 KB)
Data Sheet (OFFICEDOCUMENT, 37 KB)

September 28, 2012 — Second Stakeholder Webinar

EPA hosted a webinar to discuss the Draft 1 Specification, Draft 2 Test Method, and Connected Functionality documents.  The presentation slides from the webinar are posted here for stakeholder review.

Presentation (PDF, 960 KB)

August 30, 2012 — Draft 1 Specification and Draft 1 Test Method

EPA encourages stakeholders to provide comments and performance data to poolpumps@energystar.gov by September 25, 2012.

Cover Memo (PDF, 98 KB)
Draft 2 Test Method (PDF, 287 KB)
Data Plot (PDF, 75 KB)
CEE Comments (PDF, 729 KB)
Hayward Comments (PDF, 59 KB)
Hydro Quebec Comments (PDF, 66 KB)
Pentair Comments (PDF, 145 KB)
Zodiac Comments (PDF, 159 KB)
Data Sheet (OFFICEDOCUMENT, 34 KB)

December 20, 2011 - First Stakeholder Webinar

November 29, 2011 - Product Specification Development Launch
Framework Document (PDF, 84 KB)
Cover memo (PDF, 60 KB)
Draft 1 Test Procedure (PDF, 63 KB)
Appendix A Data Template (EXCEL, 35 KB)