It is very unpleasant to anticipate relaxing in a pool only to dip a toe in and find the water is frigid. This unpleasantness can easily spiral into frustration when maintenance is unable to provide a timeline as to when the issue may be resolved.
For the fifth straight year, Pentair has been recognized as a 2018 Energy Star Partner of the Year, earning a sustained excellence award for continued leadership in protecting the environment through its energy efficiency achievements.
Upgrading to a new high-efficiency pool heater not only reduces operating costs for the homeowner, but also lessens the amount of space required for the unit, which provides new opportunities for backyard pool design.
Nidec Motor Corporation in St. Louis, Mo., has recalled approximately 16,000 variable speed pool pump motors after reports of the pump’s cover not being properly grounded, posing an electrical shock hazard.
Pumps are the heart of a pool circulation system—not only are they the vehicle that moves water through the various systems, but also now the focus of substantial rebates which can drastically reduce the costs of owning andoperating a pool.
In an effort to fight climate change, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is proposing a series of amendments to the Energy Efficiency Regulations, under the Energy Efficiency Act, which could impact residential and commercial pool and hot tub products.
Over the past few years, pool professionals have learned that going ‘green’ can significantly lower a pool’s operating costs. Pumps and filters are among the items most scrutinized due to the vast amount of energy they consume. To reduce costs associated with water circulation and filtration it is important to understand why pumps and filters consume large amounts of energy and what options are available to lower consumption—factors that also extend a pump’s motor life.