Summer heat means pool time is plentiful, and the Energy Department is aiming to make the pumps running the 8 million pools in the U.S. more efficient.
An Energy Department direct final rule announced Aug. 31 will establish new energy efficiency standards for pool-pump motors used in in-ground pools.
All pool-pump motor equipment manufacturers must comply with the rule by July 2021.
The regulation will fill an loophole in the existing 2017 pool-pump standard, which neglected to address the pump motors.
Pool-pump systems are composed of a pump and a motor, with most of the ...