31 May '13, 10am

Energy Nerd: Is Your Pool an Energy Hog?

Jeff Farlow is the program manager of energy initiatives at Pentair, a manufacturer of pool pumps. Among pool pump professionals, Farlow is a standout who clearly understands the need for energy-efficient pumps. According to Farlow, “RESNET is developing a HERS-type rating for swimming pool that will be based on ANSI/APSP 15. We’re also talking to BPI [the Building Performance Institute], as well as trying to educate home performance contractors. The Energy Upgrade California program for existing homes now has a component for swimming pools. I’m hearing from home performance contractors who say, ‘Please include swimming pools in any package of energy improvements,’ because a variable-speed pump is a low-cost item compared to other energy upgrades, and it has a payback period as short as one year.”

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