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    launboy's Avatar
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    Jun 2008
    S.E. Wisconsin

    Crazy Califoria Laws

    Confusion in California

    New legislation in California, Title 20, states that beginning in January, 2008, you’ll no longer be able to buy a 1 HP or greater single-speed pump for a new pool or to replace a failed filter pump. The law will only allow two-speed pumps or variable-speed pumps. This may leave a mistaken impression that both types of pumps are equally efficient. They’re not, and a number of utilities, including Pacific Gas and Electric, have conducted testing that highlights the superior energy efficiency of variable-speed pumps.
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    Is this true? Has anyone else heard of this???

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    Pleasanton, CA

    Re: Crazy Califoria Laws

    Yup, heard about it when it was first introduced being in California and all. It was introduced because we have a very big power problem out here, lots of users few producers. Pool pumps in California account for a fairly large portion of the energy use so the thought was if they make everyone buy energy efficient pumps, maybe they won't need as many new power plants. In general, I think it is a good idea and will force PBs to design more efficient pool systems. However, I believe that it still allows for high HP pumps for spa jets and other water features.
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