Save Money, Get Rebate for Efficient Pool Filter Pump
San Diego Gas & Electric is offering local swimming pool owners an easy way to save money on their monthly power bills.
Homeowners are eligible for a $200 rebate when they replace their obsolete single-speed filter pumps with the newer variable-speed models.
”This is an upgrade every residential pool owner should pursue before summer arrives,” said Kathy Valverde, manager of the City of Santee Sustainability Project. “These variable speed pumps are not only more energy efficient, they are much quieter, which is a nice benefit for both the homeowner and their neighbors"
The more efficient pool pumps cost about $1,500 to install, but the savings in electricity will offset that in just two years.
Four Santee homeowners who participated in a pilot program are now saving an average of $64 on their monthly electric bill -- a yearly savings of more than $750 -- just by switching to a more energy efficient swimming pool filter pump.
Santee’s pilot project was spearheaded by CleanTECH San Diego and funded by San Diego Gas & Electric’s local government partnership program.
To take advantage of the rebate program, contact a local certified pool contractor of your choice.
More information is available at the city’s Sustainability Program web page.