Aquatic Lift Maintenance By S.R.Smith

Aquatic Lift Maintenance
A regular maintenance program is required to maintain
the appearance and function of your S.R.Smith aquatic lift.

Cleaning
The maintenance program includes thorough cleaning of
all lift components. Insufficient cleaning leads to a buildup
of chlorides and other aggressive chemicals that exceed
the corrosion resistance of the stainless steel and other
materials used in the construction of the lifts. The
required frequency of the cleaning depends upon the
environment where the lift is installed. Table 1 below is a
guideline for recommended cleaning intervals for
different types of pool environments. The table is a
recommendation and actual required cleaning intervals
should be adjusted as required for the particular environment
where the lift is installed.

Harsh Environments
Some pool environments are more corrosive to metal
equipment than others. Environments that are considered
highly corrosive include: indoor pools, salt pools, and
outdoor pools located near coastal regions.
In indoor pool environments, chlorides and other
chemicals are continually being deposited onto the
surfaces of the lift components, even when the lift has not
been used. The humidity in the air of indoor pools is
water vapor containing chloride. Chlorides and other
chemicals are deposited on the surfaces of the lift
components through a cycle of condensation and
evaporation. In an indoor pool environment, pool lifts
should be rinsed thoroughly with fresh water on a daily
basis.
More thorough cleaning with mild soap (non-chlorinated,
PH neutral, dishwashing soap) and warm water is
recommended on a weekly basis.
Chlorides from dissolved salts will break down the
passive (protective) layer of stainless steels and aluminum.
Lift equipment installed on salt water pools or located in
coastal regions should be rinsed daily with fresh water.
More thorough cleaning with soap and warm water is
recommended on a weekly basis.

Mild to Moderate Environments
Outdoor, non-salt pools that are not located in coastal
regions are considered mild to moderately corrosive
environments. In mild to moderately corrosive environments,
it is recommended that the lift be thoroughly
rinsed with fresh water daily when the lift has been used.
Thorough washing with soap and water may be done
once or twice a month depending upon the particular
environment. The lift should be cleaned before there is a
noticeable buildup of chemical deposits or corrosive
buildup.
Cleaning Process
Daily Cleaning:
• Thoroughly rinse all external lift components with
fresh water.

Weekly Cleaning:
• Wash all external lift components with warm fresh
water containing mild soap.
• Use a soft cloth along with the cleaning solution to
wipe down all lift component surfaces.

Table 1: Guideline for Recommended Cleaning Intervals

Pool Environment   Chlorination   Corrosion Factor     Cleaning&Maintenance      Frequency

Outdoor pools,              Chlorine           Mild/Moderate      (Rinse with fresh water  -Daily,          in-land

Wash with soap and water -Monthly)

Outdoor pools,              Salt                     Moderate        ( Rinse with fresh water -Daily,
in-land

Wash with soap and water -Weekly, Remove any visible signs of rust or staining with a nylon brush -Monthly)

 Outdoor pools,          Chlorine/Salt        Severe     (Rinse with fresh water -Daily,

Wash with soap and water -Weekly, Remove any visible signs of rust or staining with a nylon brush -Monthly)

Indoor pools,              Chlorine/Salt       Severe    (Rinse with fresh water -Daily,

Wash with soap and water -Weekly, Remove any visible signs of rust or staining with  a nylon brush -Monthly)

• In some cases, it may be necessary to use a soft
nylon brush to remove rust or staining.
• It is recommended that the stainless steel actuator
tube be cleaned when the actuator is in its fully
extended position so that the entire length of the
actuator tube is exposed.
• After all surfaces have been wiped down with the
cleaning solution, thoroughly rinse the entire lift
with fresh water.
• A quality automotive wax may be applied to help
maintain the finish of the lift between scheduled
cleanings.
• Metal lift components that are not powder coated,
including hardware, are more susceptible to
corrosion and staining. It is recommended that
particular attention be paid to these components
when cleaning. Using a cleaner such as Bon Ami®
to clean the non-powder coated surfaces will help
to minimize corrosion and maintain the appearance
of the parts.
Do not use: chloride containing cleaners on metal components,
abrasive cleaners, or steel wool. All of these things
can cause damage to the surface of the lift components and
promote further corrosion.

Battery and Controller Care
Keeping your battery charged is critical to maintaining
function of the lift. Allowing the battery to fully discharge
will damage the battery. The battery should be charged
when not in use, or when the pool is closed. It is also
recommended to have a spare battery so that one can
be charging while the other is in use, or in case that one
battery fails. The batteries should be swapped daily with
one battery always charging.
Temperature extremes will affect battery life and
performance. In regions where temperature extremes
are common, it is recommended that the batteries be
kept in a temperature controlled environment when they
are not in use or while they are charging.

It is also important to make sure that the battery and
controller terminals are kept clean to ensure that they
are making electrical contact. The battery and controller
terminals should be checked weekly for any sign of dirt
or corrosion build up. To clean the terminals, a small
plastic bristled brush or nylon scouring pad can be used
to gently remove any build up on the terminals. If your
battery or controller terminals are showing any signs of
corrosion, it is recommended that dielectric grease be
applied to the terminals to inhibit further corrosion.

Gear Maintenance
For lifts that have rotational movement in addition to
lifting movement (PAL, Splash! and aXs Lifts), it is important
to check that the gears are in good working order
and not showing signs of excessive corrosion. The gear
assemblies should be inspected monthly to verify their
condition. If necessary, use a plastic bristled brush to
remove any buildup of rust or other material and use
LPS® 3 corrosion inhibitor, or similar product to prevent
further corrosion.

General
The lift should be inspected daily for loose or missing
hardware, proper function and battery charge status.
Monthly inspection of the lift should be done to ensure
that there is no excessive corrosion occurring on the lift
which could compromise the lift’s structural integrity. For
units that have plastic covers, the covers should be
removed or lifted so that the hidden parts of the
structure can be inspected. If any components show
excessive corrosion or wear, contact your authorized S.R.
Smith dealer for replacement components.

Table 2:Maintenance Summary
MAINTENANCE PERFORMED :
- Check battery level before each use / Charge battery -> DAILY
- Wipe Control Box and battery connection with a clean dry rag -> DAILY
- Examine lift for any damage, loose or missing hardware -> DAILY
- Test for normal operation -> DAILY
- Make sure all cable connections are properly secured -> DAILY
- Clean and spray gear assembly with a heavy-duty rust inhibitor/lubricant such
as LPS 3 – Heavy-Duty Inhibitor -> MONTHLY
- Inspect lift frame, mast, support arm and seat assembly for rust -> MONTHLY
- Rinse entire lift thoroughly with fresh water daily (depending upon use and
environment) -> DAILY & WEEKLY
_ Cleanse all external metallic surfaces with a warm water and soap. Apply wax to maintain the finish of the lift. Choose a quality automotive wax that is safe for powder coating -> WEEKLY & MONTHLY
- Cleanse all battery connections with a nylon scouring pad. Apply dielectric
grease to terminals -> MONTHLY

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History of the ADA law and how it affects swimming pool facility operators and managers

Prevention Advisor – December, 2011
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How to Apply the American’s with Disabilities Act – John Caden, SR Smith LLC
Presentation from the 2011 World Aquatic Health™ Conference

The signing of the American’s with Disabilities Act in 1990 has affected different people in different ways. To be sure, the
law created new opportunities for people with disabilities, removing the architectural and social barriers that have prevented
them from enjoying the same privileges of living in the United States as able-bodied citizens. For owners and managers of
facilities that are regulated by the ADA, enacting this law has created a host of challenges in both interpreting and
implementing these regulations. Architects, designers, and engineers have had to reshape their visions and begin to embrace a
new concept called universal design.
In addition, this legislation has spawned a new type of disability advocate, the professional plaintiff. Armed with tape
measures, inclinometers, and a set of ADA regulations, this group has promoted a barrier-free society through instigating
litigation and lodging complaints. Last year, the Department of Justice published a revision to the original ADA regulations.
This revision clarified a number of ambiguities and modified some of those initial regulations. In addition, this revision
addressed a number of elements that were omitted in the 1991 regulations, including aquatic facilities.
The purpose of this presentation is to help aquatics professionals to plan for and implement a strategy that will help them
meet these new requirements. This type of proactivity will hopefully remove any anxiety associated with ADA compliance
and also insulate facilities against exposure from any punitive remedies that may result from complaints instigated by these
professional plaintiffs.
Brief History of ADA Regulations
The Americans with Disabilities act was signed into law on July 26, 1990. The roots of this legislation actually extend back
to the 1960’s when non-discrimination laws were initially passed that affected race and gender. The challenge with
eliminating discrimination against people with disabilities is that much of this discrimination is in the form of physical
barriers that prevent a person from gaining access to a place, so they can be discriminated against.
The problem was trying to identify and remove the physical barriers that would create the discrimination. If there was a
physical barrier for the place, the person wouldn’t even have the opportunity to get discriminated against. If they couldn’t get
into a building, they couldn’t apply for a job. If they couldn’t get into a store, they couldn’t be discriminated against by not
being able to be admitted there.
The monumental task of trying to decide how to do this was given to a government department called the US Access Board.
The access board is comprised of engineers, architects, and designers and they came up with what “accessibility” actually
means. They determine how wide doorways have to be, how steep a slope has to be, what number of parking places in a
parking lot have to be accessible, and the percentage of hotel rooms that have to be accessible. The access board passed along
their guidelines to the Department of Justice around 1990 and these guidelines became the regulations that were issued in
1991. The 1991 regulations introduced things like curb cuts, handicap parking places, accessible hotel rooms, etc.
Somewhere in the mid-90’s, the access board began to work on revisions to the 1991 guidelines. They began to consider
other areas, which included access requirements for swimming pools. In September 2003, the access board published the
Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility guidelines for swimming pools. This document is commonly referred to as
ADAG 2004. When they originally released it, these guidelines were just that, guidelines. The idea was that eventually they
would become regulations but they wanted to get this information on the street so that designers and architects could start
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building to these standards. The revision to the ADA was signed into law July 26, 2010, which, coincidentally was the 20th
anniversary of the original ADA law. They were published in the federal register on September 15, 2010 and that’s actually
the trigger point for implementation. The regulations went into effect on March 15, 2011 and full compliance will be required
by March 15, 2012.
Who Does the ADA Regulations Affect?
 The ADA regulations are divided into a number of sections or titles.
 Title I refers to discrimination in the workplace.
 Title II and Title III are relevant to our industry.
 Title II lists the requirements for local and state government facilities. This includes things like park & recreation
departments and public schools. The federal government is exempt from the ADA. Federal government facilities are
regulated by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
 Title III facilities are privately-owned public accommodations. These include facilities such as hotels, community
centers, and private pools.
Who Does the ADA Regulations Not Affect?
Facilities that are not governed by the ADA include places like private homes, apartments, condominiums, HOAs, and
private clubs. The rule of thumb for these types of facilities is that if they restrict the use of their facility to members or
owners and their guests, then they are exempt from the ADA. However, if any of these facilities ever provide public
accommodation, then they would lose that exemption. For example, if an apartment complex sold memberships to the pool to
people who live outside of the apartment complex, they would then fall under the purview of ADA. If a condominium
operated as a hotel, it would be considered to be a hotel and would fall under the purview of ADA. Homeowners associations
are exempt as long as they restrict use of their pools to homeowners that live in that community and their guests. If they host
swim meets, for example, to outside subdivisions or other HOAs, then they would fall under the ADA jurisdiction. If a
private club rents its facility for private outings to outside organizations, it would fall under ADA requirements.
How Do We Make Pools Accessible?
Pool Lifts – Swimming pool lifts are mechanical devices that provide access to a pool. Pool lifts can be fixed or
portable, battery-powered or pressure-powered, but they do give the most economical and easiest way to retrofit a
pool for accessibility.
 Sloped Entries – Sloped entries are similar to ramps that are used on dry land. They are expensive to install but
virtually maintenance-free once they are in place.
 Transfer Walls – Transfer walls, or low walls, allow a user to transfer from a wheelchair onto the top of the wall and
then rotate and pivot into the water. You see transfer walls being used quite a bit with spas.
 Accessible Stairs – Accessible stairs provide assisted pool entry for someone who is entering the pool from a
standing position. These types of stairs have railings on both sides to provide support as the individual enters and
exits the pool.
 Transfer Systems – Transfer systems are a combination of a transfer wall and accessible stairs. A person transfers
from a wheelchair to the top platform and then transfers either up or down the steps to get in and out of the pool.
Obviously, transfer systems require strong transfer skills.
The size and type of pool determines how many means of access are required. For large swimming pools with an outside
perimeter of 300 linear feet or more, two means of access are required. One of those means of access must be either a
swimming pool lift or sloped entry. These are considered primary means of access for swimming pools.
The other types of means of access can be any of the five. You can have two swimming pool lifts, a pool lift, and a transfer
wall or a sloped entry and stairs. But you cannot have a transfer wall and stairs. You have to have at least one of either a pool
lift or a sloped entry on a large pool.
For smaller pools (those under 300 linear feet of pool wall), one primary means of access is required and it must be either a
swimming pool lift or a sloped entry. Spas and wading pools have different access requirements. These are detailed in the
compliance guide which will be discussed later.
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What is Scoping?
In situations where there are a number of elements that are affected by the regulations, the term used to determine the
percentage of those elements that need to be accessible is called scoping. For example, scoping determines the percentage or
number of parking places that would need to be designated as handicap parking places in a parking lot. It also is used to
determine the number of hotel rooms that would have to be accessible.
The access board purposely did not include scoping provisions for pools in the regulations. Essentially, this means that every
pool has to be accessible. However, there is a scoping provision for spas that are used in a cluster (close together). In that
case, five percent, or at least one of the spas has to be accessible.
What is Safe Harbor?
Safe harbor is the ADA term for grandfathering. If accessibility requirements for an element that were originally defined in
the 1991 regulations were changed in the 2010 revision, that element would not need to meet the 2010 standard until a major
renovation occurs. This is called “safe harbor.” For example, under the 1991 regulations, the rules for a parking lot were that
for every eight accessible parking places, one of them had to be a van space. The 2010 revision mandates that 1 out of 6
accessible parking places have to be a van space. If you have a parking lot that complies with the 1991 regulations, you don’t
have to do anything until your regularly-scheduled restriping and repaving.
If an element was not included in the 1991 regulations but is now included in the 2010 regulations, there is no safe harbor.
That is the case with swimming pools. There were no regulations for swimming pools in 1991, but there were in 2010.
Swimming pools do not have a safe harbor, and all swimming pools have to be accessible by March 15, 2012.
Implementation Strategy
Once the requirements of the 2010 revision are understood, we can begin an implementation strategy to prepare a facility to
meet the responsibilities. Develop a plan that lays out a timetable for an implementation. The implementation should be well
documented and kept on file at your facility. Once the commitment has been made to provide accessible pools, programs
should be expanded and marketed to attract new swimmers to your facility. The steps to develop an implementation strategy
are outlined below.
Step 1 – Barrier Removal Analysis: This process includes determining if your facility falls under ADA jurisdiction, auditing
each body of water, and reviewing existing means of access. To assist with this process, SR Smith LLC developed a handy
swimming pool compliance guide. This document will walk a person through the analysis of the aquatic facility.
a) Follow the table in section 1 to identify the description that best suits your facility. If your facility doesn’t fall under
ADA jurisdiction, you don’t have to do anything else.
b) In section 2, you will identify each type of body of water within your facility. Once identified, this chart will pair the
type of pool with the type of access means required. If one of your bodies of water happens to be a swimming pool,
move along to the next page. There is a grid that will help determine the size of your pool. You can sketch out your
pool inside this grid and use the graphical representation of your pool to calculate the length of its perimeter. Then,
use the table in section 2 to determine the required number of access means based on the size of your pool.
c) Section 3 helps review any means of access that already exist at your facility. There is a separate section for each
individual means of access. These sections present the requirements for each means of access in a clear table format.
The solution column suggests remedies if the existing means of access do not comply with the requirements for each
type of device. Each of these should be reviewed to ensure that any and all existing means of access within the
facility meet the prescribed requirements.
d) Once this is complete, list all the barrier removal issues and determine if the required modifications are “readily
achievable.”
What is “Readily Achievable?” – Readily achievable means “able to be accomplished without much difficulty or expense.”
The decision on whether or not a modification is readily achievable is the responsibility of the owner of the facility.
Although this determination is subjective, rulings that followed the 1991 regulations do give some guidance on barrier
removal modifications that are considered to be readily achievable.
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Examples of Readily Achievable Elements:
 Ramps leading into buildings
 Accessible parking places
 Accessible bathroom and toilet partitions
Using this same interpretation for swimming pools, consider the cost of the modifications compared to the total cost of the
facility. If you look at the cost, for example, of the swimming pool lift, it’s relatively minor considering the cost of the entire
facility. Making swimming pools accessible using a pool lift would be considered to be readily achievable.
Examples of Elements not Readily Achievable:
 Existing wading pool with a flat bottom. The 2010 regulations require wading pools to have a sloped entry that
extends into the deepest part of the wading pool. Using a portable ramp for this probably isn’t a good idea
because it will become a safety hazard for children running through the wading pool. However, in order to regrade
the wading pool to provide the proper slope would probably cost as much as building the pool in the first
place. This type of modification would not be considered readily achievable and it would not be required.
 A spa located in a nook back behind a wall or in a really narrow area (frequently seen in health clubs). It would
be almost impossible to put any kind of means of access to make that spa accessible without tearing down walls
or redoing the whole floor plan. That type of modification, again, would not be readily achievable and it would
not be required.
Once you have finished with your analysis and have a clear understanding of what needs to be done to remove barriers in
your facility, you will be ready to develop your implementation plan.
Step 2 – Implementation Plan: The implementation plan is the most important component of preparing to create an accessible
environment for your aquatic facility. It allows you to see the scope of your responsibilities under the ADA regulations in a
big picture overview. It will help shield you against any punitive remedies in the event that there is ever a complaint lodged
against your facility.
1. Outline your plan of action.
2. Set up a timetable to implement your plan and order any equipment or issue any work orders for construction work
that needs to be done.
3. Train your staff so they will be familiar with your plan.
Once you’ve decided what you’re going to do, the next step is to put these activities into a concise, yet complete, plan of
action. This plan of action should include the results of your barrier removal analysis, which modifications you will perform,
an outline of any additional staff training, and a timetable for executing your plan.
Your plan should describe any new policies and procedures that will be initiated as part of your accessibility program. These
procedures can include a revised check-in policy for swimmers entering your pool or instructions for setting up a pool lift and
providing assistance for swimmers that use the lift. It is essential that all of these activities be thoroughly documented in
written format and kept on file in your facility. This is not a requirement, but it is an easy way to show that your facility has
been proactive in addressing the ADA regulations.
Step 3 – Acquire the Means of Access: Whichever means of access you decide to purchase, be sure that it results in a facility
that meets the guidelines.
Remember this formula: C=P+I. Compliance is a combination of the product that meets the requirements plus an installation
that meets the requirements. A product that meets the requirements may not always provide a compliant installation. ADA
compliance is a partnership of the individual facility and the chosen means of access. Not every means of access is always
going to result in an accessible facility. For example, zero depth entries have been considered to be ADA compliant. But,
unless the slope meets the stated requirements and required handrails are in place, that facility won’t have an ADA compliant
installation. The same holds true with swimming pool lifts. A swimming pool lift that will provide an ADA compliant
installation to one pool may not do so for another pool.
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Most manufacturers and contractors have procedures in place to help ensure that the product that you purchase is going to
work for your pool. Be sure to provide measurements and other information about your pool, so they can make sure they sell
you a product that will work for your facility.
Step 4 – Train Your Staff: Once your equipment is ordered and installed, it is vitally important that your staff be trained to
operate it. It makes a lot of sense to review all of your barrier removal modifications with your staff. Let them know the steps
the facility has taken to create an accessible environment and the reasons for doing so. Be careful to review any revised
policies and procedures and ensure that your staff understands and follows them. It can never hurt to provide some sensitivity
training as well so that your staff is comfortable in working with people that are disabled.
Implementation Complete – Now What?
Programming
Most pools already have programming for specific groups, such as activities for children, swim teams, and aquatic exercise.
These activities are what actually drive people to your pool. Now that your pool is accessible, what kind of programming can
you add that will leverage this new feature and attract new swimmers to your pool? Market your accessibility. People with
disabilities comprise 18% of our population, and they have disposable income. Here are some ideas that can help you get
started on this type of expansion program.
 Contact local aquatic therapists, physical therapists, and rehab specialists and seek their advice on the types of
programs that they think your facility could provide for people with disabilities.
 Contact the Special Olympics and the Paralympics to see if you can provide some assistance for this group of
athletes.
 Contact centers for independent living to let them know of the programming available
 Many wounded veterans returning from the Middle East can take part in more robust programs such as scuba
training. Contact local veterans’ groups and let them know of this type of a program in your facility. Don’t limit
your accessibility programming to just people in wheelchairs.
 Seniors can benefit greatly from the effects of being in the water, whether they are lap swimmers or they just walk
back and forth across the pool. Water provides buoyancy, relieves pressure on joints, gives a light cardio workout,
and is safe because they don’t have to worry about falling.
 Use local news media and free advertising to let people know about the activities at your facility
All of these activities will increase the number of people coming to your pool, now that your pool is accessible.
Keep Equipment Maintained
Remember that a facility is required to keep any equipment used to provide accessibility in proper working condition. It is
important that you set up an effective and easy maintenance program. This is something that can either be performed by a
team member or through a local service company. Whichever you choose, it is important to make sure that your equipment is
working at all times.
Resources
 Department of Justice – http://www.ada.gov – This site answers questions and provides contact information via the ADA
assistance line where you can actually speak to an analyst in the department.
 The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) – http://www.theapsp.org – APSP is the swimming pool industry
trade association and their website contains a significant amount of helpful information about ADA issues. There is
a downloadable FAQ sheet to assist with questions.

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Extra Investment Protection for New, Residential Inground Pool Installations

Invest in superior equipment and receive a superior 3-year Extended Systems Warranty. Pentair Water Pool and Spa® offers you the best warranty in the business.
This additional coverage applies to purchases and installations of an inground pump and filter combination including one or more of the following: heater, heat pump, automated controls, automatic cleaner, lighting or salt chlorine generator.

More coverage for greater peace of mind:

Pumps: An extension from one year to three years limited warranty on all parts, exluding seals and O-rings, which years. (Exludes Dynamo and OptiFlo Pumps. See their individual warranties for coverage.)

Filters: An extension from one year to three years limited warranty on all parts, exluding cartridge filter elements, D.E. grids and cartridges, external valves, pressure gauges, seals and O-rings, which are covered for one year.

Heaters: An extension from two years to three years limited warranty on all parts, exluding burner trays, cabinets and heat exchangers.

Heat Pumps: An extension from two years to three years on all parts. 10-year limited compressor parts and labor warranty and lifetime titanium heat exchanger warranty.

Automated Controls: An extension from one year to three years limited warranty on both indoor and outdoor control panels.

Automatic Cleaners: An extension from one year to three years limited warranty, exluding cleaner hoses, bags, tires, footpads, bumper straps and cleaner seals.

Color lighting: An extension from one year to three years limited warranty on color lighting products, excluding light bulbs, which are covered for 90 days.

Chlorine Generator: An extension from one year to three years on the chlorine generating cell.

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Utility Rebates

Inefficient pool pumps are considered a significant drain on energy and therefore a prime target for replacement with newer, more energy-efficient models. That’s why a number of utility companies are offering rebate incentives to pool owners…and pool equipment installers…for the purchase of energy-efficient swimming pool pumps.

Below is a list of utilities offering rebates for purchase of an IntelliFlo® or IntelliPro® variable speed pump. Please note, program dates and eligibility requirements are subject to change by the utility company without notice. See specific utility company website to verify program details and availability.

In Arizona
APS
Consumer Rebate: $75 – $200
For more information, go to: http://www.aps.com/main/green/choice/choice_109.html

In California
City of Burbank Pump Rebate Program
Replacement only – new construction not applicable
Consumer Rebate: $50 – 100
Installer Rebate: $0
For more information, go to: http://www.burbankwaterandpower.com/homerewards.html

City of Palo Alto
Consumer Rebate: $200
For more information, go to: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/news/displaynews.asp?NewsID=65&targetid=139

City of Pasadena Pump Rebate Program
Replacement only – new construction not applicable
Consumer Rebate: $200 – $275
Installer Rebate: $0
For more information, go to: http://www.cityofpasadena.net/waterandpower/poolpump

City of Poway
Consumer Rebate: $300
Residents are also eligible for the $200 SDG&E rebate.
For rebate information, visit http://www.poway.org

City of Riverside Public Utilities Pump Rebate Program
Consumer Rebate: $200
Installer Rebate: $0
For more information, go to: http://www.riversideca.gov/utilities/resi-poolsaver.asp

Pacific Gas and Electric (California)
Consumer Rebate: $100
Installer Rebate: $100
For more information, go to: http://www.pge.com/myhome/saveenergymoney/rebates/seasonal/poolpumps/

San Diego Gas & Electric Pool Pump Rebate Programs
Consumer Rebate: $100
Installer Rebate: $200
For more information, go to: http://www.sdge.com/residential/poolPumps.shtml

Silicon Valley Power (City of Santa Clara) Pump Rebate Program
Consumer Rebate: $200
Installer Rebate: $0
For more information, go to: http://www.siliconvalleypower.com/pdf/res_rebates_08.pdf

Southern California Edison (SCE)
Consumer Rebate: $200
For more information, go to: http://www.sce.com/residential/rebates-savings/pool/pool-pump-motor.htm

In Florida
Gainesville Regional Utility Pump Rebate Program
Consumer Rebate: $200 – $350
Installer Rebate: $50
For more information, go to: http://www.gru.com/YourHome/Conservation/Energy/Rebates/pool.jsp

Gulf Power
Consumer Rebate: $600
For more information, go to: http://www.gulfpower.com/residential/poolpump.asp

In Massachusetts
NStar Electric — $200
For more information, go to: http://www.masssave.com/residential/lighting-and-appliances/find-incentives/pool-pumps-ma

Western Mass Electric — $200
For more information, go to: http://www.masssave.com/residential/lighting-and-appliances/find-incentives/pool-pumps-ma

Cape Light Compact — $200
For more information, go to: http://www.masssave.com/residential/lighting-and-appliances/find-incentives/pool-pumps-ma

Unitil — $200
For more information, go to: http://www.masssave.com/residential/lighting-and-appliances/find-incentives/pool-pumps-ma

National Grid — $200
For more information, go to: http://www.masssave.com/residential/lighting-and-appliances/find-incentives/pool-pumps-ma

In Nevada
Boulder City Pool Pump Rebate Program
Consumer Rebate: $100 – $200
Installer Rebate: $0
For more information, go to: http://www.bcnv.org/conservation/PoolPumps.asp

NV Energy
Consumer Rebate: $75 – $300
Installer Rebate: $0
For more information, go to: http://www.nevadapower.com/saveenergy/home/rebates/poolpumps.cfm

In New York
Long Island Power Authority Pump Rebate Program
Consumer Rebate: $75 – $200
Installer Rebate: $0
For more information, go to: http://www.lipower.org/efficiency/lighting-pool.html

In Pennsylvania
Duquesne Light — $60
For more information, go to: http://www.rebate-zone.com/wattchoices/pdf/DQN.pdf

In Rhode Island
Rhode Island – National Grid Pool Pump Rebate Program
Consumer Rebate: $250 – $300
Installer Rebate: $0
For more information, go to: http://www.powerofaction.com/ri/poolpumps/

In Texas
Austin Energy
Consumer Rebate: $300
For more information, go to: http://www.austinenergy.com/Energy%20Efficiency/Programs/Rebates/Residential/Pool%20Pump/index.htm

In Vermont
Efficiency Vermont
Consumer Rebate: $200
For more information, go to: http://efficiencyvermont.com/pages/Residential/SavingEnergy/energy_efficient_pool_pump/

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Circulation

  • Replace your pool pump with a more energy-efficient model.
  • - New variable speed pumps with permanent magnet motors and digital controls can save as much as 90% in utility costs compared to one- or two-speed pumps with induction motors.

    - If using an energy-efficient one- or two-speed pump, make sure your pump is sized to your pool’s requirements.

  • Reduce run time or speed to reduce energy use.
  • - If using a one-speed pump, reduce filtration run time. In general, water needs to be circulated through the filter once every 24 hours.

    - If using a two-speed or variable speed pump, use the lowest speed to appropriately circulate the water. Reducing speed saves more energy than reducing run time.

  • Run your pool’s filtration system during off-peak hours when electricity demand is lower, generally between 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. Install a timer or a control system to automate the hours of operation.
  • Keep intake grates clear of debris. Clogged drains require the pump to work harder.
  • To obtain maximum filtration and energy efficiency, backwash or clean your filter regularly, as required
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    Filbur Manufacturing

    Located in Buena Park, California, Filbur Manufacturing (Filbur) has been producing pleated pool and spa replacement cartidges for over 15 years. Filbur’s strong background in the pool and spa equipment industry and collaboration with many of the OEM spa manufacturers led to the development of its first line of custom spa cartidges in 1996. with over 700 configurations today, Filbur has grown from its modest beginnings to become the leading supplier of the cartidges to spa manufacturers (OEM’s) in the united states. with an automated, flexible manufacturing enviroment and in-house new product development, Filbur is able to accommodate custom applications and short lead times. In 2003 Filbur expanded its offering to diatomaceous earth (DE) grids. with reinforced center added durability, Filbur grids set the quality standard in the industry today.

    Filbur is committed to strengthening its leadership position in the design, manufacture, and marketing of filtration products involved in the improvement of water. to achieve this goal, Filbur is driven by strong core values of honesty, integrity, and a foundation to provide the highest quality products and value to the OEM and wholesale distribution markets.

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    For 5 Years, it’s led the way. Now more than ever, it stands alone.

    A leader never stands still. That’s why Pentair proudly indroduces its newest model, the IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump. it includes:

    - 8 programmable speed settings and built-in timer for greater efficiency and savings
    - Saves up to 90% in energy costs
    - More total energy savings than any other pump family in history.
    - Over 5 years of proven in-field reliability.

    Put the game-changing innovation of our new IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump to work for you…and be the one who offers what nobody else can.

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