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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Big Savings Possible for Residential Pool Owners

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Four Santee homeowners who recently 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.
“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.”   

As an incentive, San Diego Gas & Electric is offering a $200 rebate for homeowners who replace their obsolete single-speed filter pumps with the newer variable-speed models.
The more efficient pool pumps cost about $1,500 to install, but the savings in electricity will offset that in just two years. State law requires the retrofit work to be performed by a certified pool contractor.

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 on the city’s website.

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