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Energy-efficient pools

Rebates on variable-speed pool pumps

Receive a Tucson Electric Power instant rebate of $200 on the purchase of an ENERGY STAR® qualified variable-speed pool pump and enjoy a refreshing dip in your energy expenses.

Standard pool pumps operate at speeds that cannot be adjusted to your pool's needs. They simply run at the same high speed all the time, wasting energy and money. Variable-speed pumps can be programmed to operate at the right speed for the right task, which saves you energy.

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Overview

Why buy a variable-speed pool pump?
  • Use 70% less energy than single-speed pumps
  • Enjoy a cleaner pool with improved water clarity
  • Save an average of $300 or more per year in energy costs
  • Quieter operation when compared to a single-speed pool pump
  • Increased life of filtration and cleaning systems
  • Can be programmed to run at the right speed, at the right time and for the right duration to accommodate your pool size as well as your personal schedule
How do I get the rebate?
  • Simply visit a TEP-qualified pool professional and select an approved variable-speed pool pump. Read the FAQs section and see "Which variable-speed pool pumps qualify for the rebate?" for a full list of qualified pumps
  • Show the pool professional a copy of your TEP bill
  • TEP rebate will be an instant discount at the time of sale
  • The pool professional will work with you to install and calibrate your new pump to maximize your energy savings
Program guidelines and eligibility
  • Rebates are available to TEP residential customers only
  • New variable-speed pump must be purchased through a TEP-qualified pool professional and installed on an in-ground pool at a single-family residence in TEP's service territory
  • The pump must be a qualifying new variable-speed unit. Used pumps or replacement motors do not qualify for rebates.
  • One pump rebate per household (unless approved by a program field coordinator)
  • All rebates are subject to the availability of funds
  • Pumps for water features, slides, standalone spas and booster pumps do not qualify

Benefits

Compared to a single-speed pump, variable-speed pumps:
  • Reduce energy use by up to 70%, or even more after proper calibration
  • Save an average of $300 or more a year in energy costs
  • Can be programmed to run at the right speed, at the right time and for the right duration to accommodate your pool size as well as your personal schedule
  • Improve pool water quality by running correctly at lower filtration speeds
  • Provide whisper-quiet, low-speed operation

Pool professionals

The following retailers and pool professionals are recognized as TEP-qualified pool professionals and offer instant rebates on variable-speed pumps at the time of purchase.

More pool professionals are added every week, so check back often.


Pool Pump Award iconTEP is pleased to announce that E-konomy Pool Service, Inc. is our featured 2016 Pool Professional of the Year. E-konomy Pool Service, Inc. is consistently one of our highest performing program partners, providing superior customer service while driving sales of energy-efficient variable speed pool pumps. In 2016, E-konomy Pool Service, Inc. submitted a total of 342 approved rebate applications ($68,400 in rebates), helping customers achieve 607,734 kWh in energy savings. Congratulations to E-konomy Pool Service, Inc. on a job well done!

Pool partners

Are you a pool retailer, pool builder or service professional who would like to participate in this program? Contact our customer service team at 844-237-2834 or tepefficientpoolpumps@ecova.com.


Current TEP-qualified pool professionals, log in here

FAQs

What is the TEP Energy-Efficient Pool Pump Rebate Program?

The program offers TEP customers an instant $200 rebate on the purchase of an energy-efficient, variable-speed pump. The rebate is offered at the time of purchase through TEP-qualified pool professionals.

When is the program available?

There will be a soft launch on May 12th, 2015 and the full launch starts June 22nd, 2015.

How do variable-speed pool pumps save energy?

Today's variable-speed pumps provide a 20% to 30% savings right out of the box. They can also be fine tuned to filter water at reduced speeds for correct run time, depending on the specific requirements of your pool. These features can save 70% or more in energy costs compared to a conventional single-speed pump.

Which variable-speed pool pumps qualify for the rebate?

Download and Print full list

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Qualified Pool Pumps List
Manufacturer Brand Description Model Number HP
AquaTechnix UniFit UniFit III UniFit III 1.65
AquaTechnix UniFit UniFit V UniFit V 2.7
AquaTechnix UniFit UniFit VI UniFit VI 3.45
Fluidra Corporation Astral/Viron Variable Speed Pump P280 1.5
Fluidra Corporation Astral/Viron Variable Speed Pump P580 2.5
Fluidra Corporation Astral/Viron Variable Speed Pump VP300 1.5
Fluidra Corporation Astral/Viron Variable Speed Pump P600 2.5
Fluidra Corporation Jacuzzi/Viron Jacuzzi J-VSP250 J-VSP250 2.5
Fluidra Corporation Jacuzzi/Viron Jacuzzi J-VSP150 J-VSP150 1.5
Hayward Pool Products EcoStar EcoStar Variable Speed Pump SP3400VSP 2.7
Hayward Pool Products EcoStar EcoStar SVRS Variable Speed Pump SP3400VSPVR 2.7
Hayward Pool Products Max-Flo VS Max-Flo Variable Speed Pump SP2302/SP2303VSP 1.5/1.65
Hayward Pool Products Max-Flo VS Max-Flo Variable Speed Pump SP23115VSP 0.85
Hayward Pool Products Super Pump VS Super Pump Variable Speed Pump SP2602/SP2603VSP 1.5/1.65
Hayward Pool Products Super Pump VS Super Pump Variable Speed Pump SP26115VSP 0.85
Hayward Pool Products TriStarVSP TriStar Variable Speed Pump SP32900VSP 1.5
Hayward Pool Products TriStarVSP TriStar Variable Speed Pump SP3200VSP 1.5
Hayward Pool Products Energy Flo VSP Energy Flo RS Variable-Speed Pump EF200VS 1.5
Jandy Pool Products Inc. e-Pump e-Pump JEP2.0SVRS 2.7
Jandy Pool Products Inc. e-Pump e-Pump VSSHP220AUT 2.2
Jandy Pool Products Inc. e-Pump e-Pump VSSHP270AUT 2.7
Jandy Pool Products Inc. Zodiac/Jandy VS FloPro VSFHP165JEP 1.65
Jandy Pool Products Inc. Zodiac/Jandy VS FloPro VSFHP270JEP 2.7
Jandy Pool Products Inc. Zodiac/Jandy VS FloPro VSFHP270AUT 2.7
Jandy Pool Products Inc. Zodiac/Jandy VS PlusHP VSPHP270JEP 2.7
Jandy Pool Products Inc. Zodiac/Jandy VS PlusHP VSPHP270AUT 2.7
Pentair Aquatics Pentair SuperFloVS 342001 1.5
Pentair Aquatics Pentair IntelliFlo i1 11059 1
Pentair Aquatics Pentair IntelliFlo i2 11060 2
Pentair Aquatics Pentair IntelliFlo VF 11012 3
Pentair Aquatics Pentair IntelliFlo VS 11018 3
Pentair Aquatics Pentair IntelliFlo VS S-11031 3
Pentair Aquatics Pentair IntelliFlo 2 VST 11055 3
Pentair Aquatics Pentair IntelliFlo 2 VST S-11058 3
Pentair Aquatics Pentair IntelliFlo VS+SVRS 11057 3
Pentair Aquatics Pentair IntelliFlo XF VS 22055 3
Pentair Aquatics Sta-Rite IntelliPro XF VS 23055 3
Pentair Aquatics Sta-Rite SuperMax 343000/343001 1.5
Pentair Aquatics Sta-Rite IntelliPro VS+SVRS P6E6XS4H-209L 3
Pentair Aquatics Sta-Rite IntelliPro VS P6E6VS4H-209L 3
Pentair Aquatics Sta-Rite IntelliPro 2 VST 13001 3
Speck Pool Products EasyFit EasyFit III EasyFit III 1.65
Speck Pool Products EasyFit EasyFit V EasyFit V 2.7
Speck Pool Products EasyFit EasyFit VI EasyFit VI 3.45
Waterway Plastics Inc. Econo-Flo ECONO-VSA ECONO-VSA 2.7
Waterway Plastics Inc. Econo-Flo ECONO-VSC-165 ECONO-VSC-165 1.65
How do I select the right pump?

Every pool is different, so contact a TEP-qualified pool professional to help you select the proper pump for your needs. Each pump's settings are customized during calibration to fit a particular pool. They can be programmed for multiple speeds and at the desired flow rate for each application.

See the previous FAQ for a list of qualified pool pumps or download a PDF list.

What are the eligibility requirements?
  • Only TEP residential customers can receive rebates
  • The pump must be a qualifying new variable-speed unit (replacement motors do not qualify)
  • The pump must be installed on an in-ground swimming pool at a single family residence and used for filtration purposes
  • Limit one rebate per household
  • Must use a TEP-qualified pool professional
Are businesses eligible to receive these discounts?

No. This program is designed specifically for residential customers.

Can I qualify for the rebate if I install my pool pump myself?

No. The pump must be installed and calibrated by a TEP-qualified pool professional to qualify for a rebate.

Do customers have to mail in any paperwork?

No, the rebate is applied at time of purchase. Participating retailers and pool professionals will submit the necessary documentation, including a calibration report, through TEP's online rebate processing portal.

Who are the participating retailers?

The program is open to all pool pump retailers, pool builders and service professionals in TEP's service territory that have completed the application process. A list of TEP-qualified pool professionals is here.

How should customers identify qualifying pool pumps at participating retailer locations?

Customers should ask a sales representative about which ENERGY STAR® variable-speed pumps are eligible for the rebate, or check the qualifying pool pumps list on the earlier question "Which variable-speed pool pumps qualify for the rebate?".

What should the customer bring when purchasing the pump?
  • A copy of a current TEP utility bill
  • Photo ID
What are the calibration requirements?

Each pump must be properly calibrated, and a corresponding calibration report must be submitted through the same web portal as the rebate by the TEP-qualified pool professional. Retailers, builders or pool professionals should schedule the calibration and installation together.

  • Calibration is a "fine tuning" step that takes place AFTER a basic pump startup.
  • The purpose is to determine proper speeds and flow rates and set run schedules in order to maximize energy efficiency.
How do pool professionals apply to become approved to participate in the program?

Contact our customer service team at (844) 237-2834 or tepefficientpoolpumps@ecova.com.