The New DOE Pool Pump Regulations and How They Will Affect You – With Scotty Petty of Hayward

Starting July 19th, 2021 the DOE will begin to regulate which pool pumps can be manufactured. Basically, any pump deemed to be not energy efficient will no longer be allowed. Some of the only pumps that will be sold legally will be Variable Speed Pumps. It can be a little confusing and I invited Scott Petty of Hayward to talk about the new regulations. He has over 17 years of experience with Hayward in their pump department and is known as “The Pump Guy.” Listen to learn all about the new DOE regulations.

To learn more about the new DOE regulations:

To learn more about Hayward vs pumps:

Other parts in this series:
Common Misconceptions on the New DEO Regulations and VS Pumps with Scott Petty of Hayward:

Hayward VS Pump Line-Up and How to Choose the Right VS Pump with Scott Petty of Hayward:
Scott mentioned four options for you in the podcast when it comes to pump and motor replacements after the new DOE regulations go into effect. The first option would be to replace the motor with a stand-alone VS motor like Hayward’s new XE line-up. You can also purchase other ones like the Century V-green which is compatible with most pumps and come with a round or square flange. It is the most affordable option and if the existing pump is less than 5 years old and I would suggest going that route. These are basically the motor with a VS pump drive on the back which qualifies under the new DOE regulations.

You can also downsize your current pump to a less powerful pump that meets the DOE requirements. But if you currently have a 1.5 hp pump and spa or water features that may not be a viable option. Reducing the pump output can cause these to run poorly and an undersized pump could affect the overall water quality. I think very few customers will be able to downgrade to a lower pool pump hp rating.

Haywards new XE pumps are a middle-of-the-road solution. These are pumps with a VS drive of sorts built into the pump and are fully functional with the ability to change the pump speeds just like a standard VS pump. They are simpler and easy to operate and can easily replace your standard speed pump or motor. They don’t connect to automation but they would be perfect for those pools where the pump is on an Intermatic timer or for pool water features and spa pumps.

To see the XE pumps:
Hayward VS Pump line-up. With a Hayward VS pump like the TriStar 950 and Smart Pool control, you can control everything on your equipment pad that a stand-alone automated system can. You can turn on the heater, turn it to spa mode, turn on the lights, and much more from your Smart Phone using the Hayward OMNI Logic app. They also off a 3-year warranty on their new VS pumps with the TriStar 950 sporting a 4-year warranty. So Hayward is back in the game with their VS pump lineup.

All of these pumps require a 230 Volt set up which can be a drawback if you are running your current pump off of 115 Volts. The solution for this is to install the Pentair SuperFlo VS pump which has been designed to work with 230 Volts as well as 115 Volts. It is a 1.5 HP VS pump so it has plenty of power for your older pool set up and it is also very reliable. Hayward has also made the TriStar 950 with Smart Pool Control a dual voltage VS pump. So you can also connect the TriStar 950 to a 115 Volt set up. The pump will throttle down from the 3 HP rating to a 1.5 HP rating and work fine with your 115 Volt equipment.

Visit my Website:
YouTube Video Index: – A list of all of my videos.
Join me on Patreon:
Podcast Website:
Coaching Site:
Shop at Leslie’s: Leslie’s Pool Supplies has been do-it-yourselfers and pool trade professionals trusted partner since 1963, providing quality products and services to make pool care easy and solutions and expertise to do it right.

A Revolutionary Green Idea for Pool Cleaning

The surface tension of water keeps leaves and dirt at the pool surface for several hours. The problem is that pool owners don’t typically manually skim the surface more than once a day. By that time, the debris has sunk and begun decomposing. Denis and Terry knew there had to be a way to automate the process without increasing the non-renewable energy consumption of a pool, so they invented a solar-powered robot to skim the pool and remove the debris in the same way that a robot can vacuum your home.

Things to Be Considered When Planning an Indoor Pool

An indoor swimming pool is definitely a luxurious addition to your home. Apart from being a luxury addition, it is also a great way of recreation and exercise. These are ideal especially for people who stay in places with extreme climatic conditions. Indoor pools can also increase the value of your home and can add an extra bit of charm and beauty to your home.

All You Need to Know About Versatile Swim Spas

An average-size swimming pool offers enough space for a mid-sized family for both play as well as workout options. Home owners who are lap swimmers can opt for longer pools. However property owners who don’t possess either the budget or the requisite space for a full-sized pool now have the alternative of doing water-based exercises and swimming laps in swim spas.

Pool Cleaning Basics You Should Know

There are professional pool cleaning services available, but those could cost you hundreds of dollars each year. The do-it-yourself methods are pretty simple.

Salt Water Hot Tub Conversion – Salt Generators Not Just For Pools

You don’t have to be an expert in order to convert the spa into a Salt Water Hot Tub. With the right knowledge and equipment, you can do this with ease. The water tends to be cleaner and smoother since you are able to reduce the chemicals.

You May Also Like